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Farmer's plier - not on your Leatherman
Farmers pliers.
Leatherman, Swiss Army and SOG are all fine products, but this must be the mother of all combination tools. An old fashioned flat screwdriver, an ordinary plier/wire cutter and a wrench. Could it be cooler? Farmer-pliers via Book of Joe.

7 March 2006



Write everywhere pen

Pen that writes everywhere.
It will probably not make you into another Steinbeck, Hemingway or Lorca all by itself, but it will at least give you a fair chance to jot down that brilliant idea no matter if you are perched on top of Everest, deep down in the Marianas Trench, or on an EVA from the International Space Station. This pen writes in any angle, any temperature, under water or in total vacuum and weightlessness. It is also pretty handsome with the titanium and carbon fiber shell that can be re-shaped into compact or normal length or for use as a PDA stylus. Only USD 89:95 at Hammacher-Schlemmer. Pretty steep for a pen, but what about that Great New Novel? Via Book of Joe.

5 March 2006




Cup with shelf makes pill taking easier

Cup with shelf makes taking pills easier.
We found this on Strange New Products, and though they often seem to favor the odd and bizarre, we think this invention is worth a mention on Smart Stuff, too. The idea is that placing your pill on the little perforated shelf inside the cup should make it easier to swallow both pill and the aiding fluid. We do not know if this works IRL, but we can remember several occasions when we have dropped pills on the floor in trying to toss them into our mouth and quickly follow up with water. Pill takers cup is available at Miles Kimball for USD 3:99 (approx. SEK 30:-).

4 March 2006




Poptech by Cube Industrial Design. Power and network enabled work table

Cable organizer.
The actual idea is not exactly new (that is, hiding power and network connections in a table-top), but this executions feels fresh. The solutions we have seen so far mostly consists of holes with either a round or square lid over the sockets. This employs a spring loaded connector strip with some sort of snap shut lock. You connect all the cables under the table and plug in your 'computer on top. The box is stainless steel and when you do not need it, you just push down to close. Poptech by Cube Industrial Design. Via Coolest Gadgets.

4 March 2006




Zipper pullers

Easy zipper puller.
Having trouble pulling those tiny zippers on jackets and bags? We have. Especially with gloves on. And in this country we spend a considerable amount of time each year with gloves on. Then maybe this little invention can prove helpful. A string loop with a plastic end for easy gripping. Perfectly suited for those jackets and bags that do not already have one of these. Smart stuff does not have to be complicated. Easy-grip zipper pulls. USD 4:29 for 12 in assorted colors from Walter Drake. Via Book of Joe.

2 March 2006



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