This AI robotic arm supports modular attachments that can 3D print, laser-etch, draw, and even assemble

Reminiscent of those modular robotic arms you see in megafactories that do everything from assembling iPhones to putting cars together, the HUENIT scales that tech down, bringing it into the household.

HUENIT is an AI camera and modular robotic arm that can practically be your everyday sidekick. It supports a screen and camera that can recognize objects, people as well as their voices. It also has a modular attachment system that lets you connect HUENIT’s different modules allowing this robot arm to perform activities like picking objects up, sketching, 3D printing, and laser engraving, and way more. Think of it as your own personal J.A.R.V.I.S. , sir!

Designer: Woojin Ha

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A modular robot arm designed to utilize AI, 3D, laser, and robotics easily and quickly.

HUENIT’s capabilities are frankly limited only to your imagination. The tiny robotic arm can fit on any tabletop surface and can carry payloads of up to 750 grams, reach distances of 390mm, rotate up to 200°, and even repeat tasks with an accuracy of 0.05mm, at speeds of up to 550mm per second. The arm supports 3 hinge points (just like a human arm that pivots at the shoulder, elbow, and wrist) and can be programmed to complete a wide variety of tasks based on the modules you attach onto it, using a touch-sensitive remote controller or even HUENIT’s own software that supports block coding, Python, and Arduino C.

While the robot’s flexible arm gives it a great degree of range, it’s the wide variety of modules that unlock its true potential. The robotic arm sports a proprietary connector setup that lets you add HUENIT’s modules to the arm.

A 3D printing module lets you easily print onto any surface, with the HUENIT arm automatically leveling the extruder at the start of the job.

A laser engraving module comes with a 2500W laser that can engrave and/or cut a wide range of materials, from wood to fabric, leather, paper, and even anodized aluminum.

For sketching purposes, a pen-holder arm turns the HUENIT into a drawing-master, allowing it to draw or write art on any surface — HUENIT’s ability to repeat tasks is incredibly useful for creating multiple copies of the same artwork.

Other modules also include a suction module, a soft gripper, and a versatile creator module that lets you use your HUENIT to do anything from holding your phone and taking stabilized videos, to even stirring your pot of pasta!

While the robotic arm works independently, you also have the option of attaching an addon AI camera that can recognize people as well as objects, helping unlock even more features (like sorting coins or LEGO blocks). The AI camera comes along with a screen that serves as HUENIT’s ’emotion center’, with a set of cartoonish eyes that help anthropomorphize your robot buddy.

The 4-axis robotic arm runs on a 24V DC power supply and has its own SD card and USB-C input while also supporting connections via WiFi and Bluetooth. HUENIT is compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Chromebook devices, and is perfect for creators, tinkerers, engineers, and anyone curious about robotics. You can grab the HUENIT’s basic tier, with just the creator module for $649, or the entire kit featuring all the modules along with the AI camera for $879. HUENIT ships worldwide, and your friendly robotic arm should ideally be in your home/office by July 2022.

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The world’s first Sea-Air Integrated Drone blazes a new path towards oceanic sustainability and carbon neutrality

The Sea-Air Integrated Drone is the first drone of its kind to be able to fly in the air and swim underwater to perform various and complex tasks, leading a new path toward sustainable ocean economies and carbon neutrality.

Underwater robotics firm QYSEA recently teamed up with Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI to develop the world’s first sea-air integrated, remote-control-operated drone, which was constructed by the commercial drone manufacturer PRODRONE. The Sea-Air Integrated Drone was first unveiled during a flight showcase at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama. With sights set on modernizing “offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required,” the drone will be the first of its kind to fly in the air and swim underwater.

Designers: QYSEA, KDDI, and PRODRONE

Known for an impressive catalog of underwater robotics and marine technology, QYSEA implemented the use of their industrial-class FIFISH PRO V6 PLUS ROV into the build of the heavy-duty aerial drone. Six years prior to its conception, KDDI first began “[combining] advanced mobile communication networks with drone technologies that would deliver extended flying distances and lengths.” Since then, KDDI and QYSEA have worked together to develop seamless drone operations between air and sea.

Defined by KDDI’s long-range mobile communication technology, operators can control the drone via remote from long distance ranges, whether the drone has submerged underwater or taken flight. Once the drone has landed in its designated location, the FIFISH ROV detaches and deploys to get to work, allowing the operator to remotely control the drone with the ROV from a safe distance. Describing the drone’s remote-controlled operations, the team at QYSEA notes,

“Without the need to leave their onshore working location, the operator can deliver inspections with real-time visual feedback and operate through underwater environments with a variety of sampling, measurement, and manipulation tools, as well as be able to live-stream operations for multi-person collaborations.”

