This Tesla-inspired Module Rescue is a futuristic mobile health camp and rescue machine for disaster relief

Elon Musk has his eyes set on colonizing Mars, and given the visionary he is, it is not looking like a pipedream after all. While the natural catastrophes show no sign of muting down on planet earth, a company like Tesla can design a rescue module capable of remote emergency healthcare to the affected people. This makes even more sense in third-world countries where rescue missions need to be handled with more finesse. With this motive in mind, designer Víctor Groten Rico has envisioned the Tesla Module Rescue concept.

This futuristic-looking machine is a mobile health camp capable of housing medical personnel and space for rehabilitating patients in remote areas. The exterior of this module is inspired by the concept designs of supercars but in a much bigger proportion. The whole thing moves on tank-like treads, making it capable of conquering any harsh terrain or weather conditions given its reinforced structure. On the inside – it is all about comfort, spacious areas, and a luminous environment. There are compact sections that house the beds on the upper section, a private section on the bottom, and storage on the middle half of the module.

The Tesla Module Rescue’s crew has a command center to devise all the strategies and action plans for the mission. It is nothing less than a sci-fi movie’s setup, and with this being a Tesla-inspired design, it is electric-powered with solar panels on the roof, providing extra juice for long journeys. The size of this automotive is tailored to accommodate a large number of people, and roam around freely over vast open areas, although I can’t think of it treading the treacherous mountainous regions. On top of that, it would have been better if the designer penned it as a concept that could disintegrate into separate modules depending on the region’s terrain and the needs of the reuse mission.

Designer: Víctor Groten Rico

Given the angular design sported by the CyberTruck, the Tesla Module Rescue’s bulky design seems like a logical aesthetic upgrade.

The interiors of the Tesla Module Rescue seem almost inspired by a starship/SpaceX interiors – sporting a simple black and white design.

The interior holds a command center that seems to control the navigation of the ship, along with information needed by the captain for making informed decisions.

Whatever the terrain, we hope the tank-like tires can easily traverse the difficult locations as rescue is always a venture into the unknown.

Solar panels keep the vehicle up and running even in the harshest conditions.

Futuristic laptop concept comes with a detachable smartphone instead of a trackpad





The AIO Phone-book does a bunch of incredibly radical things, let’s count them down. Firstly, it comes with a built-in smartphone that detaches when you need, and docks back to turn into a trackpad. Secondly, to account for the size discrepancy between smartphones and conventional trackpads, the phone sports a rolling display that allows it to not just expand, but bend too, turning into a mouse. If that wasn’t enough, the empty docking region on the laptop even acts as a wireless charging zone, for items like your AirPods. It’s possible that the AIO Phone-book, even as a concept, bites off more than it can chew… but hey, being creative and innovative ain’t a crime, right?

Designer: Kylin Wu

AIO Phone-Book with Detachable Smartphone Trackpad

A winner of the Spark Design Award (probably for sheer far-fetched futurism), the AIO Phone-book comes from the mind of Kylin Wu, a Shenzhen-based Industrial Designer. Objectively, without looking back at what laptops have been like for the past decade, the AIO Phone-book makes a pretty common observation. The trackpad has a touch-sensitive surface, and so does the phone… so why don’t they both exist together as a single device? The AIO Phone-book comes with a smartphone that sits flush against its keyboard, with a screen that serves as a trackpad + mini-tablet. When docked in place, the smartphone acts as an auxiliary device for the laptop, allowing you to use its screen as a numpad, control center, and a trackpad. Detach it, and you’ve got yourself a smartphone that can be used independently as its own device, or as a mouse for your laptop.

AIO Phone-Book with Detachable Smartphone Trackpad

AIO Phone-Book with Detachable Smartphone Trackpad

The smartphone comes with an expanding design, made possible thanks to a rolling screen and a unique flexible hinge that allows the phone to expand as well as curve. We’re WAY DEEP in uncharted territory so let’s not try to bring logic or hardware limitations into this. While the smartphone’s undocked, the empty space on the laptop serves as a platform for wirelessly charging other devices like your TWS earbuds. When you’re done and you want to dock your phone back in again, it snaps in place and contact points on the top and the bottom of the phone connect it to the laptop, allowing it to charge (as well as potentially send and receive files).

