Alongside the annual CeBit fair in Hannover is the iF awards pavilion, which highlights the best product design from around the world. Here's the pick of the crop...
- Among the carbon-framed dream machine road bikes, was this reclining trike with rain cover - the Klimax 2K from Waltrop of Germany. "It was fun to ride and unbelievably fast," said the judges.
- Designers at Yamomomo in Japan have taken an ordinary everyday object and rethought it in the prototype Smiley Battery. It's obvious which end is + or - and a selection of colours keep them organised.
- Outdo the city traders with their four-screen desktops by installing Samsung's MD230X6 LCD monitor. You'll only need one power outlet but you'll need more graphics drivers.
- The YikeBike from New Zealand looks like a meaner penny farthing for the 21st century. It's an electric bike that will fold up to go on the bus or under a desk. Complete with indicators and brake lights.
- The NET silicone enclosure from In Win Development of Taiwan converts 2.5in laptop hard-drives into external USB drives. "A well thought-out product that brightens and enriches your day," said the judges.
- Ricoh's GXR system is an image sensor and processor in interchangeable lens units that slide onto a magnesium camera body. "Answers technological progress and obsolescence," said the judges.