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Harddrive with a Trackpad Concept

Harddrive with a Trackpad Concept

So we've got a concept here, and it's branded LaCie, but that's almost certainly just added in post-production by the designer André Silva. This is what he calls LaCie Float, a harddrive whose bulk not only appears to float above the ground because of its slightly smaller glass base, but has a strange feature on top of that, too. The entire top panel of this HDD (there's an SSD version too) is a trackpad. You know what that means?

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Samsung Camera Concept with a Plug Twist

Samsung Camera Concept with a Plug Twist

Modern cameras have evolved to the point where it's almost silly to think you'll have to take time to process the photos, even going through the trouble of transferring them to the computer with a wire is almost passe. But what's this? A concept that dares you to not only take a step back, but take a step sideways and have FUN with the idea that you plug in to access? Take a peek at this "UCIM Camera" by Jung Eun Park, whose main function is sharing via USB sticks.

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Orbit Concept Watch is Completely Transparent, Gravity Sensitive, Tickly

Orbit Concept Watch is Completely Transparent, Gravity Sensitive, Tickly

This watch, a concept project by André Sheydin, works on your new-age thought process that tells you you don't need one, not since you've got a phone in your pocket that gives you all that information just as easy as looking at your wrist. Why does it make you think twice about that? Because it's gorgeous, works two ways, and is so far back on the concept train that it's completely transparent and requires no power source.

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Concept Desktop Computer Prints and Scans from Inside Monitor

Concept Desktop Computer Prints and Scans from Inside Monitor

So you've got the need for some hard-copies of your papers to turn into your teachers for school, but you'd like to save space on the desk as well? Designer Byeong Min Choe has the answer you seek. This design is called "Document Extractor" and, looking like an iMac clone but with one giant difference, allows you to store a stack of paper in a tray behind it, and print, with the paper coming directly out the bottom. Not only that, the same place the paper comes out can also suck up, scanning single sheets of paper for you on the fly.

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