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vw_study_e-up_5
vw_study_e-up_5
vw_study_e-up_5

2013 Volkswagen E-Up!

Volkswagen showed off its new 2013 E-Up! at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s a city car that sports that will first be made in gasoline form, but will soon include an electric drivetrain by 2012. VW is calling it a “giant am...
 
Autos
 
Rimac's Concept One
Rimac's Concept One
Rimac's Concept One

Rimac’s Concept One: An Electric Sports Car Built by a 23-year-old (video)

Who would have thought a 23-year-old could build an electric sports car with enough power to rival that of a Bugatti Veyron? Turns out Croatian designer Mate Rimac has built exactly this with his Concept One electric sports car...
 
Concepts
 
Phone Flask
Phone Flask
Phone Flask

iPhone Flask

Despite our economy falling to pieces, people still attend bars and clubs in droves.  The most expensive item?  Booze.  The margins on a bottle of alcohol are up to 90%, which means that the club owners are getting rich, provid...

 
Concepts
 
Tube Squeezing Toothbrush
Tube Squeezing Toothbrush
Tube Squeezing Toothbrush

Gadget of the Week: Tube Squeezing Toothbrush

And you thought you had to buy more toothpaste. The Tube Squeezing Toothbrush appears to be a concept only, but based on this picture we know that at the very least a prototype exists.
 
Cases
 
Retro iPad Dock TV
Retro iPad Dock TV
Retro iPad Dock TV

Retro CRT iPad Dock Resembles an 80s TV

It's odd.  We tend to through the old out to make way for the new.  But then the new gets old and we find ourselves wandering back to where we started.  While this can often be said in terms of relationship, the same can be sta...
 
Concepts
 
LED Door Handle Concept
LED Door Handle Concept
LED Door Handle Concept

The LED Door Handle is Beyond Brilliant

The LED Door Handle might only be a concept, but it's just so damn brilliant we can't see why it wouldn't go into production.  But before we get into the details, lets consider the following scenario. Your power goes out.  The ...

 
Autos
 
bmw-i-series
bmw-i-series
bmw-i-series

BMW i Series: Introducing the New i3 and i8 Concept Vehicles

BMW has officially entered the electric car sphere with their new i Series concept vehicles. Created entirely from scratch and opting not to use any of their current models as a base, the German auto manufacturer has recently r...
 
Concepts
 
Foldable Canoe
Foldable Canoe
Foldable Canoe

Adhoc Canoe: A Foldable Canoe

Head off into the wilderness for a weekend retreat and you'll probably be packing relatively light.  If your destination includes a body of water chances are there will be a canoe on the back or roof of your car.  But that's ha...
 
Concepts
 
OSTRICH
OSTRICH
OSTRICH

OSTRICH Head and Hand Pillow

Napping at your desk or on a plane presents a myriad of challenges. While the OSTRICH won't make your seat any more comfortable it provides the much needed solidarity to catch a few zzzzs in that always uncomfortable position. ...

 
Bikes
 
Senza Bike Lock
Senza Bike Lock
Senza Bike Lock

Senza Bike Lock Calls for the Handle Bars to be the Lock

Toting around the good old bike lock is a pain in the ass, and literally if you resolve to the hipster methodology (they stick it in their back pocket).  So it only makes sense to integrate the lock into the bike's components. ...
 
Concepts
 
Clothespin Light Bulb
Clothespin Light Bulb
Clothespin Light Bulb

Clothespin Light Bulb (video)

Most light bulbs twist and turn into place.  But how about a version that clips?  The Peg uses a clip mechanism, like a clothespin, to hold the light bulb in place and all the while transfers energy to the attached bulb through...
 
Concepts
 
Engrain Tactile Keyboard
Engrain Tactile Keyboard
Engrain Tactile Keyboard

Engrain Tactile Keyboard Uses Wood Grain to Form a Connection

There are two dots that reside on a standard keyboard that help you position your hands for touch typing.  But that hardly forms a significant, ever lasting bond. The Engrain Tactile Keyboard is cut from slabs of wood and is de...