AIO Phone-Book with Detachable Smartphone Trackpad

The idea of docking a smartphone inside a laptop isn’t new. Razer even showcased a prototype of this very concept with their Project Linda back in 2018. There’s no official word on why Razer never really took this concept forward, but a few thoughts come to mind – the most notable one being that people buy phones and laptops separately, and they change their smartphones MUCH more often than they change their laptops. Besides, it would create logistical and usability issues too. What do you do when you’re on a call and you need a mouse or trackpad? Or worse, what if you lose your phone? It’s safe to say the AIO Phone-book is one of those ‘absolutely unreal’ concepts because beyond being able to dock your phone in your laptop, the AIO comes with a flexible, rollable phone too. That’s WAY too many moving parts and fragile components. However, the idea of being able to use your smartphone in conjunction with your laptop is a pretty promising one. You could wirelessly charge your phone off the laptop (something Apple’s reportedly been working on), use it as a remote control for your laptop, an extended screen, a num-pad, or as Apple’s also demonstrated with Universal Control, use it to seamlessly drag and drop files between devices. That being said, the AIO Phone-book’s definitely one of the more zany concepts out there, although it does prompt us to push technology further and further…

AIO Phone-Book with Detachable Smartphone Trackpad

The Lamborghini Massacre Concept showcases a streamlined design inspired by stealth fighter jets

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

The name Massacre may seem like overkill, but it’s nothing if not passionately aggressive – a characteristic often associated with the raging-bull brand. Designed by India-based Krishnakanta Saikhom, the Massacre Concept hopes to bring Lamborghini back to its golden days under Marcello Gandini. Relying on a form that’s aggressive without being overly complicated, the Massacre is a smooth beast that borrows from the streamlined design of stealth fighter jets, while also paying a hat-tip to Gandini’s approach to automotive design.

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

Pit the Massacre against Gandini’s Countach and Miura and it surely looks futuristic. Saikhom believes Lamborghini’s definitely evolved wonderfully as a brand, but somewhere down the line, its later cars ended up sacrificing on visual simplicity. Fractured surfaces, an abundance of air-intakes, and faceted forms sort of took away from the essence of Lamborghini’s simplicity. From a raging bull, Lamborghini transformed into some sort of cyborg animal. The Massacre Concept aims at toning it down and creating a car that’s both futuristic yet true to Lamborghini’s visual language.

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

The concept automobile boasts of a design inspired by the Russian Sukhoi Su-57, the first fighter-jet to rely on stealth technology. Just like the fighter jet, the car boasts of a slightly pointed nose that helps cutting the air as the vehicle speeds forward, while carbon-fiber flaps located at the base of the car’s A-pillar help it maneuver just like a fighter-jet would. The car even comes with a cockpit-style single seat to give the driver the impression of maneuvering a jet plane… but on land.

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

As a hat-tip to Gandini, the Massacre concept’s headlight comes with ‘eyelashes’ inspired by the headlights on the Miura. However, while the Miura’s eyelashes gave it a feminine grace, the Massacre’s eyelashes make it much more expressive. The car also sports Y-shaped headlights, yet another iconic Lamborghini detail, and comes with the signature ’63’ artwork on the side, harking back to the year the company was founded.

All in all, the Massacre looks like a combination of Lamborghini’s greatest hits. It’s got a touch of the Reventon, the simplistic wedge-silhouette of the Countach, and the headlights inspired by the Miura… but does it come in yellow?

Designer: Krishnakanta Saikhom

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

Lamborghini Massacre Concept by Krishnakanta Saikhom

This electric Jeep Hexagon is built for extreme polar expeditions

MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition on-board the modern research icebreaker went on for a year from September 2019 to October 2020 – operating in the North pole. The motive was to deploy sensors and monitoring stations in an area spanning 30 miles – with the idea of getting a deeper insight into the Arctic climate system. Just picture a scenario where the researchers have to reach one of the remote servers for repair, and the inclement climatic conditions don’t allow air commute via a helicopter. In such a situation, a reliable, electric four-wheeler will be the way to go.

