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Smart Buckle

This Smart Buckle is specially designed for the users who want to wear their traditional watch, but also want to have some smart function for their daily usage. It is equipped with G-sensor and bluetooth module, via the phone application, it can be performed as pedometer, calories calculation, sleep condition monitoring, etc. One extra feature is the SOS function. The user can press the button of the buckle for 3 times when in emergency, it will activate the phone to send the user's location and preset message to a user's friend or an important person, in order to ask for help.

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Happaratus

Happaratus is a power tool that is worn as a glove and enables a user to shape and sculpt hard materials such as wood or stone using the hand. The tool has great potential for disrupting traditional crafts, as it opens up the possibility of creating very complex shapes with a very intuitive workflow. A prototype has been tested by artisans from various disciplines including stone-carving and furniture restoration. David Neat, a London based sculptor used a Happaratus prototype to create Grinlings, a series of beautiful wooden objects.

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01: Dimensioning Instrument

01 is world’s first dimensioning instrument. Carved in aluminum, and contained within a pen, pencil or stylus, 01 rolls to capture dimensions of any object, then logs, converts and shares the dimensions through your mobile phone. 01 is an essential tool for everyone who makes. Designers, engineers, architects, tailors, carpenters and masons for example. It’s also for the hobbyists, and even kids studying geometry, shop or physics. 01 is Crafted. Elegant. Thoughtful.

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Qoobi One

The Qoobi design concept originated from the desire to create a unit that is a world apart from any existing sound devices. The design of Qoobi combines two contrast but harmonic natures. Acute sides of a metal figure appear to be frozen into a glass prism. However, being heated, vacuum tubes seem to be melting the glass to enhance the outside world with the warmth and liveliness of music. The main focus was on its usability, reliability, and its sound excellence along with its appealing design. This unique concept is the source of pride to the Qoobi team.

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Halo

Halo is an electric shaver and trimmer combo that learns the user's face. It is equipped with gyroscopic positioning sensors on the head of the shaver, and every corner, every hard edge and every inch of your face is being scanned to adapt the shaver for the optimum shave. After a few times using it, the shaver practically knows the user, just like a barber would. It adjusts its head rotation and blade force accordingly to ensure that the user won't have to struggle no longer while giving an outstanding shaving experience.

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Bebe

The BeBe plant watering bottle comes as a savior for amateur gardeners forgetting to water their plants. Equipped with an intelligent alert system, it provides a gentle reminder to the user when the bottle needs to be refilled. It is synced with the mobile phone through its app which provides the water level status. BeBe is a cute mushroom-shaped plant buddy, that can be easily potted with the plant and its ready to take the role of an i-gardener. It dispenses apt amount of water everyday which prevents draining of nutrients in the soil.

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