Sound Before Sight

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There was a day and age, before television, that folks only listened to the radio and used their imaginations. Nowadays, it seems as though it’s the audio that supports the visual. Designed in response to this, Sound.B is FIRST a speaker and SECOND a TV!

This Bluetooth enabled sound bar is equipped with an integrated vertical beam projector. Use it to stream your favorite tunes or tune in to your favorite channel. When it’s not in TV mode, you won’t be left with a giant black square in your living space. Instead, it looks like a sleek streamlined console. It’s legs, however, can easily be removed for placement on a shelf or other surface.

Designer: Younggyu Kwon

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The angle of the screen and the volume control are operated by the rotary buttons, providing a distinctive feeling.

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Using four separate legs provided as separate attachments, it can be used anywhere on the floor and shelf.

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If you do not use the video function for a long time, you can prevent contamination by using the plate.

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Finally, a Pretty Projector

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U-G-L-Y, projectors ain’t got no alibi! Seriously, if you’ve ever shopped around for one, you know the options look like something straight out of that Short Circuit movie from 1986. Unfortunately, they’re also not convenient to hide within paneling or a wall because they radiate so much heat! Orbit, however, is one you won’t mind having on display. After all, the whole idea behind a home projector is so you don’t have an TV eyesore dominating your room!

This modern projection system transforms unused walls and blank spaces into a smart home interface and blends in to the surrounding architecture seamlessly. Unlike other boxy builds, the system is housed in a recycled aluminum circular case with a minimalist puck style remote and aluminum balancer. Simply move this magnetically attached counterbalance to change the angle of projection and to keep it steady. Its integrated battery is capable of delivering four hours of video playback which means it’s not only capable of being floor or ceiling mounted, but also completely portable.

Designer: Louis Berger

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A projector that rises from the ashes

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Not many products today take inspiration from something as abstract as a phoenix’s flame. But if they were to, they would look like this pocket projector concept for Canon! The projector design has a unique look to it, something that makes it look like an incredibly futuristic high-rise skyscraper. Maybe that’s what products need today, an aesthetic that looks larger than life, making people go wow!

The pocketable projector comes with a cap that snaps off to reveal the powerful lens underneath. Wouldn’t this be great for those office meetings? A projector that projects power, authority and has a futuristic appeal?

Designer: Mark Cruzem

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Cute, Compact, Consumer Electronics

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When a product becomes small/portable by virtue of technological innovation, aesthetically it can go in one of two directions. It can either embrace a powerful aesthetic, saying that even for its smaller size, it is just as powerful and capable. This would be characterized by metallic finishes, sharp lines, edgy details. Or it could embrace the friendly aesthetic, implying that it’s small and filled with wonder and amazement, but at the end of the day, it’s a fun product for a fun person. This direction is characterized by softer, rounded forms and pastel or vibrant hues.

The Hemera projector takes the latter direction. Shrinking the projector down to a pocketable size, the Hemera tries not to be intimidating. Instead, it aims at being delightful and user-friendly. A flip-top reveals the projector lens, a detail borrowed from vintage cars that had concealed headlamps that would open upwards (much like an eye blinking). It’s also completely devoid of controls, relying solely on a mobile input (wonder how focusing/zooming would work). Pretty simple, don’t you think?

Designer: Veblen Keung

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