Products | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine  

Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world’s most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.

Artificial Sunlight  

This is amazing.


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 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.