Someone made a rotary mobile phone and it looks like the stuff of multiverses!

If you’re looking down at your smartphone right now as you read this, try to look beyond the illuminated pixels and fathom the amount of un-understandable technology that’s gone into making that thin smart-slab you’re holding between your fingers. In a mere span of 20 years, we’ve gone from landline telephones (which aren’t entirely complex) to giz-whiz 4G LTE touchscreens with the ability to upload and download immense amounts of data in split seconds. Skilled (and definitely eccentric) maker Justine Haupt decided to craft herself a cellphone from scratch… without touchscreens and those fancy cameras and chipsets. This absolute Macgyverian beauty comes in a relatively handy format, with an e-ink display, an adjustable antenna for impeccable service, and get this… a rotary dial!

“Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting. The point isn’t to be anachronistic. It’s to show that it’s possible to have a perfectly usable phone that goes as far from having a touchscreen as I can imagine, and which in some ways may actually be more functional”, says Haupt, who’s not only put together the functioning device from scratch but also made all the code and design files available online for other people to build their own dumbphones.

Say hello to possibly the best version of the dumb-phone. It doesn’t need a screen protector, still fits in your pocket, allows you to go through the day without texting, lets you be available yet selectively social (nobody would expect you to dial a 10 digit phone number on that monstrosity)… and Justine isn’t just proud of her creation but says it’s arguably better than most smartphones and she intends on making it her primary phone. The Rotary Cellphone comes with a real, physical, detachable antenna that you can position to get perhaps the best service possible on a mobile device. In fact, an LED strip along the side indicates signal strength (and goes up all the way till 10 bars, rather than the small icon on your phone that only shows 4 bars). The phone’s rotary dial provides a uniquely tactile dialing experience that you may either love or hate, and Justine even added a few speed-dial buttons on the body too. Needless to say, apart from excellent reception, the battery life on the Rotary Cellphone is pretty long too, thanks to the presence of a low-energy e-ink display that functions as a caller ID as well as notification area.

The most important takeaway from Haupt’s experimental swellphone/hellphone (depending on which way you look at it) is the fact that she understands how it works. It’s a device that isn’t mysterious to her, and does exactly what she needs it to do, which is make and receive calls fabulously, even while on the move. No more, no less… and you’ve got to admit it does look a whole lot cooler than that always-connected slab of glass, metal, and silicon you have in your pocket.

Designer: Justine Haupt

An iPhone 11 Pro in a Cybertruck’s skin

Call it a match made in heaven, or call it an unholy union. The guys at Caviar, famous for their custom-made iPhones, have launched the Cyberphone, an iPhone 11 Pro’s soul in the body of a Cybertruck.

Quite inspired by Jonas Daehnert’s Cyberphone, this pimped-out iPhone 11 Pro comes with a PVD-coated titanium body featuring a polygonal edgy design reminiscent of the ‘polarizing vehicle’. The body extends all the way to the front, entirely covering the screen like a clamshell phone (so there’s never a repeat of the ‘shattered-glass’ incident), but with the hinge located at the bottom edge. The unique hinging mechanism allows the phone to immediately have a kickstand that you can use anywhere to prop the phone up on a table as you show it off… because with a price tag north of $5,000, you GOTTA show this phone off.

Designer: Caviar

These gel-filled casts are breathable, waterproof, and look incredibly cool!

Shattering the archaic approach to plaster/fiberglass cast-building for fractures, Cast21 believes it has a much better alternative to traditional casts. Practically a standard for decades now, plaster-casts are required to sit on your body for months at an end, and considering they aren’t really water-resistant (and your limbs remain 100% enclosed), they begin working up a stench over the months of not being able to wash them. Given their impenetrable nature, casts cause great discomfort over the weeks and anyone who’s worn one will tell you what a pain it is when your skin begins itching and there’s no way to reach in there for a satisfying scratch.

