Design legend Luigi Colani has passed away at the age of 91. Colani’s designs were an absolute deviation from the ordinary, with a minimal use of straight lines, and form that took heavy influence from organic curves, muscles, and biodynamics. The German industrial designer prided himself in having incredible versatility, working on everything from ballpoint pens to kitchens, and from grand pianos to grand automobiles. Colani’s career spanned over 50 years, having worked with companies such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Volkswagen, and BMW. Colani passed away at the age of 91. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
NiteLanding’s lamp looks like the view from your airplane as you’re flying over a city at night! Taking topographical data of cities and adding light to them, NiteLanding isn’t really a decorative map as much as it’s an interactive lighting device. In the day, it looks like a bird’s eye view of your favorite city, but as night falls, the NiteLanding lights up, just like the city does, mimicking streetlights and building lights as seen from above! It truly resembles looking down upon your city from the skies!
NiteLanding was born out of a passion for travel, and a need to capture the beauty of a city, not just during the day but also at night. NiteLanding comes to life in the dark, as small pores and dots light up on its surface to resemble the city’s lights. Each city’s map is crafted to perfection, sometimes with details that are as much as half a millimeter thin. The maps use highly accurate and open-source data from OpenStreetMap, capturing the finest and smallest of details to create a relief map that’s as accurate as it gets. Right behind the map sits a piece of acrylic glass with thousands of dots etched into it. LEDs around the edges of the map help illuminate these etched dots, making them look like thousands upon thousands of street lamps and building lights. The lights even come with a dimmer switch to control the brightness and intensity of your city’s sparkle!
Each NiteLanding comes with a frame that allows you to hang it on a wall, and a cover that lets you use it as an interactive installation, placing miniature objects and figurines on it to bring out the map’s interactive element. You could put that Eiffel Tower keychain to much better use, resting it right across the Trocadero on your miniature map of Paris, or add souvenirs from your travel on top of the map to give it a more personalized, more interactive touch. The NiteLanding lamps come in two sizes, and can even be customized to carve a special message or your holiday hashtag into its bottom right corner, near the city’s name. Who knew maps could look this mesmerizing at night too!?
NiteLanding Lamp – City Light View from 30,000 Feet
NiteLanding is an evocative lamp, crafted to bring back the moment of looking down at a bustling metropolis city view from your window airplane seat at 30,000 ft in the air. A decoration lamp display famous city maps from around the world. Style your home in the day, and experience the city light at night.
A look of London City Map in the day & Night
2-in1 Decorative Art Display
NiteLanding is the world’s first lamp that let you experience the hybrid nature of showcasing it’s ART in 2 different versions. During the day, it gives the visual impression of a detailed 3D city map. At night, the lamp comes to life, illuminating a fabulous city light view.
City Art by Day
City Light by Night
NiteLanding Lamp Story
“We all love to travel and our goal is to run out of pages in our passports. Our story began from one night flight, when we were approaching our destination’s airport for landing. We was captivated by the mesmerizing views of the city skyline with golden lights peppering the city. The warm, ambient glow emanated from buildings, roads, and streetlights, all forming the modern-day city we know so well. That’s how the NiteLanding Lamp came to be. We created this lamp so that we could pause time and stay in that moment forever,” Reawsanguanwong told Yanko Design.
Below: The Art of City Day Street in 3 Dimensional
A close up look of Satin-White city street details, created the look of white canvas painting in 3D ART.
Each artwork of the city map is crafted with precise clean cut and contours with micro details (some lines as thin as 0.6 mm). We remain all the actual map accuracy (OpenStreetMap data), and restyle the streets, roads and rivers in the form of 3D ART. Our Satin-White finishing of the city street layer resemble a minimal purity of white canvas painting. Each city map is accompanied by the city’s name with its respective time zone (UTC).
Below: Glowing Sreet Night Light
They created the “Glowing Street Light Effect” (patent pending) to simulate the city night view. By implementing lighting depth illusion on the transparent plexiglass layer (underneath the city street map) to replicate more than a thousand illuminated lighting effect of buildings and street lights.
The basic theory is when the light travels into the edge of a clear polymer or glass, the light will bounce around inside until it finds a way out at the far edges with the effect of no light being lost (similar to the basis of fiber optics). But an interesting twist happens when the surface between the edges is disrupted. By etching and carving pattern on each surface of the material one by one, we control where the light escapes and create the effect of more than thousand street lamps.
More than thousand lighting effect underneath city street layer.
A comparison of Nitelanding’s city light with the actual Paris map (photo reference from NASA earth observatory)
Tell Your Travel Stories
Each city you visited has your own unique encounters and experiences, share and inspire others with your own city stories. Time flies but our memories on that city last forever!
Not only the NiteLanding Lamp is a great gift or display but doubles out as a creative avenue for the young one to explore their imagination. Encourage them to create their own adventure in the big city. Have them spark their imagination with toy planes roaming above the city or the boat gliding through the river.
Creative builders & hobbyists will love how their iconic landmarks comes to life when placed next to the NiteLanding Lamp. Creating their own mini cities in their favorite space. They may choose to display standing or having it displayed flat on the surface.
Low Heat Lighting: Safe to touch
LEDs are cool to touch because they generally don’t produce heat in the form of IR. We designed the “Glowing Street Light Effect” by having the LEDs conceal along the side of the frame, a similar technique to the edge-light system for light guide panel (ELS-LGP).
With the city street layer placed on top, the heat is placed further from light source making the lamp surface low in heat and safe to touch even for playing.
