TikTok + LunaTik transform the iPod Nano into multitouch watches. TikTok is a simple snap-in design that allows the user to quickly and securely snap the iPod Nano in and out of the wrist dock. It was designed for those who want to easily transition from clip mode or watch mode. The LunaTik is a more permanent conversion kit for those wanting to transform their Nano into a bold technology statement.
The Versaflo respiratory system gives users flexibility as they move from one environment to another or from one application to the next. Each system consists of three easy-to-select modules—headgear, breathing tubes and air sources—that can be combined into dozens of system configurations for protection from a range of respiratory, head, eye and hearing hazards.
The Canal+ +LeCube is a cable set-top box for enhanced media viewing. It is meant to be on display at all times. This box can fit seamlessly into any environment and is an object of style and design, not something to be hidden in a cabinet or kept out of sight.
Credits: Yves Béhar, IDSA, Josh Morenstein, Pichaya Puttorngul of fuseproject for Canal + (France
Replenish is a reusable spray bottle for household cleaners with a delivery system in a two-part arrangement: a reservoir of concentrate attached to the bottom of a spray bottle in which a unit of concentrate is mixed with water to make the cleaning fluid. When the spray runs out, simply flip the bottle to replenish the concentrate and refill with tap water.
Credits: Jason Foster of Replenish; Cathy Dodd and Gaylon White, Affiliate IDSA of Eastman Chemical Co.; James Ewell of MBDC Cradle to Cradle Consulting and Joe Tokich of Radius Product Development
The Drake chair takes the geometry of the basic cantilevered stacking chair and reverses it to create a bold yet approachable chair. A solitary loop of steel with a subtly curved seat is powder coated as a single piece, creating an exaggerated stance that is elegantly poised, stable and comfortable.
The HTC Legend is an Android-based smartphone for global markets. Using a new manufacturing process, the phone was machined from a single block of aluminum, making it feel as solid as a rock. By maximizing the amount of metal that can be used on a phone, the HTC Legend will age more gracefully that its plastic counterparts.
The GXR is a compact digital camera with interchangeable units. The lens, image sensor and image processing engine are all integrated within one unit that attaches to the body, so when changing out the lens you no longer have to worry about dust invading the image sensor. The GXR system enables users to select the best unit combination for each photographic moment.
Credits: Masahiro Kurita, Tatsuo Okuda and Mayu Takano of RICOH Co. Ltd. (Japan)
The ReCoil Workout System combines two existing fitness products: a dumbbell and a resistance band. A resistance band is coiled up inside each pod, which are color-coated based on their level of resistance. Each pod can screw onto either the specially designed dumbbell or curl bar, allowing the users to customize their own dumbbell by screwing on the desired pods.
Credits: Emron Jackson Henry and Professor Bryan Howell, IDSA of Brigham Young University
Most vacuum manufacturers stuff their products with every conceivable feature, making them heavy and prone to failure. The Oreck’s Edge System was designed for the way people want to clean, and to be perfect for the cleaning task at hand. The Oreck It consists of two vacuum cleaners: a lightweight upright for floors and a compact, handheld canister for stairs, furniture and walls.
Credits: Continuum Design Team for Oreck Inc.
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This line of earphones was ergonomically designed for serious athletes. The integrated EarFin holding system, flexible ear clips, Kevlar-reinforced cord and ergonomic neckband each ensure a secure and perfect fit. Careful use of translucent materials and an expressive language conveys a visual lightness and a sophisticated yet approachable humanistic character.