Amid the plethora of keyboards on the market, I find few of them really stand out. But Logitech's K780 wireless keyboard, designed by Netherlands-based Feiz Design Studio, is absolutely gorgeous: The rubberized cradle allows you to rest a tablet or smartphone there. These three white buttons… …make it easy
This December, Polk Audio rolls out their Signature Series of speakers, aiming to "bring the big surround sound theater and music experience into the comfort of your living room." Core77 sketchmaster Michael DiTullo, who happens to be Sound United's Chief Design Officer, put together this behind-the-scenes sketch video explaining the
URBAN ARMOR GEAR (UAG), a leader in the consumer electronic accessories space, is a fast paced, lifestyle driven company that designs, manufactures, and sells rugged, light-weight, accessories for cell phones, tablets and laptop computers. We are looking for a talented 3D Visualizer to join our growing creative team.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, Generation 2 uses Wi-Fi and local weather data so you never water when it rains – it makes running your sprinklers easy and convenient while saving you water and money. Generation 2 builds on Generation 1’s benefits by making the device easier to install and test, easier to connect to the user’s network, and more convenient by providing manual controls and an outside mounting kit – all based on customer feedback.
For jaded designers and/or consumers, it's tough to get excited over Google's new products, as they're all derivative of existing offerings. There are some incremental improvements: The Pixel phone can reportedly gain 7 hours worth of battery life off of a measly 15-minute charge, for instance. But taking a close
There was a lot of talk in the '80s and '90s about the paperless office. As personal computers began to proliferate, we were told, paper would go away. We now know the opposite happened, and that we use more paper than ever. Similarly, in design schools of the '90s, one
First, there was the likes of Studio Neat, Craighton Berman, and Don Lehman; then came Scott Wilson, Pebble, and Yves Béhar. Fast forward a few years, and products are among the most successful projects of all time — albeit not without the proverbial “risks and challenges” that a new company
Too early to tell if it'll work, but this is interesting: Snapchat is reinventing themselves as Snap Inc.--and now calling themselves a camera company. "We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate," they write. To reinvent the camera, they've made
Please circulate this among your friends who are not industrial designers. Because just when we think an awareness of our role has finally permeated society, we see we've still got a ways to go. Take, for example, the rash of "How Much Does It Cost to Make an iPhone?" videos.
Anyone who's experienced slow-loading videos and seemingly never-ending downloads knows the pain of a poor WiFi connection. It's a problem many are trying to solve (just take a look at Starry and OnHub), but newcomer Plume thinks they have the solution: magic internet jewels. Advocating for users to ditch
The home health company Plink asked us to design the most user-friendly, kid-centric humidifier on the market. In order to boost sales, we knew we had to design a product that not only has broad visual appeal, but also has to be incredibly simple to interact with. The KidOasis’s playful, bubbly design includes a highly efficient analog dial with safety sensor, and is easy to transport without making a mess thanks to its intuitive upper handle which attaches directly to the base, not the lid. The
The recycling-minded Vamp speaker system is back, and it's doubling down on its creative audio offerings in a new Kickstarter campaign. British designer Paul Cocksedge originally took inspiration from the astounding number of abandoned but fully functional speakers left curbside throughout his neighborhood. After collecting the wayward electronics for awhile,
Minimalism is everything. EVERYTHING. But how do you bravely cut the clutter and cords from your life when your old phone still technically works? The heroic and forward-marching minds at Nicer Studio have studied Apple's technological advances and come up with a fittingly elegant solution. Meet the Apple Plug. With
Palettes are a series of clean-looking dials, sliders and buttons that bring tactility to operations you'd normally perform on-screen. Here's a quick example: I'm mightily impressed at the thought that went into the UX. Take a look at how you set these up: The design seems pretty great. The magnets
mce came to FIT with a need to create their new Mobile Care Expert Zone device. The design had to take in consideration many challenges such as being operate in a demanding retail environment, being able to connect to every device and various cable types. The process had to incorporate both custom and of the shelf components.
Apple's new iPhones don't have the 3.5mm jack. Neither does Motorola's Moto Z. Get over it. These companies, and others in China, ditched the standard jack for a very simple reason: It's obsolete, and it's going away. Intel's been pushing their USB-C standard as the best choice for a replacement,
The Apple announcement of greatest interest to me yesterday was of their forthcoming AirPods. The incrementally better iPhones and Apple Watch were expected, and everyone knew the headphone jack was going away; but with the wireless Bluetooth AirPods we see that they're trying to break new ground. The question is
If you've got a Macbook Pro you know that yes, that strip above the function keys gets uncomfortably hot during processor-intensive tasks. That's fine with me since my fingers are never up there anyway. But it bugs "lifehacker" BenriHacks, who thus devised a coin-based "thermal management cooling method:" I doubt
For over 14 years Kudo Tsunoda has been championing interactive experiences—whether by designing genre-defining features for video games like "Fight Night" or driving the creative vision for Microsoft's HoloLens and Kinect for Xbox. As Corporate Vice President for all Windows 1st Party Experiences, Tsunoda works across hardware and software teams
Even though some of our devices are now wireless, most of us who spend considerable time in the digital world still have a mess of cables to deal with—which explains why cable organizing products are so numerous. The MACO (Magnetic Cable Organizer) from Three1Design is a magnetic cable tie that
When you see photos of classic cars from past decade, they're often beautifully restored, looking better than they did when they left the factory. No such love is given to old computers, as most people don't care. Photographer James Ball, however, does.
We've had a couple of 100-degree days here in NYC, and the only thing that deals with heat less well than me is a laptop. If the CPU isn't kept cool by the cooling fans, the whole thing shuts down. And if you don't keep the fans clean, the accumulated dust and gunk can cause the fans to crap out.
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....
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