When Intel redesigns the Google Glass

Google did create the first wearable with the Google Glass, but honestly with its $1500 price tag, it sounded like a failure at the get go. Google also has a tendency to fumble with hardware. Their Project Ara met a sad end last year too. However, Intel picked up on the Glass project where Google left off, with its Recon Jet smart eyewear. Much like the Glass, but with much more style and a lot of refinement, the Recon Jet has the aesthetic of a modern Bluetooth earpiece, but sits in front of your eye. It isn’t really an AR or VR device, but it 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. I’d like to call this Partial VR.

The Jet works in sync with your mobile phone. Built for athletes, by athletes, the headset is perfect for monitoring stats or navigating… And it costs one third the price of a Google Glass!

Designer: Recon Instruments

BUY IT HERE: $499.00

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A Living, Breathing Bubble!

Light meets bubble in this artistic installation! Sonic Light Bubble is a living, breathing interactive installation that responds with light and sound when approached and touched. This giant synthetic “organism” attempts to humanize lighting-based public art and attracts passers by to engage and interact with it.

Showcased by Studio ENESS at White Night, a twelve hour light and art festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Sonic Light Bubble is a six meter diameter, clear, inflatable structure, dotted with an array of addressable LED disks shining inside and out. These custom disks act as a volumetric video screen providing mesmerizing 360 degree visual delights, day and night. Simultaneously, sounds are also reacting to the visitors on the outside. If I had to live MY life in a bubble, I’d most certainly pick this one!

Designer: Studio ENESS

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A Living, Breathing Bubble!

Light meets bubble in this artistic installation! Sonic Light Bubble is a living, breathing interactive installation that responds with light and sound when approached and touched. This giant synthetic “organism” attempts to humanize lighting-based public art and attracts passers by to engage and interact with it.

Showcased by Studio ENESS at White Night, a twelve hour light and art festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Sonic Light Bubble is a six meter diameter, clear, inflatable structure, dotted with an array of addressable LED disks shining inside and out. These custom disks act as a volumetric video screen providing mesmerizing 360 degree visual delights, day and night. Simultaneously, sounds are also reacting to the visitors on the outside. If I had to live MY life in a bubble, I’d most certainly pick this one!

Designer: Studio ENESS

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UberPool meets the YinYang

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Designed for the Chinese market in the year 2030, the Panlong autonomous vehicle draws inspiration from Yin and Yang! This far-out, futuristic concept provides riders with an escape from the rush of urban life in the city.

Inside, riders are positioned in such a way they can kick-back, relax, and unwind while they face each other and converse… or simply close their eyes and rest until they reach their destination. Its organic, non-standard interiors make it look different and instantly engage your curiosity. Outside, a camera shutter style door makes getting in and out possible even in tight spaces, and allows the design to nest with other like models when not in service.

The absolutely radical concept even goes as far as harnessing solar energy to power itself! Impressive!

Designer: Edgar Andrés Sarmiento & Aditya Mantha

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UberPool meets the YinYang

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Designed for the Chinese market in the year 2030, the Panlong autonomous vehicle draws inspiration from Yin and Yang! This far-out, futuristic concept provides riders with an escape from the rush of urban life in the city.

Inside, riders are positioned in such a way they can kick-back, relax, and unwind while they face each other and converse… or simply close their eyes and rest until they reach their destination. Its organic, non-standard interiors make it look different and instantly engage your curiosity. Outside, a camera shutter style door makes getting in and out possible even in tight spaces, and allows the design to nest with other like models when not in service.

The absolutely radical concept even goes as far as harnessing solar energy to power itself! Impressive!

Designer: Edgar Andrés Sarmiento & Aditya Mantha

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