Touch & hold to control the brightness level
Touch Sensor Dimmer Switch
Take control of your lamp with a smart light dimmer. A simple touch on the logo to turn the lamp ON/OFF. Touch and hold to dim the light up/down. Adjust your city light brightness to your preference with the step-less dimmer.
Touch Sensor Dimmer Switch
With built in smart memory chipset, the lamp intelligently recognized your last brightness when turned OFF. Perfect for your preferred preset brightness to your bed light level before sleep!
The feature of the rotatable touch button connector making running of the wire convenient when mounting on walls
Below: Design Meets Art
With the compact M size, it stand perfectly on the bookshelf
Style your living room with the L size, wall hang or put them in the bigger space
Attach the interchangeable plug according to your local socket with a simple twist click
Universal Power Adaptor
Each NiteLanding Lamp comes with Universal power adaptor. We will also provide FREE 4 additional changeable plugs attachment consist of US, UK, EU, AU sockets for every set. The new locking system makes it easy to change the plug according to the different country electrical socket. Perfect gift for your family and friends who lives in different country!
Below: Available Sizes
The M size come in perfect square shape, while the L size come in rectangular shape and displays a larger city area
– NiteLanding Lamp – M size (10”x10”), 25 x 25 x 5 cm – NiteLanding Lamp – L size (16.5”x12.5”), 42 x 33 x 5 cm
A comparison look of the M & L size during the day and night
Style your room with the wall mounted NiteLanding L size
Special Edition: Custom Light Up Message
Personalize your NiteLanding Lamp with a special light up message. Add your special story about your trip. Bring back your wonderful memory and make it last forever! You may delight your love ones with the memorable time you had in Paris or could be a fun secret code only you and your buddy knew of that crazy trip.You can put anything you want – it’s the perfect personalized gift for the whole family!
You can add your own text message up to 30 characters (for NiteLanding M size), and 40 characters (for NiteLanding L size) for example;
– “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”
– “London is calling, Smith’s family”
– “Our honeymoon trip, Justin & Alice 14.02.19”
What’s In The Box
Each NiteLanding Lamp come with inline touch dimmer button and universal adaptor. We also provide FREE additional 4 plugs (US, UK, EU, AU) for every set. What a perfect gift to send to your friends or family around the world.
Available Cities: Top 30 world’s most-visited cities
We’re a group of passionate designers and always dream of creating our very own product that could benefit people from all walks of life. We truly believed with the simple touch of design could make a big impact on society and let them enjoy life to the fullest. NiteLanding Lamp is a clean & simple art that contains the spirit of our design. This project is all about helping people travel back to a particular moment in an instant, and relive it all over again.
Physically and metaphorically, the Respio is like a bookmark. Just like a bookmark helps you keep track of which page you are on, Respio was designed to help you track your sleep. The device comes with a long fabric belt that rests horizontally across your bed, and a hardware unit at the end that hangs off the side of your bed, monitoring your sleep. Just through clever design and the use of some rather remarkable sensors, Respio measures the quality of your sleep. It can track your breathing, measuring any irregularities in it, while also keeping tabs on how you sleep at night, recording if you’re a restless or sound sleeper.
The sheer brilliance of Respio is the fact that it isn’t a wearable sleep tracker. Realizing that most people aren’t comfortable sleeping with clunky bracelets or smartwatches on their wrist, Respio is much more discreet, yet just as effective. It gently rests on your bed, and the sensor fabric at just a millimeter thin, practically merges with your bedsheet, so you don’t even realize it’s there in the first place. Its hardware end hangs off the side of your bed, reading and analyzing how you sleep, capturing everything from your sleep cycle and duration to recording your breathing patterns and even going the distance to measure your room’s temperature and humidity. It crunches all this data and displays it to you through its easy-to-understand interface on the smartphone app, giving you a full breakdown of your night’s sleep so you’re never struggling to stifle yawns during the day because you’re facing a sleep deficit.
Respio is, in every regard a health device. Because a lack of sleep can result in a higher likelihood of fatigue, stress, and physical problems down the line, Respio’s ability to tell you whether you’re sleeping right or wrong makes a world of a difference to your overall health. If it detects snoring or irregularities in your breathing during sleep, Respio begins recording audio to allow you to understand whether you’re suffering from sleep apnea or an airway obstruction, resulting in snores. The device relays movement data to the app too, letting you know if you’re a light sleeper, and its extended IFTTT compatibility even lets you calibrate your alarms to ring after a sleep cycle ends, when you’re more likely to feel well rested. Conversely, if you’re an insomniac, Respio can help coach or guide you into sleep through various breathing exercises designed especially for you.
Respio, by design, is a much more discreet and effective way to track your sleep. Rather than manifesting as a plastic and metal band around your wrist, Respio integrates right into your bed, and can be oriented both above or below your bedsheet… and who knows, we may as well end up seeing beds with Respio-like hardware integrated right into the mattress in the future!
Respio Sleep Coach: Reveal What is Sabotaging Your Sleep
Free yourself from Sleep Debt with Repsio Sleep Coach that helps improve your sleep quality, breathing patterns and sleep environment.
Track, Manage & Improve
Improve your sleep quality by identifying any factors that may affect your sleep quality. Respio Sleep Tracker 2.0 is a non-invasive biometric sleep tracker.
With Respio Sleep Monitor, you can finally UNLOCK the mystery of sleep quality with accurate sleep tracking. Follow its Insights & tips to improve your sleep immediately.
Sleep affects every part of life—your health, your mood and more. It can help you perform at your best, stay productive, and fight weight gain and depression. So if you’re ready to make the most of your day, start by improving your night.