Chicago-based startup Cast21, however, has a much more elegant solution. Designed as a sleeve that fits over any hand, Cast21’s cast takes shape around your hand once it’s filled with a patented gel that hardens over time. Doctors select a sleeve-size based on whether the patient is a child or a fully-grown adult. The sleeve is slipped on, and filled with a patented mixture of resins that become a malleable gel after a while. The doctor can then adjust the gel to perfectly hug the limb, giving it the support it needs. Patients can even choose between gel-colors, opting for combinations and gradients, breaking the stigma that casts need to look horribly clinical. The resins harden through an exothermic reaction, providing soothing heat to the limb as the cast begins to take shape. The outer sleeve itself has a crisscrossed design (almost resembling a pear protector) that allows it to remain breathable while still providing a robust structure around the broken limb. Cast21’s casts are completely waterproof, which means you can shower or even swim in them and their partially-open design even allows you to satisfy an itch, were you to have one! Plus, it provides a decent canvas for scrawling messages on too!

Cast21’s gel-casts are currently limited only to ‘distal radial fractures’ or DR fractures that occur around the wrist. They’re working to develop different sleeves for other parts of the body, while they hope that the technology replaces traditional casts that look, feel, and smell atrocious. The Cast21’s solution has widespread applications, especially for military, outdoor, and first-aid use, since the resin and sleeve are relatively easy to carry around and administer on-site, rather than having to travel to a nearby hospital.

Designer: Cast21

Set up an entire prototyping workshop for less than the price of a smartphone

The holidays are coming a little early with Snapmaker’s Black Friday deal! Designed to be your go-to for any sort of prototyping or fabrication, the original Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer is every creative’s dream. Yes, it’s a 3D printer, but it’s also more. Snapmaker features a modular system that lets you mount practically anything to its XY axis, from a CNC machining unit to even a laser engraver, giving you the ability to do more than just print plastic parts. With the Snapmaker and its modules, you can even carve out blocks of wood, plastic, or foam, or even laser-engrave items like wood, leather, or even paper to explore the wildest corners of your imagination. Created with a small footprint, the Snapmaker Original occupies the same amount of space a laptop would, but fulfills the roles of a complete fabrication lab… and thanks to its modular system, Snapmaker doesn’t break the bank either!

Snapmaker started as a simple idea that creatives should have access to powerful technologies like printing, machining, and engraving. The idea came to life in 2017, with over 5000 backers pledging more than 2 million to fund the Snapmaker into existence. For a rare (and small) window of time, you can now grab the Snapmaker at even less than its original super early-bird Kickstarter price!

The 3-in-1 printer comes with an all-metal design, ensuring a high-quality and reliable 3D printing experience. The entire unit comes with a flat-packed, easy-to-assemble, solid aluminum alloy frame that’s CNC machined for near zero tolerance between parts, resulting in incredibly accurate operations. Along with the Snapmaker Original also comes a touchscreen tablet that forms the device’s interface, allowing you to control it and set it up. Switching between printing, machining, and engraving modules is literally as simple as plugging out old module and plugging in a new one. All of Snapmaker’s modules come right in the box, along with an easy-to-assemble frame, the touchscreen display, a heat-enabled bed-plate for an immaculate 3D printing experience, and even a spool of PLA filament so you can begin creating right from day one. Plus, YD readers get a special extra $50 discount! Go ahead, this holiday season, make your dreams literally come true!

Designer: Snapmaker

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Snapmaker Original 3-in-1 3D Printer

The 3-in-1 printer comes with an all-metal design, ensuring a high-quality and reliable 3D printing experience. The entire unit comes with a flat-packed, easy-to-assemble, solid aluminum alloy frame that’s CNC machined for near zero tolerance between parts, resulting in incredibly accurate operations.

Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer includes everything you need to start your maker journey:

– CNC carving & cutting module
– Laser engraving module
– 3D printing module
– Heated bed
– Touchscreen
– PLA filament

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The new Pixel 4 isn’t just a great phone for users, it’s a great phone for Google too.

