Most Buzzed Designs of March 2017

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Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in March 2017.

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Levitating timepiece that orbits around a wooden base, counting the hours, minutes or even years.

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The Boost Case turns your MacBook into nothing short of a performance laptop. With six different ports/readers and not one, but TWO 3300 mAh battery cleverly hidden inside its sleek design, the Boost has the body of a laptop case, but the personality of a multi-port dongle and a power bank.

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Designed for individuals with hearing impairments, instead of a regular chime, the doorbell triggers a light signal using a specialized Bluetooth bulb.

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Its minimalism and purity look quintessentially Apple and it feels like something straight out of the brand’s heyday.

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Selfly’s drone is roughly the size and thickness of your phone. When it folds up, it snaps right onto the back of your regular smartphone.

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The Ollie chair has a unique folding design that makes it only 2 inches thin when folded, and looks like an innocuous piece of art. When opened out, it becomes a rather sturdy chair with built-in lumbar support.

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NIWA is a wrist-watch that literally uses nixie tubes to display the time!

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Vaquform has done something pretty spectacular. This desktop mounted vacuum forming machine only downsizes without compromising on quality.

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Wondercube works as a data transfer cable, charging cable, OTG USB, Card Reader, Emergency Phone Charger (with a 9V battery), Emergency Flashlight, Phone Stand, AND a Keyring!

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The donut/torus shape of the Hydr’s hand shower helps cut water flow by half. Plus, it makes for easy docking on the Hydr’s wall mounted stand.

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This stripped-down, phone may look as minimalist as its candybar-style predecessors, but it actually looks to artificial intelligence to manage tasks.

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This far-out footwear design is a twist on the winter boot that ditches the regular, rounded form we’re familiar with for a sharp, angular aesthetic.

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Recon Jet puts a small screen in front of your eye, feeding you information from a small corner… so that you can still see everything around you.

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The KTM Unicycle is an all-electric, one-wheeled wonder that utilizes current gyroscopic tech to stay balanced.

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This self-cleaning, auto-feeding fish tank requires almost no maintenance, meaning you get maximum benefits of gardening without much work!

Shine on you crazy Dino!

You’ll never find a pet/toy/friend/lamp quite like the Dino. Pet, because it’s a tiny dinosaur that you keep with you, toy, because of its playful nature (plus dinosaurs are extinct, right?), friend, because of Dino’s playful demeanor and interactive character, and lamp, because this little thing lights up like a wondrous piece of magic at night!

Even though it lights up, Dino doesn’t use any cables, batteries, solar panels, or even bulbs for that matter! The hollow dinosaur basically acts as an aquarium for bioluminescent plankton (or dinoflagellates). When made to move in the dark, they light up like a tiny galaxy within your dino’s stomach, making the most interactive, eco-friendly, unique, and hypnotic light show! The dinoflagellates are living organisms that follow the circadian clock, like humans, sensing when its night time (past sunset). The closer it gets to midnight, the more they shine. All you need to do is care for them by keeping the Dino in moderate lighting during the day so that the plankton charge themselves with nutrients for your night-light-show!

Designer: Biopop

BUY IT HERE: $59.95

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Tranquili-tea!

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There’s a difference in personalities of tea and coffee drinkers. At least the quintessential ones. Coffee drinkers crave the energy, tea drinkers admire the tranquility. Imbue, in that regard makes for quite a tranquil drinking experience. The Imbue (aptly named) is a tea infuser with a calm aesthetic synonymous with Muji products. It serves as an infuser as well as a sipping glass.

The clear tumbler holds the water or milk and a sleeve around it makes holding the Imbue comfortable when the liquid inside is piping hot. An infuser sieve sits on the mouth of the tumbler, holding the leaves. The wooden cap on top does something interesting by including three magnets that snap up the metal infuser when the cap is screwed onto the Imbue’s tumbler base. Once unscrewed, the infuser sieve automatically lifts up, straining out the tea leaves, leaving you with a perfectly glistening golden brew to kick off your day!

Designer: Ashkon Nima

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Build your own Bose!

I’ve heard of making music, but the BOSEbuild wireless speaker takes it literally! This badboy is a hi-fi audio speaker, but it comes absolutely disassembled, like an IKEA piece of furniture. Designed to be put together from scratch, this speaker aims at educating youngsters on the basic principles of sound and speaker design. The speaker comes as a kit, containing everything from the inner circuitry to the audio driver, cables, and even a transparent cube-shaped speaker body that can be easily assembled without the need for power tools of any kind.

The transparent design of the speaker really separates it from most of Bose’s products, however keeping true to its cause of being an educational gadget. Rather than settling for the premium aesthetic, the BOSEbuild works towards building curiosity in children with its transparent body, allowing kids to stare right into the heart of the speaker at the circuitry and the audio driver moving back and forth to deliver rich sound.

All the parts and components on the BOSEbuild are designed specifically keeping children in mind. Parts are made rugged and resilient, cords are colored in visible vibrant hues, and circuit boards are labeled clearly, so that children can easily and effectively put the speaker together. The BOSEbuild comes with an app that that guides children through the process of making the speaker from scratch while even going the distance to explain to them what they are doing and the principles of physics behind how the speaker produces sound.

What an incredible initiative to get children engaged on a completely different level with the technology around them! The BOSEbuild truly delivers on audio, as expected by Bose, but it also gives children the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from being able to say that they actually built a wireless audio speaker from scratch!

Designer: Bose Studio

BUY IT HERE: $149.00

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Build your own Bose!

I’ve heard of making music, but the BOSEbuild wireless speaker takes it literally! This badboy is a hi-fi audio speaker, but it comes absolutely disassembled, like an IKEA piece of furniture. Designed to be put together from scratch, this speaker aims at educating youngsters on the basic principles of sound and speaker design. The speaker comes as a kit, containing everything from the inner circuitry to the audio driver, cables, and even a transparent cube-shaped speaker body that can be easily assembled without the need for power tools of any kind.

The transparent design of the speaker really separates it from most of Bose’s products, however keeping true to its cause of being an educational gadget. Rather than settling for the premium aesthetic, the BOSEbuild works towards building curiosity in children with its transparent body, allowing kids to stare right into the heart of the speaker at the circuitry and the audio driver moving back and forth to deliver rich sound.

All the parts and components on the BOSEbuild are designed specifically keeping children in mind. Parts are made rugged and resilient, cords are colored in visible vibrant hues, and circuit boards are labeled clearly, so that children can easily and effectively put the speaker together. The BOSEbuild comes with an app that that guides children through the process of making the speaker from scratch while even going the distance to explain to them what they are doing and the principles of physics behind how the speaker produces sound.

What an incredible initiative to get children engaged on a completely different level with the technology around them! The BOSEbuild truly delivers on audio, as expected by Bose, but it also gives children the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from being able to say that they actually built a wireless audio speaker from scratch!

Designer: Bose Studio

BUY IT HERE: $149.00

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