Cool Concepts

Jan 242015
 

RollTop Laptop Concept -Coolest Rollable Future Laptop Concept

Presented as a concept roll up laptop back in 2011, the RollTop 2.0 still still looks cool enough to make me want one ASAP!
The device was created by the German design shop Orkin Design and presents a multi-device that changes shapes based on the task it needs to accomplish. The RollTop 2.0 can be rolled up, just like a Yoga mat, for easy transportation, can be used as a 13-in laptop (the bottom part of the device transforms in a virtual keyboard and tracking device) and a 17-in tablet with stylus or touch control or an external screen for other PC’s!

ALSO CHECK the Obento Note Modular Laptop Concept and the Fujitsu LifeBook 2013 Multi-Device Laptop Concept we featured earlier.

The RollTop 2.0 concept sports a flexible OLED screen which allows the device to transform from transportation mode to laptop, tablet or external screen and a center column which holds most connectivity options such us USB and LAN ports, an internal speaker, a webcam, the rechargeable battery as well as a power adapter for charging the device. While not in use, the RollTop wraps around the center-column for easy transportation and storage.

The initial RollTop concept was presented back in 2009 and it was updated to the 2.0 version in 2011. Unfortunately, since than, there are not many news about this cool project. Check out the videos in the post about the first and second versions of the RollTop and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sep 292014
 

Bugatti Gangloff Supercar Concept Front Grill In Driving

If the “World’s Fastest Car”, the Bugatti’s Veyron is not cool enough for you and you’re still looking for a dream supercar to impress your pack, please stop by and take a look at the cool Gangloff Concept!

The Bugatti Gangloff Concept is designed by the pOlish card designer Pawel Czyzewski and combines elements from the famous Veyron with the classic Bugatti Type 57 Coupe, 1938 Atlante.

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Jul 252014
 

UHAC, The Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector Army Vehicle
UHAC (Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector) is the US Navy‘s latest toy ship-to-shore connector and equipment and troops transporter.
The UHAC can carry up to 240 tons of payload at a cruising speed of 20 knots (that’s 24mph or 37 KMH) and can move on water, land, sand, marshes, mud flats, basically any kind of terrain and easily drive over 10ft (3 meters) high obstacles!

ALSO CHECK the Ghe-O Motors Rescue Vehicle and the Marauder 10 Ton Military Vehicle we featured earlier.

The vehicle is a prototype and it’s half-scale unarmored version was already tested a couple of months ago (March, 2014) by the US marines. When in service, the UHAC will be heavily armored to assure protection of the cargo and troops during transportation and will be loaded with .50 machine guns for protection.

Check out the vids to see the UHAC in action and let me hear your comments bellow!

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Jul 182014
 

Bufalino - The Vespa Based Camper For Lone Travelers
Built by the German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns, the Bufalino is designed to be a complete mini-camper that features all the services needed on the go!

The Bufalino camper concept is based around a Piaggio APE 50 tricycle (that’s the three wheeled commercial version of the world-famous Vespa scooter) and sports, among others, a bed, two seating units, shower, personal storage spaces, equipped kitchen, a fridge, a water tank, a work desk and even a clothes drying space!

ALSO CHECK the QTvan – Bicycle and Electric Scooter Camper Trailer and the Amphibious Camping Trailer Boat by Sealander.

The Bufalino is a very cool one-person camper concept, and, unfortunately, there is no info available when or if it will ever hit the production line.

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Feb 132014
 

GreenBox - The Pizza Box That Makes You Go Wow!

Here’s how a pizza box should be like!
The guys over at Green Box invented this cool pizza box that turns into pizza plates and a smaller storage box for leftover in seconds! Only one thing to comment: “How come I didn’t think about it before?”

 

Dec 272013
 

Microsoft Research Bra Sensors Could Monitor Overeating
Recent studies show that over one third of the adult US population suffers of obesity and more than half of them complain eating more when they are stressed.

As technology enters more and more in our lives, it was just a question of time until the overeating and obesity issue gets tackled by tech developers. Researchers from Microsoft Research invented a stress monitoring bra that keeps ‘en eye” on the wearers moods and helps regulate stress eating. The sensors are powered by a 3.7-volt battery, feature an EKG analyzer that captures heart rate and respiration, electrodermal activity, skin conductance and even general movement via an accelerometer and gyroscope – also check the Radiation Emergency Sensor Bra and the The Booze Sneaking Bra.

The collected data is streamed to a smartphone app and PC software where it’s analyzed to predict physiology changes that accompany eating and stress, including whether the subjects were happy or angry.
We’re looking forward to see this technology available “at large” as well as a masculine alternative for the Microsoft Bra Sensors!

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Dec 252013
 

1951 Cadillac Spare Tire Parking System
Here’s a cool parallel parking system build in the 50’s by Cadillac. The system was never implemented “at large” but this doesn’t remove anything from it’s coolness. Basically, a series of hydraulic pumps and gears pushes the spare wheel out from the trunk and rotates the back of the car easing the parallel parking process.

The Cadillac project was developed by Brooks Walker from Walker Research in San Francisco, US. There was another prototype developed by same inventor where he modified a 1953 Packard Cavalier to achieve the same results. OldCarsWeekly.com featured the Walker’s Packard Cavalier in one of their posts, and the present owner of the car got in touch with them confirming the parking system exists and it’s fully operational.

While there is not much information available on the net regarding this cool project, I was able to find this 1932 US patent attributed to Mr Walker where the entire mechanism is explained and charted. Another reference of the fifth wheel parking system was made by the Life magazine (November 17th, 1952 issue) which also shows some images of the actual mechanism.

Should you have more info about it, please let me know via the comments and I’ll update the article accordingly.
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