The LifeCam VX-5000 is an Internet webcam with a flexible rubber foot that enables it to stand free on a tabletop or attach securely to virtually any surface, from a thin laptop to a desktop monitor of any thickness. It is lightweight, robust and portable, allowing users to video chat anywhere.
The Microsoft Cucina Hardware Study is a concept exploration of kitchen-specific computers. This project looked at devices that are robust enough to handle the messy, harsh and chaotic kitchen environment. It also investigated devices that can break free from the conventions of traditional computer hardware and instead provide rich, warm materials that seamlessly merge with today's kitchens.
The MediaSmart Server is a way of managing a household's digital content. It's a central repository from which to access, store and share digital photos, music, videos and files from networked Macs and PCs as well as providing capacity that grows with user needs. The server monitors the health of individually networked computers and automatically backs them up.
With room-filling omni-directional projection, the Logitech Z-5 speaker set gives powerful voice to any laptop computer. Anchored by bands of black and metal detailing, columns of dark fabric transform into towers of sound. Chic and refined, the subtlety of its styling contrasts with the boldness of its projection.
The Lapfit is a monitor intended to be used alongside a laptop. The height, brightness and angle of the monitor can be set to the same parameters as the laptop monitor. Since the stand is attached to the back instead of the bottom of the monitor, the Lapfit sits at about the same height as the laptop monitor. And cord management is easy: the USB cable that connects the monitor to the laptop also powers the monitor.
The Intelligent Drive i828s is an ultra-portable USB flash drive that's water and dustproof. The design was inspired by the Swiss army knife's easy storage and add-on capacity. With the clip-on design, additional units can be snapped together, and they can be effortlessly and securely transported on a key ring or cell phone dongle.
This mobile computer concept is based on Intel's Rich Creek 2 specifications--Intel's effort to develop interchangeable building blocks to enable smaller OEM brands to create unique laptops without the cost-prohibitive capital investment. This concept laptop shows how smaller producers can be competitive with a platform that is built on common ingredients (optical disk drives, motherboards, displays), an easy-to-service design and improved perceived value.
The Classmate is a personal mobile learning device developed for primary school students in developing countries. Chiefly distributed to governments and local educational councils, it was conceived to provide access to modern technology to schools otherwise unable to offer such enhanced learning. It offers a cost effective solution that combines protection for the device and comfort for the user.
The Imation M-Class Solid State Drive offers lightning fast boot times, applications that load in a fraction of the time, and the power to run graphics, design applications and games. Its ultra-thin, rugged design provides protection from drops and electrostatic shock.
The IBM System z10 and Power 595 servers are the aesthetic manifestations of IBM's Big Green Initiative. They are extremely powerful, highly efficient and flexible high-end computing platforms. Their boldly sculpted forms provide a design semantic that externally articulates the powerful and aggressive internal performance of these super-efficient enterprise-class servers.