Posts Tagged ‘ Transparent ’

Clearview Clio Invisible Speaker


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Unlike any speaker we’ve seen in the past, the Clio utilizes a transparent acrylic glass stereo transducer to produce the sound. Due to the innovative design of the speaker (using the brand’s proprietary Edge Motion technology) sound can easily fill an entire space, making it great for not only music but also as surround sound  for your home entertainment system. Clio uses Bluetooth technology, letting you seamlessly pair any device with the speaker wirelessly. While the top portion of the speaker is optically clear, the base is available in three different color options including dark bronze, charcoal, and silver.

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Box Jellyfish


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The infamous box jellyfish developed its frighteningly powerful venom to instantly stun or kill prey, like fish and shrimp, so their struggle to escape wouldn’t damage its delicate tentacles. Their venom is considered to be among the most deadly in the world, containing toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. It is so overpoweringly painful, human victims have been known to go into shock and drown or die of heart failure before even reaching shore. Survivors can experience considerable pain for weeks and often have significant scarring where the tentacles made contact. Box jellies, also called sea wasps and marine stingers, live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are pale blue and transparent in color and get their name from the cube-like shape of their bell. Up to 15 tentacles grow from each corner of the bell and can reach 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Each tentacle has about 5,000 stinging cells, which are triggered not by touch but by the presence of a chemical on the outer layer of its prey.

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Box jellies are highly advanced among jellyfish. They have developed the ability to move rather than just drift, jetting at up to four knots through the water. They also have eyes grouped in clusters of six on the four sides of their bell. Each cluster includes a pair of eyes with a sophisticated lens, retina, iris and cornea, although without a central nervous system, scientists aren’t sure how they process what they see.

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Dual View System (DVS)


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Emulator Dual View System (DVS) is the most revolutionary experience for on-stage performers in the last 30 years. Emulator DVS is the first REAL and USABLE Multi-Touch MIDI Control System that allows the crowd to see exactly what the artist is doing on a huge transparent touch screen. Whether you are a VJ, Lighting Programmer, Controlling Lasers or the DJ, you can use the Emulator DVS to control your software all while the audience watches in awe.

Mobiado and Aston Martin Show Transparent Droid Phone Concept


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Mobiado, the luxury phone maker, and Aston Martin, the luxury car maker, are in cahoots, trying to co-create phones. The first prototype they’ve shown is a stunning transparent Android phone. The Mobiado concept phone is called CTP002 is basically one big, transparent sapphire glass with two titanium edges on the left and right. The glass is a color capacitive touchscreen. We know it’s only a concept and from a technical standpoint it seems all but impossible, but the Mobiado CTP002 is a joy to behold. The phone will connect with the car and its display. The car display will show a map with all local venues and your friends from Foursquare. The cameras integrated into the car can be set to snap a photo periodically and post it on Facebook or Twitter and the CTP002’s accelerometer will track the drivers body in case of a collision, giving the car’s airbags better information on how to react. The Mobiado CTP002 concept will be shown off at BaselWorld, the world watch and jewelry show in Switzerland this year.

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ZUB ZIRC 20 Clear Grey


To commemorate the launch of NOOKA’s website redesign, NOOKA is releasing an exclusive, online only product—the ZUB ZIRC 20 CLG. Adding to its ZUB ZIRC collection, NOOKA’s latest release is inspired by smoke and its fluidity in space. The cool grey transparent watch is complimented by a silver mirror lens.

Samsung’s Transparent Smart Window.


Samsung, among other companies are always trying to create the next wave of future tech for the public.  The CES show is a place where all those companies come together to show the best of what they have, and the 2012 show, Samsung went above and beyond with their ‘Smart Window’.  Check the method below.

The Transparent Swimming Pool.


Take a look at the Transparent Swimming Pool by OFTB.  ‘Out Of The Blue’ is a team of landscape architects, horticulturists and in-house pool builders based in Melbourne, Australia. They integrate contemporary landscape design with high quality construction of concrete swimming pools. Here I got a look at one of their stunning creations, a transparent pool from a house in Elsterwick, Melbourne.’

An Invisible Television?


Ask yourself, “what’s the next step in television innovation?” The answer might just be transparency – an invisible flatscreen that blends into the home environment when not in use, much like the Loewe Invisio. This magnificent TV is not a big black blot in standby mode, like how all television sets are. It’s a clear, frameless glass surface that keeps the room in its “visually unaltered” state.

Michael explains,

“As the first of its kind, the Loewe Invisio introduces technical innovation, combining conventional LCD and the latest TOLED display technology. This allows to create non-transparent / solid moving pictures with rich color reproduction and full contrast range from solid black to pristine white.”

Just what my spot needs.  Loewe Invisio is a 2011 iF Concept Design shortlisted design. Winners for the competition will be announced soon.

An Invisible Battery?


For years people have seen totally transparent hand held devices in sci-fi movies, and although they look super cool, I never personally wondered how they would be powered.  My good friend Anna Novikov has a thing for a particular translucent cell phone I featured on the blog a while back, and the technology in this post is exactly what was supposed to power that concept. Researchers at Stanford University have just created a thin, flexible, totally transparent lithium-ion battery. It is about the size and shape of a Listerine breath mint strip, and as clear as Saran Wrap.  According to an article on the university’ website, researchers were inspired to make a see-through battery partially because they want transparent Apple products to be a reality in the future.  The challenge of making a battery see-through is that certain key materials that make a battery work are fundamentally not transparent, and no good transparent substitutes could be found. The Stanford scientists found a way around the hurdle by making the non-transparent parts of the battery so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye.