Yanko Design https://www.yankodesign.com Modern Industrial Design News Thu, 19 Oct 2023 05:21:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.2 OPPO Find N3 Foldable Phone Review: A Shutterbug’s Dream Come True https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/19/oppo-find-n3-foldable-phone-review-a-shutterbugs-dream-come-true/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oppo-find-n3-foldable-phone-review-a-shutterbugs-dream-come-true Thu, 19 Oct 2023 07:30:25 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=458417

OPPO Find N3 Foldable Phone Review: A Shutterbug’s Dream Come True

Phone makers have been trying to really make foldables a more common presence in people’s hands, and they have been trying to do so by...


  • Elegant and luxurious design

  • Best of class cameras for foldables

  • Innovative UX features for foldables

  • Top-notch hardware performance


  • Taller, more vertical design compared to previous gen

  • No wireless charging

  • No IP rating (but weather-sealed)




The OPPO Find N3 elevates the foldable phone experience with a gorgeous design and cameras worthy of a true flagship.

Phone makers have been trying to really make foldables a more common presence in people’s hands, and they have been trying to do so by assuring them of their durability. But while they have been successful on that front to some extent, some people still doubt the practical use of such devices. What makes matters worse is that foldable phones have always been a step behind flagship models in the one area that matters most to users: the cameras. OPPO, however, is now saying that it doesn’t have to be the case, especially with advancements not only in technology but also in design. The new OPPO Find N3 foldable phone is poised to showcase how far foldable phone cameras can go, so we give it a good spin to see if it is the true trailblazer that the brand is touting it to be.

Designer: OPPO


You might think that once you’ve seen one foldable phone, you’ve seen them all, but there’s definitely plenty of room for improvement and innovation. There are the parts that you can’t see, like the all-important hinge that can make or break the device almost literally. And then there are aspects that you can see, like the materials used to make the phone, the flexible screen that actually gives it its unique functionality and the camera bump that puts an accent on the phone’s back. The OPPO Find N3 definitely touches on these and then some, to create a rather beautiful package that you’ll proudly flaunt wherever you can.

Rather than aiming for the typical business-like appearance of smartphones, OPPO clad its latest large foldable with luxurious clothing that makes it as much a fashion statement as it is a technological marvel. The Classic Black, for example, is anything but standard, covering the back with rich vegan leather. Our review unit dons the Champagne Gold colorway that uses a single piece of glass for the back panel to give it an elegant character. In both models, the OPPO Find N3 sports a sand-blasted metal frame with flat sides to complete the phone’s contemporary aesthetic as well as provide a better grip.

The Cosmos Ring camera design will probably be a bit divisive, considering how large and conspicuous it is, especially on the Gold model where the lens easily stands out. At the same time, the camera’s symmetric design and gentle rise do add a bit of elegance to the composition. That said, the LED flash would have probably been better inside in the ring rather than sticking out like a sore thumb in the corner of the phone.

If there’s one thing that sets the OPPO Find N3 apart from its predecessors, it is the fact that it is noticeably taller, even if it’s only subtly larger. The aspect ratio of the screens is different and, for better or worse, changes the formula in an important way. The first two OPPO foldables were praised for their compact designs which were closer to common phone sizes when folded and were more like standard horizontal tablets when unfolded. This time around, the overall shape is taller, yielding a vertical tablet design instead, almost similar to the design that Samsung and Huawei have been carrying for years. On the one hand, this does suggest having more breathing room for content. On the other hand, it also sadly lets go of what endeared the OPPO Find N to the market and what set it apart from its peers.


Comfort and confidence are important factors in any smartphone, but they’re even more critical for foldables because of the different shapes they come in and the higher risks of breaking the flexible screen and the hinge. Manufacturers have focused more on strengthening these two parts, but improving the phone’s ergonomics also goes a long way in preventing accidents from happening in the first place. In that regard, the OPPO Find N3’s textured back and flat sand-blasted frame offer a stronger grip without being too rough on the hands.

It also helps that the foldable phone is made to be just as light as a regular phone and incredibly thin whether folded or not. This isn’t just a bragging right because it helps reduce the stress that’s placed on your hand when holding the phone, which means you are less likely to accidentally drop it from fatigue. It also adds more confidence and stability to your grip, making the phone comfortable to hold and enjoyable to use.

The hinge also plays a very important role in improving the usability of the phone, particularly in opening up use cases where the user can hold the device in a different way with more stability. This is particularly useful when taking selfies with the main camera, or folding the phone halfway for difficult angles. One won’t need a tripod or selfie stick to stabilize the device, whether in your hand or on some flat surface.

The taller shape of the phone when folded might prove to be a stumbling block for some since your thumb will have to stretch out more to reach higher elements on the screen. Granted, the OPPO Find N3 is still actually shorter than, say, the latest Samsung foldable, but it’s also considerably taller than the OPPO Find N that people loved for its handy and comfortable size. Thankfully, the design doesn’t have that awkward narrow shape of other “vertical” foldables, so you won’t be clumsily pecking at the keyboard either. The size difference is, unfortunately, a compromise that has to be made to fit more stuff in, especially the cameras that will be the defining factor of OPPO’s latest foldable.