In addition to the variety of operations the drone can manage, the Sea-Air Integrated Drone has shown its competency across additional marine-based industries. In offshore wind power plants, the drone can perform complex maintenance tasks.

In the world of aquaculture, the Sea-Air Integrated Drone can fly out to monitor livestock and crops, in addition to regular maintenance tasks. With further information to be released in early 2022, the Sea-Air Integrated Drone is sure to lead a new path toward the development of a sustainable ocean economy and the global goal of carbon neutrality.

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This ergonomic keyboard allows users to customize each key’s placement to improve workflow

The Dygma Raise Keyboard is a customizable keyboard that splits into two halves to optimize ergonomics and streamline the workday.

For all that computers do for us, their design has remained pretty constant. You have the conventional keyboard, the rectangular trackpad, and the flat screen. No matter what kind of work you do on your computer, its design language never changes. While consistency is always a plus when it comes to design, the layout of computers and their accessories could benefit from some customization to fit different needs and physical tendencies.

Dygma, an electronic brand set on creating a paradigm shift within the industry, collaborated with designers Alvaro Navarro and Julio Redondo to create Dygma Raise, an ergonomic, customizable keyboard that can split into two halves for the ultimate bespoke experience.

The Dygma Raise was initially conceived to streamline workflow and avoid unnecessary finger movements. To achieve this, the Dygma team, along with Navarro and Redondo, worked to create a keyboard whose keys can be lifted and switched with other keys for users to have a completely unique keyboard experience.

If you find yourself using the same keyboard shortcut throughout the workday, Dygma allows users to position those keys near each other to avoid unnatural finger positioning.

Exuding ergonomics by its very design, the switching of the keys isn’t the only appeal of the Dygma Raise Keyboard. Users can also split the keyboard in half so that their wrists, hands, and shoulders can rest in a healthy, upright position throughout the workday.

Constructed from a double-coated anodized aluminum body and overlaid with PBT double-shot keycaps, the Dygma Raise keyboard also comes with removable and washable palm pads for wrists to have a comfortable resting position.

Designers: Alvaro Navarro, Julio Redondo x Dygma

Users can easily switch each key’s placement just by removing them and placing them elsewhere.

Magnetic tubing keeps the keyboard’s two halves together. 

Just like the individual keys, users can halve the keyboard by detaching the magnetic fasteners. 

The Dygma Rais Keyboard keeps a slim body to maintain a familiar look and size.

The Dygma Raise Keyboard comes in black or white with hidden neon spotlights. 

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Sleek and innovative MacBook accessories that are the best upgrades for your laptop in 2022

I honestly cannot do without my MacBook, probably because it is one of my most prized possessions! It contains basically everything I hold important in my life – from work documents to memorable pictures from even ten years ago. And not to mention, I do end up spending most of my day, typing away and working on my MacBook. Since it is such an integral part of my daily and work routine, I’m always looking for ways to elevate my MacBook. I love innovative and nifty gadgets that function as the perfect sidekick to my MacBook, helping me boost up my daily productivity and efficiency. Here, we’ve curated a few of our favorite MacBook accessories that’ll promise to level up your already awesome and beloved MacBook. From a tiny 20W power bank that can recharge your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook to a laptop sleeve that doubles up as a sleeve – these are must-have accompaniments to your MacBook, and the best investments of 2022 for Apple lovers!

1. Magic Bar

Extending the Cupertino company’s idea of selling various accessories separate from the primary product, a designer has introduced us to the idea of a Magic Bar, which is nothing but a portable Touch Bar that can be used externally with any Apple (presumably) peripheral. As the renders suggest, this portable toolbar with significantly similar features as the ill-fated Touch Bar, complies with a recognizable design that would align horizontally as the keyboard. And when combined with the new iPhone may be, it could allow smart home shortcuts always in reach.

