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T-Band Smart Strap: Transforms Analog Watch into Smart Watch

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A new smart watch strap  has launched on theIndiegogo, called the Kairos T-band. It is a strap which is equipped with a hidden display and is available as either T-BAND OD with PMOLED display or T-Band HD (Hidden Display). The T-Band Smart Strap project is currently up for funding on Indiegogo looking to raise $50,000, with pledges starting from $129.
"T-BAND HD (Hidden Display) model is designed for people who want all of the smart watch functions while being super discreet. LED panels are embedded below a thin “membrane” like material which hides the display. When it’s turned off (default mode), the T-band HD actually looks like the ND model (rubber band). When there is a push notification or alert, the hidden LED panel lights up and display the necessary information.
Battery life is same as the OD model (200mAH) which is expected to last 2-3 days on a full charge. The HD model however has one downside- it can only display English alphanumeric text and numbers. Non-alphabet characters (such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean Arabic, Russia, etc.) will not be displayed. Images and videos are also not able to be displayed through this model.
The unit is powered by ARM® Cortex-M4 processor with Dual mode Bluetooth Classic and BLE. This setup allows the T-band to be compatible with a wide range of smartphone models (from old to new). The OD model is also equipped with an on board Mic for Speech to Text capabilities (requires 3rd party app support).
" This idea looks cool!
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Nixie Wearable Drone,  Is Worn On Your Wrist

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Your wristband turns into a fully functional quadcopter drone with a camera. It flies out, takes a few pics or video, then flies right back to you.  If that sounds too science-fiction for you, be aware that it’s a real product in development. It’s called the Nixie Drone, and the project literally just got wings: it recently won $500,000 through a design competition held by Intel. That’s right, Intel was holding a MakeItWearable Challenge, aiming to further invigorate the wearables market. Nixie recently got the top prize, giving it enough cash to take the rough prototype much closer to becoming a product you can buy. Good idea!
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Energy Addicts by Naomi Kizhner

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Jerusalem-based industrial designer Naomi Kizhner created a series of sci-fi jewelry than harvest kinetic energy from a human’s body and turns it into electricity. Called "Energy Addicts".
"It interested me to imagine what would the world be like once it has experienced a steep decline in energy resources and how we will feed our energy addiction. There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive"
Blinker. Placed on the bridge of the nose and across the eyelids, it harvests energy from eye-blinking.
Blood Bridge. Each spike is inserted into a vein; blood stream spins the wheel and creates movement likely to be turned into electricity.
The jewelry is made from gold and 3D-printed biopolymer. Each piece contains sharp stings that neatly pierce the skin and serve as bio energy harvesting devices. The energy is generated from the body’s subconscious movements, such as blood flow or blinks of an eye. Kizhner created several designs to be worn on different body parts and to draw energy from specific physiological functions.
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Awesome Windowless Jet Concept

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The IXION windowless jet which makes its interior transparent using display panels that cover most of the cabin. The concept airplane interior created by Technicon Design—uses external cameras to capture a 360-degree panoramic view of the exterior, which is adjusted for perspective and displayed on the cabin's walls. Check out the video!
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Fondue Slippers, just dip your feet in this molten PVC

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Satsuki Ohata's Fondue Slipper uses higher-temp, harder-wearing PVC to produce extremely custom-fit slippers. Cool idea! Right now, they're a work of art;
"*This prototype is using PVC, which hardens at 200~300 degrees Celsius (392~572 degrees Fahrenheit). This time I used my foot mold instead of my foot. I am currently developing a kit which allows Fondue Slipper to make at home. Soon this new kit will be complete and you will be able to make your own Fondue Slipper that fits your foot perfectly. You can wear Fondue Slipper both inside and outside. It can also be used as slipper by folding the heel, or you can wear it without folding the heel if you want to run."
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The Drinkable Book Is Designed To Purify Water