OPPO definitely pulled out all the stops in decking the OPPO Find N3 with the finest parts, both inside and outside. While the foldable phones look glamorous, they are veritable beasts when it comes to power. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 leads the show, followed by the fastest LPDDR5x memory and UFS 4.0 storage technologies available to mobile devices. What all these mean in practice is that you won’t be wanting when it comes to performance, whether you’re gaming, creating content, or simply taking advantage of the advanced user experience features that the phone has to offer.

Of course, the star of the show is that internal display, which now measures 7.8 inches diagonally. It bears a resolution of 2240×2268 pixels, a variable refresh rate of 1 to 120Hz, precise 1440Hz PWM dimming, and support for the latest Dolby Vision and HDR10+ standards. All of these translate to a breathtaking viewing experience, no matter the type of content. Colors are lush and vivid and peak brightness makes the phone usable under the sun. Together with the powerful silicon running inside, the vibrant screen makes the UI feel fluid, responsive, and as smooth as butter. Best of all, the screen’s crease is barely visible and won’t distract you from enjoying your content. It’s still there, of course, if you look hard for it or try to feel it with your fingers, but it might as well be invisible in most cases.

With the OPPO Find N3, however, that screen is probably upstaged by the camera system, and for good reason. Cameras have traditionally been the weak point of foldable phones, primarily because of how much space they need to take up inside these thin devices. In that regard, OPPO seems to have pulled off a miracle by including not just large sensors but even a periscope-style telephoto lens while maintaining the foldable phone’s incredibly thin profile. The result doesn’t just blow other foldables out of the water but even stands head-to-head with some of the best smartphone cameras in the market.

You might downplay the main camera’s 48MP sensor, but it’s living proof that megapixel count isn’t all that matters. The new Sony LYTIA-T808 1/1.43-inch sensor boasts an image quality close to those of the ranking 1-inch sensors without taking up as much space. Ultra-wide cameras are often neglected and left with disappointing sensors, but the OPPO Find N3 flaunts a 48MP Sony IMX581 1/2-inch sensor that complements the main wide shooter quite well. Last but definitely not least, you have an astounding 64MP telephoto camera with a 70mm equivalent focal length, capable of 3x optical zoom and 6x lossless zoom that it pulls off by cropping the full 64MP image to preserve details.


Low Light (1x)

Low Light (3x)

Needless to say, we were thoroughly impressed by the output that these cameras produced, regardless of the lighting condition or location. Colors are pleasant and lush, though probably more on the saturated side by default, and details are rich with very little noise. There is a very noticeable bit of distortion with the ultra-wide angle, but it’s all within expectations.





Even more mind-blowing are the results from the telephoto camera, which are just as advertised. Even at 6x zoom, you can still make plenty of details, though it is also where noise starts to seep in just a little bit. The periscope lens also perfectly with portrait mode powered by Hasselblad, creating rich photos with pleasant blurring, accurate separation of the subject and the background, and rich depth. It also helps that the camera app has a friendly wheel interface that not only shows the zoom levels but also their focal lengths.



The OPPO Find N3 runs the latest ColorOS 13.2 version based on Android 13, and some might leave it at that when it comes to regular smartphones. Of course, this is a foldable phone, so it won’t be enough to simply slap on any plain old Android skin and call it a day. Fortunately, OPPO has definitely gone out of its way to provide new experiences that take advantage of the increased screen real estate, features you might not find in other foldables to date. Yes, it has a taskbar at the bottom of the internal screen and, yes, it has an app grid it calls the “App Library.” It didn’t stop there though and added a File Pocket shortcut that presents a visual grid of your most recent files, images, and clipboard items so that you can drag and drop these into the active app. There’s also the “Boundless View” feature that puts a new spin on split-screen multi-tasking that puts two or three apps into a scrolling view so you can enjoy more screen space while still being able to quickly switch between those apps.

A 4,800mAh split battery powers all these features, which is pretty generous as far as foldable phones go. It will definitely last you a day, at least with moderate and mixed use, and you can top it off quickly with SuperVOOC 67W fast charging. The phone, like its predecessors, still doesn’t support wireless charging, which is a bit disappointing for a premium flagship in this day and age.


As one of the top smartphone brands in the market, OPPO has a huge weight on its shoulders to lead the charge in protecting the future of its customers and the planet they live on. The company has implemented several strategies to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment and human welfare. Those efforts, however, primarily focus on the way it does business and produce and ship phones. We have yet to see it make more significant changes in the actual composition of its products, particularly with the use of recycled materials like plastics and aluminum.

The durability and subsequent repairability of foldable phones still remain in doubt even to this day. There is no question that OPPO’s third-generation Flexion Hinge is more resilient than its predecessors, but it’s still a far cry from the guarantees of phones with no moving parts at all. The OPPO Find N3 also bears no formal dust or water resistance guarantee other than being weather-sealed to guard against accidental splashes. IP rating might be an expensive certification, but it undoubtedly adds some peace of mind that the device has met internationally recognized standards at least.


Almost any smartphone user will admit to wanting a bigger screen as long as it doesn’t mean having a bigger device. Ironically, these same people find the concept of a foldable phone alien if not too risky. It’s plain to see that brands are pushing foldable phones, both large and small varieties, to the market in an attempt to make them more commonplace, but the question of the value still remains. After all, why would you risk such an expensive product that might easily break or scratch at the slightest accident?