I was in the Scottish Highlands a week ago, on a road trip with the family, with absolutely no network on my Pixel 2 phone. In essence, I was cut off from the rest of the world. No internet, no messages, no calls. All I had was the car’s radio, which happened to be catching some music on a DAB station. I looked at my Pixel 2’s screen, completely stunned to see that without any network or internet, my Google Pixel 2 had identified what song was playing. Right underneath the notification bar, it said “Come Together – The Beatles” (the radio channel was celebrating Lennon’s birthday on the 9th of October). My phone had essentially identified a (pretty popular but) completely random track on the radio… completely on its own. I was partly terrified but mostly impressed. Fast forward to today, a full week later.

I’m sitting in front of my TV, watching the Google Keynote live. I’m feeling a similar feeling of euphoria and mild terror at how incredibly advanced Google’s new devices are getting. The Google Assistant has the ability to work incredibly well WITHOUT being connected to the internet. Everything sits in Google’s small machine-learning chip, allowing your phone to be smart on its own. That’s incredible and terrifying, depending on how you look at it. Google’s devices, its smartphone in particular, are growing increasingly powerful in order to achieve what Google calls ‘ambient helpful computing’.

Google’s keynote, just nearly over a month after Apple’s keynote, feels quite different. In fact, I’d say the roles have reversed. Apple was once a bastion of serious innovation, and Google, a fun-loving company that made delightful hardware to complement its software. Now the tables are turned, as Apple takes on a more informal route, with its partnerships with Oprah and Jason Momoa, and its foray into Arcade and Apple TV Plus, while Google has assumed the mantle of power, having just built the most powerful Quantum Computer among other achievements. The once fun-loving company is all about showing how they can ‘help’ change the world, one product at a time. I mean, they even had an on-stage interview with Annie Leibovitz, to talk about how a professional would use Google’s Pixel camera.

The Pixel 4 is built around Google’s motto for being an incredibly advanced piece of tech envisioned to help you. Its incredible advancement comes from the fact that it’s now the first and only phone to use radar as an input, allowing you to wave your hands in the air to swipe through your music playlist, mute your alarm by showing your phone your palm, and much more. The Soli radar chip, developed in 2015, went from 4 square-feet in size, to a mere 4 square-millimeters, sitting in the Pixel 4’s upper bezel. The Soli is so powerful, it knows what to do before you even tell it to. When your hands approach your phone, Soli activates the facial recognition camera on your phone, so you just need to look at it to wake it up… no pressing buttons or anything. It even reduces the volume of your alarm when it senses your hand approaching the phone. It can detect and differentiate between you waving to a friend versus trying to swipe in the air to change tracks on your phone, making it both ground-breaking and incredibly intelligent for something so new. Google’s assistant grew a tad bit smarter too, being able to work across apps, completely offline, and being able to recognize complex commands without even needing the phrase “Hey Google”. If that wasn’t enough, the Pixel 4 will be the first smartphone to be Google Stadia compatible, come 19th November when Stadia finally launches.

As for the camera, Google’s found new ways to excel in that department. There was a good 15 minute segment just on how Google practically built and perfected computational photography. The camera can now click infinitely better HDR images with HDR+, better Portrait photos with its two lenses, even completing it with realistic bokeh, and absolutely stunning low-light pictures that puts the Pixel 4 in the category of SLR cameras. You’re literally looking at a powerful professional camera touted by Annie Leibovitz herself, that fits right in your pocket.

The Pixel 4 comes in three colors, with no fingerprint sensor and a massive square camera bump that easily overtakes the iPhone 11 Pro in its photography capabilities (although there’s a high chance the 11 Pro still dominates in the video department). Google’s very cleverly moved on from showcasing trivial details like wireless chargers and fabric cases (or even the Pixel 4’s battery life) to focusing on the larger picture, like how the Pixel 4 is an incredibly powerful digital assistant in your pocket. From being able to anticipate and understand your needs much in advance and being able to read your gestures in mid-air, to being able to allow you to talk to its assistant in a natural seamless manner (so the technology recedes into the background), the Pixel 4 is a great phone for users, while being a complete magnum opus for Google, showcasing its absolute potential as a dominating force in practically every department, from Voice AI to the state-of-the-art computational photography. That feeling of delight (with the zest of terror) is a pretty interesting one. It shows that there’s still a lot left in the smartphone innovation department, that Google is capable of still blowing our socks off, and there’s no stopping them.

