Caddy Smart Carry-on Suitcase is our futuristic travel companion, yes, it’s a high-tech suitcase equipped with smart device and app for people to travel smarter. This concept suitcase features unbreakable OLED on its cover, it provides you with many essential travel information via its custom apps in order to help you enjoy the journey, just like your personal ‘Golf-Caddy’. All you have to do is just enjoying your trip, left all the complications to Caddy.
From the beginning of the 2010s, the existence of hardware objects were replaced by software programs. As a result, glasses in the 80s have evolved into Google-glasses and old flip-phones have evolved into smart phones. But, suitcases don’t evolve at all. So, the designer decided to install the smart brain into suitcases. This smart technology will be a helpful travel buddy for all travelers. With Caddy, travelers do travel lighter and smarter.
Designers : Jihyun Seo and Kyungmi Moon
The smart carry-on suitcase offers many benefits for travelers, one of them is the GPS technology in the suitcase, travelers can get real-time updates of various information based on regions and countries (weather, exchange rates, time, map etc).
Caddy smart suitcase is equipped with movement detection system. There are 2 screens, one is a quick screen which is activated Caddy is stationed to provide information about local time, exchange rate, current location, battery remains, Wi-Fi and the background-screen showing the current weather. The bigger screen displays more specific information about travelers’ flight, navigation, world clock, world exchange rates, world weather, scheduler, and facility.
Change the system to See-through mode, the screen turns into transparent where you get to see inside your luggage without having to open it. Name-tag mode creates your personal name-tag screen to identify the suitcase easily and fast, you also change the screen design or layout in design mode. When you visit certain countries, cities, or famous tourist landmarks, you can get badges that can be shown on the main screen. The badge mode not only gives a stylish decoration but also shows proud achievements. You can also get them when you achieved certain goals related to travel for example visited Eiffel Tower 5 times, walked 20km today, etc. This information can be shared on Social Media (eg. Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and exchange travel record with friends.
Wheelchairs would be dangerous for open ride especially when users go out during dark night. “Roll Charge Light Protect” Project demonstrates a concept wheelchair that has lights for other people to notice the wheelchair, offering a remarkable safety system. This lights get power from movements of the wheels, thus, it is a good way to save energy. There are a set of LEDs under the wheel cover that glows brightly during the night. A magnet is helping generating electricity by rotating and the generated electricity is conveyed by the Coil to the LEDs. The wheel and the magnet are bridged with a Gear, protected by a Small Cover. The LCD panel shows readings about remaining amount of electricity and how long the user will be able to use it.
Designer : Mingoo Kim, Yunjin Chang, and Sueun Park
Philips just released Philips Hue Go, it’s a portable light that will become a great companion in your daily life. Be creative, Hue Go lights spaces in new ways, you can detach this light from the main body and carry it around the house, play with it in any way you want.
It’s not just conventional portable light, Philips allows you to control Hue Go wirelessly with your iOS or Android device through Philips Hue app or any other third party apps developed specially for Hue. You can set timers, alarms, notifications, geofencing, and many more. The control is in your hand, even when you don’t own any smart device, you can still control this light using on-product control. You can press the button to browse through 7 preset settings: cool daylight, warm white light, sunday coffee, meditation, enchanted forest, cozy candle, and night adventure. You can also choose your favorite color via the color loop function. The alarm feature helps you waking up fresh and energized in the morning, thanks to gradually increasing light making your body to slowly wake up in gentle and natural way.