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Widget + Gadget Design Showcase

Imagination without boundaries

Looking for a virtual device so realistic you want to pick it up off the desktop and hold it? Look no further - absolutely nobody creates more impactful, fluidly-animaged and fun-to-use Widgets and Gadgets than The Skins Factory. Other studios may try to imitate our work, but to state that The Skins Factory has been responsible for defining what's possible within the medium is no exaggeration.

Yahoo! Widgets, Apple Dashboard Widgets, Microsoft Vista & 7 Sidebar Gadgets... com­panies like Microsoft, Yahoo!, Lenovo, Nero, HP and others come to us for a reason - we deliver excellence.


 

Intel Graphics Control Panel Gadget  Client: Intel Corporation  A custom Windows gadget created in tandem with the jointly developed application - the Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel application. Over the following 17 months, TSF orchestrated development with Intels Engineering & Branding arms to reinvent the graphics control panel. In addition to crafting a beautiful fluidly animated appearance, we created this dynamic Windows Sidebar Gadget that shares perfect visual symmetry with the Graphics Control Panel.

Intel Graphics Control Panel Gadget
Client: Intel Corporation

A custom Windows gadget created in tandem with the jointly developed application - the Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel application. Over the following 17 months, TSF orchestrated development with Intels Engineering & Branding arms to reinvent the graphics control panel. In addition to crafting a beautiful fluidly animated appearance, we created this dynamic Windows Sidebar Gadget that shares perfect visual symmetry with the Graphics Control Panel.


 
HP: The Ultimate Sports Gadget  Client: HP + Microsoft (OEM Division)    The Skins Factory's design team was contracted by Microsoft's OEM division and industry giant, HP to create the ultimate, animated sports Windows Sidebar Gadget. This incredibly, dynamic sports gadget covers football, basketball, baseball & soccer. With stunning animations that will delight all sports fans, The Ultimate Sports Gadget from HP and Microsoft gives you quick access to all the sports information you'll ever need and the special links included are powered by Fox Sports.

HP: The Ultimate Sports Gadget
Client: HP + Microsoft (OEM Division)

The Skins Factory's design team was contracted by Microsoft's OEM division and industry giant, HP to create the ultimate, animated sports Windows Sidebar Gadget. This incredibly, dynamic sports gadget covers football, basketball, baseball & soccer. With stunning animations that will delight all sports fans, The Ultimate Sports Gadget from HP and Microsoft gives you quick access to all the sports information you'll ever need and the special links included are powered by Fox Sports.


 
Yahoo! Search & Email Gadget  Client: Yahoo!  Yahoo!, Inc. joined forces with The Skins Factory to design & develop their Yahoo! Search Gadget. With a hyper-glossy dual-acrylic styling (color injected into a virtual, clear acrylic base), animations featuring realistic motion blurs & an exciting color palette, this dynamic gadget "flips" so the user can use both sides of this virtual device. The gadget comes in 2 distinct modes - the robust desktop & compact Sidebar mode in 8 colors.

Yahoo! Search & Email Gadget
Client: Yahoo!

Yahoo!, Inc. joined forces with The Skins Factory to design & develop their Yahoo! Search Gadget. With a hyper-glossy dual-acrylic styling (color injected into a virtual, clear acrylic base), animations featuring realistic motion blurs & an exciting color palette, this dynamic gadget "flips" so the user can use both sides of this virtual device. The gadget comes in 2 distinct modes - the robust desktop & compact Sidebar mode in 8 colors.


 
Disneys Its a Magical World Audio Remote  Client: The Walt Disney Company  As part of the Hyperdesk Disney It's a Magical World Windows desktop theme, the magical Mickey Mouse Audio Remote delighted users of all ages with its high-gloss style, seven vibrant colors and Mickey Mouse's iconic shape. The Mickey Mouse Yahoo! widget controlled Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Windows Media Player as a remote control with a small desktop footprint.

Disneys Its a Magical World Audio Remote
Client: The Walt Disney Company

As part of the Hyperdesk Disney It's a Magical World Windows desktop theme, the magical Mickey Mouse Audio Remote delighted users of all ages with its high-gloss style, seven vibrant colors and Mickey Mouse's iconic shape. The Mickey Mouse Yahoo! widget controlled Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Windows Media Player as a remote control with a small desktop footprint.


 
Nero Disc Copy  Client: Nero  Nero once again contracted our little band of pixel ninjas, to create their highly animated, Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget - Nero Disc Copy. Nero Disc Copy Gadget copies CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. It also burns ISO, NRG, and IMG files via drag-and-drop. While it has a super small desktop footprint, it is large in functionality. Stylized with a mock red acrylic body, the animation sequences feature animated data blocks while the disc spins.

Nero Disc Copy
Client: Nero

Nero once again contracted our little band of pixel ninjas, to create their highly animated, Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget - Nero Disc Copy. Nero Disc Copy Gadget copies CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. It also burns ISO, NRG, and IMG files via drag-and-drop. While it has a super small desktop footprint, it is large in functionality. Stylized with a mock red acrylic body, the animation sequences feature animated data blocks while the disc spins.


