Naturalized Tech

Smart devices get an ecological overhaul to make advanced tech more approachable

Implications - Sophisticated technology can look complicated or intimidating for the average consumer to interact with, which is being fought against with devices that mimic the natural world. This shift towards a more eco-inspired design marries form and function to effectively connect with consumers by coming across as more approachable.
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Mild Top 4 Examples: 7,735 Total Clicks Sep 13 - Sep 14
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Natural Eco Turntables - High End Audio Meets Nature With the Hyperion Turntable by AudioWood
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 3,686 Clicks Pub: Sep 26, 13
Natural Eco Turntables
High End Audio Meets Nature With the Hyperion Turntable by AudioWood
The Hyperion turntable by AudioWood is a handcrafted piece combining both high-end audio equipment with natural wooden components. This piece would make for a great addition to any modern living room,... [More]
Autonomous Crocodile-Shaped Boats - These Crocodile-Shaped Boats are Used to Study Hippopotamus Poop
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 907 Clicks Pub: May 27, 14
Autonomous Crocodile-Shaped Boats
These Crocodile-Shaped Boats are Used to Study Hippopotamus Poop
Researchers at Yale University and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies are using autonomous crocodile-shaped boats to study the effects of hippopotamus dung on water quality in Kenya’s... [More]
Healing Wooden Speakers - The Nenrin Mini Wooden Speaker is Made from 30-Year-Old Cedar
SCORE: 2.7
Mild 2,680 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 14
Healing Wooden Speakers
The Nenrin Mini Wooden Speaker is Made from 30-Year-Old Cedar
The Nenrin Healing Speaker is a mini wooden speaker that blends new technology with an age-old material. The speaker itself is made from a natural genuine Kitayama Kyoto cedar, which is grown for... [More]
Robotic Raptors - The 'Robirds' Drones Are Used to Keep Nuisance Birds Away
SCORE: 2.9
Untested 462 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 14
Robotic Raptors
The 'Robirds' Drones Are Used to Keep Nuisance Birds Away
A Dutch designer has created Robirds, robotic raptors that can be used to keep birds away from the paths of aircraft, crop fields and landfills where they can cause danger, disease and straight-up... [More]