Flex Tech

Opportunities to use new flexible materials are generating big viral appeal
Implications - In our 2008 report we mentioned the emergence of flexible technologies such as ePaper, color OLED and paper-thin flexible batteries, but we also noted that many were not in use yet. As predicted, the first companies to incorporate flexible concepts benefited immensely from viral attention.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 50,056 Total Clicks Oct 07 - Oct 08
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Glowing Walls 2 - OLED Wallpaper from GE
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 16,112 Clicks Pub: Apr 22, 08
Glowing Walls 2
OLED Wallpaper from GE
We've seen wallpaper that emits lights before, but it wasn't as captivating as the OLED wallpaper by General Electric! This opens up a whole new level of modern design, and by the looks of it, these stick… [More]
Flexible LCD Cutting Boards - Digital Cutting Board is Eco-Friendly
SCORE: 3.1
Warm 13,930 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 08
Flexible LCD Cutting Boards
Digital Cutting Board is Eco-Friendly
Kitchen cutting boards have been receiving some design attention, but I did not expect such a high-tech makeover as Nardo Design’s new high-tech Digital Cutting Board with its built-in flexible LCD display… [More]
Touch Screen Phones Inpired by Ancient Scripts - The Scroll
SCORE: 2.7
Warm 4,815 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 08
Touch Screen Phones Inpired by Ancient Scripts
The Scroll
If you're gonna dream, dream big! That seems to be the motto behind The Scroll mobile computing device by 13 Tech Design. Inspired by the ancient Egyptian and Greek scrolls, the Scroll packs some powerful… [More]
Keyboard For The Kluts - Spill Proof, Glows, Flexible
SCORE: 2.5
Warm 7,336 Clicks Pub: Oct 1, 07
Keyboard For The Kluts
Spill Proof, Glows, Flexible
If you like to surf the web in the dark and aren't a good typist, here's a keyboard for you. If you like to drink while surfing, and have a tendency to spill, this keyboard is also for you. If you just… [More]
Stretchy Electronics - Bendable Circuits
SCORE: 2
Mild 4,105 Clicks Pub: Mar 28, 08
Stretchy Electronics
Bendable Circuits
Opening the door for a generation of flexible electronic devices, the world's first "completely integrated, extremely bendable circuits" were developed and demonstrated by a research team led by John Rogers… [More]
ePaper Magazine Covers - Esquire 75th Anniversary Issue
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 3,758 Clicks Pub: Jul 22, 08
ePaper Magazine Covers
Esquire 75th Anniversary Issue
Esquire magazine will use honest-to-goodness ePaper to commemorate their 75th year. The high tech cover will flash "the 21st Century Begins Now" when it's on the newsstands. Esquire hopes it will make… [More]
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