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06.30.2011

Electrolux musical cup concept

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06.30.2011

Eliptical desk brings a work-out to your office

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If you have a desk job you know how hard it is to squeeze exercise into your working day. So, if you're a telecommuter and work from home (or work in a very relaxed office) then you might want to try the Elliptical Machine Office Desk from Hammacher Schlemmer.

It's a desk specially designed to be used in conjunction with a standard elliptical machine and according to the website, lets you burn around 4,000 calories per working week. It's a great idea and would certainly get people moving, but would you really be able to concentrate on your actual work as you're also trying to focus on a rather sweaty work-out? The desk retails at $8,000 from Hammacher Schlemmer so although it may be an interesting concept, squeezing in a jog during your lunch break would probably make much more financial sense.

Via Engadget.

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06.29.2011

Scribbly marker pen stylus for your iPad

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Most iPad owners seem to happily use their fingers to operate the device's touchscreen, but for playing games, jotting down ideas or brainstorming having a stylus around would be pretty handy.

The Scribbly is a new stylus which looks like a chunky marker pen, a fun addition to note taking which is set to be launched soon for only £10 (around $16) from the Scribbly website.

Via UberGizmo.

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06.29.2011

Dishwasher doubles up as a light

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This kitchen appliance concept from designer Kim Joonmin is both a compact dishwasher and a dining table light rolled into one.

As the Yanko Design team point out, it'd be awkward if the appliance suddenly developed a leak?! But assuming it runs smoothly, it's an interesting and functional idea for a 2-in-1 design and it's also super sleek, so wouldn't look too out of place hanging over a dining table.

Via Yanko Design.

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06.28.2011

Completely customizable keyboard

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We love this keyless lifebook concept from Laura Lahti, which was shortlisted for a 'FUJITSU design: life with future computing' award, set up by both Design Boom and FUJITSU.

It allows users to customize their keyboards in anyway they please, so they can write in different languages, change certain functionality to suit their specific needs, draw with their fingers and much more.

Via Design Boom.

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06.28.2011

The Crown Sink Stopper catches hairs

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If you have long hair and often wash it in your bathroom sink because it's more convenient than getting a shower, then you'll be used to having a fairly clogged up plug hole afterwards.

In order to combat this problem without having to sacrifice your squeaky clean locks, try the Crown Pop-Up Sink Stopper designed by Ryan Jongwoo Choi. Specially designed to catch hairs, this spiky little appliance traps them so they can easily be removed afterwards.

Via Yanko Design.

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06.27.2011

Joulies keep your coffee warm

Coffee Joulies from Coffee Joulies on Vimeo.

If you're making or drinking your morning coffee in a hurry you'll find that it's often too hot when you first try to sip it. Ignore it for a few minutes and unfortunately it'll then be lukewarm and disappointing. There rarely seems to be a happy medium!

Well, the cute little Joulies, dreamt up by Dave Petrillo and Dave Jackson, were designed to stop this regular occurance from ever happening again.

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06.27.2011

Microsoft to turn your home into a control panel

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Microsoft researchers are currently working on a way to make the walls and surfaces in our homes into giant control panels in order to control electrical appliances or even computer games.


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06.24.2011

JAMBOX by Jawbone

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Known around the globe for their style-driven and technologically innovative line of JAWBONE Bluetooth headsets, Aliph has used their expertise in both areas to once again solidify them as an industry innovator - this time with the creation of the 21st century boom box, the JAMBOX.

Plain and simple, the JAMBOX totally kicks it! This little box packs plenty of boom - and all without wires. Stream music via Bluetooth connection from your iDevice, computer, or other source and get down! The JAMBOX pumps out hours of clean, rich sound that belies its small size.

Its wireless Bluetooth connection, deceptively demure size, and rechargeable battery make it perfect for anywhere: office, beach, backyard, beach, party, or beach. Did I mention the beach?

Sturdy construction and quality materials keep the unit tight (no rattling of the speaker grilles, etc.) and well-protected from a accidental fall or two. The JAMBOX also works with your mobile phone to provide a high-quality speakerphone. Perfect for on-the-run conference calls or carrying on a casual conversation while working around the house.

JAMBOX also works with Aliph’s My Talk website that allows you to personalize your unit by adding apps, changing settings, and keeping up on software updates.

Available in black, blue, grey, and red, each with a unique grille design. Grab a JAMBOX today, throw it in your bag and be ready to jam anywhere you go.

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06.24.2011

OnTime Wall Clock grants you three extra minutes!

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If you just can't help being late, then this wall clock from Italian clock maker Diamantini & Domeniconi may just be for you, as it grants you an extra three minutes every day. Well, kind of.

The OnTime Wall Clock is specially designed so that the end of the hand points to three minutes in the future. However, we can't help but think that you could just set your normal clock to three minutes in advance instead? Still, it's a clean, simplistic design and gets points for being very quirky. It'd also make a perfect novelty present for friends that always show up a little too late.

Available from Rakuten for $100.

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