Designer: Google

Most Buzzed Designs of August 2019

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in August 2019.

The Cineorama by Erika Hock is an outdoor viewing space with projectors.

This Avengers-inspired Infinity Saucelet™ brings all your fast food dreams to life in one snap of your fingers. The gauntlet can wield the power of all of your favorite fast food sauces all at once.

This Mac Pro by Semin Jun challenges Jony Ive’s cheese-grater edition successfully.

The evaCHILL is a portable personal air conditioner without the release of Carbon Dioxide!

These earphones sit around your neck, magnetically attached to a chain, giving the earbuds a more fashion-forward approach.

Never seen before: A brand-new design combining the portable wireless charging with aromatherapy diffusion. Buy now!

Taking inspiration from the rounded bodies of F1 cars and cafe racer motorcycles, the Ducati è rossa comes with a carbon-fiber chassis on the inside and a wide, curvaceous body on the outside that gives the bike its temperamental demeanor.

Who needs a display when this keyboard projects your screen directly on your retina?

I have to hand it to designer Pei-Ju Wu, for the clever way he has integrated a planter, side table and lamp, into this amazing piece of furniture that you can place in your living room.

The Volvo PV has an adaptable seating position; the user has the option of how they would like to travel, they may find a standing position for short distances more comfortable than the more reclined position that’s advised for longer journeys.

This iMac integrates a wireless charging for your iPhone, AirPods, TouchPad… both from the top and the side of the stand, is simply clever.

Xbox Cloud’s controllers attach to your phone for a handheld Xbox-gameplay experience!

The PetNow is a first perspective camera for your pets!

Giving your pet some serious filmmaker chops, the PetNow turns your dog into a director of their very own film! The camera attaches to a harness, capturing your dog’s POV, while even filming the dog’s ears as they perk up every time the animal sees something interesting!

Made to be a GoPro for your dog, the PetNow captures video in 1080p and can take still pictures too! It comes with its own mobile app that lets you view and capture footage directly from the PetNow in realtime… both in the day and at night, thanks to the built-in night-vision. It packs two-way audio too, so not only can you hear your pet, you can talk to it too, watching as they animatedly dart around the house wondering where your voice is coming from! The camera can either be strapped on your dog’s vest as a POV cam, or can be placed anywhere around the house to serve as a security and pet-observation camera. Created to suit all breeds of dogs, the PetNow’s vest comes in multiple sizes, ranging from XS to XL, and the camera module can even be customized with tiny bespoke dog-ears to suit your pup’s persona! Designed ideally for wireless use, the PetNow packs a stunning 3 month battery life when kept on stand-by, and even comes with a fast-charging ability. The PetNow connects to your home Wi-Fi to stream audio and video to your phone, but comes with its own 2.4G Wi-Fi hotspot when outdoors, so you can directly connect to the PetNow camera at the beach or in the fields to capture the world through the unique perspective of your furry friend. “Dogs see the world in a different way than people and love to sniff out new adventures. With PetNow, users can see the world through the eyes of their pets and capture all the fun adventures that happen. PetNow keeps dogs safe and provides a totally new look at the world”, says Tony Huang, designer of the PetNow.

The purpose of the PetNow is multi-fold. Not only does it act as a camera that captures fun events from your pet’s perspective, it even works as a security device, allowing you to keep tabs on your pet and your home while you’re away, or even a device to know your animal’s whereabouts when it’s out of the house. You could even use it to populate your pet’s Instagram with funny/quirky videos and images, because let’s face it, your pet obviously has its Instagram presence!

Designer: Tony Huang

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PetNow: Wearable High Definition Smart Pet Camera for Dogs

The world’s first pet camera that monitors your dog with the first perspective. See what your dog is doing at home with a unique dog’s perspective through your phone anytime, anywhere.

