Take a look at some of the current gadget concepts designed and inspired for our futuristic world. These are currently unavailable to purchase, but a similar concept or the exact product may be produced in the near future for the open market. We would love to hear your views on these concepts and what you think would benefit our world.
1. Cloud Sofa
This is an elegant concept created by designer D.K. Wei. The Cloud sofa is supposed to give one the illusion of floating on their own personal cloud. A magnet in the base is supposed to generate enough magnetic force to hold the sofa aloft. The cloud is constructed from a plexiglass mold.
2. Mp3 Player With Wireless Headphones
The designer Nuno Teixeira has created a wireless Mp3 player with soft surfaces and no wires to get in your way.
3. Audi Shark – Flying Sportscar
This impressive concept design by Kazim Doku is a flying sportscar. Meant to combine the raciness of motorcycles with the sleekness of aircraft, the Audi shark is the answer to our collective sci-fi dreams. This award-winning concept design is a two-seater that offers its passengers “strong sensations and high levels of safety”.
4. Jetson Family Dining
Turkish designer Fatih Can Sariöz created the Kure six-person dining set as an expression of his philosophy that family dinner times are special. It’s not much of a space-saver but it DOES glow with white light above and blue below. The whole thing folds up into a ball when not in use, making for a great conversation piece.
5. EyeMove PC
The EyeMove PC combines the functionality of a digital projector and computer into one circular-shaped device. Simply hang it on your wall or place it flat on a desk and project games, movies, or applications. Designed by Ricardo Baiao.
6. Transparent iPhone
See-through Apple iPhone concept designed by Robert Davis. While there are a lot of iPhone concepts out there, this one is probably one of the coolest.
7. Laundry POD: Portable Hand-Operated Laundry Machine
The Laundry POD is perfect for the times you need to do a small load quickly but don’t want to waste the energy or a trip to the Laundromat. It’s terrific for delicates and hand-washables. The spinning action washes gently, rinses and then extracts water to improve drying times. Designed by the RKS Design Team.
8. Braun Clever Care Medical Coach
Designers Marc Salagnac, Ludovic Diallo and Cédric Dervillier bring you an electronic valet for your medications with the Braun Clever Care Medical System. We like the design of the touchscreen display. Apparently it not only stores all your medicines, but also syncs your medical records and prescriptions straight from the doctor’s office. It also provides a database to hold all medical records for the entire family and reminds you of appointments and times that you have to take pills.
9. One Person Band
The Vivace combines multiple instruments, track recording, equalizer, sound editing, internet connectivity and a touchscreen interface all into one compact package. Designed by Young-Shin Lee & Hae-Jin Jung.
10. Underwater Jet Ski
Nereus is a conceptual design by Mathias Koehler for a watercraft that would allow you to travel on water and dive or submerge for short periods. Wind energy would be used to propel the vehicle which could take the user from a swimming to a diving position through the use of intuitive controls and movements of the upper body. Steering would be through the footrests which are connected to the back rudder.