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Quicksave - new smart inflatable life saver

Quicksave - new smart inflatable life saver.
Quicksave is a brand new Swedish invention being launched at the boating fair Allt för sjön until March 13. It's an inflatable tubular life preserver that can easily be fastened around the upper body of a drowning person. When the open ends have been hooked together, the tube is inflated with a tug on the handles. The air comes from a replaceable CO2 cartridge in one of the handles. Inventor
Åsa Magnusson of Falun has been working on her invention for the past eight years and was recently awarded with the Female Inventor of the Year award by the Svenska Uppfinnareföreningen (the Swedish Inventor's Association). The version of the product being launched at present is meant for professional users like rescue, police, fire department, and the likes. Ms Magnusson informs us a consumer version is in the works, and it is presently calculated to cost somwhere around SEK 2,400:- (approx. USD 377:-) when available in stores. The Quicksave feels simple and smart enough to be a successful product, and we're looking forward to check in on it's progress in the future. Go to the company web page, where you'll find video that shows how it's used.

10 March 2011





Modular book-shelf with cat stairs and observation post
Modular book-shelf with cat stairs and observation post.
From cams to cats. Our furry friend and also master of our abode would in all probability be right at home with this book shelf. Complete with stairs and a built in napping pod (top shelf on the far right). She would feel like a queen up there and nothing would pass unnoticed below. It's called the Cat Library and it has been designed by belgian designer Corentin Dombrecht. [Via]

7 March 2011








Smile. You could be on camera.
Everything and anything seems to be stuffed with micro cameras these days. Soon enough you can't do anything without being filmed and uploaded to Youtube. Better not make funny faces anymore. Here are some sneaky camera equipped ordinary things you might want to look out for.
A. A fully functioning alarm/radio from Sony with a hidden camera. Stores pix on an SD card. It's USD 130:- . B. Fake motion detector with a hidden cam. Available with cable or wireless. USD 93:-. C. Cam in office or home wall clock. Available with cable or wireless or with it's own DVR and SD card storage. USD 399:-. D. Thermostat with cam. The thermostat does not actually work, but who's to know? USD 169:-. E. Camera in non-functioning smoke detector. Available with cable or wireless. USD 146:-. F. Camera in a flood-light. Transfers pictures via the power grid up to 300 ft. USD 150:-.

2 March 2011



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