Microsoft / IDSA Next-Gen PC Design contest candidates

We're suckers for good design -- even the occasional eye-catching concept -- and Microsoft's annual Next-Gen PC Design contest never fails to disappoint with interesting if not innovative takes on future devices. .NET Passport users are free to hit up the competition site and vote for their picks in the contest, but everyone can check out the eye candy, like the slice "auxiliary bowl unit" above. (We've also done some of the legwork for you and thrown together a gallery of the best images from each contestant.)