Fortunately, real-world experience as well as improvements in engineering and design have made those worries pretty much moot. As for the value of a foldable phone, you are getting a future-ready device that can easily adapt to whatever need you might have, whether it’s playing the latest mobile games, binging on trending shows, or taking mind-blowing photos and videos from angles that would have been impossible without some selfie stick. The OPPO Find N3, specifically, makes that last use case a complete pleasure thanks to its powerful cameras, delivering a foldable phone that is finally worth its price in almost all aspects.


There is no stopping the march of foldable phones in the market, and each year we see new models promising the sun and then the moon but arrive with plenty of compromises. The latter often revolves around the cameras, constrained by the need to make these devices extra thin, especially when unfolded. Fortunately, there is also no stopping the progress of imaging sensors that are shrinking in size but increasing in capabilities, and OPPO has leveraged those advancements to put three such high-quality cameras on its thin and lightweight foldable hero.

Whether it’s the lustrous surface of Champagne Gold or the sleek leather texture of Classic Black, the OPPO Find N3 puts before you a product that is also a piece of art. It dares to go beyond market trends to put not one, not even two, but three powerful cameras that truly change the game for foldables. And that’s on top of the already impressive combination of hardware and software that truly makes the phone a joy to use for whatever purpose you might have. Sure, we wish it retained its more compact size or that it finally got an IP certification, but at the end of the day, the OPPO Find N3 is easily the foldable to beat, especially for shutterbugs who have long been denied this staple of the smartphone experience.

Aki Ukita contributed to this review.

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How the Revopoint MIRACO brings a high-precision professional 3D scanner to the masses https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/18/how-the-revopoint-miraco-brings-a-high-precision-professional-3d-scanner-to-the-masses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-the-revopoint-miraco-brings-a-high-precision-professional-3d-scanner-to-the-masses Thu, 19 Oct 2023 01:45:22 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=457258

How the Revopoint MIRACO brings a high-precision professional 3D scanner to the masses

3D printing might be wonderful and all that, but their usefulness pretty much depends on the designs that you feed them. Of course, some of...

3D printing might be wonderful and all that, but their usefulness pretty much depends on the designs that you feed them. Of course, some of these can be created using 3D modeling software, but when it comes to reproducing objects from the real world, nothing beats 3D scanning. That technology, however, has traditionally been out of reach of creatives, makers, and hobbyists because of its expensive price tags, bulky forms, and complicated controls. Thanks to advancements in technology and the rise of the maker culture, however, there has been an increased interest in the democratization of these tools to empower more people and help them make their creative dreams come true. That’s the kind of power that the new Revopoint MIRACO 3D scanner brings to the table, delivering pro-level features in a portable and accessible design.

Designer: Revopoint

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There is a growing number of 3D scanners available for hobbyists and prosumers, but most of them seem to fall on two extremes. On the one hand, you have powerful but bulky and expensive equipment that you can’t take out of studios. On the other hand, there are small portable devices that have limited applications, particularly for scanning smaller objects only. Building on the 3D vision technologies that brought the successful pocketable INSPIRE 3D scanner to the market, Revopoint is unleashing the new MIRACO 3D scanner to redefine what 3D scanners can offer.

At first glance, you might mistake the Revopoint MIRACO 3D for an extra-large camera, an intentional design decision that sparks familiarity and confidence in how to use the device. Its compact and lightweight (only 750g) body makes it portable and easy to use, while still cramming enough power, including a 2.4GHz octa-core processor and a 5,000 mAh battery, to handle any scanning use case, anywhere. Its all-in-one design means you don’t need to connect it to a phone or PC to use the MIRACO 3D scanner. It even has its own bright 6-inch 2K AMOLED display that can be flipped to 180 degrees, allowing you to scan from any angle, including selfies.

Single Shot – Make tracking loss and difficult-to-scan contrasting surfaces a thing of the past with MIRACO’s single-shot capture mode, making it a breeze to capture any object with ultra-accuracy.

Continuous Shot – When speed is a priority, continuous capture mode is ready to make light work of most small and big objects at up to 15 fps scanning speeds for fast 3D model creation.

Dynamic Accuracy – Get in close to capture fine details with a surgical accuracy of up to 0.05mm at 150mm, or take a step back to scan big objects fast with an accuracy of up to 0.5mm at 600mm.

Jaw-Dropping Color – Experience 3D model color vibrancy like never before with MIRACO’s 48-mega pixel RGB Camera, providing photorealistic single-shot and continuous color scans.

The MIRACO 3D scanner, however, isn’t just convenient. It is also oozing with features and capabilities you’d only encounter in larger and more expensive machines. At the very top of that list are the quad depth cameras that let you scan both large and small objects alike. The scanner also offers excellent single-frame precision of up to 0.02mm at a distance of 150mm and 0.2mm at a 600mm distance, as well as single-frame accuracy of up to 0.05 mm at a distance of 150mm and up to 0.5mm at 600mm distance. With its 48MP RGB camera and LED flash, you can capture not only the shape of the objects but also reproduce their colors and textures with impressive details.

