Smartphones are virtually everywhere, and people can hardly keep their hands off them. It is with that phone-love in mind, mostly the iPhone, that Alphyn Industries have come up with the DELTA415 Wearcom jeans. We guess the techno sort of name is just to highlight the USP of the jeans, which happens to be a transparent iPhone pouch covered appropriately with a denim flap. You know, for the moments when you want to sneak peak at the phone, or play a little game without going through the trouble of actually getting it out of your pocket.
Whatever time you might spend rubbing shoe soles on a mat, chances are, most of the dirt will still continue clinging to your shoes. An inventor in Japan recently showed off the suction mat, a sensor triggered cleaner that sets its vacuum nozzles in action to suck dirt off shoes on the mat. That sounds mostly good, except of the part where this thing is priced close to $6250, which probably isn’t the most affordable of things.
Spanish furniture maker OHEA has a bed that promises to rid us of one of the most mundane task ever invented, that of making the bed. Sensors in the bed keep an eye for its occupants, and when they realize the bed is empty, they set off two mechanical arms with rollers to smooth the blankets and lift and rearrange the pillows. We assume it would be quite interesting to watch the bed go about its work.
We’ve seen the work of Henry Hargreavesbefore, and the talented artist loves to play with food. This time around, his project seems a bit on the expensive side for where material costs are concerned, but fascinating nonetheless. Henry has deepfried some of the most loved gadgets of the world.
We mostly use mobile phones for most of the photographs we capture, so it probably won’t be a bad idea to use lenses to go along with the phone. These clipon lenses work with the iPad and iPhone, and are available in a set of three that includes fisheye, circular polarizer or the 3-image mirage. Costs $35 each.
Presentation really does go a long way. The first time we saw the Telenoid robot, we were creeped out by the looks of the bot and its premise. This time around, it has come in the shape of the Hugvie, a cutesy robotic cushion that can bring along a semblance of physical closeness to your loved ones.
Ikea’s going cardboard with digital photography. Like their other products, the idea of this camera is also quite simple. The cardboard camera runs on two AA batteries and has enough juice to shoot 40 pictures. Ikea showed off the camera with press kits at the Fuorisalone design expo in Milan, and it would appear that the camera really is going to make it to production.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a design so elegant, at first look we thought of it as a rendering rather than a real product. Geared straight towards movie makers, the camera has a 2.5K image sensor and includes a 2.5-inch SSD that stores data at 5MB/frame in RAW 2.5k. The camera can work with both, Canon EF and Zeiss ZF lenses, which add to its versatility. Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be available in July with a price tag of $2,995.