People�s idea of what their digital home should look like, is about to change radically. Large consumer groups now demand that home entertainment products must represent innovative design in order to even be considered as interesting to purchase. This demand is clearly addressed by the new Merium Multimedia PC, because what truly makes the new Mesiro Merium a piece of art, is its unique Scandinavian design and the fact that you can change its appearance to match the rest of your home. Just change the front covers � and you have a personalized piece of art.
The Merium is, technically speaking, a PC. However it is designed especially with the enjoyment of multimedia in mind. The Merium multimedia PC is an innovative and sleek designed product that helps you store, secure and enjoy all your digital valuables, such as your pictures, music, cam-recordings and other precious data, as well as providing Internet connectivity to your living-room. By introducing services such as Youtube and Facebook into the living room, friends and family can enjoy the web and other traditional PC entertainment together. Want to get this ? Prepare for 999.00 EUR.
Windball eco friendly cooler takes advantage of the evaporation process to lower the temperature in a room. An electric fan has simple mechanism to chill the room by creating the wind from its rotating propeller, yet it actually creates more heat in the room. An air conditioner (AC) uses adiabatic expansion of the thermodynamics to lower the temperature, very effective, however it needs to use a large amount of electricity compared to a fan. Windball has been designed to provide the same function as AC but with lower electricity usage.
Designer : Jaesik Yun
Based on the evaporation theory where a liquid that evaporates actually snatches a certain amount of heat from its surrounding, this industrial designer came up with Windball eco friendly cooler concept. There are other similar products on the market, however they only have low cooling down effect. Windball provides better and bigger cooling effect with the same amount of energy. This device utilizes solar power to charge its batteries, thus reducing the need of using electricity.
New trend of three wheeled vehicles has come again because they are designed as a light and high performance vehicle. Higgins-Aubé Inc is a Canadian company who is very proud to create the “Energya”, a three-wheeled vehicle. Energya is like an open wheels race car with distinctive and cutting edge aggressive features. The engine is powered by a motorcycle engine having a six-speed sequential manual transmission. Its innovative half doors are very helpful to access to the cockpit while offering side-impact safety. So, anyone driving Energya is surely going to have a dynamically thrilling experience.
Higgins-Aubé Inc, a young Canadian company, is proud to show early images of its latest creation, the Energya, a three-wheeled vehicle. The Energya™ three-wheeled vehicle, also now know as a motomobile, is designed as a light, high performance vehicle. Similar to a sports car where the driver and the passenger are seated side-by-side, the Energya™ motomobile has a rear engine that drives the single wheel at the back. The vehicle feels, drives and behaves mostly like an open wheels racecar. The vehicle features a distinctive, cutting-edge aggressive design that reflects its level of performance.
Mechanically, the Energya™ motomobile will be powered by a motorcycle engine having a six-speed sequential manual transmission. It will feature an aluminum frame with inboard front suspension using superposed unequal A-arms. The dampers slightly protrude through the front cowling, both as a design statement and for cooling reasons. Particular attention has been given to reduce the weight of each component in order to produce a vehicle that conveys a dynamically thrilling experience. Particular attention has been given to reduce the mass of the non-suspended components and to centralizing most of the mass closer to the vehicle center of gravity for enhancing dynamic performances. The cockpit is typical of a racecar with only the essential instruments for the road. The seats are very supportive, in pure racecar fashion. Innovatively, half-doors are provided to ease access to the cockpit while providing side-impact protection. Convenience has not been neglected with a small storage space under the front cowling.
The advantage of having only three wheels is manifold. First and foremost, a three-wheeled vehicle is considered, in many jurisdictions as a motorcycle. Since the vehicle may do without many of the mandatory systems and components required on an automobile, the motomobile may consequently be made lighter, advantageously influencing its performances. As Higgins-Aubé shares the philosophy of late Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars™, reducing weight was indeed the cornerstone that led to the choice of this type of vehicle. Furthermore, a three-wheel vehicle having two wheels at the front, contrarily to having a single wheel at the front, is dynamically stable.
Performance targets are set high: achieve 0-100km/h within 4 seconds and lateral acceleration in excess of 1 G. Expect an engine in the neighborhood of 200 hp and an approximate vehicle weight of 350kg. The Energya™ motomobile is aimed at providing exotic car performance at down-to-earth prices.
Styling and design were conducted per state of the art R&D process. “We aimed at solving the main problems related to this compact architecture in sync with engineering. For example, ingress-egress ease and side impact protection were made possible by the use of a half door which also improves general styling by connecting the lower front cowling to the rear fairing with a continuous dynamic line” says Aubé.
Given appropriate financial backing, production units of the Energya™ motomobile could hit the market within 18 months.
As a future step, it is envisioned that the Energya™ motomobile will be offered as an electric vehicle. This will turn the electric-car stereotype on its head, as the same performance objectives will be maintained.