That’s why we developed Respio, the smart sleep coach that works as an accurate non-invasive bio-metric tracker that will effortlessly monitor everything about your sleep, allowing you to effectively improve the quality of your sleep.
What is The Respio Sleep Monitor
The Respio Sleep Monitor uses tracked data and analytics to measure, manage, and improve your sleep, right from your phone. Leveraging an extremely thin sensor strip that you’ll never even notice, wake up, open your iPhone or Android app, and learn everything you need to know about your sleep habits.
Enjoy automatic tracking that provides you with information related to sleeping times, breathing, snoring, bedroom temperature, and humidity. Plus, with personalized sleep coaches, find a new motivation in your life to improve your sleep quality. A better life starts with more restful sleep. Who doesn’t want to sleep better?
The best part is that Respio works almost as if it was not there. This is a 1mm thin highly accurate sensor strip that picks up your sleeping patterns as you rest and sleep on it (literally). It works with any mattress, you can perfectly put your bedsheets on top of it and forget about it. Unlike other devices on the market, Respio is not a wearable, so you won’t need to do anything other than sleeping on it!
Key Features of The Respio Sleep Monitor
Did You Know?
The Respio Sleep Monitor App
Understand Causes of Bad Sleep
Respio App analyzes your sleep and life patterns to find the most likely cause with machine learning techniques. Respio App collects the physical information and the daily activities of the user when measuring sleep. By analyzing sleep and activities for more than two weeks, we find the factors that have the greatest effect on sleep. Users will be able to manage the factors that have the greatest effect on sleep and gradually reduce symptoms.
Respio accurately analyzes your personal sleep data and calculate your sleep debt. Check your sleep debt just like checking the balance on your bank account.
Sleep debt is a fancy term, but it perfectly describes the problem. Every time you do not sleep well, your body and mind accumulate a sleep deficit that keeps on mounting and making you feel exhausted and unproductive, no matter how many cups of coffee you take. If you consecutively abuse your sleep cycle, sleeping for only a few hours each night without any REM sleep or a sleeping environment that is right for you, the abuse is going to add up.
For sleep debt analysis, Respio collects the following physical information, gender, age, BMI. Daily activity factors include; alcohol, caffeine, smoking, fever, workout, medicine, stuffy nose, shower, sunlight exposure, stress, change of sleep environment and so on.
Respio would never force you to enter your personal information and daily activities to analyze sleep apnea if you are concerned about your privacy.
Repsio App optimizes your bedtime and wake time to reduce the sleep debt in the most natural way possible. Besides, it will monitors the sleep environment-humidity, brightness, and temperature and provides suggestions to improve your overall sleep quality.
Our goals are simple: we want to accurately detect your sleeping patterns and habits to reduce your sleep debt accumulation. Along the way, we want to make falling sleeping easier for everyone, with an affordable and accessible sleep coach that was made just for you.
Fully Relaxed Before Falling Asleep
Respio App analyzes and personally trains you so you can breath better and relax better. After using the Respio breath exercises you will reap the benefits of relaxation, improved concentration, stress reduction, normalization of blood pressure, and an increased lung capacity that will help you beat your insomnia.
After using the Respio breath exercises you will reap the benefits of relaxation, improved concentration, stress reduction, normalization of blood pressure, and an increased lung capacity that will help you beat your insomnia.
Respio is Easy to Use – Make it Personal
Respio app works both on iOS and Android systems and both the Respio sensor strip and app are only for individual use- which means that Respio can only be used by one person at any given time and that the cumulative data collected by Respio can only help the person whose sleeping data has been collected. That’s one of the beauties of Respio: It’s a truly highly personalized sleeping coach!
The Next Generation of Sleep Tracking
How does Respio compare to other sleep trackers? Sleep trackers are not a new thing, so what makes Respio so special? In traditional medical communities, sleep tracking is very expensive and takes a full night at their clinic. What’s the point of tracking just one night? Plus, when you sleep at a different place, you sleep differently because you need to be more aware of and get used to the different sleep environment. It’s a basic evolution mechanism.
Respio is a unique sensor with integrated breathing-measurement technology. The interior features a pressure sensor and the exterior is made of 100% cotton. Respio’s sensor transmits breathing signals to the Respio app via Bluetooth 4.0. The data-collecting function of Respio offers more detailed results, scores and suggested tips and exercises over time: the more you use it, the best it performs.
The Respio app will be available for iOS and Android systems.
Behind The Scenes
Evolution of The Respio
Respio Sensor operates at 3.3v. 3.3 V is not dangerous because it is as low as two typical batteries(1.5v x 2). We had an experiment to pour water into the sensor to check electrical safety. The sensor worked normally and there was no electrical leakage. Don’t worry about the effect of electromagnetic radiation, we have already tested Respio in an anechoic chamber with EMI Tester. Electromagnetic waves are released at a safe level from 9 dBuV/m to 18 dBuV/m.
Respio Sensor’s Tech
Respio sensor measures subtle pressure changes caused by chest and abdomen movement. This is why Respio sensor strip should be placed at the level of the chest. The chest cavity and abdomen expand and deflate during respiration. Respio measures the movement of the chest and abdomen to collect data and translate into something that regular customers could understand: sleep score.
When you breathe in, both chest and abdomen expand at the same time. The sensor detects this movement. So when you breathe in, the sensor graph shows a sudden spike.
When you breathe out, both chest and abdomen deflate to a neutral state. Respio sensor detects this change, and the sensor graph shows accordingly as shown in the pictures.
This video shows the change of the data values. When I apply force onto a sensor, the sensor value increases, and when I release, the sensor value decreases. The oscilloscope next to the laptop also shows the same results. Check it out!