The Hexagon Jeep by Gwi Design is created for such future expeditions, where the highly hostile conditions demand a stellar off-roader. The electric Jeep adopts a hexagon design geometry since it is proven to be one of the most robust known shapes. The vehicle’s namesake, a jeep, is justified by the colossal ground clearance for the hostile terrain of the region. The approach and departure angles of the Hexagon Jeep make complete sense too. To make the ride as smooth as possible for the researchers, it has independent shock absorbers. The vehicle comes with removable battery packs on the back, which can be swapped for charged ones in an instant.

The most intriguing feature of the Hexagon Jeep expedition vehicle is the removable headlights that double as torchlight when needed. I can’t resist but mention; the car looks like a cross between the Warthog light utility vehicle showcased in Halo and the GMC Hummer EV. Although Gwi has designed the concept for MOSAiC expeditions, it will make for a very cool off-road vehicle on the trails for adventure enthusiasts!

Designer: Gwi Design

This Logitech StreamCam inspired podcast mic is every influencer’s desk setup essential!

If you’re planning on taking the advantage of live streaming platforms or the growing fad for podcasting; you need a decent microphone that offers top-notch audio and looks incredible on the desktop. Logitech already has a StreamCam to let you take your content and passion to the next level – thanks to its blissful appearance, pristine image quality and versatile mounting options. Now a designer has conceptualized a microphone that would complement the Logitech StreamCam not just in appearance but in quality and connectivity as well.

Take your live streaming and podcasting to a new high with Logitech StreamMic Concept, which is conceived specifically for gamers, podcasters, and streamers in search of a professional-quality desktop microphone that Logitech would approve of. As the appearance gives out, the StreamMic is truly inspired by the aesthetics of the Logitech StreamCam and fits its design language through form, material, and simplicity. The microphone here is dressed in a similar monochrome theme with inviting fabric covering the sensitive innards. Fascinatingly, the conceptual design, in addition to sounding great would provide versatility so you can concentrate more on your content or gameplay, and leave the rest for the StreamMic to handle. For enhanced freedom, the microphone comes on a tripod-like base with pivoting legs. The mic itself can rock back and forth to ensure more than one user – sitting across from each other – can use it simultaneously.

The aesthetics and versatility are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to performance. The StreamMic must check the other boxes of audio quality and StreamCam-like USB for connectivity if it must make it to the mainstream someday. Hence, it also comes with USB-C jack for computer input as well as a 3.5 mm jack for real-time listening. With the smooth plastic and woven fabric design, this is visually one accessory you would want on your desk when broadcasting live!

Designer: Akshay Bhurke

This compact + flexible AI enabled camera is the EDC of the camera world!

For social butterflies, clicking a picture of every moment possible is the usual affair. The accomplice – well, the good old smartphone! Then there are accessories like gimbals, selfie sticks (I’m not a big proponent of them), or flexible tripods like the Gorilla Pod. Sure nothing can compare to a DSLR camera, but portability and ease of use are a big concern. Design student SangHyeon Na has thought of a unique accessory or gadget that’s compact, flexible, and satiates your never-ending quest for clicking those Instagrammable pictures.

Meet CAMEY, a tiny camera that fits in your pocket or hooks onto your backpack! It’s more like the EDC of the camera world. SangHyeon Na imagines this concept as an automatic camera with AI-enabled functions for making clicking pictures an enjoyable and creative task. Use it for shooting sharp portraits or high-octane action sports – CAMEY is built for any creative moment you want to hold on to. You can bend it any which way, just like a Gorilla Pod, to capture unique perspectives. The companion app lets you share pictures or videos directly with friends or even filter them by location or other metrics. You can even communicate with the CAMEY community.

