We're always tickled by the obsessiveness of Japanese product designers, specifically the ones who create objects that monomaniacally perfect a single task. But this here is the first one I've seen that I actually want to buy--and it's a $230 toaster. What it does is make absolutely perfect toast, using
Imagine you and a friend are going hiking in the woods, or to a crowded music festival, or visiting a city overseas. Eventually you might split up for a spell, and it would be handy to be able to stay in touch. But at Bear Mountain there are no towers;
The Virb Elite action camera features a color display for easy adjustment of camera settings on the go. The camera is activated via a large sliding switch that can even be handled with gloves. Thanks to the built-in GPS functionality and additional external sensors, data such as location, speed and heart rate are added to the video recordings. The camera rests comfortably in the hand and renders a robust impression.
Paper is a machine that can print, scan and copy in a pleasant way. It communicates its function, provides clear feedback and uses physical controls to operate the key functions with ease.
Paired with the uniVERSE case, this battery lets you pack along some extra juice when heading off the grid for extended periods. Features: + Designed just for the uniVERSE Case System + 2100-mAh battery delivers 100% battery life for iPhone 6 (75% for iPhone 6 Plus) + Elegant styling attaches and blends seamlessly with the uniVERSE case + Thin, lightweight design ensures carrying comfort in hand, pocket or purse + Simple on/off switch lets the power flow or holds in reserve + White LED po
We are looking for highly qualified candidates to be part of our team in this design service division - Panasonic Appliances Asia Pacific Design Centre located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Conceptualize & design new home appliances such as air-conditioner, washer, refrigerator, TV, ceiling fan, kitchen appliances, hair dryer. - In charge of whole design development process as bellows: -Design research to get the clues and understand users more. -Conceptualization to propose
Requiring interaction to control the volume, the 'Stack' speaker demands tactile contact, removing the need for traditional buttons and switches. Designer Rowan Jackman was driven by the desire to create a speaker which does away with traditional buttons and switches.
Senior-level mechanical engineer needed. Are you a creative, motivated problem solver with a track record running complex programs? SKILLS: Program/project management and leadership, Solidworks and/or Creo, Strong analytical skills, Electromechanical experience, Creative problem solving, Experience with taking products into production. Candidates must have a
Mobile power supplies and Bluetooth speakers are often bulky, delicate and lack style. We envisioned a multifunctional device that allows users to secure it to virtually any object, providing audio and a backup power source wherever they go. The clasp allows you to clip it onto your pack, tent, clothing, virtually anywhere you want. Developed with a rugged, rubber over-mold and a waterproof outer shell, the Latch conveys high-quality in a functional accessory you’ll want to take everywhere.
When my air conditioner recently failed, I followed New York City environmental regulations and arranged for a curbside pick-up for the next morning. But they never got to collect it. Later that night I was awakened by the sound of a hammer on metal, and looked out of my window
Cell phone jammers are illegal in the U.S.. So here's something that can bring you local peace and quiet but won't get you a $48,000 fine: The absolutely wonderful Bose Shhh. Of course it's a gag (brought to you by the folks at DadDudes) but oh, what we wouldn't give....
I think we all know the feeeling of being in a public place where someone is yammering away on a cell phone, and all you can think is WOULD YOU SHADDUP. Dennis Nicholl, a 63-year-old accountant in Chicago, certainly felt this way--and resolved to do something about it. Nicholl got
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! We recently caught wind of Google's plan to deliver their Ara modular phone concept to consumers in 2017, a cellphone with a magnetic modular backboard for different gadgets like speakers, camera lenses, storage
The statement "Hardware is Hard" has become the go-to phrase for companies interested in producing physical tech products. And it's true—compared with the typical product cycles of an app, hardware requires much longer timelines, larger teams and way more up front investment to get something off the ground. Despite these
Say hello to Odini, your loyal guardian and companion. Unlike traditional security cameras which are often static, intrusive objects, Odini is a discreet mobile solution which learns to respect your privacy and space while you are at home but is first, on the scene to monitor and record an event while you are away. When you're out of the house, he detects changes in the environment which he records and communicates to you via your smartphone app, enabling you to remotely monitor any situation.
