iRock is nothing less than a power generating rocking chair. As long as you rock you charge you iPad or your iPhone. The chair itself is inspired by traditional rocking chairs and we designed it to resemble the classic, proven designed old rocking chairs.
What we have added to the design is a generator that transforms the movement into power. We have equipped the iRock with an iPad stand and a set of build in speakers in the back rest. The amount of technical gadgets we have learned to depend on has increased dramatically the last couple of years. The iRock is an product that explores how furniture can interact with technology and actually support the power for this technology. Movement is energy and to collect as much of this energy as possible is one of our future challenges. The laws of physics dictates how movement and friction constantly creates a vast amount of energy that in most cases are lost. iRock is a attempt to collect some of this energy and put it to real use. If you use iRock for 60 minutes you can recharge an iPad 3 to 35%. You can also recharge any other apple device!
iRock is hand built in Pine wood and painted in 5 layers to give it the flawless, shiny white look. At the moment iRock is only available in white but will be shipped in black, red, yellow and striped.
Length: 1200 mm
Height: 1150 mm
Weight: 18 kg
Material: Painted wood
Estimated price: €1300
iRock isn’t available with Android connectors at this point.
Pimp Up the shower! - Kohler Moxie Showerhead with Integrated Speaker Capsule
Like to sing in the shower? Take a seat on your grandma’s old bathing stool — your own shower head is about to show you up. Kohler’s latest water dispersal nozzle, Moxie, features a detachable Bluetooth speaker secured in the shower head’s center with a magnet. It sounds like a bad Yakov Smirnoff gag: in Soviet Russia, shower sings to you! The speaker pops off the sprayer when it’s time to towel off, and promises to provide up to seven hours of sudsy tunes before needing a recharge. The only thing it seems to be missing is a water powered micro-turbine.
Read on for Kohler’s official press release:
Kohler Debuts Moxie Showerhead with Integrated Speaker Capsule
Bluetooth-enabled KOHLER Moxie brings music into the shower with an integrated speaker capsule that’s both rechargeable and removable
KOHLER, Wis. – November 17, 2012 – Smartphones are everywhere. More than 38 percent of adults – Users even admit to taking them everywhere; a recent survey found 75 percent use their phones in the bathroom. To embrace the demand for constant connectivity, Kohler Co. introduces a new sensory experience to showerheads with the KOHLER Moxie showerhead.
“We’re seeing a growing demand for music in the bathroom,” says Kohler performance showering product manager Leslie Bronson. “The Moxie showerhead is the first of its kind to combine the delivery of water and music. And with the proximity of the Bluetooth*-enabled speaker pod, bathers are simultaneously showered with music and a best-in-class spray experience.”
The Moxie showerhead syncs with any Bluetooth-enabled device-smartphones and mp3 players-and streams music directly into the shower. But the fun doesn’t stop there; the speaker pod can be removed for enjoyment on the go, throughout the rest of the bathroom and beyond. “Smartphones are transforming the way users access music,” Bronson says. “Half of all smartphone users stream music directly from their devices. The Moxie Showerhead takes accessibility to a whole new level. It offers a convenient, stylish sound boost. It’s like having your own mobile DJ.”
About the KOHLER Moxie Showerhead: Installation is fast and simple, the same required for a standard showerhead. Audio Control is managed through the paired Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a smartphone or mp3 player. The on/off button discretely incorporated into the speaker capsule’s design also includes a light that changes color to indicate when the speaker is paired and when the battery needs to be charged. A lithium battery** provides on average seven hours of playtime; recharging the speaker is easy with the USB cord provided. Redocking the speaker capsule is simple. A strong magnet located in the dock’s base maintains a secure hold.