Modular earphones concept from Krisztián Griz is pretty unique. It boasts interchangeable parts to allow you modify these earphones to suit your needs. You can read the explanation using designer’s own words here:
During my internship I could pick a conceptual project I found interesting, and to try and come up with something worthwhile. My earphones recently died because of contact issues in the cable, I replaced them but was a bit disappointed by the quality of the new ones, so I wanted to design earphones that solve the cable problem altogether. I set to sketching out a couple of forms, and having some prior aesthetic language in mind, I quickly came up with a shape I liked.
After this I synced the style to a couple of images that inspired the design to some extent, such as the Norman Foster’s Millau Viaduct Bridge in France, and Santiago Calatrava’s Alamillo Bridge in Spain. Both these represent detail focused, structurally elegant work, something I was striving for during this project. I tried to sketch out all the details beforehand, and only build the 3d model in Solidworks, however I could not help refining the design. Sometimes it is indistinguishable from the sketch, some¬times only the basic principal is kept, and the whole design reworked.
I consider this project rather conceptual, mainly because I thought about having a detachable cable system which would allow easy reparability with interchangeable parts and would feature bluetooth wireless connectivity for times when the earphones aren’t physically connected. This would need a battery, and some electronics which would have to get significantly better and smaller for the design to work. I also designed a charging station, seen here on the far right, which mimics some of the aspects of the bridges. The earphones also feature a microphone each, and led status lights, but otherwise the design is kept clean and simple.
Designer : Krisztián Griz
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All the watch craftsmen nowadays try to amaze customers by creating watches with different moving parts, new displays and more luxurious elements than before, but we know that something has to change. The change comes in the new watch concept created by Carl Allen. He didn’t change the shape of the watch, he changed the content and the way it displays the time. He named his concept as Mechanized Digital. The simple design, the contemporary shape we are all used to and the beautiful way all these elements are linked together, impress, but the face of the watch creates the element of surprise. The face of the watch is composed of digits, each digit is composed of seven panels. The element of surprise is by taking a traditional feature of a watch, the digital face and manipulating it to function in a non traditional way, in this case the face is able to change its shape.
Designer : Carl Allen
To create digits on the face of the watch, the panels recess, revealing contrasting sidewalls, which create the outline of a digit. Thus a surprise is created by manipulating something that is traditionally immobile to physically move. The watch comes in 2 different models, a rectangle shaped wrist watch, showing large numbers just as a digital watch and a circle shaped wrist watch that has been designed as an analog. The face of the watch consists of the same layout of panels. In the analog watch, the minutes are displayed in the center of the watch, the hours are in the same layout of a traditional watch, consisting of the same recessing panels. The right side of the watch has a light button, the light comes in different colours to match the users style.
The Mechanized Digital watch truly is amazing regarding the use of components, time display, simplicity and design. I really hope it will hit the market one day, this would definitely open new frontiers in watch design. The designer, Carl Allen, used his imagination, his creativity, and his design knowledge to create a masterpiece which shows that the ability of the human brain to create something better, is endless.
It’s undeniable that nowadays we often work not only with computer/laptop but also with tablets and smartphones. Sony saw this opportunity and released 2-in-1 USB flash drive that features dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connectors for easy sharing, backup, or saving personal content. This little device fits most Android smartphones and tablets, in this way, mobile consumers would benefit transferring their data, whether they are photos/videos without using cables or Wi-Fi access.
Based on industry research, the third common use of a smartphone is photo-taking, viewing and sharing activities are not far behind. Sony is bridging the gap by providing multi-function device to make those activities easier.
From : Sony
We love sharing photos with friends and family, Viviano Cantu, the director of consumer media marketing of Sonly Electronics, says that with the help from this new drive, user can enjoy convenience, peace of mind, and performance of mobile multi-tasking. Sony 2-in-1 USB flash drive is available in 8, 16, and 32GB capacity along with 3 different cap color choices. It is compatible with Android devices version 4.0.3 to 4.3**, a great USB on-the-go as well as extra storage for your smartphones or tablets.