I just came across this product by my favorite Russian design studio, Art Lebedev Studios. The studio has designed this interesting USB hub – modeled after the idea of a prism splitting light into the colors of the rainbow:
This thing is COOL! What I love almost more than Lebedev Studios products is their process sketches – and the fact that they actually include them on the website! Check out these process shots:
What kinda bums me out is what the product finally ended up being, at least on the Lebedev Studios product page for Spectrus, is a product with no LEDs embedded for maximum awesome. Here’s what the initial render looked like, LEDs and all:
and here is what they ended at – just colored lines on the case, no illumination:
I still think it’s cool. But it would have been SO MUCH COOLER illuminated!!! Art Lebedev, your studio still rocks to me.
Pink Floyd would be so proud!
Not cool anymore, just a triangle hub….nothing special at all, not even the colored lines.Â Ah well I wanted it, but not now.
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