Know Your Dog Better by Understanding Their Perspective

Record the funniest moments of their day and share it on social media. Understand your dog better by seeing the world through their perspective. You will feel closer to your pet than ever before. Share their adventures on Youtube or Instagram and make them a star!

Monitor your furry loved one through a variety of perspectives

Live Streaming HD Video

Keeping track of one’s pet can be difficult with energetic dogs. In a moment they can be out of sight and out of voice range. Having a way to monitor them is essential. We provide a 1080P HD live monitoring system that you control from your smartphone. Switch from 1st POV to 3rd POV by simply taking the camera off and placing it on the base to monitor a large area.

Capture the funniest moments

Photo and Video Storage

Using the PetNow app, you can instantly capture pictures and videos of your pup that can be saved directly to your smart devices or TF card on board. Whether you want to capture a cute moment or record evidence of some naughty puppy behaviors – you’ll never miss an important event.

Create a superstar with PetNow, your dog can be famous

Social Media Sharing

Your dog can be a superstar by going viral on social media. There are so many hilarious and funny moments of your dog’s life that you can capture and share with your friends and family. PetNow supports real-time social media sharing.

Communicate and pet them even if you have to work overtime

Night Vision

Built-in night vision makes seeing in the dark possible. Emergencies like sudden power outages won’t affect your ability to ensure your dog’s safety at night because PetNow has an on-board battery.

Communicate with your dog anytime anywhere

Two-way Audio

Convenient 2-way audio lets you easily communicate with your dog and hear what is going on around them. With PetNow, you are never far away.

Stress-free and comfortable camera harness

Ultra Comfortable

The secure fit PetNow camera harness is made of material with soft padding underneath and breathable lightweight mesh lining for a comfortable fit for your dog. The customized mount holds the camera in place and won’t slip even on active dogs. It’s easy to put on and take off with fast-release buckles. Select an appropriate size for your furry loved ones and adjust the strap to get a perfect fit.

Buy one get three styles!

Playful Styling

Replaceable camera ears come with three cute styles to fit your dog’s personality and look: little demon, hamster or bear. Easily change by swapping out camera ears.

What’s In The Box

Their Story

Our story started years ago, when I had my first Shiba dog. He was great, but also very energetic and a bit naughty! I always wondered what his day had been like while I was away. So I decided to buy him a pet camera as a birthday gift. Unfortunately, pet cameras at that time didn’t work too well and gave disappointing results. So I decided to create a better one, which would let me see through his perspective and communicate to my dog directly from my smartphone.

The results were incredible and I finally learned about the unique way that my pet sees and interacts with the world. Now, I can share this special camera with the world and help to bring pets and their owners closer together.

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The LavvieBot S cleans up after your cat does its business

Our relationship with our cats is quite different from that with dogs. Dogs are like children that need constant care, love, and affection, while cats are like your chilled out roommates who can live their lives pretty independently, with an occasional helping hand from you. Whether it’s feeding, sleeping, playing, or visiting the loo, cats don’t necessarily need much from the humans. They can often feed themselves, entertain themselves, and even relieve themselves without you needing to take them for a walk. The only bit where humans need to intervene is in filling the cat’s food bowl, and emptying out the litter.

LavvieBot S helps bring autonomy to one of those two activities. You can, to a good extent, regulate meal-times for a cat, but there isn’t really a way to regulate when you need to clean the litterbox out… and that’s where the LavvieBot S comes in. Designed to be smart-litterbox for your cat, LavvieBox S cleans up after your feline friend does its business. Shaped like a private cabin for your cat, the LavvieBox S encloses the litter space giving your cat privacy, while keeping your space free of litter and odor. The smart-litterbox even cleans out your cat’s waste for you, filtering it through the sand and discarding it in a separate compartment that you can clean out every few days. You can pre-load the LavvieBot S with sand too, so the bot fills up its litter tray autonomously, giving you and your cat the freedom to go about your day.

