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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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Mar 08 — Sep 08
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Ballet Flats in a Bag
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
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
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
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
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
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
Space Saving Clothes
Space Saving Clothes
Magic T-Shirt Grows With Water
Going on a trip and need to utilize your luggage space efficiently? The Magic T-shirt is the ultimate space saver; it magically compresses a full-sized shirt into the size of a hand using a "special technique".… MORE
Canned Clothes
Canned Clothes
Pants in a Pinch
Now if only they make some adult sized ones! These $20 ultra compact Pants in a Pinch are any toddler's mom's new best friend. The 100% cotton pants come in a palm-sized disc. The pants are available in… MORE
Pocket Shower
Pocket Shower
Luxuries of Home in the Wild
Who says you have to stay stinky when you are roughing it up in the outdoors? The Pocket Shower is your new camping friend that will ensure you get the luxury of a nice shower in the wild. Made from… MORE
Pocket Turntables
Pocket Turntables
Pacemaker Portable DJ System
The Pacemaker Portable DJ System is the ideal systems for those starving DJs who are on their way to making it big. The Pacemaker lets you do a range of profession audio manipulation including "limitless… MORE
Polaroid 2.0
Polaroid 2.0
The PoGo Portable Instant Digital Prints
There has been much sadness over Polaroid's decision to discontinue making the iconic box cameras that produced instant, rectangular pictures. Polaroid, realizing they really did have a great thing, are… MORE
Pocket TV for Macs
Pocket TV for Macs
Miglia TVMini HD Express
The Miglia TVMini HD Express is a compact TV for Macs. It allows you to watch, pause, rewind, skip forward and even record live TV. Using state of the art technology, TVMini HD Express also gives you the… MORE

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