With its convenient, portable design, easy-to-use controls, flexible modes, and powerful features, scanning any object of any size is a breeze. Whether you’re scanning car parts for reproduction, scanning art and designs for virtual worlds, or capturing objects for animation and games, the Revopoint MIRACO all-in-one 3D Scanner brings all the accuracy and power that you need to bring your creative vision to life, whenever and wherever the muses strike.

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5 potential causes of the iPhone 15 Pro Max screen burn-in issue ahead of iOS 17.1 https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/18/5-potential-causes-of-the-iphone-15-pro-max-screen-burn-in-issue-ahead-of-ios-17-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-potential-causes-of-the-iphone-15-pro-max-screen-burn-in-issue-ahead-of-ios-17-1 Thu, 19 Oct 2023 00:16:52 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=458401

5 potential causes of the iPhone 15 Pro Max screen burn-in issue ahead of iOS 17.1

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have been out for a few weeks now, meaning users have had plenty of time to break their...

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have been out for a few weeks now, meaning users have had plenty of time to break their new phones in. Literally, by breaking their actual phone in more than a few instances. A shockingly high number of reports about users experiencing everything from overheating issues to OLED burn-in have flooded the internet in the short time since release, prompting action from Apple itself as the developer has gradually patched out issues.

If this news is enough to dissuade you from upgrading to an iPhone 15, consider that the issues will eventually get smoothed out across the board; Apple is racing to get overheating and burn-in fixed on a software level. And since these issues are mainly affecting Pro and Pro Max users, regular iPhone 15 owners seem unaffected. Still, despite Apple’s statement to MacRumors that the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s design isn’t inherently causing burn-in, there are indeed a few potential weak points that could make an existing problem worse. Fortunately, iOS 17.1 is now in beta as of yesterday, and it could come with some major fixes, but until then, here are a few potential causes of iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max burn-in to be aware of.

1. Running the screen close to its brightness limit of 2000 nits

The new iPhone 15 Pro Max has the ability to boost brightness levels to a staggering 2000 nits in outdoor settings. This is generally a welcome addition, especially if you do a lot of outdoor photography and/or videography where brightness and color accuracy are important for getting your shots just right. The only major problem is how taxing it can be to run a power-hungry OLED display at 2000 nits for a sustained period of time, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s battery may not be able to sustain 2000 nits of brightness if other software is running the CPU to its limit in the background.

Like any other complex device, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is essentially a series of tightly-woven systems that rely heavily on one another to work – and when just one part of that ecosystem breaks down, it forces every other part to compensate. Pushing 2000 nits through an OLED display for a sustained period of time on a system that doesn’t fully know how to allocate resources to sustain such brightness – even due to a single line of code in the operating system – may be enough to burn out the OLED display.

2. Overheating related to the titanium chassis

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max uses a titanium and glass build design that is sturdier and feels higher-quality, but is less capable of dissipating heat than the aluminum and glass casing used by the iPhone 15 and earlier iPhone models. Overheating can indeed damage an OLED display, including by making images burn into the display.

On a software level, Apple probably optimizes its iOS operating system to work best with iPhones that are cased in aluminum, and some tweaks still need to be made to compensate for the titanium iPhone 15 Pro design.

In any case, you should be aware of when your phone is or isn’t getting enough ventilation. Common sense applies here: you shouldn’t charge it under bedsheets, but also make sure not to keep it in your pocket or running high-resource apps and games if you start to feel it overheating. Place it somewhere with sufficient ventilation and stop using it until it cools down.

3. Overuse of specific apps

iPhone 15 Pro Max

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is capable of running extremely high-performance apps and games, including games that use ray-tracing elements and other software components, like augmented reality, to provide an impressive experience. That all comes with a cost, and sometimes, developers simply don’t program their apps to use iOS efficiently. Combining that with some of the earlier issues I mentioned, playing a poorly-optimized game for a sufficient length of time may trigger a case of OLED burn-in.

A far less likely culprit is burn-in caused by just using the same app all day long (if it has static GUI elements). But even so, my old iPhone XS from 2018 – one of the first iPhone models with an OLED display, when OLED TVs still largely struggled with burn-in reduction – has never had any issues with burn-in during the 5+ years I’ve owned it. And that’s after spending hours a day on social media and in games like Pokémon Go for several consecutive years.

4. Using the Always On Display setting available to recent Pro and Pro Max models

One of the ways OLED displays reduce burn-in is by automatically shutting themselves down in a matter of seconds or after a few minutes of disuse. Since the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max feature a setting that lets you keep your display on indefinitely, using such a feature – before the system can handle it on a software level, mind you – may be a cause of OLED burn-in. This is especially the case when you mix it with resource-draining games and 2000-nit brightness settings.

It may not be the sole cause of harm, but your best bet is keeping the Always On Display setting turned off – at least until iOS 17.1 exits beta and becomes generally available.

5. Manufacturing defects in the OLED panel

Manufacturing defects are a fact of life. Apple is generally very good at shipping products rated to the maximum assurance of quality, but you can’t prevent defects 100% of the time – no matter who you are. OLED displays are notoriously more sensitive to burn-in than regular displays, and though it’s unlikely, a bad batch of iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max units could be the culprit for widespread burn-in.

