The most unique product designs of 2020 so far

Every now and then you need a break from normal, whatever that means to you. A change in routine, the publications you read, and even the products you buy can be an opportunity to try something new. When it comes to products, your typical run-of-the-mill designs are fine. But every now and then it’s interesting to look at something that’s groundbreaking in terms of its concept. The most unique product designs we've seen so far in 2020 do just that and give us a peek at what might trend in the future.

The most unique product designs of 2020 so far
Yves Béhar FORME Life Connected Fitness Mirror in Use

It’s always nice to have a look at something new. When it comes to the latest gadgets, there are always a few that experiment with unique product designs and uses. Often they’re successful, and they influence an entire industry. Other times they’re a stepping stone for something else. Regardless, creatively-designed products certainly bring a smile to your face. Why would you want a typical clock, for instance, when you could have a minimalist, twelve-sided one?

There’s even research to back our enthusiasm for novelty. According to LifeHacker, new, unusual things catch our eye for a good reason; we wouldn’t accomplish much if only the ordinary fascinated us. The brain releases dopamine (the feel-good chemical) when we’re faced with something new. So there’s a strong link between new sights and human motivation.

Perhaps some of these product designs are precisely what your gadget collection has been missing.  In any case, they’ll certainly look cool on your desk, in living room, or on bookcase. These are the concepts that have pushed the envelope this year, and they’re most unique product designs of 2020 that we’ve found so far.

ALFRED A.I. Personal Assistant Robot

One of the most unique product designs we’ve seen in 2020 is the ALFRED A.I. Personal Assistant Robot. This autonomous robot follows you around the house and learns how to help you best. It’s got Amazon Alexa onboard, a built-in scanner, 4K cameras, a projector, and video capabilities. This assistant robot is perfect for busy professionals, parents, and students.


Caviar Cyberphone Tesla Cybertruck iPhone 11 Pro

There’s no smartphone quite like the Caviar Cyberphone Tesla Cybertruck iPhone 11 Pro. Inspired by the sharp, geometric lines of Tesla’s Cybertruck, this phone will make you feel on the cutting-edge of style and technology. Not just a pretty face, however, this phone’s titanium body and metal cover keep it durable.

Caviar Cyberphone Tesla Cybertruck iPhone 11 Pro

Caviar Cyberphone Tesla Cybertruck iPhone 11 Pro on a Black Background

FEND One Foldable Bike Helmet

Another unique product design that’s also practical is the FEND One Foldable Bike Helmet. Perfect for people who bike to work, this helmet folds to a compact size. So you can keep it discreetly in your backpack instead of on your desk where your clients an coworkers can see it. Best of all, it surpasses US and European bike safety standards.

Remi van Oers time 2.1 Innovative Clock

Sometimes less is more. And that’s the case with minimalist designs like the Remi van Oers time 2.1 Innovative Clock. This streamlined clock gives you a simple way to tell the time. Its uncomplicated shape evokes a calm feeling that will add peace to your day and beauty to your living room.

Remi van Oers time 2.1 Innovative Clock

Remi van Oers time 2.1 Innovative Clock on a shelf

Google Envelope Simple Phone Case

A simple but unique product design is the Google Envelope Simple Phone Case. It’s a set of paper covers for your phone that you print as a PDF file. The idea is that they’ll help you reduce your overall screen time. Developed for the Google Pixel 3a, the cover allows for buttons that let you answer or reject a call.

Google Envelope Simple Phone Case

Google Envelope Simple Phone Case in a hand

Hitch Water Bottle with Hidden Reusable Cup 

This unique product design helps you be more eco-friendly. So instead of using a plastic or paper cup for your on-the-go coffee, the Hitch Water Bottle with Hidden Reusable Cup has an insulated, reusable cup plus a lid for the mug. Both bottle and cup offer insulation to keep beverages warm or cold.

Apple All-New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

An innovative addition to your iPad Pro is the Apple All-New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. This Apple accessory makes it easier to type on your iPad. It also has a trackpad that works with iPadOS. The keyboard’s design protects both the front and back of the device, so you’ll feel comfortable taking it everywhere you take your iPad.

Apple All-New Magic Keyboard

Apple All-New Magic Keyboard on a Desk

Yves Béhar FORME Life Connected Fitness Mirror

Another unique product design for 2020 is the Yves Béhar FORME Life Connected Fitness Mirror. This smart fitness mirror has exactly what you need to get into the best shape of your life. A hidden resistance system lets you push, lift, or pull. Classes feature life-size instructors that give you the feeling you’ve got a personal trainer at home.


Rotofarm Architectural Soil-Free Circular Farm

This beautiful device brings an herb garden right into your own home. The Rotofarm Architectural Soil-Free Circular Farm lets you grow organic greens and vegetables in a zero-gravity environment. This lets plants flourish because they’ll get the proper sunlight and water. A work of art, this gadget will be a conversation starter whenever you’ve got guests over.


These unique product designs are some of the best we’ve seen in 2020 so far. But the year isn’t over yet. Do you know of an innovative, cutting-edge product you think we should feature in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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