Nice Concept #1: View Trans language translator


It took me a while to get my head around the View Trans. It’s a language translator but, unlike other electronic translators out there, you don’t have to type in the text by hand for the machine to get to work.

You see, that system is all very well and good until you have to decipher some copy written in a foreign alphabet and, naturally, one that you don’t have a keyboard for…

Soundshelf: taking the term "bookshelf speakers" very literally indeed


Come on, hands up who wants a Soundshelf? Yes, me too. I’ll take eight. They’re only a concept for now, or a prototype anyway, but I have a feeling this is one of those inventions that will be seeing the light of day.

Polish designers Witek Stefaniak and Anielka Zdanowicz, apart from having names that look like anagrams, have taken a look at modern day speakers and said…