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This deconstructed windmill installation design highlights the power of wind https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/18/this-deconstructed-windmill-installation-design-highlights-the-power-of-wind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-deconstructed-windmill-installation-design-highlights-the-power-of-wind Wed, 18 Oct 2023 21:48:12 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=458394

This deconstructed windmill installation design highlights the power of wind

Wind turbines are currently in popular demand due to the growing necessity of green energy, but there’s a deep sense of calm involved in watching...

Wind turbines are currently in popular demand due to the growing necessity of green energy, but there’s a deep sense of calm involved in watching a much less advanced windmill for the land (turn forever, hand in hand). That’s the idea behind the W.I.P.: Windmill In Play installation by Taiyi Yu, a graduate student in industrial design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands.

Windmill In Play is a deconstructed windmill, meaning it takes the classic windmill design and simplifies it using everyday parts that make it easy to build and deploy. You can watch the process of constructing Taiyi Yu’s handmade DIY windmill design in the video linked below, meaning anyone with the time and energy can learn to build one of their own.

Designer: Taiyi Yu

As the windmill turns, it physically powers a series of mechanisms that shuffle sand from the base of the installation into a hopper that gradually displaces the collected sand in a unique shape as the wind moves the windmill around its 360-degree radius.

Most of the materials used in the Windmill In Play design are simple to work with – like wood, fabric, and piping – and it appears that they’re mostly recycled materials sourced directly from the trash. An especially impressive part of the design is the pink sail fabric, sourced and cut from old umbrellas as seen in the construction video.

Windmill In Play is not just a cool science project that creates a potential outlet for recycled materials. According to designer Taiyi Yu, it serves an artistic purpose as well, saying, “The project questions how winds have been harvested through windmills and reflects on how we perceive and appropriate winds.”

“The windmill, as a concrete example but also as a metaphor for modern industrialisation, is implicated in the dichotomy between humans and nature. It exemplifies the rationality of seeing the natural world as a resource, a power that reconstitutes experience through its mechanical structure.”

Even though the windmill itself isn’t designed to produce electricity, it could serve as a direct example of what’s possible with everyday materials – and hopefully, it could become a starting point for even more designers and creators who want to develop their own green energy solutions.

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The Secret To Why Devices in Apple Stores NEVER Have Fingerprint Marks On Their Screens https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/18/the-secret-to-why-devices-in-apple-stores-never-have-fingerprint-marks-on-their-screens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-secret-to-why-devices-in-apple-stores-never-have-fingerprint-marks-on-their-screens Wed, 18 Oct 2023 20:45:43 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=458159

The Secret To Why Devices in Apple Stores NEVER Have Fingerprint Marks On Their Screens

It’s a known fact that Apple tolerates nothing less than 100% perfection. That’s why their product renders look absolutely pristine, their website has a wonderful...

It’s a known fact that Apple tolerates nothing less than 100% perfection. That’s why their product renders look absolutely pristine, their website has a wonderful flow, their keynotes are flawless, and their stores look immaculate. Walk into any flagship Apple store and take a look at the devices on display and you’ll probably notice how great they look too. Unless it’s a new iPhone that’s being handled by a hundred people, most devices are spotless, and have screens that look so clean you could eat food off of them. After all, who would want to buy a MacBook or an iPad with fingerprint smudges and dust on the screen, am I right?? Well, a YouTuber figured out how Apple manages to keep all their display units this sparkling and the reason is an inconspicuous little orange bottle that can often be seen on the countertop at some Apple stores. Apple won’t sell this bottle to you, but it’s well known that people working at the Genius Bar use this somewhat secret cleaning solvent to keep all their devices looking absolutely shimmeringly brand new. Apple won’t sell it to you, but you can now buy your own.

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Known as WHOOSH!, this screen-cleaning liquid is incredibly effective at getting out smudges, dust, and any sort of grime off electronic screens. Whether it’s a ‘soft’ screen like the one on laptops and monitors, or a harder oleophobic screen like the one on your phone or tablet, WHOOSH! gets it right off, also sanitizing your screen in the process (after all you don’t know what sort of germs end up on people’s fingertips, right?!)

The spray is odorless and non-toxic and is accompanied by a microfiber cloth that does a great job of getting your screens looking as good as new, making it perfect for use at a grand electronics store or even at home. Heck, it works with spectacles too!

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ecobee expands its growing IoT with a battery-free Smart Doorbell Camera https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/18/ecobee-expands-its-growing-iot-with-a-battery-free-smart-doorbell-camera/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ecobee-expands-its-growing-iot-with-a-battery-free-smart-doorbell-camera Wed, 18 Oct 2023 20:12:35 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=458333

ecobee expands its growing IoT with a battery-free Smart Doorbell Camera

It’s always great news when a new contender blazes a trail into a product space with minimal competition – where big companies already reign supreme...

It’s always great news when a new contender blazes a trail into a product space with minimal competition – where big companies already reign supreme at the tippy top, with few alternatives – and that’s what happened yesterday when ecobee introduced its new Smart Doorbell Camera. The company already competes with Google Nest with its own eco-friendly smart thermostats, and now it’s taking on the Amazon Ring doorbell cam with its own Smart Doorbell Camera designed to tie into the growing ecobee IoT.

