A Lego-like kit with stackable, writeable surfaces that lets kids unleash their imagination!

The Enso guided play kit lets children take an idea from concept to reality. The process begins, as all great ideas do, at the drawing board. The Enso kit comes with handheld tablets where kids can sketch their ideas with erasable markers. The tablets have a transparent drawing surface and are stackable, mimicking the layers of a Photoshop file. This is a feature I haven’t seen before in a children’s toy; it encourages experimentation and collaboration.

After the ideation phase, students get to bring their drawings to life with the Enso building pieces. These pieces function as attachments for the main body parts of the art product. Unlike standard art projects, which would need glue or tape, the Enso pieces don’t need any adhesive. Similar to Legos, the Enso building pieces are reusable but more versatile because they can attach to a variety of materials.

The Enso tool kit was built around the concept of fostering collaboration. Just as the product encourages children to create and experiment together, the Enso company encourages educators who buy the product to participate in an online collaborative community. Educators who purchase Enso will also have access to an online community where they can share their own experiences and lesson plans. Similarly, the Enso company will also use customer feedback to design future product updates.

Another exciting aspect of the Enso kit is its readiness for mass production. The parts are easy to produce with a 3D printer, which means they can be manufactured quickly and at a low cost. Estimates say that the Enso would cost 10.10 euros to make and would sell for 33.70 — a comparable price to a 100+ piece lego set. Blueprints for the object files would also be available for sale, so schools can replace lost pieces if they have their own 3D printer. This year, the Enso was a Top 10 National Finalist for the Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards and won “Best Design Project 2020” from the Technological University Dublin. From concept to execution, this product embodies the spirit of collaboration; the versatility of its design and function may give Lego a run for its money one day.

Designer: Vinh Truong

‘Gears 5’ Xbox Series X update brings Dave Bautista to the story mode

The Xbox Series X and S update to Gears 5 won’t just make the game prettier — it’ll also put a familiar face in more places. The Coalition told IGN in an interview that the game will give you the option of swapping in Dave Bautista (or rather, his WW...

Alienware-inspired portable Solid-State Drive to carry with you its sleek gaming aesthetics

Sometimes a brand represents itself so well, you don’t even have to own an item before knowing what it’ll do for you. That’s the case with Alienware, an American computer hardware subsidiary of Dell, and the reason Sidhant Patnaik noticed the potential in creating a portable flash storage harddrive with Alienware’s gaming brand identity charging its aesthetic.

Following the same design language as newer Alienware products, Patnaik felt inspired by the subtly futuristic appearance of them and conceptualized a portable solid-state drive that fits in with other Alienware companion pieces, such as their Gaming Laptop and Aurora R11. An SSD, which efficiently functions using flash-based memory for faster and smoother operation between it and the computer, would fit right into their easily identifiable, alien-themed product lineup. Primarily a gaming brand, Alienware users’ computers naturally hold a lot of information, so external hard drives are necessary. Speaking to a niche audience, such as Alienware’s gaming consumers, it’s important for a brand to notice what they might depend on in order to keep products like laptops and core processors operating smoothly.

SSDs are generally a rite of passage for any technology user, but often they’re regarded as a separate product entirely. For gamers, it is essential that each piece of hardware works cohesively in tandem with each other in order to keep games and additional software running without disruption. Patnaik’s product design certainly fits the bill with 2TB of storage, along with ports and electric connectors that fit into other Alienware products like they’re made for each other since in this case, they are.

Designer: Sidhant Patnaik

Google pulls popular Android apps that collected kids’ device data

It’s not always easy for app creators to avoid violating kids’ privacy, and a few of those developers are learning this first-hand. TechCrunch reports that Google has removed Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay, Android apps with a...

HAL 9000 replica’s crowdfunding project goes bust

Another high-profile crowdfunding project appears to have imploded, and supporters are paying the price. An Engadget reader and others who backed Master Replicas Group’s functional HAL 9000 prop on Indiegogo has receive a notice from the company indi...