2. The Pixy Mini

Touted as the most powerful power bank for its size, the Pixy Mini is this pocket-friendly, granola bar-shaped power bank with a capacity of 5,000mAh and a 20W power delivery, making it capable of recharging practically any portable gadget you’ve got on hand… even your laptop. What’s so impressive about the Pixy Mini is its deceptively small size. Tinier than a credit card, and hardly bulkier than a Zippo lighter, the Pixy Mini was designed to be carried around… but not even in your backpack, rather in your pocket. Outwardly, it looks like any other power bank, with a USB-A port and a USB-C port on either side, and 4 LED indicators that tell you how much power the Pixy Mini’s battery has.

3. The FLIKK Laptop Stand and Sleeve

FLIKK Laptop Stand by Jexter Lim

The designer came up with this idea after observing the irking drawbacks of traditional laptop stands. Most of them don’t provide the desired elevation and the right viewing angles. Also, they are very complicated to deploy which mars the whole purpose. This prompted Jexter Lim to plug all the gaps that spoil the user experience and function of the accessory. The laptop stand gives you the desired viewing angle for a comfortable working regime anytime, anywhere. The goodness doesn’t end there, as it seamlessly transforms into a laptop sleeve to head to your next destination without all the bulk of a traditional laptop stand.

4. The HybridDrive

The HybridDrive is a lot like if your external hard drive and your USB hub had a love-child. Think of it as the one, true, all-powerful accessory to your MacBook or your iPad Pro, or even your Android phone. Armed with a two-piece design that can plug into each other, the HybridDrive is like the Yin and the Yang of computing accessories… the Yin being extra ports, and the Yang being extra storage. Compatible with most USB-C devices, the HybridDrive offsets your need for multiple hubs, dongles, and drives. With a multiport on one end, an SSD on another, and a USB-C interface connecting the two, the HybridDrive bridges the gap between your portable devices (laptop/tablet/phone) and your desktop – in the sense that it gives you extra ports and expandable storage… something most desktops have in common.


Designed to be portable and compact, HUB–OX initially comes as a lightweight, palm-sized USB-C hub, which splits into two halves, both equipped with plenty of charging slots, HDMI connections, and ethernet ports. HUB–OX is compatible with MacBook Pro models that have four USB-C ports, generally any MacBook Pro from 2016 or any of its succeeding generations. When HUB–OX is split in two, users can plug the USB-C chargers into all four of their MacBook Pro’s ports, lifting their laptops to an angle of 7.7° to keep them charged and at eye level for the rest of the day.

6. The SuperTank

Sixty minutes is all that it takes for the SuperTank to power-up and be ready for deployment. This 27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) and dual USB-A ports, has the potential to quickly charge MacBook Pros and many other devices. What this means to people on the go, is that they don’t have to worry about carrying excess wires, multiple power plugs and compatible sockets, when they are out of home or office. One super charge, and this battery pack will last you for seven whole days, making you wish that your lover could last that long!

7. The Nano II

The new Nano II chargers use what Anker calls its “GaN II” technology, the company’s second-generation version of the gallium nitride-based components. The Nano II offers a 20% increase in working efficiency, which loosely translates to smaller chargers and lesser heat generation. Their compact size is made even more portable and convenient thanks to the folding pins (on the 45W and 65W models), allowing you to chuck the charger in your backpack or even put it in your pocket.

8. The RLDH Alto Standing Desk

The RLDH Alto Standing Desk is a thoughtful flat-pack accessory designed keeping in mind your multiple needs if you can’t invest in a height-adjustable desk. It is simple to carry and disassemble, with the option to adjust the height of your keyboard and mouse tray, giving it the flexibility of use with your laptop. Yes, this stylish yet functional standing desk is tailored for use with your laptop – virtually transforming your table into a standing desk when the need arises. Its flat-pack and lightweight (weighing just 6.5 lbs) nature give you the freedom to tuck it away when not needed or even to take it along during travel for remote work regimes.

9. Multi-purpose Dongle

This Dongle truly empowers iPad Pro users into connecting pretty much anything to their iPad Pros. With one USB-C port at one end, and a WIDE variety of possibilities at the other, the latest dongle lets you connect everything from a LAN cable, to a pair of headphones, to memory cards, to even iPods (Hallelujah!) “With the dongle’s multi-purpose design, there’s something for everyone”, says Jonathan Ive, to which CEO Tim Cook adds, “We believe this is truly the best iPad Pro and MacBook accessory we’ve ever built. We can’t wait to see how the dongle helps users in their day to day tasks”. The dongle even comes with a proprietary cable technology that ensures that the dongle’s multitude of wires don’t get entangled, and is available in a wide variety of colors.

