RADIOBALL is a simple-to-use radio that invites users to discover stations and artists as they roll through the FM dial, something lost in modern digital interactions. When an interesting station is found, users can tag the location by inserting a marker into the corresponding location and annotating it with a dry erase marker.
Credits: Benoit Collette, Adam Kumpf and Tad Toulis, IDSA of TEAGUE
HMX-Q10 is a camcorder that allows the user to turn the screen display upside down by simply pressing a button. This leaves one hand free to carry out different tasks. The simplified user interface leaves all the functions of conventional camcorders intact while making them easier to use, such as embedding in the LCD display all the infrequently used functions.
Credits: JooHyung Lee of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Combined, the VANGUARD® Auctus Plus 323CT Camera Tripod and VANGUARD® GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head for camera was designed for professional photographers who shoot both in the studio and outside. The Auctus Plus lightweight carbon-fiber legs provide stability and flexibility and can adjust to 25-, 50- and 80-degree angles, enabling precise positioning and fine-tuning for uneven ground and low-angle photography. The Pistol Grip Ball Head rotates 360 degrees, allowing users to unlock, reposition and lock gear in place with ease while leaving one hand free to make lens adjustments.
An ingenious new way for people of all ages to learn and play, the Sifteo Cubes are bite-sized computers that are smart, connected and aware. The wireless 1.5-inch blocks interact with each other, responding to motion, proximity, tilt and other user behaviors. Pile them, group them, sort them—the variations are unlimited.
Credits: Gadi Amit, IDSA, Barbara Stettler and Mike Massucco of NewDealDesign LLC