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Smart memory stick

Smart memory stick - er, make that clip.
This USB stick memory is probably nothing remarkable At least not as far as its technology goes. But tech is not all, as we love to state. Look at all the products out there that are virtually copies of one another. But, where tech can no longer venture, design takes over. when tech can't take another step, design creates bankable selling points. This USB stick is a bit like if Apple would do memory sticks - an "iMemory", perhaps? If we were in the habit of wearing a tie, we'd consider spraying it in silver and using it as a tie clip. That is, if we were using ties. Designed by Emami Design, it won a great prize in Red Dot. [Via]

12 July 2010





Soap bottle with built-in re-filling funnel
Soap bottle with built-in re-filling funnel.
The only objection one might have to this idea is that the funnel/collar will get very messy after each use. But it will rinse off, of course. One place where such a device would be most welcome indeed is attached to the car's windshield washer fluid refill opening. That container could really use a funnel. The idea won a silver award at the IDEA Design 2010. Designed by Jinsoo Cho. [Via]

Happy birthday, America! 4 July 2010







CigBuster lights, puts out and stores your butts
CigBuster lights, puts out and stores your butts.
Inventing stuff to make smokers' lives easier is probably one of the least politically correct things you can do in today's world. But we like people who try to swim against the stream. So, here's the CigBuster, invented by Jan Åkerlind and designed by Joachim Nordwall. The CigBuster is made for all those occasions when you don't have an ashtray handy and don't want to put your butt out on the ground or the floor. It's the size of a small cell phone and consists of a container with a tight fitting lid and a small disposable lighter. Most people know how to light a cigarette, but the CigBuster is all about how to put them out. Under the lid there's a hole where you stuff the burning butt (1). The hole is made to fit tight around the butt (sorry, skinny cigarettes don't work) and the lack of oxygen puts the cigarette out (2). Next time you repeat the procedure and the new butt pushes the old one into the container. When the container is full (3) you remove the lid (4) to empty.

1 July 2010



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