Thermo-Tech

Heat-controlled devices allow for convenience and novelty
Implications - Something that can be changed via temperature holds an inherent allure for most consumers. The ability to change surfaces, watches, doorknobs and more through heat or cold is a novel idea that is quickly turning into a functional one. As consumers begin taking notice of this thermo-tech direction, more designers are presenting unprecedented temperature-controlled innovations to appeal to those who enjoy novelty as well as practicality.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 32,486 Total Clicks Jul 11 - Dec 11
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Thermo-Chromatic Tables - The Jay Watson 'Linger a Little Longer' Set Remembers Your Presence
SCORE: 5.4
Hot 11,298 Clicks Pub: Oct 26, 11
Thermo-Chromatic Tables
The Jay Watson 'Linger a Little Longer' Set Remembers Your Presence
The Jay Watson 'Linger a Little Longer' set consists of a table and a bench that uses heat to make home decor fun and entertaining. This incredible furniture uses a thermo-chromatic finish that changes… [More]
Heat-Sensitive Statues - The Going Gone Gorilla Installation Changes Colors to Educate
SCORE: 5.4
Hot 6,961 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 11
Heat-Sensitive Statues
The Going Gone Gorilla Installation Changes Colors to Educate
To raise awareness of climate change and the risk it imposes on wild species, designers Tom Lane and Ged Palmer created the Going Gone Gorilla installation. This ape is covered from head to toe with messages… [More]
Heat-Activated Writing Utensils - These Thermo-Sensitive Pilot FriXion Pens Work Like Magic
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 6,486 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 11
Heat-Activated Writing Utensils
These Thermo-Sensitive Pilot FriXion Pens Work Like Magic
Since many people now use computers and smartphones as their primary method of writing anything down, these Pilot FriXion Pens are perfect for those rare times you are forced to use a pen to take note… [More]
Heat-Sensitive Surfaces - Huo Yijin's Teahouse Table Changes Color When Hot Water is Spilt
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 3,200 Clicks Pub: Oct 17, 11
Heat-Sensitive Surfaces
Huo Yijin's Teahouse Table Changes Color When Hot Water is Spilt
Huo Yijin's teahouse table was definitely made with clumsy individuals in mind. This interesting piece of furniture boasts a heat-sensitive surface that changes color every time hot water makes contact… [More]
Technicolor Handgrips - This Thermosensitive Handle Changes Hue on Contact with the User's Skin
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 3,882 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 11
Technicolor Handgrips
This Thermosensitive Handle Changes Hue on Contact with the User's Skin
Doorknobs are usually quite dull or alternatively elaborately overdone. This Thermosensitive Handle designed by Cristiana Bernardino puts forth a way to make household hardware a little more interesting… [More]
Temperature-Controlled Timepieces - The Thermochromic Clock Tells Time Using Heat
SCORE: 1.6
Untested 659 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 11
Temperature-Controlled Timepieces
The Thermochromic Clock Tells Time Using Heat
Forget clocks that tell you what time it is using LCDs, LEDs or mechanical hands; the Thermochromic Clock uses changes in temperature to tell time. The clock was created by Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy,… [More]