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[26 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Toshiba’s Light Emitting Glasses

Toshiba displayed these trendy light up glass to show-case their new “Transmissive Single-sided Light Emission OLED Panel” technology. The selling point of these OLED panels is that they have the ability to not only emit light but also be transparent at the same time.
There have been panels that can light up and be see-through, but the problem has been getting them to do both things at once. Ordinary transparent OLED panels have light emitting electrodes on both sides and can only be transparent when the lights are switched off. So …

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[29 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
How to avoid leaving your fly unzipped

Guys, it’s happened to all of us. The weird looks you get from strangers after leaving the bathroom. Maybe you’ve got something on your face? Nope, your fly is open and to your horror you realize that girl wasn’t smiling at you because you look so sexy in those jeans.
Probably frustrated by this happening over and over again, a resourceful Nico-Nico Douga user created a device to prevent forgetting to zip up. It’s pretty simple, if your zipper is open, an LED lights up making it easier for you to …

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[10 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Beautiful River of LED Lights by Panasonic

Panasonic presented a stunning art installation in which hundreds of LED lights drifted along the river. The small floating orbs represented a dance of fireflies with an accompanying light show by the enormous Tokyo Sky Tree in the background.

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[26 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Diamond Vision OLED [Video]

At CEATEC 2011 Mitsubishi Electric showcased their “Diamond Vision OLED” technology which we’ve previously seen with the impressive gigantic globe screen: Geo Cosmos. This time they showed off a scaled down version, a group of OLED panels arranged a semi-spherical shape.

This screen is made up of 696 OLED panels 32mm x 32mm, one third the size of the ones used on Geo Cosmos. They each display a brightness of 1,200cd/m2 and consume 11.2kW of power. Mitsubishi has expressed plans to make them commercially available for digital signage.
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[16 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Breathalyzer Watch isn’t Afraid to Say You’re Drunk

Remember that ex you drunk dialed? Or that facebook status that ruined your life? Don’t you wish there was a way you could have known for sure that you were completely wasted? (Would it have mattered?) TokyoFlash’s new LED watch concept wants to solve that problem, it’s also a breathalyzer.

The “Alcohol Test Function” is activated by the touch of a button, a cap is then released revealing the port. To find out your blood alcohol level, blow into the port and await your results. Your blood alcohol is then …

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[13 Jun 2011 | 34 Comments | ]
Geo-Cosmos: Gigantic Globe OLED Display [Video]

On June 11th the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo displayed Mitsubishi Electric’s “Geo-Cosmos”, the world’s first large-scale spherical OLED. It was breathtaking, the video below is proof.

The gigantic globe features 10,362 OLED panels which cover an aluminum sphere hanging 18 meters from the floor. The 6 meter orb is an upgrade to a previous model which featured regular LED panels. This spanking new OLED version features a resolution about 10 times greater than LED, more than 10 million pixels!
The globe was installed to celebrate the 10th …

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[1 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tokyo Flash Kisai RPM in Acetate

SciFi-esque watch makers, Tokyo Flash announced the release of a limited edition collection of watches made of acetate. The new designs are based on a previous model the Kisai RPM, one of the simplest to read of Tokyo Flashes usually complicated timepieces. These sleek LED watches come in a variety of colors, but in my opinion the sexiest of these would be the white one.

The other colors are cool too, they include graphite, pearl, and tempest (kinda like blue speckled marble) and according Tokyo Flash they are all handmade …

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[7 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Chameleon LED Watch Prototype

I came across a cool idea for an LED watch at Tokyo Designers Week. It’s a watch that can change the color of it’s display to match the color of any surface.

What was shown was just a prototype. A large external power source had to be used, the overall design was bulky and the display was difficult to read in bright light. It’s a really promising idea however, would love see it in stores some day.

The “Air Color” was designed by Zeke Ma of Choterie; a group of students from …

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[16 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Hikari No Tokei – It’s LED time

Hikari no Tokei (Light Clock) is a stunning installment in Tokyo’s Seibu Department flagship store.

The clock has 4 LED surfaces on each side of a column. The time is displayed in animated typography and on every hour, viewers are treated to a light show accompanied by music.
THA, the company that designed the light clock have an awesome video of it in action. Check it out.

via: THA