Our Real World Testing: In unforced breathing, Respio detects the breathing cycle accurately during the inhalation and exhalation cycles. During the phase of sleep apnea, the graph flattens out.
Earlier this year, Baubax set on a mission to revolutionize the fashion industry with clothes that put comfort beyond everything else. The Travel Shoes represent a final piece in that puzzle, after having previously launched travel jackets and travel pants that combine comfort, durability, stain-resistance, and style. Just like Baubax’s apparel, the shoes are designed to be everything you want from your footwear. They’re grippy, durable, water-resistant, come in a variety of styles with both laced and laceless variants, but most importantly, are extremely comfortable. Borrowing entirely from nature and natural materials, Baubax’s travel shoes are organic from top to bottom, carefully picking and choosing materials that best fit the shoe’s needs.
The rubber outsole gives the shoes the friction it needs to firmly grip onto even the slipperiest of floors, while a coconut coir and natural latex insole mimic the feeling of having a cushy mattress underneath your feet. Sitting between the insole and your feet is a layer of Australian merino wool, a breathable fabric that keeps your feet feeling ventilated, while letting you commit the otherwise cardinal sin of wearing your shoes without socks. Merino wool, however, possesses anti-bacterial properties too, so your feet stay healthy and your shoes don’t end up developing an odor. Sitting above everything is the Travel Shoes’ bamboo-fabric upper, which keeps your feet cool at all times, just like open-toed sandals, but without being a fashion faux-pas.
Just like the rest of Baubax’s apparel, the shoes are designed to be worn everyday, everywhere, every time. Available in multiple styles, from the kind you’d wear to work, to the kind you’d holiday in, Baubax’s Travel Shoes are water-resistant, stain-resistant, odor-free, while being some of the most lightweight footwear ever made, thanks to the comfortable coconut-coir insole. The laced variants come with elastic laces too, allowing you to slip on and slip off the shoes anywhere, anytime. Given Baubax’s commitment to building a fashion brand that puts something as demanding as travel-comfort on the top of its list, the Travel Shoes take the best bits from sports shoes, formal shoes, and comfortable orthopedic footwear, while literally borrowing from billions of years of natural evolution for some of the most advanced yet organic materials known to our kind!
Designers: Hiral Sanghavi & Yoganshi Shah for Baubax
Made from Coconut Coir, Natural Latex, Merino Wool and Bamboo. These shoes are grippy, durable, water-resistant, come in a variety of styles with both laced and laceless variants, but most importantly, are extremely comfortable.
Three Styles for Men and Women
Lists of Features and Benefits
Bouncy and Cushiony.
Cool to the Skin.
Soft and Cozy.
The shoes are made as per standard US sizing. In case you are between sizes, then it is suggested that you size up for a comfort fit, or size down for a snug fit.
In case you follow EU sizes, we recommend you measure your foot length in Cm or Inches and select your shoe size from the chart above.
Powerful as individuals with their unique skill sets, and practically invincible when brought together, the Klip EDC Knife and the TL Micro EDC Torch make a perfect duo. Perfectly capable in their own right, they combine to help you see, and then conquer. The Klip captured our hearts earlier this year with its compact design, titanium build, and versatile tanto-style blade. After its wildly successful run on Kickstarter, Klip is making its comeback with a sidekick of its own… the TL Micro flashlight.
Just 54mm long, and 25mm wide, the TL Micro puts a powerful 280 lumen torchlight into the form factor of a key-fob. With a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can run for as long as 17 hours on the torch’s low-brightness setting, the TL Micro comes with three brightness settings (the highest being more than 5 times brighter than your phone’s flashlight). Perhaps the brightest torch for its size, the TL Micro is powered by a LED made by Nichia, the world’s largest LED supplier, and is housed in a military-grade aluminum casing that’s durable enough to withstand being run over by a car (Dapper truly sticks to its Go Hard Or Go Home ethos). Rechargeable via MicroUSB, the TL Micro comes with a single capacitive-touch button that allows you to tap to trigger the light as well as swipe to toggle through its three brightness settings.
The TL Micro is aided by the Klip, a pocket knife we’ve spoken about in length before. With a 66 millimeter pocket-clip-shaped body and a foldable tanto-style blade, the Klip pocket knife is capable as well as compact. In short, it’s there when you need it, and practically invisible when you don’t. The Klip conveniently clips to pockets, and thanks to its hollow hinge, can easily transform into a keychain by slipping a keyring in. Designed to pair with the TL Micro, the Klip comes in a black 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum body with a super-sharp 440C steel blade. Together with the TL Micro, you’ve got two of the most common utilities you need in your EDC arsenal. Practical and portable, the Klip pocket knife and TL Micro flashlight are literal must-haves for your outdoor (as well as indoor) adventures.
TL MICRO (TouchLight Micro) is an ultra-compact rechargeable LED Flashlight featuring a Touch-sensor, Micro-USB port, and ultra-bright Nichia LED emitter. With four lighting modes and a blinding 280 maximum lumen output, this isn’t your typical micro flashlight.
TL MICRO’s rectangular form is designed to be unobtrusive in the pocket and smooth to retrieve.
TL MICRO features touch-activation which makes going through modes as easy as a light touch or swipe.
Powering On. Simply touch, tap, or swipe the sensor to activate the flashlight and blue mood-light feature. From the blue mood-light (or from the OFF position; you do not need to go into blue mode first) press and hold for mode 1 and then simply swipe or tap again to cycle through the other modes…
You can then turn off the flashlight from any mode with a short press and hold.
