Ottermatics Apple Watch Charger by Aleksey Matyushev

White leather covering for the top and a steel base for weight. 

White leather covering for the top and a steel base for weight. 

With the Apple Watch looming around the corner, our team started talking through one of the largest market opportunities with all Apple products - charging devices. 

Apparently, Dodo Case and a couple of other companies have already started eyeing the Apple Watch charging arena.  However, most of their concepts (which are in pre-sale by the way) focused on what we felt was the wrong use-case.  They displayed the Apple watch facing upwards during charging.  Since we felt that the watch will be on a bed-side stand during the nightly charge, the charging stand should focus on directing the watch face towards the user. 

Our concept for the Apple Watch incorporates the existing Apple Maglite inductive charger but positions it vertically.  A leather cover or wood prevents the watch from being scratched when it is charging (and adds to the presentation). A steel base helps keep the charger firmly on the ground as the user is able to remove the Apple Watch in one smooth motion. 

Natilus and Ottermatics join forces by Aleksey Matyushev

Natilus is a large (half the size of a Boeing 747) sized drone.  It is the first drone in the world designed to carry any worthwhile cargo.    The 120 ft wingspan drone has been designed with Ottermatics help to carry 200,000 lbs of payload from Shangai to LA at 300 mph, 80 ft above the water and 70% of the cost of a Boeing 747 making the same trip. 

Natilus is designed to circumvent any FAA regulations by taking off from international waters (12 miles off the coast) instead of runways.  With that approach the drone does not have to interact with busy airport traffic and is far enough away from occupied land that if something fails, there will be no injuries.  

Natilus and Ottermatics have joined forces to start construction of a scaled prototype as a proof of concept demonstrator. The prototype will deliver 200 lbs of payload completely autonomously to the South Pole research station next summer.