Inventive Devices and Design

It was stated by Steve Jobs once that the “design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Even though this statement is justified, it shouldn’t be misinterpreted by laying emphasis on the functionality in spite of its design. As a matter of fact, when it is about a specific design, the importance of the aesthetics of a device, the way its design feels and looks, establishes the customer’s choice while the functionalities and features of the device are more or less the same. If it is tested well, and supported by a sound user, and has a clean and hassle free implementation, innovative solutions for design can tremendously change the user experience for good.
Take a look at some creatively invented futuristic gadgets, designs, devices and concepts. Until plainly mentioned, not even a single of these mind juggling concepts is lately being designed. None of them is available for end-users which is why neither the price nor links to the stores are mentioned.

Apple Remote Control from Sony

Apparently, there is a place for innovation when it comes to design of devices. This Sony’s”apple” makes the users to achieve basic functions like changing volume, channels, etc with plain gestures for motion. The remote control is being charged once “apples” are placed on the bowl.
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Optimus Tactus & Optimus Maximus
An unusual approach for a traditional input device is being offered by Optimus Keyboards of Artemy Lebedev. A small Organic display key is inserted underneath every key and is termed as OLED-display (Organic Display). It is meant to allow users to trace the displayed characters and the functionality of the keys manually. In short the tracing of keyboard labels can be done very easily with Optimus and can be varied at any point of time.
Optimus Tactus is designed in such a way that physical keys are not absent, that plainly explains that there are no limits to the innovative shapes and size. Any part of the surface of the keyboard can be programmed for performing any function or displaying any images.
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Every key out of the set of 113 keys is a stand-alone display that demonstrates the function assigned to it.
Layout of Optimus permits an easy use of various languages — Ancient Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Georgian, hiragana, etc. – as well as of any character sets: numerals, notes, special symbols, math functions, HTML codes, and so on to infinity.

Toast Messenger
Toast Messenger includes a very small message plate where one can write quick messages or notes and then have them printed on the toaster instantly. This simple yet innovative design gets your morning going with a special toast with a message printed on it for your loved ones or for that matter, yourself.TM
This toaster makes the message get “toasted” into the toast itself so it gives new meaning to “read while you eat”.

Bonus: “sQuba” Diving Car
It is the first real diving car invented and designed to automatically turn into an amphibious car at the press of a button. Rinspeed’s sQuba Diving car— can submerge up to 10m (33ft) under water.” All this and more powered by an electric motor attached to the rear wheels.

The momentum on the water is guaranteed by two propellers in a rigorous manner and two influential jet drives in the stoop to propel the vehicle inside water. The body is built from light weight elements mad of Carbon Nano Tubes and comprises of an on-board air-filling system.Car

iRing
If you have Apple media devices, iRing is the device for you to control playback for your Apple devices. It is shaped as a simple ring that can fit on a finger. It possesses a wireless Bluetooth connectivity with iPhone and iPod. It has features of a bright OLED status display with a rechargeable battery life up to 2 days, and a strip that is sensitive to the strip.iRing

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