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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in 2013

From Affordable DIY Projectors to Mass 3D Printers

— February 2, 2014 — Tech
As the consumer demand for creative entertainment grows, so to does the range of media available. Whether it's a new cross-sensory way to experience music, or a palm-sized 3D printer, multimedia trends in 2013 have taken this industry way beyond audio/visual stimulation.

This past year has seen a surge of various entertainment forms. Picture-projecting snapbacks combine aesthetics with apparel and audio, while 7-in-1 wristwear gadgets ensure all needs are met with one tiny gadget.

Even more interesting are the unique takes on different types of medium for showcasing new media. Pieces such as the virtual reality window or mirrored video player are examples of entertainment in unexpected places.

If you're looking to dive deeper into the ever-changing industry of multimedia, let our Multimedia Trend Report guide you.
6.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Crafty Book Lighting
Crafty Book Lighting
Philip Hansen of Typewriter Boneyard Creates Literary Lamps
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97
Sleek Simple Speakers
Sleek Simple Speakers
The BeoPlay A8 by Bang & Olufsen Promotes Undocked Freedom
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96
At-Home Filament Makers
At-Home Filament Makers
Filabot Recycles Old Plastic Items into 3D Printing Materials
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95
Morphing Mood Buildings
Morphing Mood Buildings
The Water Cube in Beijing Was Transformed to Reflect China's Mood
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94
Foldable Smart Screens
Foldable Smart Screens
Samsung and LG are Set to Unleash Foldable Screens This Year
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93
Social Metropolis Graphs
Social Metropolis Graphs
The Phototrails Project Maps Out the Instagram Signatures of Cities
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92
Video-Optimized Mobiles
Video-Optimized Mobiles
The Movio Smartphone Would Boast Enhanced Filming Capabilities
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91
Cartoonish Device-Holding Tees
Cartoonish Device-Holding Tees
These T-Shirts Have a Cleverly Integrated Pocket for Gadgets
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90
Social 3D Photo Apps
Social 3D Photo Apps
The 'Tadaa 3D' App Lets Users Take and Share 3D Pictures
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89
Augmented Reality Earphones
Augmented Reality Earphones
GRiTworks Headphones Blend Sounds For an Optimal Listening Experience
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88
Exceedingly Digital Flagship Stores
Exceedingly Digital Flagship Stores
The Burberry Michigan Avenue Location is Electronic
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87
Intuitively Interactive Speakers
Intuitively Interactive Speakers
The Iconico by Hector Serrano Hangs Up Like a Telephone
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86
Square Egg Molds
Square Egg Molds
The Ovo Egg Mold Set Turns Your Fired Eggs into Little Rectangles
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85
Smartphone Upgrade Predictions
Smartphone Upgrade Predictions
The iPhone 5S and 5 Set to Release in July with Enhanced Security
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84
Mystical Tech Accessories
Mystical Tech Accessories
The Black Magic iPad and Tablet Case is Inspired by a Ouija Board
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83
Luxurious Copper Speakers
Luxurious Copper Speakers
The Bowers and Wilkins Empire Steam Speakers are Made of Copper
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82
Music-Sharing Headphones
Music-Sharing Headphones
The Muzik Social Media Smart Stereo Headphones Lets You Share Music
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81
Innovative Intuitive Projectors
Innovative Intuitive Projectors
Optoma ML Transfers Presentations Without Additional Tech Support
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80
Twisted Music Sculptures
Twisted Music Sculptures
Manuela Donoso and Luisa Pereira are Making Harmonics a Visual Affair
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79
Inexpensive 3D Printers
Inexpensive 3D Printers
Deltaprintr is an Affordable 3D Printer That's Faster at Printing
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78
Retrofied Music Covers
Retrofied Music Covers
Robert Penney Turns Top Hits into Vintage Vinyl Records
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77
Floating Photography Collisions (UPDATE)
Floating Photography Collisions (UPDATE)
'Emergent Behavior' by Thomas Jackson is Hypnotizing
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76
Sleek Home Multimedia Centers
Sleek Home Multimedia Centers
The Geneva Sound System Model XXL is Made for the Modern Audiophile
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75
iDevice-Centric Turntables
iDevice-Centric Turntables
The Pioneer WeGo2 DJ is Ideal for Apple Superfans
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74
Adapting Artist Campaigns
Adapting Artist Campaigns
Adobe Studio Reveals the Faces That are Changing the Art World
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73
Personalized Interactive Bookshelves
Personalized Interactive Bookshelves
Collaborate on the Design of the Alan Rorie Voronoi Bookshelf
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72
Classy Elegant Headphones
Classy Elegant Headphones
The Aedle VK-1 Classic Edition Boasts Genuine Lambskin
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71
Accordion Outdoor TVs
Accordion Outdoor TVs
The C Seed 201 Rises Out of Your Deck for a Dazzling Diversion
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70
Music-Playing Paper
Music-Playing Paper
This Musical Paper by 'Uniform' Plays Music on a 'Postcard Player'
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69
Heat Sensor Denim
