Readers Reinvent Apple

Readers Reinvent Apple

iPod Watch


Eric Dubois of Hope, Rhode Island


iPod in a watch? Absolutely. In fact, we’re kind of surprised this hasn’t already been done. Eric Dubois’s design for an iPod-oriented chronograph was by far the most sophisticated of the entries we saw, to the point where it looks like it’s ready to be shipped to an Apple Store near you. The most clever touch: The wrist strap detaches to reveal a standard port for a docking cable, letting you reload the Watch with tunes and charge it up for another day on the go.


Macgame Pro




Prixa Souvannavong of Portsmouth, Virginia


Apple hasn’t had a game console on the market in over a decade. Is it time to revisit the idea? Prixa Souvannavong reimagines an Apple-themed gaming device by taking the DNA of the Power Mac G5 and shrinking it to fit under your TV. We love the idea of using the flanged, anodized aluminum handles/stands to elevate the console (which would probably run hot) and give it room for natural cooling. Using a virtual-button touchscreen for the controller instead of real, mashable plastic seems like madness in a shoot-’em-up scenario (since your eyes would be on the TV), but we’d still love to see Apple run with this idea and take it beyond what, say, the Nintendo DS has done.




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Congrats to all of these winners. Awesome designs and well thought. I could see some of these becoming realities.



Love the iPod watch. Never occurred to me before, but now it just seems obvious. Like all (well, most) great ideas.



Sign me up for any of these. I love the images. Great Work.

One thing you missed though is an iCar my specs would be;

1-2L engine
Battery Powered completely...
w/ all the apple bells and whistles you can imagine.

Second thing I would like is an apple subscription service... I call it iControl;

TV service- infinite channels
Phone Service - infinite call/texts
internet Service- infinite use
Free movie/music access at any time.


Service provided through a series of access cards that could be attached to various devices.



These are all innovative and interesting concepts by talented people want to see Apple branch out. However, where does the mystical minitower fit in. I perceive a significant demand for those of us who want a Mac that is much cheaper than the Mac Pro but is highly expandable using the array of 3rd party hardware items out there. Even Apple could jump into that fray and laugh all of the way to the bank.


Eric Dubois

While the minitower would be a great product, and I would be first in line to buy one, it is merely a repackaging of existing technology. Apple's desire to always produce the "fastest", "smallest", "slimmest", seems to stop it from releasing a product many users want: a medium-size Mac.

But this contest called for creative new ideas for the "next big thing". I'm sorry, the minitower doesn't fall into that category.



this is not a computer. it is a game console.



But a music-playing alarm clock, now that...THAT is radical vision.



I think you are looking at the gaming console... which would be AWESOME!


Steven Kagler

I will sign up for pre-orde of the IRing now. Its so flipping sexy

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