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A team of scientists and engineers from carnegie mellon and the university of virginia have developed "the Drinkable Book". It is designed to educate people on how to purify water, and the paper inside the book is used to clean water. Ech book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper capable f killing a range of waterborne diseases like Cholera, Typhoid and E.Coli, and once the water is filtered it is 99.9 percent pure, which is similar to normal drinking water. This idea looks cool.
This filter paper will revolutionize water purification. It costs only pennies to produce, making it by far the cheapest option on the market. Each filter is capable of giving someone up to 30 days worth of clean water, and each book is capable of providing someone with clean water for up to 4 years. Once water is passed through the filter, bacteria count is reduced by over 99.99%, making the filtered water comparable to tap water in the United States of America." The book was designed by Brian Gartside.
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Inflatable Car Seat by Volvo

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Volvo's inflatable child car seat, Cool.
"Rather than being constructed out of rigid plastic and metal, their seat uses heavy duty drop-stitch fabric--the same stuff you’ll find in outdoor gear such as inflatable rafts. So you can pull that car seat out of a bag, and watch it balloon into a seat. It does this amazing feat in 40 seconds, thanks to a silent internal pump. "
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Hidden designe by Giulio Gianturco

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Hidden is a concept designed by Giulio Gianturco for Makro that's basically a washbasin concealed within a wooden box. Inspired by nautical equipment, Hidden includes a sink basin made from sturdy Corian, stainless steel taps, a mirror with a light, a plug, and an extra secret compartment below for stashing your Scop
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iWatch Concept

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Created by San Francisco-based professional interface designer Todd Hamilton, this new iWatch concept fuses the sleek design of the Nike FuelBand with the minimalist interface treatments of Apple's iOS 7.
Todd explains a little more about the inspiration behind his iWatch concept design:
“A few months ago Thomas Bogner posted an iWatch mockup on Dribbble that looked like a marriage between a Nike Fuelband and an iPhone. It was an impressive concept that got a lot of people excited including myself. However, it had a major flaw: the orientation of the interface made it impossible to use.
I had some free time over the holidays so I decided to take a stab at the problem and create a more user friendly concept. I wanted to retain a slim form factor like the Fuelband and incorporate familiar UI components from iOS 7. It needed to feel natural on the wrist and look like something Apple would actually produce.”
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Kzs Cycle, a minimal cycle concept by Kisszsombor

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Kzs Cycle is a minimal cycle concept designed by hungarian designer Kisszsombor, the basic idea was to combine a series of 2D lines with 3D forms, transforming flat design into a useable object. Its designs include unique components, phosphorescent rectangular frame and fork, wooden handlebar, saddle, pedals. the geometric shape of the structure offers a sense of fluidity evokes lines of both movement and stability.
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Conceptual ‘Copy & Paste’ Tool is a Portable Scanner and Printer In One

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Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing concept tool that can transfer the images and text from one source to another source, good idea. Pushing the button on the underside activates the scanner, while the button on top activates the printer.
- A button on the underside activates the scan function.
- A button on the top activates the print function.
- Copy & Paste can print directly into one’s notebook; additional paper is not required.

Copy & Paste is a 2013 red dot award: design concept winner.
Designed by Jayeong Yoon & Seulki Kim.
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Smartphone Case N

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Case N concept created by Honda, the smartphone case is equipped with is own airbag protection system, similar to that used in cars. Watch the video above, where you can see the Case N concept in action. The design is currently in its prototype.
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Rechargeable AA Battery USB Drive

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The Rechargeable AA Battery USB Drive designed by Wonchul Hwang. It’s essentially a flash drive that doubles as an AA battery. Good idea.
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SkyBike by Marco Romero

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SkyBike designed by Marco Romero.
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Hyperloop transport system, NY to LA in 45 minutes

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Elon Musk announced the Hyperloop system concept, a new method that would transport people from one side of the US to the other in just 45 minutes, a trip that normally takes almost six hours by plane. Musk describes the Hyperloop system as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.” Hyperloop would a system of cross-country tubes that would consists of capsules capable of carrying six people and their luggage. Six-person capsules travel in the tubes and can reach a maximum speed of 6,500 km/h, and provide 50 times more transportation per kwh. A tube can travel from New York to Beijing in two hours, and make a round-the-world trip in just six hours.
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