Locking Out. To prevent accidental activation, press and hold down for 3 seconds, light will blink 3 times to confirm. To unlock, press and hold for 3 seconds.
TL MICRO’s 36-meter range allows you to see many times farther and wider than a smartphone light, with a comfortable grip that better protects your safety.
– Blue mood-light: 50 hours – Moonlight: 3 lumens 17 hours – Medium: 50 lumens 1 hour 50 mins – High: 280 lumens 48 mins – Standby: 3378 hours – Recharge: 50 mins (250mAh Lithium-ion battery) – Lock-out mode
TL MICRO is built with a nearly indestructible body that can take a beating. They are so confident they gave their prototype a crush test to prove it. This 4,000 lb Toyota 4Runner was no match for TL MICRO’s durable housing.
TL MICRO’s powerful illumination is provided by a NICHIA 219C 4000K CRI 90+ LED. It packs a 280 lumen punch of HIGH CRI (92-95) light into your pocket.
Who is Nichia?
Nichia is a Japanese company and the world’s largest supplier of LEDs. It designs, manufactures, and markets LEDs for display, LCD backlighting, automotive and general lighting applications with the many different LEDs across the entire visible spectrum. By using a quality brand-name emitter, you can rest assure that TL MICRO is built to last.
An illustration of CRI. Image: LUX Technology Group
What is CRI?
CRI (Color Rendering Index) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light. The measurement is based from 0 to 100 – with 100 being all the colors found in sunlight. TL MICRO features HIGH CRI because we want to make sure whatever you’re trying to light, you will be able to see the colors pop, textures stand-out, and finishes with depth and luster.
Who is it For
TL MICRO is literally for anyone who has ever used their mobile phone as a flashlight. Sure, your phone fulfills basic lighting tasks, but the goal of TL MICRO is to give you a high-quality, dedicated tool that is right for the job. If you have ever been in a situation where you need a flashlight AND to use both of your hands; holding a TL MICRO in your mouth for those emergency “headlamp” situations sure beats trying to bite down on your mobile phone!
TL MICRO is splash and dust-proof but not fully submersible underwater.
Design and Prototypes
There are a lot of cylindrical-shaped flashlights out there. But they didn’t want to make just another flashlight that looked and operated like everything else on the market; they wanted to challenge themselves and their engineers by going with a rectangular battery; kind of like the ones you’ve seen in cell phones. From there, they incorporated the smallest capacitive touch-sensor that they can find.
Introducing KLIP Black
KLIP is an everyday-carry suspension key hook with built-in precision blade. KLIP Black is an aluminum version of their titanium KLIP. Titanium may not be everyone’s preferred material or color and for this reason they created a lighter, longer, and more affordable version in a sleek black aircraft-grade aluminum.
Never a ‘dull’ moment with KLIP by your side. Use the built-in knife for almost any cutting task that you’d use a conventional pocket knife to do. Open letters, packages, remove staples, or defend yourself in an emergency.
In a world that’s transitioning from wishing people with cards, to wishing people by sending them videos and selfies, Lalaframe provides the perfect combination of both experiences. This $25 card comes with an LCD display, a speaker, 512mb of storage, and a battery that lasts roughly an hour with constant use. In other words, it’s two things. It’s the world’s coolest gift card… But it’s also the world’s most affordable tablet!
The Lalaframe looks like any card from the outside, albeit a little thicker thanks to the hidden electronics… but open it and the LCD screen inside comes to life, playing a personalized message that’s been uploaded to its memory card. The message could be either a video shot on your phone, or a slideshow of snippets that you made on a computer. The Lalaframe can read all standard video formats (AVI, MP4, 3GP, and WMV), and the 7″ LCD screen is a pretty unique way of communicating a personalized message, be it either in voice, song, or text. The card comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to an hour (based on how heavy your video file is) that charges via a MicroUSB port.
Unlike most novelty cards, the Lalaframe can actually be reused again. Adding a video to it is as simple as connecting it to a laptop or desktop and dragging and dropping files. Old files can be deleted and replaced with newer videos whenever you want to re-gift the card… or be like me and add downloaded episodes of your favorite TV show to have your own video playback machine (I’m kidding, don’t pirate stuff, kids). All in all, the Lalaframe is a unique way of delivering a touching video message that won’t get buried in your phone’s camera roll or get deleted after 24 hours.
The frame comes in three varieties. One with a heart theme, one with a birthday theme, and a blank template for any occasion of your choice. A pretty impactful way to get your message across, the Lalaframe makes for some incredibly lasting birthday messages, anniversaries, wedding/engagement announcements, seasons’ greetings, or just telling someone you love them. At its remarkably low early-bird price of $25 (find me any video playback device that’s this affordable, I dare you), the Lalaframe is one-of-a-kind not just because of the ability to play back video greetings, but also because it’s so much better than shelling out a fiver for a crummy Hallmark card with a stock photo and a cheesy slogan on it, am I right?!
A modern, fun and personal greeting card that literally speaks for itself. “We were fed up with all the impersonal mass-created greeting cards and wanted to make a card that is customizable and reflective of us and our relationships,” Fattahi told Yanko Design.
Below: How It Works
1. Take a video.
Have full control over what goes into your greeting card. Whether you want to shoot a video with your iPhone, sing a song, or compile a series of photos from past memories, you have the choice to truly make it your own. Be as weird and corky as your heart desires.
2. Upload it on the card.
Simply use the USB cable that comes with the card to upload your file. Connect the card to your computer and drop the file in the folder. Voila!
Surprising someone special and making a loved one smile is one of the greatest joys of life. and let’s be honest, we all love a good surprise.