10. The MOFT Z

The MOFT Z was designed keeping the original MOFT brief in mind but was made to push limits. It does come with the ability to prop your laptop at three angles, but that’s not all. The MOFT Z even transforms your sitting setup into a standing one, elevating your laptop up by as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters). The MOFT Z does this using an innovative Z-shaped folding system along with its signature PU and fiberglass material which allows the laptop stand to have a high strength to weight ratio while being thin enough to slide right into a Manila envelope. The MOFT Z was designed to be used independently, without being stuck to the back of your laptop (like the original MOFT). Slightly larger than a sheet of A4 paper, and at nearly half an inch thick, the MOFT Z can be kept on your desk, stored in a drawer, or a shelf, among folders.

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This digital organism lights up your garden and survives in any weather without any humans to help

Move over Tamagochi. This “digital organism” can live in nature and survive any weather without any human intervention while looking great at night, too!

Art installations that blend technology and nature are nothing new, but many simply take inspiration from nature in terms of design or structure. These installations also take up a lot of time and effort to maintain, not to mention electricity that could be used for more important purposes. That’s where Werc’s collection of light and sound installations comes in, taking inspiration from nature not in the way they look but in the way they “live” in nature, just like normal biological critters.

Designer: Werc Studio

Tane is described as a self-reliant art installation and a “digital organism” at the same time. It’s completely electronic, with no organic components, but it mimics how groups of organisms behave, especially when the weather is involved. At its most basic, each Tane, which is the name for both the group as well as individual “organisms,” is a solar-powered outdoor LED lamp. What makes it different is how it responds to the weather and to its neighbors, almost like a living creature.

During the day, it tries to soak up as much sunlight as it can while emitting a gentle noise that could call to mind daytime critters like insects and even birds. Tane starts its light show at night, but how it displays its lights is dependent on so many different factors, including the weather, that it almost feels random. Each night can be a different experience, and when all units in a Tane are fully charged, the art installation goes over the moon with a dazzling display of lights.

Tane is actually the third of Werc’s “Lumo” family of digital organisms. All three are also self-sufficient to a certain degree and communicate with each other like a flock but also respond to their environments in different ways. Pixi attaches itself to trees and reacts to temperature and humidity, while Lily floats on water and reacts to waves. Tane and its cousins not only how art and technology can be inspired by nature but how they can also learn from it to produce visually satisfying and also sustainable designs.

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The Lanmodo Vast M1 dashcam’s state-of-the-art night vision lets you see as far as 984 feet in the dark

With an advanced 7-glass lens, a Sony CMOS sensor, and an algorithm that rivals even the ones found on a GoPro, the Lanmodo Vast M1 lets you easily capture what’s ahead of you and even behind you no matter the time of the day or the weather condition. It comes with an upgraded 75° FOV camera on the front, a wide 170° camera on the rear, and the ability to see as far as 984ft even at night, in clear 1080p Full HD… an industry-leading feature that other dashcams are yet to even catch up to.

Designer: Lanmodo Design

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The Lanmodo Vast M1’s secret sauce lies in its night-vision abilities. The dashcam’s starlight-level low light imaging technology utilizes a Sony CMOS sensor with a 7-glass lens array and an aperture of F1.0 to achieve 0.0001 lux of night vision that vastly outperforms other dashcams in its class. A simple side-by-side comparison of the footage shows the stark difference in quality as the Vast M1’s camera makes footage taken at dusk look like it was captured in proper daylight.

An algorithm also maintains the video’s brightness and exposure, accounting for and managing bright objects like headlights that get overexposed in artificially brightened night-vision videos.

The dashcam’s image signal processing capabilities even help boost visibility in the bad weather, allowing the camera to see clearly despite rain, fog, and snow.

The Sony CMOS low-light imaging sensor allows the camera to magnify even in extremely low light, achieving 0.0001lux starlight-level night vision.

Video from both the front and rear dashcams gets fed to the Lanmodo’s 8-inch large display while also getting stored onboard on an SD card, with a capacity of up to 128GB of storage. The 128GB storage can record up to 28 hours of continuous video (when only the front camera is recording), with new footage rolling over the old footage to ensure 24-hours of continuous parking monitoring. A built-in collision detection sensor also helps the dashcam instantly record footage during an accident or impact, storing and logging it separately for you to review at any time. This video doesn’t get deleted or recorded over unless manually removed.

The 170° Field of view (FOV) wide angle and 1080p resolution of the rear camera offer all-around protection.

