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The +CLOCK is an automatic pill organizer and dispenser that functions like a clock but distributes pills at the time set by the user. “It is intended to establish a routine for the user to take the medication on a regular basis”, says designer Ju Chan Ho. “When it is time to take medication, +CLOCK plays an alarm that the user has set and distributes the pills to the tray.”
The first thing you’ll notice about the Dragonfly is that it has four wheels instead of just two. Like a cross between a scooter and a car, these four wheels, each with 10-inch pneumatic tires, offer better stability and reliability, especially when running on difficult terrain.
Bezier creates a 3D map of your face simply via video, being able to plot out important points that help it design the best frames for your face. It then presents you with options designed specifically to fit your facial structure and sense of style. Once selected, the frames get 3D printed, and are guaranteed to fit you perfectly because they were made for you.
Despite its compact size, it can hold around 1,500ml of food without spilling them. Better yet, you can put different foods in different containers, and they each keep to themselves without mixing smells, temperatures, and tastes. Say goodbye to soggy noodles, cold soup, melted ice, and spilled sauces, all thanks to this innovative thermal lunch box with a minimalist style that you can match to your personal tastes.
This one-of-a-kind smart drinking vessel leverages the power of decades of data from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to help athletes stay hydrated. It provides daily hydration recommendations and tracking capabilities with a light-up cap that reminds athletes of their daily recommended hydration goals and their progress in real-time.
Folding Trivet uses a live-hinge folding plastic design that opens up to form a fan-shaped trivet design. However, in a clever twist, the trivet’s design also features magnets that stick to the bottom of stainless steel and cast iron saucepans, so you can move utensils around a table without having to shift the trivet.
The AirTulip Sleep is a high-powered air purifier that’s designed as a headboard, fitting seamlessly into the decor of your home. It comes with a soft, cushiony exterior that’s comfortable to rest against, but underneath its surface is a medical-grade laminar flow purifier that purifies the air you breathe in a way that your regular air purifier cannot.
Designed to be the first portable, wireless ice cream maker, the KRUSH fits into most freezers, whipping up a batch of ice cream on its own. Once the ice cream’s ready, the KRUSH’s dual-walled insulating design keeps the ice cream frozen for up to 5 hours, letting you carry it anywhere from the kitchen to the bedroom (for a guilty binge) or even to the great outdoors (as an addition to a social picnic plan).
The Aqara Curtain Drivers are tiny robotic butlers that open and close your curtains for you based on commands or smart-home routines. With a built-in illumination detector, the curtains can also be programmed to close when it’s incredibly sunny outside, saving on air conditioning and electricity bills.
Gulp’s simple looks belie the advanced technology and design at work in this washing machine filter. You simply put the device on top or beside your washing machine and hook one end to the washing machine wastewater hose and the other end to your actual wastewater outlet. You then plug Gulp into a mains electric socket and go about your laundry as usual. You don’t need to adjust anything else in your personal system and can even keep using your preferred detergents.
The Fire Conqueror helps turn a regular water bottle into a fire-fighting device. All you really need to do is mix vinegar and baking soda into the water to create an effervescent solution that generates CO2, and the Fire Conqueror module lets you spray the solution onto a fire, helping neutralize it.
Meet Mode – a slick-looking toothbrush that charges as easily as it cleans your teeth. Armed with a magnetic dock that plugs right into a standard socket, Mode lets you snap the toothbrush onto the dock when you’re done brushing. Once it snaps in place, not only does it conveniently stay there till you need it again, it also charges its batteries so you’re at 100% always, all the time.
The KIVI is a GoPro-inspired camera that’s designed to strap directly onto a pet collar, giving you the most glorious PoV of all time. Just plug it on your dog while playing fetch or at the beach, or onto your cat while you’re at work, and you can live the good life right from their perspective.
Thermonecks offers quick relief by cooling off that sensitive part of our body. With a fashionable design that you won’t be ashamed to wear, the neckband brings the body back to its thermal sweet spot by basically applying an innovative cold material on certain areas of the neck.
The Nave Air Conditioning System uses terracotta’s evaporative cooling abilities to naturally regulate temperatures without requiring any electricity or complex electronics. It’s fairly sustainable, and has zero emissions, offering a nifty low-tech way to keep spaces cool in the summers.
The Blue Planet watch by CIGA Design quite literally puts the little blue marble we call home on your wrist. The watch’s stunning design features a micro-carved rotating globe right at its center, which spins 360° to tell time while acting as a pretty nifty aide-memoire of how mesmerizing Earth is.
This duffel backpack has two such compartments on opposite ends of the bag, allowing you to store two pairs of shoes, shoes and dirty clothes, or just dirty clothes. That way, you don’t have to compromise on storage because your bag doesn’t offer you that flexibility.
The speaker built into the table will surround you with your music or podcast or audio book of choice, accompanying you as you eat or drink. The main purpose of this piece of furniture is so you’ll be able to enjoy all of your senses, not just the usual taste and smell, as you partake of your meal or snack break.
A conceptual watch by Nuno Teixeira, the Relevo uses a bumped surface to tell time. The watch’s face comes with a synthetic cloth on it, which gets sucked downwards by a vacuum to reveal two bumps on the surface underneath. The central bump (more like a linear ridge) tells the hours, while an outer bump tells the minutes. These two undulations move in 360, creating a watch face that you can see (because of the highlights and shadows) but also feel with your fingers to tell the time!
Split is to be a partition-type Air Purifier so you’ll be able to place it in the center of your room and it can also serve as a divider for your space. And of course, the main idea is that it will be able to absorb the dust and clean up the air in your workspace or living space.
Using a revolutionary Magnetic Air Drive to power the blender’s blades, Millo works simply by resting the blending jar on its flat docking system. With a satisfying snap like MagSafe, the two connect, and a touch-sensitive panel on the dock lets you operate the blender. Once you’re done, just lift the jar off and you’re set. Millo Air is wireless and runs on a 2500mAh battery, which means you can blend at home, in your car, at work, at the gym, or even outdoors.
the ‘Retractable Garment’ by IU+ Design features a unique fabric construction that expands aesthetically as the wearer’s body does. A winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award, the garment relies on a series of uniquely positioned fabric cutouts that grow to form a pattern that is revealed the bigger the baby bump gets!