Tag: Eco Gadgets
The Bufalino – Single Person Tricycle Camper
This Eco Gadget was designed by industrial designer Cornelius Comanns from Germany as his bachelor thesis. Although The Bufalino has two seats, it is basically designed as a single person camping vehicle. Cornelius Comanns based his design on the Piaggio APE 50, a three wheeled light vehicle known for its fuel efficiency. This small three-wheeler has minimalist design while its furnished interior is outfitted with two seats which can be converted into a bed, small stove and sink, nine storage spaces, refrigerator and water to provide the coziness of an actual house. The rear doors can be functioned as drying space as well. However, structural components (e.g. engine, frame and chassis) are not derived from the original model.
The concept of this project is to offer complete flexibility during the travel. It can be set as a base camp, but can be moved in leniently. This will provide people with better knowledge of the country, the surroundings, as well as the stretch of their travel. Obviously, without bathroom and limited water reserve, staying at a location with accessible facilities such as campsite would be a good idea. Currently, The Bufalino is only a concept vehicle. But since it is based on an already existing model, seeing it in the production line would be very possible.
Cool Apps for Cool Gadgets
Soon your kitchen will be controlled only by using your iPhone! Yes, Cool Gadgets do need cool apps. The latest smartphone from Apple has clearly revolutionized the way in how humans interact not only with humans through their smartphones, but also with their environment. Smartphones are now no longer only able simple devices that allow you to enjoy music, taking beautiful pictures or recording videos. It can now also be used to control various objects located at your kitchen. You will no longer need a superwoman to multi-task your kitchen.
The kitchen island is built on top of a small frame, complete with flooring and sub floor, and lifted using a hydraulic scissor lift. The whole hydraulic system then bolted into the cement. Using a hydraulic system that can lift over 1,500lbs easily, safety is definitely a very important feature! The doors which located at another side of the cabinet are secured using Smart Home Insteon safety switches to ensure the electricity is turned off if any of the doors are not being fully closed to prevent any movement, while the cabinet is made using IKEA hardware and boxes with custom walnut fronts from Scherrs to make it looked like Eco Gadgets. This kitchen island is basically an unfinished storage/utility room.
Accessories for Your Eco Gadgets
Wood is natural element used on Eco Building, for making tables and chairs, but wood can also used for making Eco Gadgets accessories. This natural element will soothe the mixed of glass, plastic and metal material of the phone and substantially added the eco friendly appearance than for the phone compared to a common dock, a simple way to add the Eco Gadget theme on your iPhone without changing any part of your gadget.
iPhone 4 has not yet been released, but designers has already design stylish dock for this new iPhone product, using the leaked iPhone 4 prototype as the source of inspiration as well as reference for dimensions. You can forget about applications, accessories and add on. For your iPhone 4, the first thing you need to buy (after the phone of course) is the dock. One simple reason is since somebody has already think about it, made the design, assured that you will love it and ready to mass produce his design. The designer that creating this innovative design of the iPhone 4 dock is Chris Chan.
Since iPhone 4 charging socket is located on the bottom of the phone, charging with this concept dock will only possible in landscape mode. But this will not be much of a problem. Made from solid wood, the simple outline and natural element of the material giving this iPhone 4 dock stylish and everlasting appearance. The designer, Chris Chan hopes to mass producing this design as soon as iPhone 4 is launched officially. Just hope that Steve Jobs will not change any details just to upset people like Chris Chan. (continue reading…)