 
STAR TREK: The Original Series Audio Remote  Under License from CBS Consumer Products  From the moment you hear the original sound of the transporter energizing and watch the audio remote beam to the Windows desktop, youll understand the official Starfleet iTunes/Windows Media Player remote was built by trekkers for trekkers. Part of the official Star Trek Windows desktop theme created by The Skins Factory and powered by our Hyperdesk Windows theming solution. The widget is unfortunately no longer available. TM & 2009. CBS Studios Inc.

STAR TREK: The Original Series Audio Remote
Under License from CBS Consumer Products

From the moment you hear the original sound of the transporter energizing and watch the audio remote beam to the Windows desktop, youll understand the official Starfleet iTunes/Windows Media Player remote was built by trekkers for trekkers. Part of the official Star Trek Windows desktop theme created by The Skins Factory and powered by our Hyperdesk Windows theming solution. The widget is unfortunately no longer available. TM & 2009. CBS Studios Inc.


 
DarkMatter: Quadrilogy Audio Remote Special Edition  Client: The Skins Factory  The Skins Factory Presents the remarkably shiny, scratch-resistant, The DarkMatter Quadrilogy Special Edition Audio Remote for both Apple's iTunes & Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11. This animated Widget is a companion to our mega-popular Windows 7 / Vista / XP Hyperdesk desktop themes - The DarkMatter Quadrilogy. Includes a special plasma visualization, reversible transport mid-plate, which houses special functions on the back and other cool features.

DarkMatter: Quadrilogy Audio Remote Special Edition
Client: The Skins Factory

The Skins Factory Presents the remarkably shiny, scratch-resistant, The DarkMatter Quadrilogy Special Edition Audio Remote for both Apple's iTunes & Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11. This animated Widget is a companion to our mega-popular Windows 7 / Vista / XP Hyperdesk desktop themes - The DarkMatter Quadrilogy. Includes a special plasma visualization, reversible transport mid-plate, which houses special functions on the back and other cool features.


 
DarkMatter: Quadrilogy Audio Remote  Client: The Skins Factory  Welcome to the galactically cool. The Skins Factory's DarkMatter Quadrilogy Audio Remotes, offer users a dual audio control for both Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11. This animated Widget is a companion to our mega-popular Windows 7 / Vista / XP Hyperdesk desktop themes - The DarkMatter Quadrilogy. Includes a special plasma visualization, reversible transport mid-plate, which houses special functions on the back & other cool features.

DarkMatter: Quadrilogy Audio Remote
Client: The Skins Factory

Welcome to the galactically cool. The Skins Factory's DarkMatter Quadrilogy Audio Remotes, offer users a dual audio control for both Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11. This animated Widget is a companion to our mega-popular Windows 7 / Vista / XP Hyperdesk desktop themes - The DarkMatter Quadrilogy. Includes a special plasma visualization, reversible transport mid-plate, which houses special functions on the back & other cool features.


 
Hyperdesk Flagship Audio Remote  Client: The Skins Factory  The Hyperdesk Flagship Audio Remote for Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11. Play your favorite iTunes and WMP 11 playlists with this animated, see-through Yahoo! Widget & then flip it over for quick links to Hyperdesk.com, Hyperdesk Support and check out the latest themes. Hyperdesk Flagship Audio Remote is perfect way to get introduced to our Hyperdesk Flagship Windows desktop theme for Windows XP, Vista or 7.

Hyperdesk Flagship Audio Remote
Client: The Skins Factory

The Hyperdesk Flagship Audio Remote for Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11. Play your favorite iTunes and WMP 11 playlists with this animated, see-through Yahoo! Widget & then flip it over for quick links to Hyperdesk.com, Hyperdesk Support and check out the latest themes. Hyperdesk Flagship Audio Remote is perfect way to get introduced to our Hyperdesk Flagship Windows desktop theme for Windows XP, Vista or 7.


 
The Bee Movie  Client: HP + Microsoft (OEM Division)  Working closely with Microsoft & HP, The Skins Factory's UI design team, developed the official Bee Movie Windows Sidebar Gadget. Taking a slightly different approach, our team developed a gadget that was not only fun, but educational as well. With a special honeycomb calculator & 3 search areas that link to MSN Encarta, MSN Dictionary & Windows Live Search - you have the world's information at your fingertips. Designed for children of all ages.

The Bee Movie
Client: HP + Microsoft (OEM Division)

Working closely with Microsoft & HP, The Skins Factory's UI design team, developed the official Bee Movie Windows Sidebar Gadget. Taking a slightly different approach, our team developed a gadget that was not only fun, but educational as well. With a special honeycomb calculator & 3 search areas that link to MSN Encarta, MSN Dictionary & Windows Live Search - you have the world's information at your fingertips. Designed for children of all ages.