The best Gadgets and Design Week 31/2011

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Post It Notes – by Karim Rashid

Karin Rashid Pebble

Karim Rashid: When you have them on your desk, they’re really just nice and comfortable and kind of quiet. They have a personality, but they’re soft.

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Star Wars themed Xbox 360 Kinect – just design

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Microsoft has rolled out a Star Wars themed Kinect bundle which will come packed with two games, Kinect Star Wars and Kinect Adventures, along with a 320 GB hard drive and a matching white Kinect sensor. The main console sports a R2D2 paint job and there is a shiny gold C3P0-inspired controller. It would hit stores in fall this year but still available for pre-order for a price of $449.

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Back Seat Transparent Touchscreen Window – really amazing stuff

A group of designers from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design has teamed up with engineers from Toyota to develop a technology called “Windows of the World”, which turns the window of the back seat of a car into an interactive transparent touchscreen.

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Unique Chess Set – Made from Camera Lenses:

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The white lenses are Canon and the black are Nikon. You can even rent the chess set if you feel the need but it’s not cheap. The lens chess set rents for $9,221 per week and the shipping runs into the thousand-dollar range. One can only imagine how much it would cost to purchase it.

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SanDisk Ultra USB Flash Drive – Hands-On

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So while SanDisk’s latest Ultra USB Flash Drives might not have the largest capacity, or the most unique design. I think they still offer enough to be worthy of consideration over the cheap, gray-market alternatives carried at many stores these days.

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Cooling Sprays – made in Japan

Products such as “Hokkyoku Monogatari” (directly translated: Tales of the North Pole) offer a whole new method of cooling down in an interesting way. Not only are they convenient, they can be transformed into anything, ranging from a icy wristwatch to graffiti sprayed onto one’s body.

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Ear Dryer – good when you left the pool

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This handy device effectively dries the outer ear canal in about one minute safely, comfortably, and naturally. The computer-controlled heater and fan come together to regulate airflow, temperature, and noise level.

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  1. Dan July 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Transparent touchscreen window technology is just amazing. I hope to see it soon on the market!

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