Pocket-Sized Innovation

In 2009, bigger will most definitely not (always) be better
Implications - The combination of global population growth and the constant stream of new technologies is causing a demand for innovations to shrink in size. This doesn’t just include the rise in small-space living and the surging development of compact cars, but also new pocket-sized consumer goods.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 57,451 Total Clicks Mar 08 - Sep 08
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Ballet Flats in a Bag - Tipsy Feet
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 16,954 Clicks Pub: Mar 19, 08
Ballet Flats in a Bag
Tipsy Feet
When you go out for a night on the town in style, you will probably wear sexy high heels. After all the dancing and drinking, the walk back to the taxi or to your house in these high-heels can be painful… [More]
Pocket-Size Scooters - Patinette Butterfly
SCORE: 3.2
Warm 9,302 Clicks Pub: May 16, 08
Pocket-Size Scooters
Patinette Butterfly
The search for minimalism in design has produced a strikingly diminutive prototype scooter that, when folded up, is barely bigger than a beer bottle. The concept was sanctioned by BMW and the Mini Cooper… [More]
Portable Office in a Tie - Stationery Neckware
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 6,105 Clicks Pub: May 23, 08
Portable Office in a Tie
Stationery Neckware
With the continuous trend and convenience of smaller and lighter gadgets in the business world, the portable office tie is a natural fit. Although it might not be a big hit in the fashion world yet,… [More]
Projected Monitors - Computers in Pens
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 11,656 Clicks Pub: Jun 9, 08
Projected Monitors
Computers in Pens
We've been introduced to virtual-keyboards - the ones that are projected onto a flat surface. This computer prototype utilizes the same technology but also includes a projected monitor. All you apparently… [More]
22 Teenie Tiny Gagets + Pico USB
SCORE: 2.2
Warm 7,449 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 08
22 Teenie Tiny Gagets + Pico USB
I found the world's smallest flash drive, Pico USB on ThinkGeek. Its physical dimensions are 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm, yet it holds a larger memory capacity than any other USB flash at 8 Gigs! It's sold… [More]
Paper Shampoo - Airport Security Safe Hygiene Innovations
SCORE: 4
Mild 5,985 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 08
Paper Shampoo
Airport Security Safe Hygiene Innovations
No more excuses for dirty hair! Paper Shampoo is the answer to the recent airline security restrictions on liquids. In addition to traveling, this ultra compact unique shampoo can be great for camping… [More]
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