“When we are surprised, our emotions intensify up to 400 percent.” -Tania Luna
What’s In the Inside
Their video cards consist of a 7″ LCD screen, a speaker, a 512 MB memory card to store content, plus a rechargeable battery that will last between 30-60 minutes per (constant) use. The memory can store a video with an approximate duration of 25 minutes, the duration depends on the quality of the video. A high quality video shot with a professional DSLR camera can be up to 15 minutes long.
Three Different Designs to Choose From
Their I love you card is their –make your loved one smile- special. They have a limited number of 40 that we are shipping out as soon as we have the first lalaframes made.
Happy Birthday cards are available too! Wishing a happy birthday to a dear friend or a loved one doesn’t have to be boring.
And of course a white blank card. Do as your heart desires. This card is ready to be customized by you. You can paste a photograph on it. Write a poem or put minion stickers on it. Or just leave it blank for a super minimal (Marie Kondo style) look. whatever you feel like.
Recharge & Reuse!
Lalaframe is not a single-use card. Their cards are meant to be reusable, the battery is rechargeable and the card can be used and passed on as many times as you’d like. You don’t have to keep the card and put it next to the pile of paper greeting cards, you can just keep the video on your computer, and then pass on the card and share the love.
Name any occasion and Lalaframe can be used as a personal and unique gift. Uses are truly limitless:
– Father’s day / Mother’s day gift – Anniversary present – Christmas card – Valentine’s day surprise – Birthday card – Baby news – Graduation announcement – Promotional / marketing material – Goodbye note to a colleague – A wedding, bridesmaid, or bar mitzvah invitation, to being used to simply make someone smile and feel special. – Breaking-up with your significant other and making it less awkward for you both. – Bye Bye! Letting your parents know you are going to be quitting your job and traveling for a year. – Breaking the news of your new baby to your family.
Video Formats That You Can Use
Most video formats work on lalaframe cards, such as : AVI/MP4/3GP/WMV or full format. For best results, use a standard 16:9 widescreen ratio for the video, (youtube video ratio).
Basketball is one of those rare sports that is bound to the court. Unless you’ve got two hoop poles cemented into the ground, or mounted on a wall, you’re not really playing basketball, you’re just dribbling away… which is quite a limitation, given how popular basketball is. You can play soccer, cricket, or even volleyball anywhere with just the right equipment, but basketball doesn’t have that freedom of movement. You’re restricted to wherever the hoops are. Tim Shields and his invention, the Uball, are hoping to break that shackle that’s holding basketball back. Much like being able to set up a volleyball net anywhere and begin playing, Uball lets you carry around and set up an 8.5 foot pole and hoop anywhere, giving you the ability to engage in a game of basketball anywhere you go, in the fields, at the beach, or even in your backyard.
What Uball does for basketball is similar to what ice did for hockey. It dramatically changes the way the game is played, while also catering to your obsession for the sport. The 8.5 foot hoop comes with Tim’s new version of being able to play basketball on sand or even on grass, where you can’t really dribble or bounce the ball (much like how you can’t roll an ice-hockey puck the way you’d roll a hockey ball). With Uball, there’s no dribbling and no out-of-bound areas. You can hold the ball for the duration of two steps, before passing it to a teammate, who can literally dunk or shoot from anywhere on the field… even behind the hoop! Uball’s hoop, however, conforms to the design of a standard basketball hoop, so as to not drastically change the gameplay. The only difference is that this eight and a half foot hoop folds up into a backpack-sized package that you can carry on your shoulders, along with the basketball.
The Uball’s design is optimized for portability, with a simple multiple-part assembly that weighs roughly 30 pounds. Its base firmly screws into the ground like a beach umbrella does, allowing the hoop to take the strains of the game without collapsing. Assembly takes minutes too, as you put the poles together, fix the hoop and backboard in place, and prop it all up on the firmly secured base. The poles can be height-adjusted too, if you’ve got children playing, and Uball conveniently comes with not one, but two basketballs that you can carry along with you. You can easily play a game with just one Uball hoop (Tim’s modified version accommodates for it too), or if you’d like something that’s more on the traditional side of the spectrum, you can have two people carry their own respective Uball kits for a more conventional game of basketball. Designed to finally make basketball as nomadic a game as soccer, Uball represents a dream where people can shoot hoops at the beach too!
Uball is a new version of basketball that you can play on a beach or at a field. The basketball hoop set can be packed up, carried on your back, and secured into the ground like a beach umbrella. Its reduced height of 8.5 ft. (adjustable down to 5.5 ft.) and smaller basketball allows everyone to experience one of the greatest plays in basketball: the slam dunk.
Uball is a movement that is reinventing the way people play and think about basketball. Check out the basic rules of Uball above. They also have an in-depth rule book you can view here.
Below: How It Works
Step 1: Similar to a beach umbrella, secure ground screw into ground by turning it.
Step 2: Attach rim to pole and backboard with two knobs.
Step 3: Join poles together with two pins at your desired height.
Step 4: Lift backboard, rim, and pole and place it on the ground screw.
Step 5: Tighten three knobs on ground screw to pole.
Uball basketballs are at a slightly reduced size (25.5″ circumference instead of 29.5″ circumference), so the average person can now palm the ball. The basketballs are still large enough where you can shoot it normally.
No detail was too small for their engineering experts. Through multiple rounds of development, testing and redesign, they are bringing to the world a product built for optimal portability and durability.
Portability: Your Uball set is converted into a backpack so that everything can be carried on your back on any adventure.
