Tagged: ECAL

Spira inductive charger for iPhone turns it into interactive wall clock

Spira inductive charger-1

It doesn’t necessarily take consumer electronics manufacturers to come up with nifty gadgets. Even young and budding designers have the skill do deliver solutions. Case in point is the Spira, an interactive frame, which doubles as an inductive charger for the iPhone. Designed by interactive student designer Alice Robbiani from the University of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (ECAL) in Lausanne Switzerland, the Spira is a magnetic docking station that holds the iPhone, powers it through inductive charging, and turns the smartphone into a wall clock. Read More…

Transparent Vibso headphones that transmit crystal clear audio

Transparent Vibso headphones by Renaud Defrancesco

We are so much accustomed to seeing those big headphones that it is time for some change. And that change could be nothing better than a transparent headphone that is geeky and produces quality sound for the ears. Renaud Defrancesco, a tech savvy ECAL student has designed Vibso headphones that has a membrane in acrylic glass that transmits the sound down into the wearer’s ears. The sound travels down from the electromagnet that has connecting element, and inside the ears rather that transmitting the sound outside, meaning that people nearby are not disturbed by the music even at the loudest levels of audio.
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