Design Challenge

Communication Cube

March 3rd, 2010

A cubic bluetooth design with three functions. Wireless connectivity to your mp3 player or mobile phone so that you can take hands free calls or listen to music while you’re driving, walking or cycling. It also has the added benefit of USB memory so that information can be stored. It’s also a time piece.

Ideal for wearing around your neck or on your key ring or keychain, it can be charged directly via UBS on your computer. The grid shape displays the time in one block and has the control keys in another. The time is displayed in a simple square formation; hours, groups of five minutes and single minutes 1-4 in a block.

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Speak Smart

March 2nd, 2010

A wireless Bluetooth receiver that can be worn around your neck on a chain. When you receive a call, message or email notification, it vibrates in a different way. Use like an earphone to take hands free calls or listen to music from your mp3 player while you’re driving, walking or cycling.

The LED interface displays a unique animation through the sleek ceramic case when a call or notification is received and the case is connected to a chain for simple, comfortable and convenient communication. The device also has a time speaker that tells you the time through the earpiece at the touch of a button. Read the rest of this entry »

Decision Time

March 1st, 2010

Functionally, this concept Bluetooth receiver can be used with earphones to answer calls hands free, to listen to music in comfort while on the move or to use Skype while moving around your room freely. It’s also a time piece.

The key to this concept is versatility. With its velcro strap, you could wear it high up on your arm and attach earphones for calls, you could attach it to a keychain or key ring, add earphones and put it in your pocket to listen to music or you could wear it on your wrist like a regular watch.

Made of stainless steel, the time is displayed simply with lines; hours 1-12, groups of 5 minutes and single minutes 1-4. Read the rest of this entry »

Soroban Card

February 26th, 2010

Train your mind with this digital Japanese soroban; a solar powered calculator and time piece within one sleek credit card sized case.

Made of wood with a touch sensitive panel, there are two modes; calculator mode – use the touch screen like a soroban – this classic style of calculation will develop your mind and improve your calculation skills! 1-4 units in each column of the bottom section, +5 units in each column of the top section. The beads will automatically show the time in the same manner when you switch to time mode. Read the rest of this entry »

Communication Illusion

February 25th, 2010

Listen to music or answer calls hands free and in complete comfort with this Bluetooth belt. Simply pair to your cell phone or mp3 player, add earphones (with mic) and you’ll be set up for instant entertainment and convenient communication.

Operation buttons for music and call control and the earphone jack are positioned on the top of the buckle for easy access. The LED interface is color changeable so that you select a color that suits you. The time display is easy to read; digits are shown with black circles in negative space — but to anyone looking — it will simply look like a cool pop pattern. A fashionable look with unique functionality. Read the rest of this entry »

Call Time

February 24th, 2010

You can wear this concept Bluetooth accessory on your ear or clip it to your shirt. Answer calls and receive message and email notifications by vibration without the need to carry your cell phone. Ideal for hands free calls while driving, walking or working at your computer.

Made of aluminum for a comfortable lightweight feel and with the added touch of a unique LED time telling interface beneath the smoked black lens; hours are shown in digits, groups of 5 minutes by dots in the same positions as numbers on a clock, single minutes 1-4 by small indicators in the top left of the screen. It’s easy to see the approximate time quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Rotates

February 23rd, 2010

Like split layers of a clock face, this concept shows hours and groups of five minutes in two separate dials. Hours on the left and groups of five minutes on the right; great for reading the approximate time at a glance. Four single minutes are indicated by the circles inside the dials and the shapes above where the dials meet.

The long button on the right is to light up the display and the port on the left is for USB charging. The case shape and strap design maintain a simple appearance. Read the rest of this entry »

Prehistoric Futuristic

February 22nd, 2010

The skeletal frame of this concept creates a completely unique appearance. In the spaces either side of the face, where the frame is split, the operation buttons and USB charging port are located.

Bright blue LED segments make up the interface which displays the time; hours in the outer ring and groups of five minutes in the inner most ring, in the same position as numbers on a clock face. Single minutes 1-4 are located in between.

The screen is covered with mineral crystal glass and the stainless steel strap is narrow to fit in with the theme. Read the rest of this entry »

Light Constellation

February 19th, 2010

The positions of numbers and lines on the face of this concept creates a pattern much like a constellation of stars. Red LEDs light up to display the time, which can be read easily due to the numbers within the lenses.

Simply connect the dots to read the time; e.g. 4+50+3 = 4:53. The display is presented in a simple round case and as an added touch, each lens is convex and raised above the surface of the face. Read the rest of this entry »

Future Natural

February 19th, 2010

You can choose the skin on this wireless bluetooth receiver to suit your own style. The three pictured below are light wood, dark wood and mirror, all of which are semi-transparent so that the LED lights shine from beneath to display the time.

With an integrated speaker and microphone, you can pair it with your bluetooth cell phone and plug in earphones to answer calls hands free or receive email or message notifications instantly. Never miss a call or message again.

Also great for pairing with your computer so that you can answer Skype calls while walking around the office or home. Read the rest of this entry »

Double Time

February 18th, 2010

A twin-screen design with blue digital tube LEDs beneath smoked black lenses in a stainless steel case. The wide face displays hours and minutes in two separate windows.

Hour and five minute blocks are located in the same positions as numbers on a clock face so the time can be read easily. The operation button and charging port at the sides of the case add to the robotic character appearance. Read the rest of this entry »

Clear Thinker

February 18th, 2010

More like a fashion accessory or piece of jewelry, this stylish bluetooth receiver would be ideal for wearing as a necklace.

Connect earphones and pair with your cell phone so that you can answer calls hands free with ease or pair it with your computer or mp3 player to listen to music.

A vibration function would let you know instantly when you have a call. The time can be read by simply adding the LCD digits in each column; hours, groups of 10 minutes and single minutes, left to right. The case would be made of transparent acrylic and operation keys would be located at the sides. Read the rest of this entry »

Priceless Time

February 17th, 2010

Pair this Bluetooth receiver with your cell phone so that you can answer calls and receive email or message notifications instantly without the need to carry your cell phone in your pocket.

Styled like a fashion accessory and made of metal with an acrylic screen, this concept can easily be clipped to your shirt, jacket pocket or tie so that it’s comfortable to wear and easily accessible.

Reminiscent of a barcode, the time is displayed with lines in LCD and backlit with blue LEDs. Read the rest of this entry »

Robotic Shapes

February 17th, 2010

It appears like layers of metal make up the case of this concept watch design. The various faces of metal run in different directions and at different angles creating a robotic look.

Bright blue LEDs display the time, the shaped segments running in line with angles of the case. Hours run in a clockwise direction on the left of the interface. Groups of five minutes run in a clockwise direction on the right, in the same position as numbers on a clock face. Four single minutes are positioned in the center. Read the rest of this entry »

Tri-Time

February 16th, 2010

This concept is a wireless bluetooth receiver that can be worn as a necklace or attached to your keychain or key ring.

Connect earphones and pair it with your cell phone to answer calls hands free and wirelessly or connect to your bluetooth mp3 player to listen to music.

The IP black stainless steel case has openings on three sides where the earphone jack, USB port, volume and setting keys are located. The front of the device displays the time with blue LEDs and the back has track and operation keys. Read the rest of this entry »