Heat Sensor Denim
The Naked & Famous Thermochromic Jeans Change Color With Warmth
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68
Mod Finger-Worn Remotes
Mod Finger-Worn Remotes
The Anticipated iRing Remote Will Offer a Literal "Digital" Experience
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67
Paparazzi-Evading Dresses
Paparazzi-Evading Dresses
The Ying Gao Playground Dress Protects Privacy
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66
Artist-Approved Mobile Protectors
Artist-Approved Mobile Protectors
The Lil' Picasso iPhone 5 Case Doubles as a Painter's Palette
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65
2D Game-Inspired Art
2D Game-Inspired Art
Dynamaito Creates a Game of Thrones-Themed Art Series
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64
Serene Live Art Displays
Serene Live Art Displays
The Interactive Art Displays at the Interactive Corps Will Blow Your Mind
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63
3D Printed Headpieces
3D Printed Headpieces
These Hats Designed by Elvis Pompilio Are 3D Printed and Overtly Ornate
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62
Immersive Cinema Equipment
Immersive Cinema Equipment
The IMAX Home Movie Theater Brings the Experience Home
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61
Digital 3D Photocopiers
Digital 3D Photocopiers
The Makerbot Digitizer Scans Items for Making a 3D-Printed Copy
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60
Wireless Wall-Mounted Speakers
Wireless Wall-Mounted Speakers
The JBL 'SoundFly' Speakers Bring the Bass Directly From Your Wall
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59
Sharply Structured Headphone Hangers
Sharply Structured Headphone Hangers
The Just Mobile HeadStand Makes a Stunning Statement
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58
Home-Controlling Light Switches
Home-Controlling Light Switches
Experience Automation Like Never Before with the WeMo Light Switch
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57
Snapping Silicone Phone Cases
Snapping Silicone Phone Cases
These iPhone Snap Cases Have a Built-In Stand
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56
Augmented Reality Presentations
Augmented Reality Presentations
OperaLab Exhibition by Bridge Utilized Tablets to Showcase Designs
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55
Luxury Automaker Sound Systems
Luxury Automaker Sound Systems
The 805 Maserati Edition Speakers are for Audiophiles and Gearheads
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54
Picture-Projecting Snapbacks
Picture-Projecting Snapbacks
Show Your Favorite Videos to the World Using the Cyclops Cap
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53
Scannable Marketing Usage
Scannable Marketing Usage
The QR Code Useage Statistic Chart Shows Benefits for Businesses
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52
21st Century Digital Paintbrushes
21st Century Digital Paintbrushes
The Pogo Connect Makes Digital Painting and Artwork Simple
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51
Photoshop-Revealing GIFS
Photoshop-Revealing GIFS
These GIFS Reveal the Drastic Enhancing Effects of Celebrity Photoshop
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50
Smartphone Digital Radio Services
Smartphone Digital Radio Services
Apple is Rolling Out a Digital Radio Service
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49
Geek Chic Boardgame Wear
Geek Chic Boardgame Wear
The Handbag of Holding References Dungeons and Dragons
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48
Psychedelic Circular Illustrations
Psychedelic Circular Illustrations
Orestis Lazoura Art Works are Multimedia Manifestations
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47
Innovative Interactive Windows
Innovative Interactive Windows
The Clear Window Concept Greatly Enhances Your Indoor Environment
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46
Retro Flat-Screen Televisions
Retro Flat-Screen Televisions
The LG Classic TV Combines 60s Design with Modern Tech
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45
Sleek 3D-Printed Bikes
Sleek 3D-Printed Bikes
The New 'VRZ 2 BELT' Titanium Bicycle Can Be Printed at Home
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44
4D Fashion Photography
4D Fashion Photography
Two Vintage Designs are Captured in These Four-Dimensional Images
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43
Multimedia Pool Toys
Multimedia Pool Toys
The Superior Inflatables Pool Movie Screen is a Whopping 110-Inches in Size
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42
Explosive Cube Speakers
Explosive Cube Speakers
The 'Detonator' Speakers from 'Adsum Audio' Bring Some Big Bass
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41
Mirrored Eccentric Rooms
Mirrored Eccentric Rooms
This Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama Lights Up in Action
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40
High-Tech Pop-Up Shops
High-Tech Pop-Up Shops
The Campus Party Europe YrStore Promotes This Technology Festival
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39
Smart TV Cycling Apps
Smart TV Cycling Apps
The Samsung Interactive Bike Game Keeps Exercisers Motivated
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38
Social Media-Inspired Footwear
Social Media-Inspired Footwear
Nike PHOTOiD Allows Users to Merge Instagram Photos with Sneakers
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37
Informative Text-Sharing Spectacles
Informative Text-Sharing Spectacles
The 'Glassup' Augmented Reality Glasses Add Text to Activities
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36
Photoshopped Classical Sculptures
Photoshopped Classical Sculptures
These Photoshop Art Images Make Classical Sculptures Modern
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35
Bluetooth Ghetto Blasters
Bluetooth Ghetto Blasters
The Beat Booster Combines an Iconic 80s Look with Contemporary Tech
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34
