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Sonnet Technologies silicon keyboard protection cover

Silicone keyboard protection cover.
Even though we do try not to, it happens that different foodstuffs and beverages end up in close proximity to our keyboard. This is of course not good, but what do you do when things heat up? Anyway, we've often looked enviously at the plastic covers some restaurants and shops use. (We actually know a sushi place where they wrap the entire remote for the stereo in cling-film to keep it out of trouble.) However, we've never seen a cover for notebooks. Until today, when we saw the Sonnet Technologies silicon notebook cover. The cover is as far as we can see only available for Apple's MacBook, MacBook Pro and PowerBook G4, but perhaps other brands will be covered in the future. The cover is USD 20:-. [Via]

7 February 2007





Extra long finger plasters.
We did not even know there were plasters like this until the other day. We cut a finger in the kitchen, put a plaster on, but the plasters we used did not work very well at the tip of one finger. They came loose and fell off time and time again. Very irritating. At the local pharmacy, however, we found these extra long finger plasters, that go around the finger two and a half times. Now we don't have to change plasters until the old one gets dirty. The finger plasters are SEK 31:- (approx. USD 4:40) at Apoteket.

4 February 2007




Dörrstopp med hål för upphängning

Door stop with a hole for hanging on the doorknob.
Don't know about you, but we have lots of doorstops. There was a time when we collected doorstops; ever searching for The Perfect Door Stop. We actually went as far as drawing sketches for our own door stop design. Well, we're a lot better now, except for the occasional relapse. Like today, when we found this doorstop designed by Italian design firm Modoloco in Milan and manufactured by Japanese R.F. Yamakawa. We like the fact that you can hang it on the door knob when it's not in use, and also that they have been able to save so much material without compromising on function (we suppose without having tested it). As far as we can tell it's available in four different colors, but we have not been able to find a price. [Via]

3 February 2007




Pen that needs neither ink, nor lead

Ink, lead free pen writes in metal.
A pen that writes without ink? Sure... at first we thought this was a leg-puller and that they simply meant an ordinary pencil. You know, no ink? But after a bit closer scrutiny, it appears they are serious. The pen itself is ordinary steel, but the actual business end; the nib or point, is some alloy that actually leaves metal residue on the paper. It looks a bit like pencil writing, but it cannot be erased. The big thing, besides the obvious "wow" factor would be that it will not run out of ink or dry up on you. And that it is likely to last pretty much forever. Available from Grand Illusions where it is GBP 15:- (approx. USD 30:-). [Via]

1 February 2007



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