Consumer Technology

Google Home Hub

Google Home Hub is Google’s display assistant that offers help at a glance. The design leverages familiar aesthetic cues to make it understandable. The display housing is thin like people’s tablets and televisions. The speaker is covered in fabric like the upholstery of their furniture. Google Home Hub delivers an intuitive experience by giving users control of their connected home in one view. It delivers a delightful experience with Live Albums, which uses the Assistant’s machine learning to help Google Photos surface important moments and present them to you on Google Home Hub.

Designed by: Google Hardware Design Team

Contact: Email | Website

Galaxy Home

Galaxy Home is a voice-controlled AI home audio system. It provides an optimal music experience through music streaming services as well as the ability to play user-owned music through Bluetooth. Galaxy Home identifies where the user is through acoustic location, from which it creates a “sweet spot” to create a powerful music experience no matter where listeners are. Galaxy Home also affords remote control over TVs, home appliances and various other IoT devices through voice commands, which adds to an unparalleled listening experience by allowing users to control their surroundings, including lighting, curtains, TVs and the air conditioning.

Designed by: Jaehyung Kim, Daekyung Ahn, Kwanhee Lee, Yong Seo & Jungahn Shin of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Contact: Email

Dolby Dimension

Dolby Dimension™ are wireless Bluetooth headphones perfected for entertainment at home. Their key feature is Dolby LifeMix™, which lets you control how much of your surroundings you let in, from a perfect blend of your entertainment and life around you (transparency mode) to shutting out the world (active noise cancellation mode). With one-touch switching, you can easily pair the headset with three Bluetooth devices. The secure custom-curved headband maximizes comfort over long periods of time, while the earcups are fully wrapped in a durable synthetic leather, progressively getting softer before seamlessly blending into the custom-formed ear pads. 

Designed by: Grayson Byrd, IDSA, Peter Michaelian, Cody Proksa, Lucas Saule, IDSA, & Vince Voron, IDSA of Dolby Design

Contact: Email

Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™

The Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ help improve sleep by replacing unwanted noise with soothing sounds. These tiny, comfortable earbuds drown out virtually any outside noise, whether it's the busy street outside or a noisy sleeping partner, so users can easily fall asleep and stay asleep. They offer a highly personalized sleep experience. It is preloaded with soothing sounds that fade from attention while obscuring unwanted disturbances. An alarm can also be set through the Bose Sleep app so users can wake up without disturbing anyone else in the room. 

Designed by: Astro Studios and Bose Design Team

Contact: Email | Website

Blackmagic eGPU

The Blackmagic eGPU is an external graphics accelerator that increases the processing power of Apple’s MacBook Pro. Costing $699, it is an affordable means of transforming a laptop into a professional workstation, enhancing graphics, gaming and video editing workflows. Graphics accelerators typically are loud, unattractive and consume desktop space. The eGPU is elegant and quiet, with a space-efficient vertical format. Designed for optimal airflow, its floating form and bespoke thermal management system dissipate an unprecedented 235 watts of heat in virtual silence. A global sell-out within two weeks of launch, it has had a profound impact on the way MacBook users handle professional video and graphics.

Designed by: Blackmagic Industrial Design Team

Contact: Email | Website

Astro C40 TR controller

The designers of the Astro C40 TR listened to the feedback from the gaming community and top professional e-sports athletes to develop a gaming controller that can withstand the rigorous daily torture of 12-hour gaming sessions. The C40 TR provides a modular approach that allows gamers to swap out the components that are most susceptible to failure and choose where the thumb stick and D-pad live to suit their preference. Two extra buttons under the controller can be remapped to any button from either the controller or the PC app, which offers a wide range of customization and fine tuning.

Designed by: Logitech Design Team Americas

Contact: Email | Website

Innergie USB-C Laptop Adapter

The Innergie USB-C Laptop Adapter is the world’s smallest and most versatile adapter. It charges all devices, including 65-watt laptops, tablets and smartphones, in a footprint smaller than a shot glass. The US model integrates a foldable plug within a notch, while the international model features modular plugs with two-way installation.

Designed by: Red Hung, Keith Hsieh, Watson Hu and PSBG R&D Team of Delta Electronics for Innergie.

Contact: red.hung@deltaww.com; http://www.myinnergie.com/tw

YOGA 730

Presenting a major step forward in elegant design, the YOGA 730 is the latest premium convertible notebook computer from Lenovo. It is incredibly thin, measuring less than 14 millimeters, and can fold 360 degrees backwards to create a highly capable Windows tablet.

Designed by: Lenovo Experience Design Group

Contact: wbaker3@lenovo.comwww.lenovo.com

Unibody Cable

Unibody Cable is the toughest small-sized charging cable ever made. The unibody structure is covered by nylon fiber outside and Kevlar fiber inside that leaves no gaps, giving it incredible durability. It can withstand being bent 10,000 times and pulled with a force of 50 kilograms.

Designed by: Tang Feng, Dong Xiaoyu, Xu Yong and Wang Zhiyao of Zimi Corp.

Contact: wangdaniel@zimiker.com

Tab4 with Home assistant pack

The Lenovo TAB4 Home Assistant Pack with a detachable screen flexes to the user, transforming into a smart assistant, a 2-in-1 tablet or a kid’s tablet. It has two powerful 3-watt speakers that can fill a large room, recognizes your voice up to 3 meters away and weighs only 300 grams.

Designed by: Lenovo Experience Design Group

Contact: wbaker3@lenovo.com; www.lenovo.com

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