Philips recently held a “Simplicity Event” in NYC, which showcased many futuristic concepts, including the “Air Sensor”, “Chameleon”, “Music Explorer”, “Mercury”, “Vision & Wand”, and “In Touch”. Video clip and more pics after the jump.

At its Simplicity event in New York, Philips is demonstrating a unique showcase of product prototypes. Philips Design is showing how simplicity could translate into groundbreaking products during the coming three to five years across the company’s entire healthcare, lifestyle and technology portfolio

(Thanks, Charlie)[via Press Release]

Air Sensor

Philips has created a product prototype that makes checking outdoor air quality as simple as looking out of the window. ‘Air Sensor’ provides a simple and instant method for determining outdoor air quality, day or night.

Chameleon

Chameleon will match any mood required in an instant. The user simply picks up a piece of fabric or any other colored object, holds it to the sensor on the lamp stand and this color will be projected onto the inside of the shade automatically, changing the lighting mood of a room.

Music Explorer

Created as a home ‘music center’, Music Explorer consists of two components: a portable ‘turntable’ (screen panel) and a stationary speaker base. The panel, which is designed to be held in the hand, offers a user interface and a display for content with four main playback modes: Home, Shop, Disc and Radio

Mercury

‘Mercury’ is a home media center that provides access to all media without having to leave the couch. This content is sourced from Mercury’s built-in hard disc, from discs stored within the device and from players and PCs elsewhere in the home, as well as from mobile devices, such as cameras or music players, to which it is connected wirelessly

Vision & Wand

‘Wand’ is the central control and access device for all home content, from music to films and from TV channels to family photographs. It also acts as a control device for an entire room, from sound to lighting.

In Touch

Through In Touch, members of the household view messages left in text or video format, which are posted directly onto the device or sent remotely. When illuminated, the screen also includes portrait photographs of all the ‘family’ members in the network, which are used as a method of sending messages

[all images and text copyright Charlie Kondek]

Philips recently held a “Simplicity Event” in NYC, which showcased many futuristic concepts, including the “Air Sensor”, “Chameleon”, “Music Explorer”, “Mercury”, “Vision & Wand”, and “In Touch”. Video clip and more pics after the jump.

At its Simplicity event in New York, Philips is demonstrating a unique showcase of product prototypes. Philips Design is showing how simplicity could translate into groundbreaking products during the coming three to five years across the company’s entire healthcare, lifestyle and technology portfolio

(Thanks, Charlie)[via Press Release]

Air Sensor

Philips has created a product prototype that makes checking outdoor air quality as simple as looking out of the window. ‘Air Sensor’ provides a simple and instant method for determining outdoor air quality, day or night.

Chameleon

Chameleon will match any mood required in an instant. The user simply picks up a piece of fabric or any other colored object, holds it to the sensor on the lamp stand and this color will be projected onto the inside of the shade automatically, changing the lighting mood of a room.

Music Explorer

Created as a home ‘music center’, Music Explorer consists of two components: a portable ‘turntable’ (screen panel) and a stationary speaker base. The panel, which is designed to be held in the hand, offers a user interface and a display for content with four main playback modes: Home, Shop, Disc and Radio

Mercury

‘Mercury’ is a home media center that provides access to all media without having to leave the couch. This content is sourced from Mercury’s built-in hard disc, from discs stored within the device and from players and PCs elsewhere in the home, as well as from mobile devices, such as cameras or music players, to which it is connected wirelessly

Vision & Wand

‘Wand’ is the central control and access device for all home content, from music to films and from TV channels to family photographs. It also acts as a control device for an entire room, from sound to lighting.

In Touch

Through In Touch, members of the household view messages left in text or video format, which are posted directly onto the device or sent remotely. When illuminated, the screen also includes portrait photographs of all the ‘family’ members in the network, which are used as a method of sending messages

[all images and text copyright Charlie Kondek]