The newly announced ecobee doorbell camera records in 1080p with “enhanced low light vision” and uses a 175-degree vertical field of view, meaning it can see everything clearly from the floor to the sky directly in front of the camera at all times of day and night. This lets the viewer on the opposite side of the doorbell camera (looking through it via the Smart Thermostat Premium or any device connected to the ecobee app, like a smartphone or an Apple Watch) see packages dropped on the porch, or in more extreme cases, detect potential threats hiding on the opposite side of the door.

Designer: Jonathan Hayes (via ecobee)

The Smart Doorbell Camera has a slick outward appearance featuring a machined-glass front panel surrounded by aluminum alloy, and according to ecobee it is even rated for IP65 waterproofing and dust protection. Its battery-free design means it’s meant to last for a long time without any need for regular maintenance, even in extreme environments where the elements can pose a problem. It’s protected both from extreme heat up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme cold down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit.

Activity Zone customization lets you manage your security notifications better than other smart security cams, so you only get notified when a certain event is triggered. This is thanks to “multiple layers of intelligence, including advanced radar verification and computer vision” that can allegedly pinpoint very specific motions, or when people are at a certain distance from the Smart Doorbell Camera.

If you don’t already have a subscription to ecobee Smart Security, which connects all ecobee security devices together and offers access to the ecobee app, don’t fret: the ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera comes with a trial that lasts for two months, after which you can subscribe for $50 a year. The ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera is already available on the ecobee website for $159.99.

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Elgato Teleprompter is a game-changer for content creators

Elgato, the renowned tech innovator, has once again pushed the boundaries of creativity with its latest Teleprompter. This all-in-one plug-and-play device is not just a...

Elgato, the renowned tech innovator, has once again pushed the boundaries of creativity with its latest Teleprompter. This all-in-one plug-and-play device is not just a teleprompter; it’s a God-sent accessory for content creators and streamers who want to make the leap to the next level.

Released with a lot of anticipation and excitement, the Elgato Teleprompter has caught our attention as well as the tech community. Its revolutionary design and features make the gadget a must-have tool for anyone who creates video content.

Designer: Elgato

Designed for Gen-Z content creators who stop at nothing, this teleprompter is a useful tool that streamlines the whole creative process. With the price tag of $280, it’s a great addition to the suite of products already available for creators, making professional teleprompting accessible to all, at least.

One of the standout features of the Elgato Teleprompter is its ease of use. It’s a plug-and-play device, which means that you don’t need to be a tech expert to set it up. Simply attach it to your camera or smartphone, and you’re ready to go. This simplicity makes it an excellent choice for creators who want to focus on their content, not the setup.

Additionally, the Elgato Teleprompter is designed with versatility in mind. It’s compatible with a wide range of cameras and smartphones, making it adaptable for various setups and shooting environments. This flexibility is a game-changer for creators who demand adaptability in their equipment.

The design of the Elgato Teleprompter is sleek and unobtrusive. It blends seamlessly into your setup without distracting from the content you’re creating. This design consideration is crucial, especially for streamers who value aesthetics and presentation. Another impressive feature is the quality of the text reflection. The teleprompter’s high-quality beam splitter glass ensures sharp, readable text for the presenter. It’s designed to perform even in challenging lighting conditions, which is essential for professional content creators who often shoot in various environments.

The Elgato Teleprompter is poised to disrupt the market with its affordable price point, user-friendly design, and exceptional versatility. Content creators, streamers, or anyone looking to level up their video production will find this innovative tool invaluable. With Elgato’s reputation for producing top-tier products, the Teleprompter is a must-have for those who value both quality and ease of use in their creative process.

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Unique & Peculiar-Looking Floor Lamp Is Inspired By The Designer’s Memories Of Chemistry Labs https://www.yankodesign.com/2023/10/18/unique-peculiar-looking-floor-lamp-is-inspired-by-the-designers-memories-of-chemistry-labs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unique-peculiar-looking-floor-lamp-is-inspired-by-the-designers-memories-of-chemistry-labs Wed, 18 Oct 2023 14:20:34 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=458262

Unique & Peculiar-Looking Floor Lamp Is Inspired By The Designer’s Memories Of Chemistry Labs

Gone are the days when lighting designs were boring and typically designed objects that did nothing but add light to a living space. A well-designed...

Gone are the days when lighting designs were boring and typically designed objects that did nothing but add light to a living space. A well-designed lighting fixture should not only have the ability to illuminate any living space but also add that extra oomph factor! I mean, of course, we need them to see in the dark, but as highly functional as they should be, a lighting fixture also needs to be aesthetically pleasing, adding an attractive and visually soothing element to your home or office space. And, one such unique lighting design I came across is the Emotional Lab Light.

Designer: Hania Jneid

Dubbed the Emotional Lab Light, this unique and ethereal-looking lighting design was created by interior designer Hania Jneid. Jneid was inspired by chemistry sets, and she drew influence from them to create her eclectic and elaborate floor lamp. The Emotional Lab floor lamp includes a tall and slender metal lamp that provides support to multiple beaker-like glass vessels that illuminate any space they’re placed into with a warm and inviting flow.

The lighting radiated by the glass vessels is ambient and seductive. You can also consider optional metal modules which include a vase and a small storage unit, which in turn provide a material contrast and impart depth and a sense of narrative to the elegant piece. The design was influenced by Jneid’s childhood memories of chemistry labs, and that can be seen in the unique form and design of the piece. She produced the Emotional Lab light through her own studio.

