Arts & Design

Retro Rewind: Casio Robot Alarm Clock

In the 80’s, Casio was the king of campy gadgets that they knew would make us look back from the future to giggle and prod at. The Casio Robot Alarm Clock doesn’t fail in that venture either. The stumpy, and almost awkwardly heavy-looking Robot Alarm Clock would of thrilled any child of the 80’s, both then and now. But what ...

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Tune Tether ranks up there with pocket protectors

The Tune Tether is an invention that will probably make you sad. Why? Because it’s an invention that you could have created by yourself. It solves a problem that nearly everyone has had one time or another. When you are listening to your music through headphones and someone wants to talk to you, although your first reaction might be to ...

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Nokia Achieve concept phone and UI give hope

[ev type=”youtube” data=”9qIZBo8a_pA”][/ev] Nokia has released a video of one of the most amazing concept phones to date. It can be likened to a Nintendo DS with these differences. Both top and bottom screens are touch, they span the entire device, and it is much slimmer. The user interface shown in this video is impressive as well. While all of ...

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Want to get confused with menus? Rubik’s Cube concept design

Have you ever felt the desire to mess around with a Rubiks Cube while messing around on your MP3 player’s menus? No? Same here. While this concept for an MP3 player looks very simple and clean, actually thinking about it presents problems. If you first think about what a Rubiks cube is, you’ll realize that it’s puzzle. That is all ...

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Xbox 360 Chrome Replacement Shell makes your console slightly less geeky

The vanilla colored skins of the Xbox 360 get very boring extremely fast. True, the actual appearance of a console isn’t that important when your knee deep in dead bodies you just slaughtered, but the point is that a console that takes up so much of your time should look badass too. This chrome replacement shell adds a nice hint ...

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GMEA concept mobile phone with sliding-puzzle keypad stumps audience

Concept phones aren’t a new phenomenon, but GMEA seems to be trying its best to make them one. The GMEA concept phone takes the idea of mobile phone gaming and turns it very literately into a “game phone” where the real fun beings with the phones keypad. GMEA takes the classic sliding-puzzle game, which we must admit has worn pretty ...

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Sony’s leather-bound designer eBook adds limited edition class to a blank template

Looking forward to Valentine’s day, Sony has announced its limited edition Dooney & Bourke leather-bound PRS-500U2DB  portable reader. This  eBook  has all of the same specs as the normal Sony Reader, except for its textured leather cover and exorbitant price. The eBook will also be shipped in a special edition red box packaging, adding those little touches to make your ...

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Neues Licht UFO lamp reminds of extraterrestrials for a second

The UFOs are coming! Look out! Oh, wait, it’s just your lamp. So, doesn’t this source of light look awsome? In case you are wondering how it works, first let’s say that there is no light bulb or LED set being used here. Instead of these tradtional light sources, if LED is traditional now, the UFO Neues Licht uses fiber ...

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Violet May laptop sleeves

Your laptop has feelings too, you know… At least that’s what the guys at Violet May would have you think. Their new line of laptop “sleeves” has a satin interior that contrasts with the super softItalian lambs’ leather exterior. Freaked out yet? Moving on to color selection, the laptop sleeves come in chocolate & marigold, white & rose, black & ...

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Sanyo’s NEO electric shaver is not all about the looks

Sanyo has started selling the expensive-looking T-SOLID SV-NS1 electric shaver before Christmas, claiming that it was the best-looking electric shaver they have ever made. The Impress team took it for a spin and liked what they saw. First off the whole redesigned handle and the slanted angle all turn out to be really ergonomic. The best part is perhaps the ...

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