The Lanmodo Vast M1 comes in two units, a front camera + display that you can independently install at a position that gives you the least amount of glare, and an add-on IP67 waterproof rear camera (with the same night-vision tech) that you can freely place inside or outside the car.

Both cameras record at 1080p, and the front and rear cameras have a FOV of 75° and 170° respectively. Lanmodo’s software supports multiple languages, including English, Chinese (Simplified + Traditional), Spanish, Japanese, French, Korean, and Portuguese. The Lanmodo Vast M1 dashcam is available at a super early bird price of $199, with deliveries in April 2022.

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This air purifier’s TPA technology is quieter and more effective than a HEPA filter… and it kills viruses too

With its patented purification tech that can trap everything from dust to even odor molecules, the Kronos© Air 5G© is a sleek, quiet air purifier with a small visual and energy footprint. Its collecting plate can be washed and reused, saving money as well as reducing waste, and the purifier itself is so effective, it comes recommended even for asthma patients and people with allergies and lung diseases.

Designer: Kronos Advanced Technologies

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This may sound like somewhat of an exaggeration (and it’s absolutely alright if you think so), but the air purifier is set to be the next biggest revolution in urban living, after electricity, cars, and the internet. As we finally begin realizing that air quality isn’t something we can collectively ignore, the purifier is poised to become a must-have in every home, offering a higher and better standard of living by giving us healthy, clean air. Why else would the Tesla come with an over-the-top ‘biohazard’ air purification mode??

Unlike regular purifiers that use HEPA filters, which are about as primitive as just using a piece of cloth to trap particles, the Kronos Air 5G Model 5 (or X5 for short) uses technology that’s much more capable when it comes to trapping particles, destroying microorganisms, and freshening and disinfecting the air. The Kronos Air 5G X5’s collecting plate actively destroys 99.99% of airborne bacteria, mold, and virus particles (it’s also been tested and verified to destroy the COVID-19 virus), while also trapping and destroying air pollutants down to 0.0146 µm (that’s about 30x smaller than what a HEPA filter can catch). Meanwhile, the Air 5G X5’s filter-less collecting plates can be clean and reused over and over again – all they need is a rinse under running water and they’re ready to be reused, cutting down on recurring costs.

Each Air 5G X5 comes with internal laser air sensors that can detect the air quality in the room, displaying it on the purifier’s screen along with a colored LED light to tell you whether the air is good (green), moderate (orange), or in desperate need for purification (red). When switched on, you can either control the X5 via a smartphone app, or allow it to automatically adjust its functionality based on your room’s air quality. Once active, the X5’s high-volume airflow can disinfect a 450 sq. ft. room thrice every hour, while generating a quiet hum that’s definitely on the quieter side compared to traditional air purifiers that have to push large volumes of air through a thick HEPA filter. Meanwhile, the X5’s technology can trap and neutralize regular pollutants like dust, pet hair, and pollen, microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and molds, as well as bad smells and odors, cigarette smoke, and even asbestos particles.

The Air 5G Model 5 is the mid-sized purifier in Kronos’ line-up, perfectly sized for regular homes. It occupies 1 sq. ft. of space on the floor, and stands at just 2 feet tall, making it small enough to place in most rooms. The X5 has a power consumption of 60W, making it about as energy efficient as a light-bulb, and is priced at a discounted $549 with a 1-year warranty, and a reusable collecting plate that doesn’t incur any additional costs for the next decade or so.

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Sleek USB-C hubs to perfectly upgrade your WFH setup’s productivity

We spend most of our day working on laptops and PCs, and maintaining a consistently high level of productivity and efficiency is extremely integral for our work routines. Hence, adopting and making use of nifty gadgets that amp up our productivity can be quite helpful. A USB-C Hub is one such accessory that promises to function as the ultimate sidekick to your laptop or any other monitor setup of choice! However, hubs aren’t what they used to be! Designers have elevated and innovated hubs to a whole new level altogether. From a LED USB Christmas tree to a sleek iPad USB-C hub featuring six different media ports– we have curated a whole collection of unique, innovative, and highly functional designs that are a far cry from the traditional hubs we’d grown so accustomed to. These handy tech gadgets are a game-changer for our work-from-home productivity!

