Audi Shark Concept

March 3, 2009

The Audi Shark is a futuristic flying concept vehicle with a streamlined design inspired by motorcycles and airplanes. It was designed by Kazim Doku and won the Desire Competition by Domus Academy.

The two-seater flying sportscar is inspired by the world of motorclycles and airplanes and offers its passengers “strong sensations and high levels of safety.”

The streamlined design of the exterior offers a visual reference to the car’s name and – in combination with the rear lower spoiler – gives the vehicle an “underwater” appearance.

Both the headlights and the tail lights are made by transparent tubes which integrate LED units. The interior features sporty seats integrated in the cockpit structure.

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Nike SPARQ Parachute

February 4, 2008

Designed for athletes 170 – 210 lbs, the Large SPARQ Parachute creates the drag necessary to force athletes to push themselves harder to achieve speed. The easy step-in belt was added based on athlete feedback, allowing you to get right to your workout without having to mess with buckles or adjustments.
Warning: It will create stares…

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Virgin Galactic SpaceShip

January 29, 2008

Virgin Galactic is on track to start launching commercial space flights in 2009, and they just announced their new spaceship designs.

SpaceShipTwo is the spaceship that’ll actually go into space, while White Knight Two is the plane that’ll bring it up high enough to launch itself away. SpaceShipTwo will be able to tote eight people at a time into sub-orbit, two pilots and six passengers, each of whom will pay $200,000 for the right to be one of the few humans to see the earth from above.

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Baby Spoon Plane

April 7, 2007

No need for any more aeroplane noises and trying to get the kids to eat once you have attached this plane to your cutlery! You can create an instant transformation with this Baby Plane and fool the children into eating up.

Actually, it never occur to me that you can make your own unique paper plane and attach to the spoon so your child gets a different plane (of any other professional object that your child is excited with) everyday rather than buying a spoon that looks like a plane.

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VICTORINOX s.beat MP3 Player

November 25, 2006

The s.beat comes in 1GB and 2GB flavors, with a 4GB version in the works. There’s support for MP3, WMA and OGG Vorbis, a voice recorder and FM radio with six presets. At 74 x 22 x 24mm size, you also get a blade, a pair of scissors and a nail file/screwdriver. There’s also a flight version, too, sans tools. Comes with a protective cover for the USB connection.

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The picture speaks a thousand words, and I agree with the picture. Sometimes restriction may not be a bad thing even if people laughs at you. Take for example the banning of chewing gum in Singapore in the 90s, you hear the entire globe laughed but they did notice that Singapore got really clean too…

Ask the business travellers and many will tell you that they would rather have a good sleep in the plane while they can before start work again when the plane touches the ground. Hearing your neighbour serenading his girlfriend on the mobile phone beside him will be the last thing he wants.

It maybe expensive for inflight calls at the beginning, but like it or not, it is coming here to stay.  

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