Storytelling Graphic Wallpaper
Storytelling Graphic Wallpaper
Interactive Children's Art at Ormond Street Children's Hospital
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33
Upcycled Coffee Pot Aquariums
Upcycled Coffee Pot Aquariums
This DIY Betta Fish Tank Stays at a Consistently Warm Temperature
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32
Colorfully Customized Earphones
Colorfully Customized Earphones
Choose Your Fave Shade with the Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones
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31
Smartphone Laser Tag
Smartphone Laser Tag
HEX3 AppTag Makes Virtual War a Gaming Reality
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30
Non-Invasive Navigational Equipment
Non-Invasive Navigational Equipment
The JVC Kenwood HUD Nav System Doesn't Distract the Driver
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29
Computer-Synced Chronometers
Computer-Synced Chronometers
The Clockwork Apple Concept is a Sleek and Eco iWatch Proposal
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28
Futuristic Bathroom Fixtures
Futuristic Bathroom Fixtures
The Sshower Concept Provides Entertainment and Eco-Friendly Operation
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27
Virtual Reality Windows
Virtual Reality Windows
The World Mirror Delivers Panoramas from Every Corner of the Planet
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26
Retro-Styled Boom Boxes
Retro-Styled Boom Boxes
The iBox XC by Thodio Blends New Technology with the Design of Yesteryear
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25
3D-Printed Titanium Timepieces
3D-Printed Titanium Timepieces
This Watch from rvnDSGN Features a Unique Manufacturing Process
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24
Anatomical Animal Amalgamations
Anatomical Animal Amalgamations
Benedetta Bonichi Uses X-Ray Photography to Create New Species
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23
Texting Conversation Videos
Texting Conversation Videos
This Short Film by Ivan Cash Explores Personal Interactions
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22
Laser Light Show Headphones
Laser Light Show Headphones
The Halo Wireless Interactive Headphones are Designed for Club DJs
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21
3D Cartoon Phone Cases
3D Cartoon Phone Cases
This Minion Phone Case From Amazon is Sure to Make Your Friends Jealous
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20
Projected Culinary Technology
Projected Culinary Technology
The Smart Kitchen TV Enhances Cooking with Hi-Tech Handsfree Support
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19
Effortless Branding Apps
Effortless Branding Apps
Makr by Ellen Johnston is Geared Towards Creative Entrepreneurs
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18
Portable iPad Docking Mixers
Portable iPad Docking Mixers
The 'Mackie' iPad Controlled Mixer Lets You Mix on the Go
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17
Cutting-Edge Caterpillar Perches
Cutting-Edge Caterpillar Perches
The Feelchair Combines a Kooky Form with Hi-Tech Features
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16
Extremely Ergonomic Earbuds
Extremely Ergonomic Earbuds
These Ergonomic Earbuds are 3D Printed to Perfectly Fit Your Ear
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15
Tonal Technicolor Installations
Tonal Technicolor Installations
The Light Show at Hayward Gallery Exhibits Illustrious Art Pieces
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14
Revolutionary Home 3D Printers
Revolutionary Home 3D Printers
BotObjects ProDesk3D Brings Color 3D Printing to Your Living Room
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13
Flexible Futuristic Furniture
Flexible Futuristic Furniture
These Futuristic Furniture Designs Transform to Suit Various Needs
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12
Electrically Illuminated Lingerie
Electrically Illuminated Lingerie
A Raver Girl Can Highlight Her Assets with a Light-Up Bra
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11
Electrifying Alarm Clocks
Electrifying Alarm Clocks
The SingNshock Delivers a Few Millivolts to Jolt You Out of Bed
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10
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
The GrandWizard Smartphone Lets You Play DJ On the Move
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9
Educational Tech Evolution Charts
Educational Tech Evolution Charts
This Graph Tracks the Use of In-School Technology Over Time
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8
Flat-Designed Object Parodies
Flat-Designed Object Parodies
Justin Wagoner Imagines Everyday Objects as Apple iOS7 Products
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7
Stimulating Smart Watches
Stimulating Smart Watches
The Hi-Tech Nokia Lumia Watch is Even Handier Than Your Handset
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6
Hi-Tech Communicating Kitchens
Hi-Tech Communicating Kitchens
Vestel Assist Streamlines All Activities that Revolve Around Food
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5
Cinematic Miniature Video Cams
Cinematic Miniature Video Cams
The Novo Camera Improves Upon the GoPro Hero3 Capapbilties
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4
Video Game Graphic Landscapes
Video Game Graphic Landscapes
Low-Poly Scenery Shows a Geometric Resolution Version of the World
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3
Self-Assembling Automobiles
Self-Assembling Automobiles
Audi Has Come Up with the Futuristic Concept for a 3D-Printed Car
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2
Futuristic Furling Tablets
Futuristic Furling Tablets
The Future of Mobile Technology Imagines an Infinitely Adaptable Device
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1
Extraordinary Electric Bicycles
Extraordinary Electric Bicycles
The nCycle E-Bike Integrates a Lock and a Holographic Display
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