1. The Save USB SSD Hub

Industrial designer Cheon Ryong Choi has the simplest and smart solution in the form of the Save USB SSD Hub. The hybrid accessory slots in most M.2 SSD in the given slot while leaving enough room for a USB hub with USB-C-type, MagSafe connecter, and two USB ports. That’s enough meat to satiate geeky users’ requirements for a port-starved laptop. Drawing inspiration presumably from the design philosophy of Nothing, the hybrid hard drive gets a transparent back panel that exposes all the hardware components which personally I find too cool.

2. HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Hub for iMac 24”

HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Hub for iMac 24” is the savior with five front-facing ports for the easiest access to memory cards, USB storage, and charging of gadgets. It even has a 4K monitor compatible HDMI port on the back to keep away the thick cords from view. Keeping up with the modern data transfer requirements the accessory has 3 USB (two USB-C and one USB-A) ports capable of 10Gbps transfer speed. For added advantage, the hub has a universally compatible microSD UHS-I reader and SD UHS-I card slot. Charging your gadgets is also going to be a breeze with 7.5W speed compatibility from the USB-A port.

3. The ‘PSB Xmas Tree’

The ‘PSB Xmas Tree’, as it’s labeled on Github, is a clever little PCB hack that plugs into your computer’s USB port and lights up like a tiny decorated tree. It’s incredibly DIY, but that’s precisely what I love so much about this tiny gizmo – the fact that it has this handmade personal touch! The tree features a custom fabricated PCB with concentric circles that pop out to give the ‘tree’ its conical shape. These circular boards are connected via LEDs, that get supplied with power from your laptop’s USB port.

4. The HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C docking station

The HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C docking station transforms a USB port on any device into a high-powered docking station with 18 ports. Two HDMI 4K60Hz, a VGA, two USB-A 10 Gbps, a USB-C 10 GBPS, an Ethernet, a UHS-II MicroSD/SD, and more are included. A sleek minimal aesthetic is augmented further by the fact, that the device has two times the speed and power of any first-generation hub.

5. HyperDrive

Compact enough to fit in your palm, HyperDrive is small but mighty. Equipped with a 4K60Hz HDMI port, USB-C 5Gbps 60W Power Delivery port, MicroSD UHS-I port, SD UHS-I port, USB-A 5Gbps port, and a 3.5mm Audio Jack, HyperDrive can handle any of your cables at any time. While you’re all plugged in and working, the built-in shortcut key allows you to “play, pause, fast-forward or rewind your favorite songs, videos, or podcasts without interrupting your workflow.”

6. The Hubble USB-C Hub and Case

The Hubble USB-C hub and case is a side-mounted hub that provides you with all the ports you could need. It consists of two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, an SD and microSD card reader, and an audio jack. The integrated case keeps your iPad upright while you use it, while a magnetic closure ensures that your iPad is stored safely inside. The hub even has a magnetic spot to charge your Apple pencil!

7. The Satechi USB-C clamp hub

At a price of $54.99 (which shouldn’t seem much if you already shelled out the cash for an M1 iMac), Satechi’s USB-C clamp hub puts all the essential ports at your fingertips. It plugs into one of the USB-C ports at the back and grips onto the iMac using a rotating clamp. The hub comes with 3 USB-A ports, 2 card readers, and one USB-C port on the front, and has data transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s for the USB ports and 104Mb/s for the card readers.


Designed to be portable and compact, HUB–OX initially comes as a lightweight, palm-sized USB-C hub, which splits into two halves, both equipped with plenty of charging slots, HDMI connections, and ethernet ports. HUB–OX is compatible with MacBook Pro models that have four USB-C ports, generally any MacBook Pro from 2016 or any of its succeeding generations. When HUB–OX is split in two, users can plug the USB-C chargers into all four of their MacBook Pro’s ports, lifting their laptops to an angle of 7.7° to keep them charged and at eye level for the rest of the day. Working at our laptops for long periods of time often makes us want to crane our necks and spines to meet our screens. The small hoist HUB–OX gives our MacBook Pros is just enough to keep our necks straight and spines against our chairs.

9. The Satechi Stand & Hub

The silver lining with the Satechi Stand & Hub for Mac mini with SSD enclosure is the matching design and silver finish – reminiscent of the 2020 M1 Mac mini. However, it is sized exactly like the Mac mini and looks a natural extension for Apple’s smallest desktop computer. This useful accessory for your Apple ecosystem increases the Mac mini’s storage without the need to depend on an external hard drive courtesy of the M.2 SATA SSD enclosure. Plug it into the USB-C port, and you get additional ports in one simplified hub. This accessory has three USB-C 3.0 ports (5Gbps), USB-C data port (5Gbps), SD and microSD card readers (104Mbps), and a 3.5mm headphone jack too.

