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.