A frisbee’s eye view

If you’re ever wondering what sitting in an alien UFO feels like, I guess it pretty much feels like sitting on top of a frisbee… And that experience can be arranged for.

VFO, short for Video Flying Object is a frisbee mounted camera that records the frisbee in flight at 720p. Unlike most cases that allow you to put a GoPro into them, the VFO is a standalone camera (rather reasonably priced, at that) in a waterproof casing mounted on the top of a frisbee. It swivels freely at its pivot point, and even comes with a fin on the back that keeps the camera facing forwards while the frisbee is spinning, instead of rotating arbitrarily and giving you a chaotic mess of video footage. In fact, check the video above out for a demo!

Designer: Brookstone

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You can wear this hoodie on Mars

Let’s recap what happened in the video above. The hoodie was dragged mercilessly through gravel for over an hour, then battered by the ocean by being tied to the back of a motorboat, and to dry it off, a blow-torch was involved. Now I can’t think of anything that could withstand such treatment (no, not even the Nokia 3310)… but Vollebak’s 100 Year Hoodie can, and will continuously brave the elements and survive.

The 100 Year Hoodie was named that way for a reason. Built with a Kevlar weave, the jacket will literally be with you all your life, and probably all your child’s life too. Made with space and military grade materials, found in space suits and war-armor, the jacket can withstand temperatures on Mars, 2000 washes, and over a 100 accidents (life safely, the jacket doesn’t guarantee to protect you!)

Oh, and it’s probably one of the only clothes that ages gracefully with time, like a brass ornament, or a leather wearable, looking slightly aged after years of wearing, but with absolutely no sign of damaging, or giving up!

Designer: Vollebak

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‘Face’ the music

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Not only are the X12 much more secure inside their case, they also look like a friendly face and eyes when open, making tech more humane and accessible. The case has a rotating lid with a semi-circular opening that aligns with the semi-circular hole in the component below to reveal the concept earphones, placed one beside the other. This completely negates chances of the lid accidentally opening and revealing the wireless earpieces, like the Airpods or the Doppler earphone cases (which have flip lids).

The case and the earphones match color beautifully and come in anodized pink, blue, and black metal finishes. The earphones have an extra brushed metal plate on them, for variation. They nestle perfectly into their casing which also acts as a charging hub for them, looking like the eyes of an innocent and friendly robot head, when the lid on the case is swiveled to open… making them instantly lovable and desirable!

Designer: ShiHua Tang

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A Seat-belt for your Smartphone

If anyone knew that big phones were a menace, it was Steve Jobs. He vowed never to make a large phablet sized iPhone because he knew the consequences. Difficulty of gripping and use, as phones and their screens grow bigger but hands stay the same, and a nuisance to carry, because they occupy so much space in your pocket. However, that’s the past… because the average phone screen size today stands at roughly 6 inches, while the average human thumb is just 2.74 inches.

Phone cases are so commonplace today that you’ll rarely see a phone without one. Their use goes beyond just protecting your phone now, as they act as stands, card-holders, external batteries, wallets, etc. In fact, they’re so commonly bought alongside phones, it makes perfect sense that they solve this rising problem of phones slipping out of your hands (and hitting you in the face when you’re checking Instagram in bed). As opposed to those obscenely ugly PopSockets or those hideous Ring Stands that do nothing but make your phone look the complete opposite of sleek, there’s the Arc Case, that provides a more graceful looking alternative. The Arc Case was made for large phones. Designed in two sizes, for the regular and plus sized smartphones, the Arc has a novel way of tackling the gripping problem. The X-shaped case grabs your phone by its edges, and curves outwards towards the center, providing enough leeway for your finger or thumb to slide in. This enables the phone’s protective casing to effectively act as a handle of sorts for your gadget, preventing you from accidentally losing grip of your phone mid-use. The curve on the Arc is subtle, designed to add convenience, rather than the opposite. It even comes with a mini kick-stand that lets you prop your phone up against a flat surface.

Aside from acting as a grip, the arc even allows you to use its negative space for storage. Built to hold your cards and cash, the case puts its arc to good use. The X shaped bumper design covers all four corners of the phone in a protective seatbelt-style housing, preventing your phone’s corners from hitting the ground directly, thus protecting your screen from the resulting shock-wave. The arc’s bump acts as an airbag, making sure you don’t damage your phone’s back (where your camera and battery lie). Made to act as a stand, grip, and case, all in one, the Arc won’t just protect your phone. It’ll protect that face of yours too!

Designer: Dave Kang of Blvck Brick Studio

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This Ferrari Might Not Be So Far-Out!

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There’s no arguing that Aston Martin is leading the hypercar pack with their release of the stunning Valkyrie but it’s only a matter of time before the big players like Lamborghini and Ferrari give old Aston a run for its money! Giving us a little tease of what’s to come is this futuristic Ferrari concept by Alexander Imnadze Baldini, called the P3 Scuderia Baldini.

Aesthetically, this all-electric bad boy is a contemporary twist on the unforgettably curvaceous P3 that dominated racetracks in the 60s. Its ultra-low hood and exaggerated big hips are reminiscent of the classic but accents like linear LED lighting, a panoramic glass cockpit, and rear spats give it a modern look all its own.

Designer: Alexander Imnadze Baldini

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