Here is another design using Heads-Up Display technology (more on that here), a personal assistant based on the mirror from Snow White. This was inspired by a recent episode of Black Mirror that featured an interactive toy with an emotive face. Why isn’t there a personal assistant with an animated face?
Continue reading ➞ Mirror Mirror Personal Assistant
Now that we have the technology, it is possible to create a Game Boy that looks exactly as it appeared on the original packaging. Basically a back-lit keyboard meets the Game Boy. Just an idea for a possible Game Boy Classic.
This camera design is for the kids, or the adults still hopelessly addicted to Pokemon. A camera that is in the shape of a Pokeball, so you can capture photos (okay I’m not proud of that one).
Continue reading ➞ Pokeball Digital Camera
This one is pretty straightforward, an iPad case based on the Speak & Spell educational toy from the 80’s (you whippersnappers might have seen it in the film E.T.). Obviously those from the late 70’s and early 80’s would appreciate the novelty of this idea more.
I know it’s a kids toy, but as I’ve often stated I like things that are inherently nostalgic. I believe only a few geeks would have scruples about being seen with such a childish case.
I suppose the only downside is the ironic hipster vibe this design wields. It’s retro, filled with social commentary about modern electronic devices, and is intended for an Apple product. I should just delete this post. *Sigh!* I’ll leave it be. You hipsters don’t linger around here too long, y’hear?
The odds of this happening are super-slim. Speak & Spell is owned by Texas Instruments, not exactly a competitor of Apple but no ally either.
Sorry to pimp other posts, but you might dig this Crayola 3DS case.
Initially I was going to make this a Blu-Ray case, but upon remembering how functional the Scare Floor Door System was in the film, I thought it would be better as a Blu-Ray/DVD player.
Continue reading ➞ Monsters Inc Blu-Ray Player
A few years ago they released an MP3 player based on Soundwave, but personally I wish they offered a stereo system based on his Autobot counterpart, Blaster. He would just look at home on the bookshelf or entertainment unit.
It doesn’t even have to be an official product, just the basic shape and colors, and fans could add their own Autobot insignia.
Cassettes are pretty much dead, so a cassette-like display would be fun. Standard features like a CD player, Bluetooth, and iPod dock could also be included. I’d probably include an remote that looked like a cassette.
Sneakers is one of my all-time favorite films, simply for the fact that it’s just a fun film through and through. It’s too bad it hasn’t become a franchise, but then again I’ve seen the Ocean’s Eleven sequels and maybe it’s for the best.
Continue reading ➞ Sneakers Blu-Ray Case