1. The ground screw, the rim, and the balls are easily attached to the backboard. 2. The backboard can be converted into a backpack with adjustable straps. 3. The pole and its pad come with a strap that you can sling over your shoulder for easy transport.
Durability: A high-quality product created to keep up with you.
Rim: custom-designed to withstand the force of slam dunks through its steel-faceted curve. We have developed a rim that can handle powerful dunks from athletes in the NFL, NBA, and elite college basketball programs, as well as the hundreds of students from 12-23 years old that have tested the strength of the rim over the past six months.
Backboard: structured with a steel frame so that it will maintain its integrity and rigidity in travel and play.
Pole: made of steel in order to handle the strength and stress of any type of shot.
Ground Screw: screws into the ground 12-15 inches deep, and is what makes the system stable.
Tim Shields, CEO, and Molly Shields, Vice President, are co-founders of Uball. Tim left the University of Virginia to pursue Uball full-time, while Molly is entering her senior year at UVA. Their love of sports and their entrepreneurial spirit helped them see an opportunity to create something completely new – revolutionizing the way people play basketball.
Now here’s a wireless charger that’s guaranteed to make you do a double-take. The ZENLET Coil, quite unlike anything I’ve seen before, is a wireless power-bank, but is also an aromatherapy device. Why would you need the two experiences bundled into one device? The guys behind the ZENLET Coil see the device as a holistic charger, that doesn’t just power up your phone’s batteries, it powers up your internal batteries too, through aromatherapy! Designed to add value in more ways than one, the ZENLET Coil can be used indoors as a wireless charger that also works as an air-freshener, or on the go, as a portable wireless power-bank that extends its use as an aromatherapy device.
Resembling an iPod without a screen, the ZENLET Coil is a fashionable looking, anodized-aluminum slab with a black disc at its center. The disc houses the wireless-charging coil underneath it, while also acting as a pivot for when you slide the ZENLET Coil’s upper panel, to reveal its aroma-stones in the corner. As unusual as the ZENLET Coil is in its function, using it is pretty simple. The device houses a 4000 mAh battery that can be used to wirelessly charge your phone, watch (except Apple), or earphones by simply resting it against the charging surface. However, when you plug the ZENLET Coil into its own charging base to top off its battery, the aroma diffuser kicks in, giving the product a secondary use when it’s technically not in use. There are two air outlets and they are at the upper sides of the ZENLET Coil, and they emit an aromatic waft of air, bringing a certain tranquility to your space while your power-bank is charging. Want to use the ZENLET Coil’s aromatherapy feature while on the go? Just add a drop of a fragrance-oil of your choice on the aroma stones and the ZENLET Coil becomes your personal, portable aromatherapy device… which also happens to charge your phone!
Available in a range of colors, the ZENLET Coil pairs well with your smartphone, thanks to its microtexture matte aluminum finish that’s reminiscent of the MacBook’s texture. The ZENLET Coil can be used while traveling, giving you the ability to juice up your phone anywhere, although one of its most fitting areas of use is indoors, or even in your car (using the ZENLET Coil air-vent clip)… effectively energizing not just your phone, but you as well!
Never seen before: A brand-new design combining the portable wireless charging with aromatherapy diffusion.
According to the research, aromatherapy can suppress negative emotions such as anger, irritability, & stress, and can induce positive emotions such as happiness, relaxation, and efficiency, etc.
With that in mind, they have come up with ZENLET Coil. It keeps our phone batteries and also our spiritual batteries fully charged anytime and anywhere that we can finally have a peace of mind in the hustle and bustle of modern life.
With ZENLET Coil in your hand, it keeps you refresh and your mobile phone recharged at all times.
Connect your ZENLET Coil to the Base Holder and instantly, the aroma is dispersed to the room while it is recharging.
Connect ZENLET Coil to the Air Vent Clip and within a few seconds, the car is diffused with aroma. Simultaneously, the mobile phone placed on top of it will be recharged.
Below: ZENLET Coil Wireless Power Features
1. The World’s Thinnest Wireless Charger
With the size of 100 x 63.5 x 9.5mm and weighs only 85g, ZENLET Coil has the power capacity up to 4,000mAh. In order to achieve this effect, they developed the breakthrough technology to compress the volume of 4000mAh in the high-density battery module to make it fit into the case body of only 9.5 mm thin.
2. Highly Compatible
Foreign Object Detection(FOD) is a safety mechanism which automatically interrupts power delivery if there is interference caused by a foreign objects such as coins, keys, paper clips etc.
3. Fast Wireless Charging
When using alone, ZENLET Coil generates the output of 5W. The charging capacity will be up to 10W if it works with the adapter of either QC (Quick Charge) or PD (Power Delivery).
4. Charging Through Cases
ZENLET Coil can charge through phone cases up to 5mm thick. No need to pull your case on and off every time you need to charge.
5. USB-C Port
USB-C INPUT: Recharges ZENLET Coil 67% faster than micro-USB port.
USB-C OUTPUT : Allows for wireless and wired charging. Achieves up to 2.4A output power.
6. Charging Two Devices At Once
While ZENLET Coil itself is charging wirelessly, it can also charge the other device with the USB-C cable at the same time.
7. Automatic Power On
No need to press any buttons to start charging or diffusing as ZENLET Coil will automatically return to a power on state upon connection.
8. One-stop Charging
While charging your mobile phone, ZENLET Coil will recharge itself synchronously to allow you get double the result with just half the effort.
With the help of Magnetic Gel Pad, a unique positioning tool created by ZENLET Team, your mobile phone is firmly fixed to ZENLET Coil and will not slip when auto-positioning. It is included in the package and is washable & reusable.
