10 Unusual Gadget Concepts You Would Kill For
All the time we see new and unnecessary gadgets made to help or entertain us that just end up making more work. But what about the gadget ideas we actually do want to see, the ones that would be gamechangers in our everyday lives? While many amazing gadget ideas never come to fruition, there is a lot of hope for many of the concepts below and some may not be as far away from production as you think. Take a look at this list of 10 unusual gadget concepts and let us know which of the 10 you’d kill for!
This cool concept uses circuit printing technology and electrostatic paste material to make a flat tape extension cord that prevents tripping. If it becomes dirty or less sticky it can just be wiped clean to revive the electrostatic hold. This great gadget concept would be perfect for so many of the ugly and hazardous extension wires around the home!
It’s surprisingly often that people can feel their bath water going cold long before they want to get out, or sometimes the temperature had even dropped before they were able to get in! The Warm On bathwater pebbles were devised to prevent this very problem by keeping the bathwater at a constant temperature. The clever and attractive gadget concept circulated water through small holes and warms it at the same time, ensuring the whole bath is a hot and even temperature for as long as its turned on. This would help to avoid you wasting water by trying to top up the tub with the hot tap, and would also be great for bathwater sharing.
The Triton oxygen mask for diving would in theory use artificial gills to extract oxygen from the water and compress it into a tank with a small but powerful micro compressor. This unusual gadget concept wouldn’t require biting on the mouthpiece like a normal scuba mask which would make it easier to breath underwater during scientific studies and even scuba diving sessions on holiday. The concept has been criticised by some who say it would have to use impossible technology (impossible at least in this day and age), but we’re holding out hope that the Triton will be able to go into production in the not too distant future.
In theory the Blackberry Empathy would use a biometric ring worn one of your fingers to sense your mood throughout the day and changing colour accordingly. In addition it can show history charts of emotions, provide your news and social status as well as help with intelligent social networking. The screen is transparent when not in use and has a touchscreen to the front with keyboard to the back. In addition it would come with a smart charging station for the phone and ring, and the ring would collect information such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and skin secretions. This phone is designed to help with physical social networking and empathy by learning how others are feeling.
This unusual gadget concept takes the idea of 3D printing and runs with it to create The Clothing Printer which uses fabric and thread cartridges to enable you to print clothing designs that you make yourself or purchase from an online store. Once you’ve worn the clothes you can load the item into the printer to be broken down, cleaned and recycled back into the cartridges. This is an amazing and eco friendly gadget concept but unfortunately it won’t be available for quite some time.
The Copy and Paste tool is a handheld scanner that would be able to copy any image as you slide the tool over it, then print it onto any surface. This handheld gadget concept would be great for making easy document copies and copying photos.
The concept for this refrigerator gadget uses a bio robot to cool biopolymer gel using luminescence. Food can be deposited into the gel where it makes its own pod and is automatically cooled to the optimum temperature. There are no drawers to this design and it can be hung at any angle, making it a great space saver. This is an incredibly cool looking design and a concept that we’re eagerly awaiting!
If you thought your living room chairs were already comfortable then think again- the Bounce chair is made of memory resistant foam that enables it to keep its oval shape when unoccupied but instantly transforms into a squashy but supportive chair when sat on. Created by designer Véronique Baer, this cool concept chair looks slightly like a lemon juicer when not in use but we can forgive that as it looks so comfortable and fun to sit on!
With touchscreens becoming more and more prevalent, it may not be long until the BendDesk actually goes into production. The BendDesk combines vertical and horizontal workspaces to create a large touchscreen area that supports multi-touch gestures and manipulation. This curved workspace would work well in the creative industries or even at home.
The Colour Picker can scan colours from anything and instantly produce ink in that same colour through an RGB cartridge. This amazing gadget concept would be perfect for artists who would be able to replicate their visions exactly through perfect colour matches. It would also cut down on pen wastage in offices and schools. If the cartridge was refillable, that would make it even better! There has been a lot of research into an idea similar to this so a pen that can change ink colour to anything you desire might actually be in the pipeline.