The idea is to have a dedicated portable camera that can be utilized in the blink of an eye. Just like the iPod revolutionalized the music industry and the very concept of portable music players – CAMEY too wants to be a standalone accessory for all your camera needs!

Designer: SangHyeon Na

 

This tiny Microlino camper trailer with a retractable kitchen is for urban adventure seekers!





Normally when you think about Overlanding, camper trailer, or living on the go – it is about powerful all-wheel drives hooked onto a trailer with all the luxurious amenities possible for a comfortable life on the road. But nobody has given much thought to living an adventurous life with a small electric car as the accomplice. A small hatchback on an even smaller footprint doesn’t come with the luxury of a highly powerful drivetrain. And when the drivetrain is electric, it is even harder to imagine towing a trailer keeping the feasible aspect in mind. Thus pulling a heavy camper trailer behind a small electric car is out of the question. Or is it?

Product designer Ozan Kayikci has come up with a mindful design for a camper tent and portable kitchen for the Microlino 2.0, a Swiss-based micro electric car to explore this unattended segment. A small electric car that can take pride in having a respectable camper-like configuration, complete with a small portable kitchen. This gives adventure seekers another option to hit the road in the small car with the assurance of a cozy place to set camp under the stars. The inflatable camper fits inside the front section of the vehicle, and when you need to set camp, it can be done in a jiffy with one end securely attached to the car. The boot section holds the mini kitchen to cook a quick meal under the star-studded sky.

Ozan’s idea is feasible for a day’s overnight trip to the woods for two people in a four-wheeler that can take on the busy streets of the city as well. It’s like an extended two-person tent for a short adventure trip every other month to freshen things up.

Designer: Ozan Kayikci

This foldable wheelchair comes with a height-adjustable function, helping users be more independent





Imagine spending an entire day sitting in a chair – like the Chair Sitting Marathon from Brooklyn Nine-Nine – no getting up or relief from being in one position is easier than it sounds. This feeling is something anyone who uses a wheelchair can attest to; while the freedom is fantastic, the design is old and needs a fresh breath of air. This prompted budding designers Sarath Malyala, Raajnandini Jadhav, and Ritu Garg to design a powered wheelchair for utmost comfort and ease of use in varied situations. The resulting blueprint is a balanced combination of postural support, propulsion, portability, stability, and flexibility of use while outdoors. Wheelchair users often face frustrating limitations due to the existing wheelchair designs and the risk of injury. The dependence on others in getting on/off the wheelchair, pressure soars, bumpy roads, or reaching the higher place is another difficulty they have to deal with daily for daily tasks resulting in emotional stress.

These problems propelled the young designers to create a portable wheelchair that is high on comfort and ultra-flexible. Dubbed Phlegon, the power wheelchair is tailored for outdoor use on not-so-smooth surfaces and ideal for nighttime operation thanks to the headlamps and reflectors. The impeccable design offers a reclining position to allow the seat and the backrest to adjust independently or in tandem – something the user needs for his/her medical complications. This tilting motion prevents the development of sores when using the wheelchair for an extended time. There’s also a height adjustment function to allow the user to reach out for things independently. The height adjustment along with the leg support lets you stand up with ease, returning independence to the disabled. When not in use, the wheelchair folds horizontally, which means it can be transported easily in the boot of a vehicle.

Keeping in mind the scenarios where the user doesn’t have complete control over the lower limb, there are cushioned straps to keep the feet in place. The freedom of movement in the Phlegon power wheelchair is its biggest USP. There are two batteries, one in use while the charging, ensuring there is enough juice for the whole day. And to retain independence, the wheelchair comes with headlamps to help maneuver dark streets. This truly mindful creation deserves to see the light of the day to allow the luxury of movement to be available for every human on the planet.

Designer: Sarath Malyala, Raajnandini Jadhav, and Ritu Garg

Unusual Apple iPhone 13 M1 render finally ditches the notch… for a bump.





