Products | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

Artificial Sunlight  

This is amazing.

Spot

This is what the future looks like.

How Lego Became the Apple of Toys  

I didn’t know how much customer research Lego is doing.

Swapping Batteries With Gogoro  

Greg Kumparak:

To simplify what the company pitches as a complex, many-year plan, Gogoro is making two things for now: an electric scooter they call Smartscooter, and a battery swapping infrastructure to power it.

This is a very interesting concept.

Chinese Mobile App UI Trends  

Dan Grover does a good job of summing up what’s going on with Chinese mobile apps these days.

What the Lean Startup Movement Can Learn From Steve Jobs  

I see what Jared White is saying, but I don’t think that the Jobisan Cube is the best example. You could even argue that Jobs did use a Lean Startup like approach to nail down the customer segment. He started with professional customers and found success in the entry-level market.

The Hidden Structure of the Apple Keynote  

Watching Apple unveil their newest product is great entertainment.

Onedown  

ONEDOWN is a humane rat trap. The trap rests precariously in a horizontal position on a circular foot. Bait inside would lure the rat into the trap, a metal insert in the base coupled with the weight of the rat will tip the trap and bring it to a vertical position indicating that a rat has been trapped. Then the rat can be released instead of killed.

Moving Walls Transform a Tiny Apartment Into a 5-Room Home  

I love these transforming rooms. This is the first time I’ve seen one that only spans half of an apartment.

Watch a 100-Year-Old, 28.5-Liter Engine Scream to Life  

Check the linked article for more information and a second video.

Car Concepts Between Past and Future  

David Obendorfer creates new versions of classic cars.

A Learning Music Player  

I’d like to see the information synced back to Spotify.