GENKI pocket Nintendo Switch dock

After a successful crowdfunding campaign the team responsible for creating the GENKI Covert Dock for the Nintendo Switch. Are now shipping their crowd funded Nintendo Switch portable dock and charger to eagerly awaiting backers. The tactical stealth dock for the Nintendo Switch is hidden inside a compact charger allowing you to free yourself from the […]

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This 4-in-1 handbag makes morning routines faster!

It’s 2020 and fashion is finally getting what it deserves. Not only is fast-fashion rapidly dying, people are realizing how harmful and wasteful the fashion industry is, how devastating retail-therapy can be, and that there are smaller, independent companies that are committed to making better products that serve users well. For centuries, handbags were designed a certain way because women didn’t have clothes with pockets, or a work-focused lifestyle. It’s 2020 and the handbag is getting the upgrade it truly needs. The AGIKI handbag’s shape-shifting style was designed for women on-the-go. Created to carry life with you but also to replace the need for a separate laptop backpack, the AGIKI’s unique style allows it to be carried in multiple ways. It can be held in your hand, slung on your shoulder, or even worn as a backpack.

The AGIKI looks like any high-end leather handbag – because times change, but a sense of style doesn’t. However, it’s designed perfectly for the urban working woman. Big enough to fit a 15″ laptop into, the AGIKI comes with a spacious design and as many as 13 different pockets on the inside as well as the outside for organizing your belongings. Yep, there’s a padded laptop compartment too, and separate slots for your phone, tablet, wallet, water bottle along with easy-access pockets/slots for your metro cards, lipstick, AirPods case, and other belongings, so your items stay apart – making them easier to locate as well as keeping sharp objects like your keys from rubbing against your tech.

An organized, spacious interior is complemented by an exterior that balances form and function. The bag comes crafted from high-quality structured saffiano and soft pebbled grain leather with a waterproof inner lining, which not only lends it its quintessential aesthetic, but also makes the bag water-resistant both inside and out. AGIKI’s most noteworthy design detail, however, is the 3-in-1 wearing style that allows you to carry it however you want, and swiftly alternate between carrying-styles too. Its handles let you hold it like a traditional bag, while sliding straps allow you to either sling it on a side like a shoulder-bag, or carry it on both shoulders like a traditional backpack. It even comes with integrated luggage sleeves that let you slide the bag onto any travel-case for hands-free traveling! This freedom of choice allows the AGIKI to play multiple roles too – working like a backpack that pairs well with casuals, or a hand-held briefcase-ish purse that complements your executive pant-suit look, or a work-bag for a business trip. The AGIKI backpack comes in three classic colors, and even has the option of pairing with a smaller 5-in-1 belt-bag that’s perfectly sized for carrying just your essentials!

Designer: Natasha

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AGIKI Work-Life Bag – Versatile. Elegant. Organized.

The AGIKI bag instantly converts from backpack to shoulder bag to hand bag.

Versatility

From dawn to dusk, carry just ONE bag with adjustable straps. Transform it instantly into THREE absolutely distinct styles – hand bag, backpack or shoulder bag based on your purpose.

Organization

The 13 thoughtful compartments & pockets organize your entire day’s essentials in an accessible way. You will find a padded laptop compartment, a sleek iPad/Notebook compartment, 5 pockets to keep your sunglasses, cosmetics, charging cables or power bank, 1 large zipped pocket, water bottle sleeve & key leash.

Slip in a 13” laptop in laptop compartment or comfortably slide in a 15” in the central compartment.

Double Security: the main compartment is zipped to secure your prized possessions. The magnet closure adds another layer minus any hassle.

Without exposing your main gadgets or opening the whole bag to get your things, they have one easy-access pocket to stash your metro cards, pen slot, keys, lipstick, air pod and especially a passport for easy flight check-in.

Travel-friendly

A luggage sleeve on the back lets you slide it through the suitcase handle and keep your bag in place during the check-in-and-out process. It fits tight and lets you travel light.

Zip-off the luggage sleeve to turn it into a small pocket at the back.

Premium & Waterproof Materials

Crafted from high quality genuine structured saffiano (black & red) and soft pebbled grain leather (brown) that will stand the test of time through coarse seasons and rough travels. The waterproof lining is another added protection to give you peace of mind.

Adjustable straps are double-layered with soft leather on the rear side for more comfort.

Specifications

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