It's been a while since we've heard anything from Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. We were worried it bit the dust, but Google's ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group has just released this new teaser video: We like that rather than hitting us over the head with specifications and
Garmin, the world leader in GPS technology, is looking for an experienced Senior Industrial Designer to join our Consumer ID team. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary group of designers developing products for Garmin’s outdoor, fitness, marine, and automotive markets-- products like action cameras, handheld navigation, marine radars, cycling
Jukey joins social media with social life like never before. A jukebox re-envisioned for the 21st century, Jukey brings people together for a shared music listening experience that plays tunes that are sure to be a hit. Put simply, Jukey pools the favorite and most commonly occurring tracks on all devices connected to its network, and DJ’s from the songs that appear most often, guaranteeing a soundtrack that everyone present will love.
The Gramovox design philosophy is to reimagine vintage audio design with modern technology. After a successful Kickstarter campaign for their Bluetooth Gramophone, they sought to showcase the record as both art and a medium to produce analog sound. Gramovox, a fellow member of 1871 in Chicago, sought PDT's help in bringing this high-performance turntable that plays records vertically to fruition and it's now on Kickstarter, funded in less than 3 hours!
As the Core77-Discussion-Boards-savvy among you know, Michael DiTullo isn't just a moderator, but has one of the sweetest industrial design jobs around. As Chief Design Officer for Sound United, DiTullo heads up design projects for S.U. brands Polk Audio, Boom and Definitive Technology. For the latter, DiTullo and team have
The energy-design thinkers at BioLight are aiming in a bright new direction: lighting! The company first crossed our radar with their innovative biofuel stove designed to reduce harmful emissions and produce electricity at the same time. Since then they've continued to refine their multi-purpose products for use indoors and out.
Gest is a groundbreaking wireless input device that can be used to control just about anything, from replacing the keyboard to flying drones. When Pushstart was approached by the team at Apotact Labs, the technology was embedded in a glove much like its less-impressive predecessors found in the gaming space.
We once relied on bartenders to listen to our woes as they silently polished glassware. Nowadays we air our woes on social media via smartphone, running our batteries down, and the bartender's role is to take our phones and charge them behind the bar, where you'll see them stacked four
LABA is a innovative bluetooth speaker designed alongside its horn inserts collection. As sound travels through the medium projected from its source, the acoustics can be manipulated with a change of its medium textures/surfaces, resulting in the altered reception of the sound by the user. Taking inspiration from traditional gramophones,
Once upon a time American teenagers pushed lawnmowers all summer, slowly amassing a bundle of singles that they'd use to buy themselves a coveted item. It's been a long time since we've heard of any kid doing this anymore, which makes Alex Jason's story all the more surprising. Maine-based Jason,
Candidates will be the owners and creators of physical design and must embrace the Bose brand to make it relevant. Exceptional sketching and rapid visualization skills in the analog and digital world a must. 3D solid/surface modeling skills and an eye for rendering “photogenic photorealism” from CAD data is required.
Welcome to the second edition of the Drafting Table Quarterback. In this series, we tear down a product and analyze it from an Industrial Design perspective. In this edition, by popular demand, we are tearing open the new Beats Pill Plus. I know this is a teardown article but
You sit on a chair in a kitchen. In front of you on the table is a black, glossy cube. The cube is about the size of your hand and vividly reflects its environment. Sharp edges meet at sharp corners. There are no visible means of manufacture, no split lines,
Candidates will work on show display and lighting project layouts, designing graphic and structural elements for trade show exhibits and product installations for interior architectural projects. Candidate will work from concept to completion, so they must be skilled in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. 2+ years experience and college courses required.
Drones are being deployed for a wide range of recreational, professional, military, and illicit tasks, e.g., to prevent shark attacks on the Australian coastline, replace the classic paparazzi car chase, smuggle illegal drugs over the US border, and deliver contraband to prison yards.
This is exactly the kind of unsung, unseen product design that I get excited about. The engineering eggheads at Schulte Electrotechnik have taken the design of a standard plug—whose traditional form factor hasn't changed in decades—and made it soooper flat, meaning you can literally put a piece of furniture right
One of the coolest parts of living in a VR-ready era is watching the emergence of other surprising tech that will make immersive experiences way more believable. The new smart headphone company OSSIC X has thrown its weight behind one of the most recent and exciting frontiers: three-dimensional audio.
CAD sculptors create high quality digital 3D surface models used in the industrial design and product development process. Responsibilities will include interpreting and defining the design intent of the industrial designer using Alias software. Candidates should have a BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design or related field.
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