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Flexible Trackpad Turning Mouse

Flexible trackpad turns mouse

Flexible trackpad turns mouse

Flexible trackpad turns mouse

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Desktop Clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

Sorry for the slow update. I have so many ideas scribbled in my Moleskine, but these days I just haven’t had enough time to have them rendered to introduce here. I’ll make a few posts about some future digital gadgets from next time.

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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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Black Hole on Desktop

Black Hole on Desktop

Black Hole on Desktop

Throw your trash into this black hole and it’ll be completely gone. You don’t even have to do the “empty trash”. Extremely dangerous. Just a joke.


External Touch Screen #2

Just a sketch.

external_touch_keyboard

external_touch_keyboard

external_touch_keyboard

external_touch_keyboard


Oops!

macbook touch?

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


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


Desktop Holography #1

desktop hologram projectors

the real “desktop help” with the images projected in the air

desktop hologram projectors

desktop hologram projectors

desktop hologram projectors

Maybe you can ‘touch’ the projected images: move, rotate, expand/shrink, etc.

I don’t know if/when this can be realized, though.

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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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HD Icons That Self-report Problems

problem self-reporting HD icons

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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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Folder Icon That Talks #1

folder icon that talks

Set the timer and assign what to do when the time comes.

folder icon that talks
Then the icon “visually” tells you what to do when the scheduled time gets closer.
It would be better if it could work with your mail/schedule app.

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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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Real-World Folder Sorting

mac os folder actions
In the REAL world, I usually name the folder with a large title. Of course I choose a typeface for the title and a folder color.

mac os folder actions
When I have multiple compartments in the folder, put the titles on the tags.

mac os folder actions 

If I have many items in one folder, I add an index on it. Yeah, usually.

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Mac Morph?

What amazed me most about the Morph concept by Nokia is that it came from Nokia itself, not by a daydreaming designer like me, meaning it’s quite promising.
I really like the material that is flexible enough to change its form. If that’s really possible,

Mac Morph?
first it could be used as a display,

Mac Morph?
second, fold it half and it could be used as a macbook pro,

Mac Morph?
and for some more other purposes,

Mac Morph?
it would be useful to read like a magazine,

Mac Morph?
and if it could be folded a few times, it could be an ipod.

Oh, am I daydreaming again?


iCal Watch

iCal Watch

It’s a half digital version of the idea I posted before. This time, input your schedule in iCal and send it to this watch using bluetooth.

No MP3 player or any other iPod-like functions.

iCal Watch

iCal Watch

iCal Watc

iCal Watch

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