Product Design – Consumer shortlist 2014

Vamp

The Vamp, by Paul Cocksedge Studio

The Vamp is a device that transforms any speaker into a portable, battery-powered Bluetooth speaker. The Vamp is compatible with speakers of any size and they can be used anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Magnetic discs allow it to stick anywhere on the speaker and a rechargeable battery gives more than ten hours of life.

Kano

Kano Computer Kit, by MAP

Kano is a computer and coding kit for all ages, powered by Raspberry Pi. All elements of the kit were designed from scratch to create a unified experience. It was designed with the aim that an eight-year-old would be able to make it themselves in less than an hour, with no guidance from anyone.

Apple

Mac Pro, by Apple

The new Mac Pro is built around a unified thermal core and features dual workstation-class graphics cards, Intel Xeon processors and ultra-fast flash storage. All this is housed in a polished and anodised enclosure that stands 25cm high and 16cm in diameter.

Nest

Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide for Nest Labs, by Nest Labs

Before the Nest Protect alarm sounds a piercing alert, it gives the user a ‘friendly heads-up warning’ that can be dismissed with the wave of a hand. The alarm is integrated with a mobile app and messages, alerting the user wherever they are, and the Nest Nightly Promise shows users that everything is working before they fall asleep.

Overlander

Overlander, by Terrainhopper

TerrainHopper is an electronically powered personal all-terrain vehicle which allows people with mobility problems access to off-road locations in the same way mountain-bikers and ramblers enjoy. The vehicle features fully adjustable steering and customers are offered a standard product with bespoke adaptations if required – such as joystick control and an overhead roll-bar.

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