Here is my spin on a power bank, one that looks like an old-school Operation board game. His nose is now an indicator light to show when a device is charging, and the surgery cavities are now cable ports. There are extra USB ports in the base.
I updated the character (who is known as Cavity Sam) to wear boxer shorts and have a more relaxed pose, which echos what Hasbro has done with their official game in the past dozen or so years. That dude looks too chill.
I’ll have a few more power bank designs posted in the coming days, stay tuned for those.
Here’s a pair of smartphone dock designs that pay homage to a time when we plugged cartridges into other cartridges to play games. Back in the early 90’s such adapter cartridges like Sonic & Knuckles, the Super Game Boy, and Game Genies were pretty cool, you kids will have to take my word for it. Read the rest of this entry
How about THE CITY NEEDS YOU as motivation for waking up? I present a Batman themed alarm clock, which features the iconic red phone on top of a Batcave-inspired display straight from the sixties. Read the rest of this entry
I recently came to the realization that my desk organizer is very boringsauce (pictured on the right here), so I started to brainstorm a fun alternative and came up with this Q*Bert design.
The block levels found in the old arcade game would be perfect for storage. I went with a 3-tier design for the mock-up above, so ideally a real organizer would also be available in 4 and 5 tier flavors for those who need a lot of storage.
As for Q*bert himself, he could be a flash drive, pencil sharpener (too weird?), stress toy, stapler, or whatever. As long as he’s included in some form, obviously.
This desk organizer is also a great place to affix Post-it notes (stored in the bottom middle there), because they’d blend in with the block shapes. I currently have post-its all over my computer monitor (I’m a disorganized weirdo), so I’d love to get one of these Q*Bert organizers for that reason alone.
This is a combination of THREE hobbies I had when I was kid: tabletop hockey, hockey cards, and hockey sticker albums. I present a mini tabletop hockey set that is adorned with players and stickers found in hockey card packs. This sort of thing would only be possible if a tabletop manufacturer partnered with a hockey card maker.
I was just thinking about how these things I enjoyed as a kid are essentially extinct today. To make these ancient things appealing to today’s kids, I felt a combination of toys and playing cards might draw their attention, sort of like Bakugan. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve seen quite a few geeky mini fridges lately, from Han Solo in Carbonite to Iron Man. While it’s great that there are so many options for geeks to choose from, none of them have grabbed me personally. So if it were up to me, I’d make a design based on the TMNT Party Wagon.
The box shape is optimal for storage, and that iconic door (used for ramming Foot ninjas) swings open like a fridge door, so it’s a perfect fit.
The one shown here is big enough for a 12-pack of soda and a sandwich. However if the wheels were entirely on the outside of cabin there’d be even more room for food. You could even upscale this van for a much larger fridge, with storage in the door too. This could also be down-scaled to fit 4-6 sodas so it doesn’t take up too much room on your desk.