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iCup is an Apple Logo-Shaped Mug For Your iCoffee

iCup Mug

The iCup is a mug in the shape of Apple’s trademark bitten apple logo that comes with a matching saucer and spoon. The saucer isn’t just a plain old saucer, as it can be plugged into your MacBook via USB to heat up the plate, keeping your mug and its contents warm while you toil away on your computer.

The iCup was designed by Tomislav Zvonarić, who was inspired by his love for Apple. That much is clear in the small details you can see in his design, from the mug’s leaf handle to the tiny apple logo on the handle of the spoon.

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iWatch Concept is the Smartwatch That People Are Waiting For

iWatch Concept

 

As far as smartwatches go, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear was pretty much a disappointment. While rumors are currently flying around about the second generation of the Galaxy Gear, Apple has yet to unveil a smartwatch that integrates with their line of iPhones. So Todd Ham took it upon himself to come up with a concept design for the device while everyone waits for the official announcement.

Unlike most other concepts, Todd has come up with something that a lot of people would actually want in the actual iWatch. For example, it’s thin and sleek, and since it’s made from rubber, it’s light and not at all taxing on the wrist.

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Rocking Bench Lets You Rock to Your Heart’s Content

Rocking Bench

You’re too old for a rocking horse but you’re too young for a rocking chair. So have a seat on the Rocking Bench and rock out to your heart’s content. This unique piece of furniture was designed by Lanzavecchia and Wai with the goal of transforming something meant for kids (in this case, the rocking horse) into a refined piece of furniture for grown-ups.

The saddle provides added stability, although it isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world because of the lack of rests. The cool thing about their design is that they’ve also made a version that’s meant for two people.Continue Reading

ECLIPS is a Coat Check System For the Future

eclipscoat

One of the biggest pains with coat checks isn’t the slow attendant who takes forever to come back with your coat. It’s the ditsy ones who switch coats and hand off the wrong ones to people who don’t bother to check. I’ve lost a few coats because of similar occurrences and it was enough to ruin an otherwise good night.

Potentially eliminating mishaps like this in the future is the ECLIPS system. It does away with claim tickets by employing an invisible ink stamp (which goes on invisibly on the person’s wrist) and UV lamp scanner (which the attendant uses to scan people’s wrists.) A clip is attached onto the coat, which comes embedded with a LED light that blinks when said person is ready to claim their coat.

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Air Purifier Bike: Ride a Bike, Clean the Air, Save the Planet

Air Purifying Bike

Cycling is the environmentally-friendly way to travel. It doesn’t require fuel, it doesn’t produce emissions that contribute to greenhouse gases, and it doesn’t require electricity (which is produced by burning coal.) Taking bicycles one step further is the team from Lightfog Creative and Design with the Air Purifier Bike.

Not only does it come with all the usual benefits of riding a bike, but it also comes with a built-in air purification system. It’s a neat idea, but the specifics that the team provided with regards to the system is mind-boggling, though.

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Conceptual ‘Copy & Paste’ Tool is a Portable Scanner and Printer In One

Copy Paste

Do you copy and paste stuff a lot when you’re on the computer? It simplifies a lot of tasks and doesn’t take more than few seconds to do if you’re familiar with the usual shortcuts. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could somehow do the same in real life?

That’s what the folks behind the Copy & Paste tool are envisioning with their concept design. It looks like one of those scanning guns that cashiers use to scan the code on the stuff that you’re buying. Only this time, you’re supposed to move the device over whatever it is you want to copy and paste.

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They Could Be Real One Day: Air Bags for Your Smartphone

Smartphone Airbag

The first time I dropped my phone, it had nary a scratch on it. The second time I dropped it, the screen cracked and it was time for a new phone. The thing is, people drop their phones every day, and protective cases don’t really do much protecting, since they usually break along with the phone.

So to deal with this, the smart, creative, and kooky folks at Honda’s concept lab came up with air bags for smartphones. It hooks up with the phone’s accelerometer, which can detect when the phone has been dropped. Once it does, the air bags are deployed for a (hopefully) safe landing with nothing breaking upon impact.

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OrbSys Saves Water By Letting You Shower in the Same Water, Again and Again

OrbSys shower

Water is a finite resource. At the rate things are going, it’s going to run out sooner rather than later. Then what would become of the human race? Working with this line of thinking are the folks behind the OrbSys shower system, which encourages people to conserve and recycle water as they bathe. Of course, the water is purified before it’s meant to be used again because it would just be gross if it weren’t.

OrbSys offers ten-minute showers that only use five liters of water. Normally people use about 150 liters for a typical shower, so that’s reducing water usage by about 96%. This is made possible by the shower’s closed-loop system that purifies the spent water to drinking water level before it comes out of the shower head for it’s succeeding runs.

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Plate Cooker Heats Meals for One in a Jiffy

Plate Cooker

Life can get pretty hectic sometimes–so hectic that you might even forget to eat lunch or choose to skip dinner, simply because you didn’t have the time. But don’t use time as an excuse, because you’re going to be paying for skipping meals with poorer health. A lot of people don’t have time to cook every day, so they prepare large batches of food over the weekend to be frozen and reheated throughout the week. While fresh is still best, this alternative is better than not eating altogether.

Something that could make the cook-freeze-and-reheat process better is the plate cooker. It looks like a sandwich grill, expect it has a bunch of compartments instead of grills when you lift the cover.

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