Product design shortlist 2013

Boombox

UE Boombox, for Ultimate Ears by Logitech, by Design Partners

Ultimate Ears was established as a manufacturer of ‘in-ear monitors’ for professional musicians, before branching out into the consumer market. The UE Boombox aims to integrate Bluetooth technology with advanced speaker design. The design is symmetrical, with no front or back, creating a 360º portable design.

iPad

iPad mini, by Apple

The iPad Mini is 23 per cent thinner and 53 per cent lighter than the third-generation iPad. It features a 7.9” multi-touch display, two cameras and ultrafast wireless. Apple says the iPad Mini is ‘every inch an iPad, yet in a revolutionary design you can hold in one hand’.

Colonoscope

EndoCuff, for Arc Medical Design, by Design Edge Cambridge

EndoCuff is an innovative disposable device that slips on to the end of conventional colonoscopies to improve vision and control during a colonoscopy. Recent studies have highlighted a 21- 24 per cent risk of missing polyps during a conventional colonoscopy. The EndoCuff features soft, flexible projections that gently support the tip of the colonoscope to provide increased stability.

Speaker

Libratone Zipp, by Libratone

Libratone Zipp is a minimalist, cylindrical, portable speaker, designed with Scandinavian heritage in mind. Users can stream music directly from an iPad, iPhone, desktop computer or other device. The Zipp is wrapped in fine, changeable Italian wool, available in eight colours, while specially designed drivers disperse music in all directions for a 360º sound experience.

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