White Fruit Radio

December 14, 2008


“White Fruit is made of sycamore for its acoustic properties and an LED substrate is hidden beneath the thin surface. The ridges on the top of the radio control volume and station tuning. Simply rub your finger across and watch the LED substrate to see channels change dynamically. The experience is tactile and the fact that the radio is made from high quality wood usually reserved for orchestral string instruments means you get superb sound.”

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Samsung Omnia SGH-i900

June 11, 2008


Available on June 17 at SGD1098, the new Samsung SGH-i900 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 PDA-phone. The i900 come with HSDPA, 16GB internal storage expandable by another 16GB with SDHC slot, a 5-megapixel auto focus camera and looks like the iPhone.
 
It has a 624MHz Marvell processor, 128MB of RAM and haptic feedback. Haptic feedback in a mobile phone is designed to make the feeling of pressing an onscreen virtual button more realistic, making it almost like typing on a real keypad. It also have an optical sensor for a directional pad. This can be used in two modes–as a regular four-way directional pad or as an onscreen mouse pointer.
An orientation sensor is built into the i900. When rotated, it does this fancy transition whereby the display shrinks and expands back to fill the screen in a different orientation, just like the iPod Touch. The screen is 3.2″ TFT (240×400) WQVGA with full touch Touchwiz UI technology. Phone dimension is smaller than the iPhone at 112x56x12.5mm.

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Bluetrek Sense Headset

November 20, 2007

 

Wireless bluetooth headset without the buttons. It has a soft talk button using the touch-sensitive technology and a built-in voice alert that reminds you of the actions in your headset such as: redial the last number, reject a call, if your headset is connected / disconnected from your headset and etc. With Luxurious piano glass finishing and a simple design… nice.

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Instead of reaching for a traditional cold, plastic dimmer switch, imagine adjusting your lights with just a touch of soft, inviting fabric. A simple tap of the tufted textile sensor turns on, off or dims the lights.

 

ESSENTIAL™ Wall Dimmers transform a purely mechanical task into an intriguing sensual experience and add a beautiful touch of contemporary design to an otherwise plain wall.

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Tonium Pacemaker®

May 6, 2007

Pacemaker’s pocket-sized DJ lets you mix your own songs and playback MP3 songs. The Pacemaker has a 120GB hard drive, USB 2.0 support, a touchpad, and various other DJ-ing functions (including loop-in, loop-out, re-loop, cue point search).
You can play back MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, and FLAC.

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Rinspeed eXasis

April 13, 2007

 

World premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2007, “Glass” concept car to mark Rinspeed’s 30th birthday – 40 years after Bayer’s first “all-plastic” car. The car is constructed from aluminum and plastic, and most of the control panel is touch sensitive.

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SegaToys created a new chicken robot to services and comfort the people in our new urban loneliness. The chick has touch sensors that trigger it to do nothing but chirps and cheeps or flap its wings when its back is stroked. It cannot, however, move… All you need to do is ensure it receives a constant supply of fresh batteries lest it be muted for good. The Robot Chick never ever grow up, chirping until its internal circuits give up the ghost.

Extract from Reuters