Concepts archive

  • iWatch concept ditches the watch look by taking inspiration from FuelBand
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    iWatch concept ditches the watch look by taking inspiration from FuelBand

    By 21 January 2014

    San Francisco-based designer Todd Hamilton has mocked-up what could be one of the best iWatch concepts to date. Unlike a few others, Hamilton ditched the old-school watch look and went for a FuelBand-like design. Given its Apple roots, user interface...

  • Apple iWatch concept design offers minimalist elegance
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    Apple iWatch concept design offers minimalist elegance

    By 15 August 2013

    If you're slightly dubious about the idea of an Apple iWatch smartwatch, then this concept design might help change your mind. Rather than shooting for the ultra high-tech, this design from Stephen Olmstead, posted to The Verge forums, takes the sort...

  • Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab
    Gadgets

    Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab

    By 2 May 2013

    The Microsoft Envisioning Center opened earlier this year and is designed to allow Microsoft to show off a number of futuristic thoughts and ideas without really having to prove they work or tie them to any specific product group or device within the...

  • Budget iPhone concept says remember the good old days of the first iMac
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    Budget iPhone concept says remember the good old days of the first iMac

    By 4 April 2013

    Rumours suggesting that Apple will launch a cheap, budget iPhone at some point in 2013 still persist. It's not surprising, people like a good rumour. People also like pretty concept pictures, and that's what we have here.  Getting all excited is Myvouchercodes.com,...

  • Move over HTC, the Windows Phone concept that really plays on the tile design
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    Move over HTC, the Windows Phone concept that really plays on the tile design

    By 20 September 2012

    HTC might have said it was designing the Windows Phone 8S and 8X with Windows in mind, but it didn't take it as far as it could have, according to designer Alexandros Stasinopoulos Sharing his concept with the blog Yankodesign.com, the idea seems...

  • Forget the iPhone 5, you'll want to wait for this iPhone 6 concept instead
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    Forget the iPhone 5, you'll want to wait for this iPhone 6 concept instead

    By 30 August 2012

    The Apple iPhone 5 isn't even confirmed yet, but there are so many rumours suggesting what it will and won't have, when it will or won't come out, and whether you'll want one or not, we can't help yearn for the next one. Ha. Probably slightly unimpressed...

  • Intel Nikiski concept pictures and hands-on
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    Intel Nikiski concept pictures and hands-on

    By 1 August 2012

    The Nikiski is a notebook concept from Intel, incorporating a transparent panel in the deck in place of the traditional touchpad and palm rest. It's a prototype designed to show where Ultrabooks could go in the future.  Unveiled back at CES 2012, Intel...

  • The Facebook Phone concept that is very blue
    Phones

    The Facebook Phone concept that is very blue

    By 6 June 2012

    For the time being the Facebook phone is still just an idle daydream of Mark Zuckerberg, or so we believe. But that hasn't stopped one designer imagining what a Facebook phone might look like if the chaps from the social network decided to well, you know,...

  • Liquid Metal iPhone 5 concept you'll want to own right now
    Phones

    Liquid Metal iPhone 5 concept you'll want to own right now

    By 2 May 2012

    We don't know when the iPhone 5 will be out, we don't know what it will look like, and we don't know what it will be made of. But that doesn't stop some hoping, dreaming, imagining all that the new iPhone could be. That's exactly what Antoine Brieux’s...

  • KeyFlex keyboard victorious in Microsoft and CSM student design partnership
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    KeyFlex keyboard victorious in Microsoft and CSM student design partnership

    By 26 April 2012

    An interesting flexible keyboard, called KeyFlex, was recognised on Wednesday night as the best design in a Central Saint Martins Masters course, supported by Microsoft.  Microsoft partnered with the London art and design college to support its International...

  • Canon Super 8 concept for those retro cinema filming moments
    Cameras

    Canon Super 8 concept for those retro cinema filming moments

    By 18 April 2012

    With the world enjoying the "Instagram effect" at the moment, it's no surprise the companies and designers are looking at other ways of bringing back the retro nostalgia feeling for photographers. This concept, dubbed the Retro Cinema EOS100, comes from...

  • Canon Compact System Camera Concept: The camera you'll want Canon to make next
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    Canon Compact System Camera Concept: The camera you'll want Canon to make next

    By 22 March 2012

    Canon hasn't announced that it is making a Compact System Camera, nor has it detailed any information about whether it will in the future, but that hasn't stopped one designer creating what he believes a Mirrorless camera from Canon should look like...

