Our editors have compiled a list of seven gadgets for the home you can’t buy, or at least anytime soon. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. “Continue reading” for the entire list.
Barry Table Lamp
At the push of a button, this egg-shaped “Barry Table Lamp” opens up to reveal a circle of LEDs — with their light diffused by reflective surfaces inside the lid for an ambient glow.
The futuristic-looking light resembles a big egg, and most likely a soft-boiled one since it has a chunk of the sphere sliced off to serve as a “lid.”
E-Rope Modular Power Strip
Designed by Chul Min Kang and Sung Hun Lim, the “E-Rope Modular Power Strip” is a 2006 Idea Award winning concept. Here’s how it works:
Its blue lights glow to indicate power is flowing, and if you rotate the socket section 90 degrees, it turns off the current, saving you from that power-sucking standby mode that’s so prevalent in many of today’s electronic devices. Plus, its modular design lets you add just the right number of outlets needed
This innovative “Comfort Sphere” is basically a “self-contained audio and video womb which invites you into it innocently enough, and then once you’re sitting down, it wraps around you and practically forces you to stare at only the highest-end audio and visual entertainment.” [source]
Taste DJ Kitchen
Liven up your kitchen with the “Taste DJ”. This high-tech countertop sports “two cooktops, a sink, and a built-in multimedia computer setup.”
You can spin rings on the outside of the burners that allow you to select ingredients to spray into whatever you’re cooking, including salt, pepper, and… MSG? Alrighty. The built-in computer is meant to be used for music, surfing the web for recipes, and talking to people via a “visual phone.”
Gorenje Smart Fridge
The “Gorenje Smart Fridge” has a mini-refrigerator that rises up from its core at the push of a button. [Source]
Here’s a first: an innovative toaster concept that lets you slide bread right through instead of having it pop up. [Source]
Scroll Pan – The Roll-Up Frying Pan
Designed by Sam Hextall, the Scroll Pan puts a new twist on the traditional frying pan by allowing users to roll-up the utensil when not in use.
And even though the Scroll Pan is clearly just a concept at this time the designer does suggest that products like diphenyl silicone which is plasma treated and teflon coated could be used to make an actual working model