“I am intrigued by the playfulness and underlying interactions between the different elements of the lab system,” said Jneid. “This is translated in the user’s ability to configure different compositions in order to reach a new aesthetic, simulating a new chemical reaction.” The Emotional Lab Light is a part of the Emotional Lab series which also includes a modular storage system. The collection is handcrafted by artisans in Spain, Italy, and Lebanon. The lamp is available in material options of anodized aluminum, brass, or stainless steel with multiple marbles to select from for the base.

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Cybertruck-inspired Infinite Machine P1 e-scooter combines performance and practicality

If you are already looking for a Cybertruck-inspired fleet of vehicles parked in your garage, then look no further than the Infinite Machine P1 electric...

If you are already looking for a Cybertruck-inspired fleet of vehicles parked in your garage, then look no further than the Infinite Machine P1 electric scooter. The Brooklyn startup founded by techie brothers, Eddie and Joseph Cohen, has the urban commuter in development, ready to hit the roads by 2024.

At its core, the e-scooter is very much a bike at heart with performance as its mainstay. The cool ride has the obvious geometric shapes of the Cybertruck, and we don’t blame the Cohen brothers for adopting such a design philosophy.

Designer: Infinite Machine

Made out of anodized aluminum and steel composition, the e-scooter has the futuristic looks to kill. The P1 electric scooter is the first of its kind to have integrated Apple CarPlay to get turn-by-turn navigation alerts or play your favorite music on the go. The GPS system and remote locking capability eliminate any chances of theft as the culprit can be tracked down easily. So, it’s futureproof and goes well with the emotions of Gen-Z. Modularity is another aspect where the P1 wins over most of the currently available options. Such modular panels can be attached to the side to enhance functionality, for instance, attaching speakers, or simply increase the cargo carrying capacity.

Coming onto the technical specifications, the e-bike is fitted with a 6kW hub motor that makes it go at a top speed of 55 mph once you push the turbo boost button. That said the optimum driving speed can be pushed to 35 mph which is also respectable in city commuting. All the power comes courtesy of the dual-integrated 72-volt 30-aH batteries that are removable. Another important aspect is the estimated range of 60 miles in city mode. That can however vary depending on the drivable modes – Eco, Performance, Reverse and Turbo Boost.

Apart from the freedom of increasing the storage space via the cargo module option, P1 comes with a spacious pocket under the steering panel, between the rider’s legs and under the seat. Initially, only 1,000 units of the e-scooter will be manufactured and if you already like the prospect of it, pre-booking can be done for a $1,000 deposit. The price of the Infinite Machine P1 starts at $10,000 with deliveries in the US promised by late 2024 or mid 2025. That price tag is higher than the electric Vespa, but if the start-up can deliver on its promise, there’s nothing better for the end users.

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Top 21 Ways to Organize Your Jewelry and Keep Them Neat

Jewelry comes in different shapes, sizes, and lengths, so each piece needs to be stored properly, and sorted by category. Maintaining an organized system not...

Jewelry comes in different shapes, sizes, and lengths, so each piece needs to be stored properly, and sorted by category. Maintaining an organized system not only safeguards your jewelry items but also simplifies the process of identifying jewelry that requires cleaning and keeps a record of your collection. Also, this approach assists in preventing the loss or theft of jewelry. However, before arranging your jewelry, examine each piece, eliminate those damaged pieces, donate pieces you will not wear, and mend pieces that need repair. Adopt these suggestions for the secure and efficient storage of your jewelry.

Designer: Amie Freling-Brown

1. Jewelry Drawers

Dedicate a shallow drawer in your bedroom or closet specifically for jewelry storage that ensures convenient access to your pieces. Introduce compartments of various sizes that allow you to categorize different pieces of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other items into distinct slots. If the drawer is deep, you can double the storage capacity by placing an additional jewelry tray on top of the first one.

2. Wall-Mounted Jewelry Organizer

Designer: Keebofly

Purchase a wall-mounted jewelry organizer to install near your dressing table. Alternatively, you can transform a shallow cabinet with a velvet or fabric internal liner, incorporating hooks for suspending necklaces, dividers for earrings, tiny drawers, and sections for arranging bracelets and watches, as shown in this example.

3. Jewelry Organizer Trays

Designer: FanBeautyLife

These drawer inserts come with compartments and slots designed to categorize your jewelry by its type. Opt for dedicated jewelry drawer inserts or adapt kitchen drawer cutlery holders or dividers to personalize the interior of your drawer. The dedicated storage compartments ensure that one keeps the jewels in their designated spots.

4. Jewelry Pocket Organizer

Designer: BAGSMART

A variety of hanging jewelry organizers, equipped with individual pockets, are readily available, and they are tailor-made for storing jewelry. They come with a hanger and can be hung in the wardrobe. These organizers are perfect for storing imitation jewelry, fashionable rings, and necklaces.

5. A Jewelry Stand

Designer: Alan Wisniewski

Designer: Urban Outfitters

Ideal for daily jewelry pieces, these earring organizers are great for neatly storing earrings on an attractive stand placed atop a dressing table or a bathroom vanity countertop. Available in various styles and sizes, these jewelry organizer stands enable you to view all your choices. The versatile design accommodates longer pieces to dangle freely while keeping small earring posts paired together.

