Wireless charging pads emerged onto the scene a few years ago, and they are a brilliant innovation. Merely place your compatible gadget on top the pad/mat, and it will recharge through osmosis (actually with electro-magnetic induction to be precise). No wires needed, except for the one used to plug the mat in of course.
The simple interface of these recharging mats reminded me of the famous Star Trek villains the Borg and their ‘recharging stations’. So making a borg-themed charger for your portable device seems like a sensible idea if you really think about it.
Here is a floor lamp design based on the staff used by Gandalf. He often used it to emit light, so it felt appropriate for a lamp.
The staff was wielded by Gandalf the White. The one used by Gandalf the Grey looked a bit rough, more like a twig. The above design has a nice ivory look.
The Ghostbusters’ PKE Meter would make for a very cool wireless router. The two “ears” would double as antennae, and the array of LED lights would display the current signal strength. Plus the screen would display helpful network information. The handle would need to be weighted down to ensure this stays upright.
UPDATE: originally I had a fancier design where they discs would jack-knife out of the stairs but I grew to hate the idea. Discs shouldn’t be so hard to access. So I turned the truck into a napkin holder for normal blu-ray cases.
Several months ago I designed a ‘Star Trek Viewscreen‘ gadget that would accommodate any LCD monitor or TV. Then I recently thought this feature could be directly embedded into the LCD monitor itself. And voila.
Continue reading ➞ Star Trek Viewscreen TV
This is a pretty fun case design that transforms from a standard box set into Optimus Prime’s trailer. Now that’s putting the fun in functional. Okay I’ll stop.
Continue reading ➞ Transformers Trilogy Blu-Ray Case
UPDATE (Sept 5/2013): I’ve updated these wallpapers! Now in glorious .PNG format, with new tablet and smartphone sizes, and one less typo than before*, oops. You can find a bunch of different sizes for different devices after the jump.
Continue reading ➞ Ron Swanson Pyramid Of Greatness Wallpapers