Designed as a much more decor-friendly solution to your litterbox, the LavvieBot S sits in any household looking more like a stylish white basket rather than a tray full of sand. It auto-cleans itself after your cat’s visited it, while keeping track of your cat’s visits and overall health. Created around your cat’s lifestyle, the LavvieBot’s even working to communicate with your smart treat-dispenser and water dispenser, creating a holistic map of your cat’s health. Compatible with the PurrSong app, the smart-litterbox lets you monitor your cat in real time, checking its weight, frequency, while even getting notifications when the litterbox runs out of sand.

Whether you’re a cat owner with an active lifestyle, or a cat owner that’s overly affectionate and loves giving your pet the best facilities, LavvieBot S helps your furry feline friend go about its life independently, while giving you more time on your hands and and your giving your house a much better alternative to those pedestrian litter-trays that leave sand around your floor and an odor in your living room. Purrrr-fection!

Designer: Tae-Gu Noh of PurrSong

Click Here to Buy Now: $399 $899 (55% off). Hurry, for a limited time only!

LavvieBot S: The Most Intelligent Litter Box

LavvieBot S is the smartest litter box with IoT functions that automatically cleans your cat’s excrements and refills cat litter from own storage, as well as check the status of your cat in real-time from the App called ‘PurrSong’.

Auto Clean

LavvieBot S is able to efficiently get rid of the excreta just through a patented rotating rake mechanism. When the cat’s done its business in LavvieBot S, it automatically starts cleaning. The time can be set by users from 15 to 90 minutes and this gives enough time for excrements to get harden so even diarrhea can be perfectly taken care of.

LavvieBot’s waste drawer is designed large enough to collect waste for up to 3 weeks.

Auto-Refill

LavvieBot S automatically refills litter from its 6.5L extra storage after cleaning so it keeps the inside of LavvieBot S in top shape for your cats at all times.

Compatible with ‘PurrSong’ App

LavvieBot S App, ‘PurrSong’ enables you to monitor your cat in real-time and provide you other information needed.

Through the App ‘PurrSong’, users are able to check the status of LavvieBot.

The app keeps track of how often and how long your cat uses LavvieBot S so you can always stay on top of your cat’s health. LavvieBot S also recognize each cat in a multi-cat household if their weights differ by more than 1.5 lb.

LavvieBot S keeps itself clean for up to 21 days per cat.

Below: Highlights

Prevent Cat Litter Tracking

The footrest is properly placed inside of LavvieBot S to prevent cat litter tracking.

Prevent Odor

LavvieBot S effectively neutralizes odor through its activated coconut carbon deodorizer. The deodorizer absorbs up to 93.3% of ammonia and also functions as a dehumidifier.

Low-Noise

LavvieBot S’s noise level is only 26.5dB (Decibels), which is less than the noise level of an average residential bedroom, so the noise wouldn’t bother your cat.

20% Less Space

Compared to other litter boxes on the market, LavvieBot S takes up more than 20% less space. Furthermore, it is designed considering the optimal size and shape that can go very well with the house.

Comfy Enough for Privacy

Due to its inner dimensions (12.5 x 17 x 14.2), LavvieBot S can be fitted comfortably for most of the cats. Besides, the tray contains up to 6L of the litter, which is 50% more than other automatic litter boxes.

Easy Control

The LED display enables the users to easily see the internal and operation states of Lavviebot S. Plus, the operation buttons associated with the indicator lights are placed directly on the lower part so that the users can recognize the functions of the buttons.

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Meet the ZENLET Coil, an unusual device that charges your phone, as well as your senses

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!

Designer: ZENLET

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About ZENLET Coil

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

Silver

Space Grey

Rose Gold

Specs

R&D

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.

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This portable 8.5 foot basketball hoop lets you play ball anywhere… even on the beach!

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!

Designer: Timothy Shields

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Uball: World’s First Backpackable Hoop Set

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.

Uball Engineering

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.

Uball Story

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.

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