Several years ago I posted a Ghostbusters nightlight design that functioned like a small standalone sign. Upon reflection I think it would be better if it was a USB wall adapter that also doubled as a nightlight.
It would illuminate when charging a device, or when the room was dark (thanks to a light sensor). The power prongs fold up for convenience.
Remember those maps that teachers would pull down to cover the chalkboard in class? Exact same deal here. This idea was born because I hate dusting my TV and game consoles, and wanted a fun way to conceal everything when not in use.
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Logitech started selling some accessories for the excellent Xbox Adaptive Controller, so I thought I’d pitch this controller accessory. It could potentially allow gamers to drive a car with a single finger.
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I’ve owned an LDK Game Console for several months now, and every time I use the thing I’m reminded of BMO from Adventure Time. Just swap a few colors around and you are done. I’m hoping LDK considers issuing this color variant in the future, I would certainly grab one.
Sony owns PlayStation and Ghostbusters, so why not combine the two? This is a very simple design: the back of the case is molded in red, the shoulder buttons are translucent blue for the sirens, and lastly the USB cable is royal blue to match the hose that hangs on the car.
Thought about making the OPTIONS and SHARE buttons yellow, but they are probably injection molded with the rest of the buttons (whereas the shoulder buttons are a different color). I also wanted to add chrome accents, but that would be difficult too.
Maybe Sony could make these as a promo product for the new movie? A matching console could be done as well (if there’s interest I could add a mockup here), but without a new tie-in game that would be unlikely.
The THOR Hammer Tool Set was recently given the mini treatment, thought I’d do the same for the He-Man power bar that I posted a few years ago. This time the power sword is a compact USB wall adapter that also doubles as a Nite Lite.
I wanted this to be illuminated to simulate the “I have the POWER” sequence. It lights up when something is plugged-in, or automatically at night thanks to a light sensor.
The power prongs fold down to make this convenient for travel. A purple variant for Skeletor could also be done, something I didn’t mention in that power bar post. In hindsight I would also like the old power bar design to be illuminated, like this other power bar I designed.
This is a smaller version of a design I posted a few years ago, this time it’s for a single HDMI-based device. It allows you to switch between several devices without having to go behind the TV.
If you’re juggling a bunch of devices this would be extremely handy. Nowadays there are many plug-and-play consoles, clone consoles, video game dongles (from AtGames and Arcade 1UP), streaming devices, single board computers, and soon: gaming handhelds with HDMI output (the upcoming Analogue Pocket). Almost all of these are powered by USB too.
Most of these devices would benefit from a power switch, especially those game dongles which stay powered-on until unplugged (seen in the example below). So I included a humorous kill switch for the robot:
The robot’s body moves like a lever, so powering off this device makes it appear as though you are also deactivating the robot. The arms are loose and swivel freely, the LED eyes indicate power.