10. The USB-C iPhone

Meet the world’s only USB-C iPhone (that we know of), hacked together by Ken Pillonel, a master’s degree student in robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The USB-C iPhone has been on Ken’s mind for a while. In fact, he embarked on this journey 5 months ago with a video explaining how he planned on modifying an existing iPhone, and even demonstrating a work-in-progress. Now, Ken’s work is pretty much complete as he debuted his first working prototype of the iPhone USB-C. The modified iPhone doesn’t just sport a USB-C for kicks… the port actually works, and lets you charge your phone as well as transfer data.

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This holographic display concept makes your NFT art buy look more interesting

If you are diving into NFTs and the digital media that comes along with them, you might as well have something that proudly displays that piece of NFT art you just bought.

If you thought cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum were already controversial, try throwing the word “NFT” around and see the debates explode like a long-dormant volcano. While discussions for and against the use of NFTs in the digital art industry continue to rage, there are already people that have accepted them as part of the future, especially with the Metaverse being pushed by companies and media. When that day comes, you’ll probably want a way to show off those NFT purchases, and this holographic cube definitely fits the theme.

Designer: ChenKai Zhang

Although NFTs can be used for anything digital, the biggest conversations revolve around their use in digital art. For some people, NFT-purchased art or videos have become something like a bragging right, not that different from the feeling you get when owning a piece from the great Masters of the trade. You can’t hang an NFT on a wall, of course, but the Holocube gives you a way to display these digital artworks in a way that matches the almost futuristic nature of NFTs.

Nothing says “the future” like holograms, and the Holocube makes it even more futuristic by having the hologram displayed inside a glass cube that rises from the box when activated. LEDs in the eight corners light up to add to this futuristic motif, though it doesn’t seem to be configurable to match the art being displayed. The idea behind the concept is to allow NFT owners to upload their purchases from their phones and have as many of these on display at home or in the office.

It’s definitely a visually interesting way to proudly proclaim being an NFT owner, though it might not work for all kinds of digital art or videos. Then again, holograms might have sufficiently advanced by then as well, presuming NFTs are still a thing. As forward-looking as these decentralized digital ledgers might be, NFTs, in particular, are also heavily criticized for their impact on the environment, making at least the current implementation controversial from a sustainability perspective. That said, there is also the possibility of blockchains like NFTs and bitcoin to advance in a way that retains their advantages while also reducing their carbon footprint.

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This insulin pen cap concept tries to make diabetes management less tedious

There’s still no escaping having to prick yourself to deliver life-saving insulin, but that doesn’t mean keeping track of your diabetes data has to be stuck in the past either.

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have become a lot more sophisticated in the past few years, but there are still some medical conditions that are still outside the grasp of these devices. Accurately measuring blood pressure, for example, still requires some sort of inflatable cuff. Diabetes management is even more painful, almost literally, because of the need to draw blood and inject the medication. We’re still far from reaching that non-intrusive goal of diabetic management, but one seemingly innocuous product is trying to make that process a little bit smarter.

Designer: Luca Lili Takacs, Csilia Antal for X-Plast

Injecting insulin into the body used to require some medical know-how, but anyone with diabetes can now administer a dose on their own. There are also more alternatives these days to the typical syringes and pumps, with the insulin pen becoming to most convenient and most stylish option. All of these methods, however, still require no small amount of manual data tracking, something that the INDOO smart insulin pen caps are trying to address.

These caps look like gigantic versions of typical pen caps, which isn’t surprising given how insulin pens are equally gigantic compared to the handwriting tool. A box contains different caps designed to fit the different types of insulin pens available in the market today. This makes it easy to switch brands without having to buy a new set. The electronics part can simply be transferred from one cap to another.

The INDOO isn’t just decorative, of course, and it turns any insulin pen into a smart insulin pen. It helps with the management and tracking of doses and insulin levels, a critical activity that can mean life or death for a diabetic patient. As with any smart accessory, it has to be paired with a smartphone app that will offer notifications, warnings, and suggestions that could save the person’s life.

There are some insulin pens that are starting to offer smart features, but the INDOO offers a solution that won’t force you to change brands unless you really need to. Considering how some insulin pens do get thrown out after a period of use, these savings add up in the long run.

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