Whoever says ‘beauty comes from within’ makes a rather compelling case for this iPhone 13 concept, because it surely is, well… unconventional on the outside. Marking a clear departure from Apple’s old style of iPhones, this concept by Antonio De Rosa ushers in a new age for a new iPhone – the M1 iPhone. The ‘beauty on the inside’ for this concept is surely its M1 chip, which has definitely made a massive splash with the rest of Apple’s high-end consumer electronics… while the design change in question is in the very product’s silhouette. Unlike every previous iPhone, which has had a rounded rectangle shape from the get-go, the iPhone 13 comes with an outward notch that houses its front-facing camera.

This is probably the most unusual camera bump I’ve ever come across because for once, it isn’t on the back of the phone… it’s on the top. Marking a rather clear deviation from the design trend of the iPhones before it, the iPhone 13 concept tries to do things differently by breaking the mold and probably questioning those self-evident rules of smartphone design. The video which De Rosa put together for his concept highlights the beauty in ‘strangeness’ by looking to nature, which is filled with strange things too. His reinterpretation of the iPhone brings about the same feeling as you would get seeing an unusual animal or plant. It makes you curious, makes you question it, and makes you give it your 100% undivided attention.

That isn’t to say that I completely approve of this design direction. I like it, but I’m not sure if my reasons for liking it are based on logic or on sheer emotion. It’s clearly ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking – literally too… and maybe that’s enough to make people really like this concept. It isn’t conforming, it isn’t a sheep. It’s unique and has character, standing out against a sea of smartphones that look absolutely identical when viewed from the front. No matter how you cut it, the iPhone 13 looks unique – from the front, the back, and even the sides.

The bump serves a practical purpose too. For once, the modern iPhone doesn’t have a notch. The iPhone 13 comes with a complete screen, as all the cameras and sensors that enable FaceID sit on top, within that tiny 3-4 millimeter bump. Looking beyond it, however, the phone comes with speakers on the top as well as the bottom. The camera bump shifts slightly upward too, ensuring it’s perfectly aligned with the raised edge, thanks to the bump. Lastly, the conceptual phone flexes its muscles with its greatest feature yet, the Apple-made M1 chip.

Apple’s slated to debut the iPhone 13 in the fall of 2021, although an M1 iPhone is probably a distant dream for now (Rene Ritchie explains why). However, that’s never stopped concept creators like Antonio De Rosa from making their own concepts that embody what they themselves are looking for in future iPhones… and personally, I’m here for this upward camera bump! It’s probably practical design-wise, but my positive response to it is more reptilian than logical.

Designer: Antonio De Rosa

Husqvarna enters the electric scooter category with the heavy-bodied Vektorr concept

Building on its vision to reinvent urban mobility by ushering it into an emission-free future, Husqvarna just launched the Vektorr, an electric scooter concept with an almost BMW Motorrad Concept Link-inspired heavy-body design that projects confidence and dominance on the road.

The launch of the Vektorr comes just days after Husqvarna announced the E-Pilen electric motorcycle, and one can even notice a homogeneity in their design language. The Vektorr embodies Husqvarna’s agile, edgy design aesthetic while still judiciously using tight curves to create an automobile that looks sinewy and muscular. The e-scooter relies on a familiar silver, black, and lemon yellow paint-job as seen in the E-Pilen, and has the iconic circular headlight that’s signature to the Husqvarna brand.

The electric scooter comes outfitted with a 4kW motor that gives it a top speed of 45 km/h and a claimed range of 95 km. Designed keeping the urban traveler in mind, Husqvarna said, “The Vektorr Concept is the first electric scooter ever produced by Husqvarna Motorcycles and is aimed squarely at the urban commuter who demands a compact, stylish and effective personal transport solution to fit their busy lifestyle.”

Husqvarna is expected to begin production of the Vektorr in 2022. Customers can get an exclusive glimpse of the Husqvarna Vektorr Concept at the PIERER Mobility AG special exhibition in the KTM Motohall in Mattighofen, Austria. Partially owned by India-based Bajaj Auto through its 48% acquisition of KTM, the Vektorr will be manufactured at Bajaj’s factory, as part of the Bajaj-Pierer Mobility plan.

Designer: KISKA for Husqvarna