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Koriko – iPhone Dock Concept

I want an iPhone dock that can change its forms reflecting various kinds of notifications needing attention as well as some simple controls for applications. The feelings you can get with that kind of tangible output & input are what touchscreen lacks.

Koriko is a simple iPhone stand with speakers and a flexible long arm (tail?).

Notifications are represented with the tail forming simple shapes.

When a song is played, it works as music control buttons you can push directly.

It not only changes forms, but also makes certain movements for some time. It waves good-bye when you turn it off.

There are so many possible other applications that would work with Koriko. It would be really fun to see it working.

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iPetals

I like Fandi Meng‘s great “Sunny Flower” concept very much and was inspired a lot by the design.

iPetals_a

It’s a solar charger for an iPhone. Based on Fandi’s design, I made it work also as an iPhone stand.

iPetals_b

iPetals_c
petals colored with different lightness

iPetals_d


See animation at Vimeo.

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Post-It on Desktop Icons

This is simple and it might have been used already, but I really want to paste a post-it on a desktop icon so that I won’t forget what I should do with it. So if anybody knows a plugin like this, please let me know!!

post-it on desktop icon1

post-it on desktop icon4

Post-it colors, font size should be customizable just like “Stickies” (a default mac application).

post-it on desktop icon2

Quick Look (a quick preview feature) or hover the cursor to see the enlarged image of the post-it.

post-it on desktop icon3

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iAcqua

Maybe I’m into projector concepts.

It’s an iPhone stand with a transparent touch screen, speaker and projector.
Dock your iPhone at the top.

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

Tilt it slowly to either side and your photos, songs or movies start running one after another at random like water coming out from a fountain. Each image will disappear in a few seconds. You can touch a photo to see it, a movie to play and a music icon to play the song.

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

Now turn up the faucet and when the dish is full, the images will be spilled on the floor, which are actually projection from the stand. You can also tilt the stand to spill images little by little to a certain direction.
And now you can play with larger images.

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

When you play music, you can see the visualizer working. Spill the visualizer on the floor and you see “full-screen” projected visualizer!

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

behind the scenes
Behind the scenes on my Flickr
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Swing, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Swing this many times and you get some electricity to charge your iPhone. This time, its motion censor sends your form data to your iPhone so that you can see your own golf swing animated.

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Compare your form with that of Tiger Woods?

Sway, Charge & Study
Caution: Make sure you are not too close to anyone when playing.

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See also the previous post.


You Can Work It Out

handgrip battery charger

handgrip battery charger

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See #2 of this concept.


Your Desktop To Go

wider but thinner than mac mini

next mac mini?

next mac mini?

next mac mini?

optional keyboard + screen

optional keyboard + screen

new mac mini?

next mac mini?

new_mini

Don’t die, Mac Mini!

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Gravity on Desktop #1

Newton virus concept (which I love) + pinball.
Not practical at all. Just for having fun playing with the files on your desktop.

desktop pinball

desktop pinball

desktop pinball

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Snow Globe Screen

Philips Momento + a snow globe

snow globe screen

snow globe screen

snow globe screen

Snow Globe Screen

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External Touch Screen #2

Just a sketch.

external_touch_keyboard

external_touch_keyboard

external_touch_keyboard

external_touch_keyboard


Google Reader? iTunes?

The new iTunes interface could be used for Google Reader.

Google Reader? iTunes?
grid view

Google Reader? iTunes?
cover flow

Google Reader? iTunes?
expanded view

By the way, I still hope iTunes will handle RSS feeds so that I can browse blogs on my iPod Touch offline.


Oops!

macbook touch?

I just noticed I’ve forgotten to include one image in the post “My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)”. Sorry!


“Move to Trash” Game

Can “move to trash” action be a game?

move-to-trash game

move-to-trash game

Only well aimed shot can get into the can. Others just mess the floor.

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Just a Sketch: Shuffle?

Pretty rough one I thought of just this morning.
Thinner and narrower, but a little longer to clip on your shirt etc. easily. Mmmmm.. maybe not. I’ll make a shorter one later.

ipod_shuffle?_petitinvention

ipod_shuffle?_petitinvention

ipod_shuffle?_petitinvention

Fixed.

shuffle?_petitinvention

shuffle?_petitinvention

shuffle?_petitinvention


Would Be So Much “Phun” On iPhone!

I’m absolutely in love with Phun, a free game like 2D app for kids, where they can learn physics, science and so many other stuff.
What I think is that it would be much more fun to play it with the iPhone because you can actually tilt it to see what happens.
I happened to find a similar application called iPhysics, but I think Phun has a lot more functions and is really educational for kids.

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

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Just a Sketch

next-gen macs?

Next-Gen Macs?

Next-Gen Macs?


Looking Glass for iPhone: App Integration

Looking Glass for iPhone2
Mail, iCal, phone, Map with GPS, Google Docs, etc. etc. with real time scan search

Looking Glass for iPhone2

See also #1 of this concept.


Looking Glass for iPhone

iPhone with Looking Glass

iPhone with Looking GlassMinority Report-like data exchange like this?

“Looking Glass” concept has been introduced in the following posts:
Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”
Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time“
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)

My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)

My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)

My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)

My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)

My Dream Mac #2 (Macbook Touch Concept)

Added

macbook touch?

double touch screen


10-Key + Calculator

There are a lot of 10-Key keyboards available, but this one goes well with the Apple’s thin wireless keyboard.

10-Key+Calculator

It can slide under the keyboard when you don’t use it.

10-Key+Calculator

10-Key+Calculator

When you use it as a calculator, how about “projecting” the numbers on your desk?

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iPod Touch Camera (Concept)

(It’s just a concept.)
iPod Touch Camera?

iPod Touch Camera?

iPod Touch Camera?

Mmmmm, maybe or maybe not.

ipod camera2
Continued to part 2.

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(iPod Touch + iMac + Macbook Air) / 3

mac nano?

mac nano?

mac nano?

mac nano?

(iPod Touch + iMac + Macbook Air) / 3

mac nano


The Ball’s in My Court? I Was Waiting for Your Answer!

That happens very often, doesn’t it? Then why not visually check who’s turn to answer and how many answers are on hold in your Mail app?

who\'s got the ball mail plugin

A blue ball means “It’s MY turn to answer”, while the yellow is “I’m waiting for an answer”. If you keep ignoring a question, the ball gets bigger and bigger!

who\'s got the ball mail plugin2

“WHO’S GOT THE BALL” image visualizes who’s turn to give an answer. In the message area, the correspondent question is highlighted.

who\'s got the ball mail plugin3

If it’s you who are waiting for an answer, there’s a yellow ball held by the other side.

who\'s got the ball mail plugin4

In most cases, though, there are more than one question in a message. In that case, you’ve got as many balls as the questions being asked!

who\'s got the ball mail plugin5

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Quick View of File Directory

Why can’t we quickly view the whole file directory with one click?

Quick View of File Directory1

Quick View of File Directory2

Quick View of File Directory3

And of course, there should be a search function for each view.

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