Utility Cartooned

Playfully designed function focused products inject personality into goods

Implications - Purchased typically for performance, tech products and other similarly function-driven goods are taking on a more personable look. Allowing consumers to escape adulthood in unexpected ways, playfully designed everyday tech goods provide more entertainment value to image-conscious consumers.
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Apr 13 - Jun 13
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Electricity-Inspired Tech Accessories - The Lightning Bolt Power Strip from Fred Flare is Practical
SCORE 5.2
Warm 6,550 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 13
Electricity-Inspired Tech Accessories
The Lightning Bolt Power Strip from Fred Flare is Practical
The Lightning Bolt Power Strip from online retailer Fred Flare is both practical and aesthetically unique. The cleverly designed tech accessory is shaped to resemble a lighting bolt and boasts a... [More]
Food Lover Audio Accessories - These Mac & Cheese Earbuds From Fred Flare Share Tasty Sounds
SCORE 3.7
Mild 5,527 Clicks Pub: Apr 17, 13
Food Lover Audio Accessories
These Mac & Cheese Earbuds From Fred Flare Share Tasty Sounds
These Mac & Cheese earbuds from Fred Flare are designed with the food obsessed audio junkie. Merging earbud technology along with a cute and clever design, these humorous novelty audio... [More]
Plant Figurine Tech Organizers - Accessorize Desktops with The Sprout Cable Binder
SCORE 4
Mild 7,168 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 13
Plant Figurine Tech Organizers
Accessorize Desktops with The Sprout Cable Binder
The plant-inspired cable binder, along with the cactus-shaped phone stand and cable holder are intricately adorable additions to your desktop. Chinese online store Vacii infuses a bit of nature into... [More]
Fruity Flash Drives - This Banana USB Stick Features a Scrumptiously Fun Design
SCORE 3.5
Mild 5,311 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 13
Fruity Flash Drives
This Banana USB Stick Features a Scrumptiously Fun Design
The electronic components that go into a thumbdrive have gotten so tiny that designers are able to exercise a great deal more freedom when it comes to developing them aesthetically. The Banana USB... [More]
Smartphone-Totting Wedges - The 'iPhone Mashup Shoe' by Alan Nyguyen Has a Cleverly Attached Holster
SCORE 3.2
Mild 2,780 Clicks Pub: May 14, 13
Smartphone-Totting Wedges
The 'iPhone Mashup Shoe' by Alan Nyguyen Has a Cleverly Attached Holster
From the creative mind of designer Alan Nyguyen, the iPhone Mashup Shoe combines fashion and modern technology into one unique concept by incorporating a sleek smartphone case into the wedge of the... [More]
Cartoon Family Flash Drives - These USBs Amazingly Resemble the Characters from Family Guy
SCORE 1.5
Untested 1,726 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 13
Cartoon Family Flash Drives
These USBs Amazingly Resemble the Characters from Family Guy
Outfitting your tech accessories with quirky and unusually designed devices is a great way to showoff some of your personality, and if you’re a fan of humorous cartoon shows then these USBs... [More]
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