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The Walhub adds extra functionality to the humble switch plate

There are certain devices in the home that we don't generally think about improving. The switch plates over our light switches have remained more or less the same for years, but that doesn't mean there's not room to make them better. Product designer Justin Porcano has decided to rethink switch plates, by adding more functionality.  Read More

Photofast's i-FlashDrive HD with iPhone

Photofast, maker of i-accessories like the iPADock, has released a successor to its original i-FlashDrive – the second-generation i-FlashDrive HD. This two-way, multi-use storage drive extends memory capacity and is designed to manage, swap and sync data between Mac or PC and iDevices.  Read More

On trial in Amserdam, Beehive's new BEEBOXes are secure, mobile self-contained one or two-...

Buro Beehive transforms disused buildings into flexible workplaces for creative entrepreneurial types. These sorts of "co-working" spaces are becoming ever-more familiar features of modern cities. Beehive's new BEEBOX offers something new, however. These secure, mobile self-contained one or two-person offices may just give its work hubs an edge.  Read More

Hyper announced a trio of new iUSBport devices

The iPhone and iPad have always lacked USB ports. As iOS apps rarely require you to deal directly with files, this isn't usually a big problem. When you do need to manage files, Dropbox, iCloud, and email are ready and waiting. But for some tasks – like streaming movies – external storage can come in handy. Enter Hyper's iUSBport: an accessory that fills in the gaps left by Apple's minimalism.  Read More

Flatmate should fit into even the most modestly proportioned living space

If floor space is lacking, finding a place for a desk in your home can be difficult. However, help is on hand in the form of a very svelte workstation produced by Müller Möbelwerkstätten dubbed the Flatmate. It should find a place in even the most modestly proportioned living space while still offering considerable storage, and some clever additional features, too.  Read More

The Lean/Bookshelf by monocomplex provides secure, ordered storage and display without boo...

Bookshelves have a basic design flaw. When books are neatly arranged for storage and display, they tend to tip over and lay on the shelf in confused disarray. This vexing problem has been solved by the Korea-based design group monocomplex, whose Lean/Bookshelf uses the force of gravity to keep things in order – no bookends required.  Read More

A new breakthrough could dramatically boost hard disk capacity (Photo: Vitaly Korovin/Shut...

A team of researchers at the University of Texas is working on a novel design that could circumvent some of the pressing limitations of current data storage technology and open the door to a new generation of very high-density, cheap and reliable hard disk drives.  Read More

The Stuffa Jacket is now available for pre-order

Stuffa has been in touch to let us know that its Stuffa Jacket, basically a sleeveless puffer jacket-cum-hold all, is now available for pre-order.  Read More

Story can be used as a regular sofa, with the added advantage of storage underneath

Our shrinking urban living spaces have spawned lots of architectural attempts at creating new housing that is small but perfectly formed, but what about those who already own or rent an apartment or flat? They have to rely on inventiveness to create more space from nothing. The "Story" tackles this idea with a new addition to an old favorite – it's a sofa bed and workstation combined.  Read More

The Shelevator in use

When Canadian inventor Shlomo Shwartz saw his elderly mother perching on a small stool to reach a high kitchen shelf, he was inspired to create something that would make such risky maneuvers unnecessary. The result was the Shelevator – a kitchen shelf insert that can be pulled in and out and lowered up and down, from the floor.  Read More

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