To get auto positioning by simply stick the unique Magnetic Gel Pad on the back of your phone. Then place your mobile phone on ZENLET Coil with the display facing up.
Magnetic Gel Pad ensures your phone a secure hold against ZENLET Coil for a fast and sufficient charging in your pocket or in your bag.
In addition, Magnetic Gel Pad works well with Air Vent Clip. By connecting Magnetic Gel Pad to the Air Vent Clip, it enables several functions provided by the phone mount, wireless charging pad, and air vent diffuser. While you are enjoying the fresh air in the car, your mobile phone and ZENLET Coil are being recharged simultaneously.
Below: Aroma Diffusion Features
1. Portable Diffuser
ZENLET Coil utilizes two methods of diffusion. To passively diffuse the essential oil, simply add a few drops of oil on the aroma stones inserted on ZENLET Coil. The essential oil on the stones will be absorbed and the aroma will be released into the air.
Through the help of the waste heat created when ZENLET Coil is charging wireless, the effects of aroma diffusion is greatly optimized.
1. Area Diffusing
Contrary to the passive diffusion, ZENLET Coil can diffuse aroma proactively. When ZENLET Coil is connected to the base holder, the micro mute fan inside the base holder will self-start and pump air to blow the aroma through the slot on ZENLET Coil for quick and spacious diffusion.
Create your own moment of peace and feel relaxed anywhere at home.
Aromatherapy relieve stress, relax the body, and promote quality sleep.
After connecting ZENLET Coil to the Air Vent Clip, the air pumped by the car cooling system will be blown and dispersed through the slots on ZENLET Coil for a quick and spacious diffusion.
3. Aroma Stone
Easy to refill: Swivel open ZENLET Coil single-handedly and pour a few drops of essential oil to the Aroma Stones.
Replaceable: The Aroma Stones can be easily pulled out with the regular magnets and replaced.
They choose the quality ceramics that have been through the bisque firing at 2,012 degrees F. The resulting piece after the firing process is porous and the pores are ideal to absorb drops of essential oil and fast diffusion. Easy to clean;simply dab it with an alcohol pad or wash it with water and let dry. Reusable.
Below: Design Details
Intuitive Design: Easy swivel turn open with single hand for quick access.
Screwless design: Screwless appearance design represents aesthetics of industrial design.
CNC Unibody: CNC process after fording enables ZENLET Coil with higher strength than normal aluminum products.
Below Color Option: Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold
Prior to the product development stage, based on the background of their respective professional fields, each team member is encouraged to come up with thoughts and ideas during the brainstorming sessions. Through the discussion, some of the thoughts were crafted into creative ideas that defines the model of this new product.
After going through several trial and errors on the sample-making, iterative identification, material testing for the case body, circuit design scheme, wireless charger coil & micro mute fan, we have finally confirmed the whole electromechanical system of this new product is feasible and have outlined its framework.
While we were developing the molds for the test-run, thanks to our team of the seasoned designers, we were able to consolidate the manufacturing capability of our supporting factories specialized in the circuit design module, aluminum alloy products, and high-density plastic products. Thanks to them, we were able to troubleshoot any issues and thus to optimize the appearance, functionality, and the overall quality of our new product to the fullest.
The Dual Beam has an interesting take on a pretty common problem with being a bicyclist. A majority of bicycle accidents don’t occur because of bad roads, or because of faulty mechanics, but rather because of a lack of visibility. Given how slim they are and how quietly they drive, most bicycle accidents occur because they’re difficult to notice in low-light settings, effectively putting the biker at risk. Dual Beam takes on this problem with a rather innovative approach. Unlike bike reflectors that just passively reflect light, the Dual Beam is, in fact, a headlight for your bicycle… but instead of just shining on the roads to illuminate your path, the Dual Beam also shines on the rider like a spotlight, making you, as well as the road ahead of you visible. A literal two-birds-one-stone scenario.
The sheer genius of the patent-pending Dual Beam is that it makes its rider visible without distracting or blinding others. While most bike-lights aim at being brighter in a bid to be noticeable, brighter isn’t better, say the designers of the Dual Beam. A brighter light can often compromise the visibility of others, so the key is not to be the brightest, but to be easily visible. The Dual Beam effectively manages to do this by shining three LEDs at the driver’s torso. The RGB LEDs are visible from a distance, as they shine on your clothes, appearing white when far away (when the three colors combine) and showing up as three visible colored halos when viewed from up close. A flange above the LEDs prevents the RGB LEDs from shining into the rider’s eyes, increasing their visibility without impairing their vision. The front-facing headlight points downwards too, so as to illuminate the road without creating a glare for other drivers.
Dual Beam comes with a weather-proof waterproof design and straps to the handlebar of any bicycle, thanks to its universal mount. The internal battery charges via MicroUSB, and provides 5 hours of run-time on a full charge. Designed to be used not just at night, the Dual Beam comes with a Day Mode too, which allows the headlight to strobe, making it visible even in bright daylight. After all, it’s always a good idea to be safe, right?!
What’s better than one audio device? A two-in-one! No?! A three-in-one!! I’ve officially hit crazy with the Level x3 Headphones. Just like the Matryoshka dolls, these babies are one big bag of surprises. Designed to be your everything-audio solution, the Level X3 is a pair of in-ear earphones, that fit into headphones. Audio synchronization allows your headphones to continue what you were listening to on your earphones. The only way to top off that awesome idea is to step it up with the Cradle, a docking device for the headphones that not only charges them, but acts as an all-in-one speaker. I’m officially mindblown!