6. Fine Jewelry Storage

Designer: Pottery Barn

Safeguard your valuable assets by storing fine jewelry and precious occasion gems within jewelry organizer boxes. These storage solutions ensure the security, organization, and protection from dust for infrequently worn pieces.

7. Tiered Storage

Employing a tiered storage system is essential for optimizing space and maintaining order. Take a look at the circular revolving storage option. Additionally, a tiered jewelry stand is perfect for segregating smaller items like ear studs, longer earrings, bracelets, and necklaces individually.

Designer: West Elm

When not in use, this tiered storage keeps the jewelry hidden from sight through its layered configuration.

8. Wall Organizer

Designer: Bill Watson

For those who adore necklaces, tangled chains can be quite troublesome, potentially leading to jewelry damage. Rather than allowing necklaces to become entwined within boxes or pouches, consider utilizing wall-mounted hooks to ensure that each strand remains distinct and well-protected.

9. Acrylic Jewelery Organizer

Designer: ICCGBHGO

Designer: OrganizersQueen

One of the most effective organizational solutions for jewelry storage is a clear acrylic jewelry box. Clear acrylic organizers that stand upright are not only space-efficient but also provide a neat, easily viewable choice for storing earrings of varying lengths.

The transparent box’s golden frame infuses a luxe vibe to the jewelry case.

10. Earring Holder

Designer: BiieiiDisplay

This arrangement offers an ideal method for storing your earrings, much like a display in a store.

11. Rotating Jewelery Organizer

Designer: Pottery Barn

Utilizing rotating organizers is a clever concept for jewelry storage as these organizers can accommodate a substantial amount of jewelry while ensuring easy accessibility through a simple swivel of the display. Many of these organizers even offer different storage configurations on each side, allowing you to rotate and view all your rings, necklaces, and earrings with each rotation.

12. Invest in a Jewelry Locker

Designer: Brown Safe

When dealing with valuable gemstones, an optimal choice for both jewelry storage and security is a divided safe that prevents burglary and offers optimum protection. Note that assigning a specific spot for each item in your collection prevents both damage and the risk of misplacing. The safe usually incorporates sliding trays with partitions to prevent pieces from making contact and causing scratches.

13. Jewelry Cabinet

Designer: Orren Ellis

This freestanding jewelry cabinet comes with a full-length mirror and an LED-lit makeup mirror. Beyond its organizational capabilities, it provides a convenient and efficient way to see all your accessories at once, reducing the time spent searching. Also concealed within the mirrored jewelry cabinet are three storage shelves, perfect for stowing handbags, books, or other items, while also enhancing the cabinet’s stability.

Designer: Mele and Co.

Elevate your dressing area with this feminine upright jewelry box crafted from wood and lined with suede. This compact jewelry box provides ingenious storage solutions like necklace compartments, hooks, all accessed through glass doors. Don’t miss the two small yet roomy drawers that makes this jewelry box a delightful addition to your space.

14. Decorative Wall Organizer

Designer: Ruby Mae

Combining functionality and artistic flair, this decorative wall display serves as an efficient jewelry storage solution. It offers a comprehensive view of your accessories all at once, making it especially suitable for organizing long necklaces. Crafted from metal, its design resembles that of a cactus.

15. Travel Organizer

Designer: Quince

If you need to travel with only a handful of jewelry items, then the travel pouch is an excellent choice. It’s compact yet reliable, making it an ideal selection for carrying a limited number of pieces.

Designer: Velutto

The foldable travel pouch accommodates various types of jewelry and watches, providing a well-organized system while traveling.

16. Innovative Earring Holder

Metal Windmill Hanging Jewelry Stand designed as a jewelry organizer for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings, complemented by a jewelry tray base stand.

17. Bracelet Bar

The bracelet bar is one of the best ways and proven approach for organizing bracelets and bangles.

18. Wooden Jewelery Box

Designer: Ying

The Double Open Jewelry Box is a 3-layer large jewelry organizer that encompasses a necklace box, chain bracelet compartment, bracelet box, ring box, earring holder, and watch compartment, offering ample storage for various jewelry pieces.

With its innovative design and generous storage capacity, the pink-hued box is an ideal solution for teenagers looking to consolidate all their jewelry in one organized space.

19. Jewelry Hanger

Designer: Heidi Kay

This jewelry hanger efficiently utilizes the space of a single clothes hanger while providing the convenience of hanging necklaces on both its sides.

20. Picture Frames

Designer: Kathie

Combining wall art aesthetics with practicality, these picture frames serve dual purposes and come equipped with integrated hooks designed for necklace storage. This design is particularly well-suited for smaller living spaces.

21. Rattan Jewelry Organizer

Designer: Dunn Rustic

The tabletop Rattan Jewelry Organizer provides a comprehensive solution for arranging your jewelry collection. It includes designated sections for various pieces like rattan hooks for hanging earrings, pegs for necklaces, slots for rings, and a compact compartment for miscellaneous items. Additionally, since it is freestanding and can elegantly grace any dresser, vanity, or desk.

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