Its always interesting to see when someone comes with a product for niche market (i would also love to day that). I remember some great designers designing for only one user. Kicker (owned by Dan Saffer) has developed a conference phone focusing on some point mentioned below.
The Kicker Conference Phone combines the humanity of in-person meetings with the convenience of efficient technology. Features:
- Synchronizes with calendars and contacts for one-tap dialing
- Quickly see who’s talking on a call and who wants to speak
- “Hand Raising” to indicate a desire to speak
- “Poking” to nudge other callers
- Recording and marking of calls
- Multi-line dialing
- Adjusting individual lines for the best overall conference call quality
- Comes in four different colors (silver, red, orange, and green)
I am not a frequent conference caller, or probably i have had very few conference calls, so can not say much about design, but personally i liked the idea of getting into niche & probably untouched market.
Here you can see more details.
Rafael Morgan’s “UnsTable” gives the illusion that this piece of furniture may fall down, but in reality–and this isn’t exactly giving away the recipe for making the Statue of Liberty disappear–each of the legs conceals a fixed metal bar, covered by movable cubes.
Tags: design, ecofriendly, futuristic
There was a design competition called “greener gadget design competition” by core77 in conjunction with Greener Gadgets all over world. You can find all entries here. Some of the entries i liked so much. And one of those entries are “eject powerstrip“. The concept behind this product is ..
“Powerstrips have become so cheap and widespread that people fail to notice that they usually have more devices plugged in than they are actually using. So now the questions remain: why don’t people unplug their devices? And can we design a green gadget that would make people unplug their devices when they are not in use? ”
So, Mansour Ourasanah – United States designed a device that would allow people to easily and enjoyably unplug their device. This product has small foot panel to traditional power strip. This pedals are used to unplug the device which are not in use.