Nominee: Etón BoostTurbine 4000
In a technology-driven world, being separated from your phone or device for even a minute is a crippling thought for some. The Boost Turbine 4000 may be a solution to that problem; it has a hand crank turbine that can charge your smart phone or electronic device using pure kinetic energy. Crank the turbine for one minute, and you have enough power to make a four-minute phone call or send a few emergency texts. BoostTurbine 4000 is made of tough but lightweight aluminum and is compact enough to fit in a pocket—providing the security of knowing that a powered device is only a minute of work away.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.