Redefining the Smartwatch, Pebble style

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The Pebble 2017 concept watch is a champion of our very own #TactileOverTouch movement. It ditches the fiddly tiny touchscreen for a UI with one single control, a sliding switch that allows you to navigate through the entire interface.

The Pebble 2017 watch is designed to be as self-sustainable as possible. Unlike other smartwatches that need charging every other day, the Pebble 2017 edition sports an e-ink screen, known to consume 99% lesser energy than an LED Display. The entire UI of the watch is designed in brilliant contrast, and shows wonderfully on the black/white display. The display sits beautifully under a mildly frosted transparent casing that blurs out the electronics, but showcases the screen vividly. Beside the dial, where one would normally find the crown of the watch, sits the only switch you’ll ever need. It slides upwards and downwards while also clicking, giving you full control of the redesigned interface that still achieves everything your regular smartwatch does… from playing music, to answering calls, to being your ultimate fitness wearable.

If simplicity is what drove the design of the Pebble’s user experience, it carried forward to the design too. The straps sit beautifully beneath the watch, being screwed into place using just one simple flat screw. The straps can even be simply switched for a pocket-watch style loop or a loop with a carabiner clip. Now would be a good time for Pebble to re-launch itself in the market, don’t you think??

Designer: Antoine Giard

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Vintage on the outside, Wattage on the inside!

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There’s a lot that the Outlaw Tracker bike achieves in terms of being different. Firstly, its styling sets it apart, at the crux of a motorbike and a pedal-bike… and that’s a good thing too, since The Outlaw Tracker is an electric bike. With pedals on the outside, and a 3,000-watt hub motor on the inside, the bicycle can hit speeds of 36 mph (in Race Mode… It goes up to 20 mph when driven in its Street Mode). A 702 watt-hour battery sits at the very center, the heart of the bike, supplying it with power, while acting as a heat sink, but more importantly, giving it a certain gravitas as well as visual mass.

The styling of the Outlaw Tracker however is something to write home about. Embodying an aesthetic that is very reminiscent of vintage cars, the bike looks like it has the soul of a WWII-era Porsche. However, the motorcycle style inverted-form suspension gives it a different persona… making it a one-of-a-kind car-inspired, motorcycle-esque, electric bike! (Only 50 units of the Outlaw Tracker bikes will be produced, so maybe not literally one-of-a-kind, but definitely a rare piece indeed!)

Designers: Vintage Electric & Emory Motorsports.

Buy from Vintage Electric: $6,995

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The Sky’s the Limit for Medical Delivery Drones

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Taking inspiration from Airbus’ existing family of cutting-edge aircraft, the Airbus A-180 Drone project looks a lot like something that might already exist in their modern fleet! However, the scaled-down design is less concerned with moving people and more about helping them during emergencies.

To deliver a payload of emergency supplies, it utilizes three double engines – one at the rear for forward thrust and two integrated in the wings for upward and downward maneuvering. Able to take off and land vertically or horizontally, it can safely enter danger zones. Upon arrival, it releases a cargo capsule capable of transporting everything from medicine and antivenin to supplemental blood and even organs.

Designer: Reza Salianeh

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Changing direction would be able with rotation of two rotors in opposite direction of each other.

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The medical cargo capsule has the ability to keep a certain temperature cool or warm and its cap has vacuum sealing to protect the cargo.

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Free turbine produces electricity out of wind which is used to recharge batteries inspired from Jaguar CX concept.

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To achieve 194 km/h, the drone has a smooth, integrated and aerodynamic body.

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1. Flight Control Computer 2. Internal Measurement Unit 3. ADS-B Transponder 4. Antennas and External Mounted System 5. Flight Termination Parachute 6. Flight Termination Launcher 7. Camera System 8. Communication System 9. Air Data System Computer

The Sky’s the Limit for Medical Delivery Drones

a_180_drone

Taking inspiration from Airbus’ existing family of cutting-edge aircraft, the Airbus A-180 Drone project looks a lot like something that might already exist in their modern fleet! However, the scaled-down design is less concerned with moving people and more about helping them during emergencies.

To deliver a payload of emergency supplies, it utilizes three double engines – one at the rear for forward thrust and two integrated in the wings for upward and downward maneuvering. Able to take off and land vertically or horizontally, it can safely enter danger zones. Upon arrival, it releases a cargo capsule capable of transporting everything from medicine and antivenin to supplemental blood and even organs.

Designer: Reza Salianeh

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Changing direction would be able with rotation of two rotors in opposite direction of each other.

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The medical cargo capsule has the ability to keep a certain temperature cool or warm and its cap has vacuum sealing to protect the cargo.

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Free turbine produces electricity out of wind which is used to recharge batteries inspired from Jaguar CX concept.

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To achieve 194 km/h, the drone has a smooth, integrated and aerodynamic body.

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1. Flight Control Computer 2. Internal Measurement Unit 3. ADS-B Transponder 4. Antennas and External Mounted System 5. Flight Termination Parachute 6. Flight Termination Launcher 7. Camera System 8. Communication System 9. Air Data System Computer

One Mysterious Smartphone

The latest in Turing Phone’s “LiquidMorphium” line of smartphones, the Appassionato is certainly as the name suggests. The company is promising a stunning (if not ambitious) amount of tech with the upcoming September release. The company states it will have passive voice command search tools, a robust mobile protection platform, amplified intelligence, and, of course, a dedicated enhanced-concierge service called Sir Alan that’s sure to be better than everyone else’s.

Spec-wise, little is known about the RAM, cams, and storage… the one thing we’re sure of, however, is the whole LiquidMorphium material is pretty cool. As the company states, it’s got a “diamond-like” carbon coating on top, “high-tech” ceramic feel and scratch resistant surface, as well as a Sapphire glass screen.

Designers: Radugadesign Studio & Robo Inc

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