Journaling isn’t a lost art yet, and we think more people would want to take up the hobby if they had more time. Writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal can be time-consuming, but it offers several benefits. Keeping a journal helps you improve your writing, think things through, and stay organized.
Writing in a journal also helps reduce stress because you can express your feelings and frustrations. However, writing takes time, so we only know a few people who write in their journals. If you can’t write in your notebook, you can try blogging. But if you still don’t have enough time, you can try the Mazi.
Designers: Pelin Özbalci, Sergen Çağlayan (Nest Studio)
Mazi is a digital diary that allows you to record what you do. There is no need to write your thoughts in a journal or blog as you can keep one simply by “talking” to the Mazi. It comes with a compatible app that records what you say. You can easily remember your thoughts and what you do with the product-app duo. The Mazi takes writing to a new level by recording your notes and “writing” them on an app. In a way, it’s like having a friend to talk to.
With the pandemic still present, people are still trying to overcome loneliness. Social isolation has been a problem, and even though we are already at the peak of the covid situation, people are still trying to overcome their anxieties. We say you can always do whatever you want to reduce stress as long as you don’t hurt anyone.
We suggest that you keep a journal because it allows you to express all that is in you. It may be good to verbalize or write down your thoughts. Don’t keep things locked inside or you might break down. Mazi can help you in small ways as he can help ease your distress especially when you are having difficulty.
Studies have shown that people who keep a journal have reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety. Mazi can be a friend to you, especially if you are feeling lonely. No, he won’t talk back to you, but sometimes all you need is a listening ear. This “ear” will register what you say and keep things to yourself.
The Mazi simply functions as a small recorder, the kind journalists used before smartphones. You press a button to save, rewind and hear where you left off. You can also delete or highlight a part. No need to edit on the mobile app as you can edit directly on the Mazi with the three touch controls.
Mazi is a small, palm-sized companion. It works with an app, so we assume it works over Bluetooth or WiFi. It will simply update the app each time it is paired with another device. It’s easy to use: just press a button in the corner to turn it on or start giving commands.
Mazi can be your friend just when your loved ones can’t be found because they’re busy. He can keep your secrets like no friend or diary ever could. Every important moment in your life should be recorded. Even if you don’t have a phone with you, you can save things to the Mazi. Don’t forget what you did or need to do because of Mazi.
Wear the Mazi around your neck with a strap. You can also clip it to a surface or your shirt to record your thoughts hands-free. On the design side, the Mazu is made of soft-touch coral plastic, recycled plastic and white hard plastic. It has a white, simple and very minimalist packaging. The box is secret, just like the Mazi.