  • BlackBerry tricked out Porsche gives you a reason to want a PlayBook and NFC
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    BlackBerry tricked out Porsche gives you a reason to want a PlayBook and NFC

    By 29 February 2012

    BlackBerry handset maker RIM has tricked out a Porsche 911 showing what is possible with its phones and tablet when combined with a car.  In a concept car on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Research In Motion has shown why those who are...

  • The Whole Foods Kinect-powered trolley that helps you with your shop
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    The Whole Foods Kinect-powered trolley that helps you with your shop

    By 29 February 2012

    Pushing the shopping trolley around your local supermarket can be such a drag, and that's presumably what the creators of the Kinect powered shopping trolley thought when they came up with the idea of a trolley that helps you to do your shopping. Not...

  • The iPad 3 you'll want Apple to launch at 7 March event
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    The iPad 3 you'll want Apple to launch at 7 March event

    By 28 February 2012

    Yes, yes, yes, we know this isn't purporting to be the real iPad 3 that is launching on the 7 March, and yes we know that some of it is pure pie in the sky day dreaming, but a new concept video of the iPad 3 has turned up on YouTube and we can't but help...

  • Forget the iPad 3, we want a MacPad
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    Forget the iPad 3, we want a MacPad

    By 15 February 2012

    Mr Cook and the gang can keep the iPad 3 under wraps: all we want now is the MacPad. Looking a bit the like the dual-screen Acer Iconia tablets, the MacPad is a gorgeous hybrid MacBook / iPad device that designer Jules Moretti says would be thinner and...

  • Facebook bed concept: If only you didn't have to eat
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    Facebook bed concept: If only you didn't have to eat

    By 20 January 2012

    Designer Tomislav Zvonaric has come up with a concept bed/workstation design that's directly focused towards the hardcore Facebook nut who dreams about the social network even when they're not using it. Called the FBed, it's styled around the first letter...

  • Samsung amazing bendy future display imagined (video)
    Phones

    Samsung amazing bendy future display imagined (video)

    By 5 December 2011

    There's just so many aspects of this incredible Samsung Flexible AMOLED display concept that we love. For starters, how's about the fact that the technology could make screen size irrelevant as the display is seemingly able to unfold to whatever size...

  • Nokia HumanForm phone concept is mind-bending
    Phones

    Nokia HumanForm phone concept is mind-bending

    By 10 November 2011

    Back in October at the Nokia World expo, the Finnish phone giant demoed a new technology showing how the phones and tablets of the future could be bendy. Called the Nokia Kinetic Device, the working prototype allowed users to control music and media by...

  • Apple iTV future vision: Has the artist cracked it?
    Home Cinema

    Apple iTV future vision: Has the artist cracked it?

    By 1 November 2011

    The Apple iTV has received an artist's impression of what the device might look like, if it were to become a reality. Guilherme M. Schasiepen has done a fantastic job of producing the concept of the Apple iTV, which has been posted on Flickr, all shots...

  • Nokia Kinetic Display: Phones of tomorrow will be bendy
    Phones

    Nokia Kinetic Display: Phones of tomorrow will be bendy

    By 26 October 2011

    Nokia has demoed a new technology at Nokia World that shows how the phones and tablets of the future could be bendy. Exploring whether we need another input method beyond touch and voice, Nokia has developed what it calls the “Nokia Kinetic Device”....

  • Could the Electrolux Laptop Kitchen be the future of cooking on the go?
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    Could the Electrolux Laptop Kitchen be the future of cooking on the go?

    By 12 September 2011

    The Electrolux Laptop Kitchen may not have been chosen as one of the finalists in the company's Design Labs future tech competition for 2011, but it still has great potential for those wishing to cook when out and about. Designed by Dragan Trenchevski,...

  • iRoll smartphone concept swaps practicality for looks
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    iRoll smartphone concept swaps practicality for looks

    By 5 July 2011

    OLED, the screen technology that can offer up super-thin displays, will eventually lead to some madcap gadgets, gizmos and entertainment doo-hickeys that we haven't even thought up yet. And it's certainly exciting young tech designers around the globe....

  • VIDEO: The incredible (and real) invisible iPhone
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    VIDEO: The incredible (and real) invisible iPhone

    By 23 May 2011

    Our first thought when we saw this video was that it was surely fake. Our second thought, when reading about the technology in a Technology Review from that MIT, was that it must be real and we wanted in immediately. Our third thought, when seeing the...

  • The Engrain Tactile keyboard gives you wood
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    The Engrain Tactile keyboard gives you wood

    By 16 May 2011

    Is there such thing as a sexy keyboard? Probably not - in fact the word sexy shouldn't really be used in tech at all, it's all rather wrong. So we'll describe this Engrain wooden keyboard, designed by Michael Roopenian, as gorgeous. No, not gorgeous in...