DEPARTMENTS
Apparel
Appliances
Bar
BBQ & Grill
Bike
Car
Children
Computers/telecom
Culture
DVD/Video
Edibles
Environment
Flashlights/torches
Footwear
Garden
Home
Internet
Inventions A-Z
Kitchen
Kitchen furniture
Leisure
Links
Meta
Misc.
Motor cycles
Outdoors
Pets
Personal care
Photography
Readers Choice
Safety and security
Services
Smart Stuff aStore
Solar power
Sound & Music
Swedish
Third World
Travel
Tools
Video
Water
Work
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tell a friend about us:




. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TIPS AND TRICKS
Apparel
Bar/Drinks
Bike
Car/Driving
Computers
Culture/Learning
Gardening
Home
Internet
Kitchen/Cooking
Outdoors
Pets
Travel
Work/Business
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2014 ARCHIVE
January 14
February 14
March 14
April 14
May 14
June 14
July 14
August 14
September 14
October 14
November 14
December 14
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2013 ARCHIVE
January 13
February 13
March 13
April 13
May 13
June 13
July 13
August 13
September 13
October 13
November 13
December 13
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2012 ARCHIVE
January 12
February 12
March 12
April 12
May 12
June 12
July 12
August 12
September 12
October 12
November 12
December 12
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2011 ARCHIVE
January 11
February 11
March 11
April 11
May 11
June 11
July 11
August 11
September 11
October 11
November 11
December 11
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2010 ARCHIVE
January 10
February 10
March 10
April 10
May 10
June 10
July 10
August 10
September 10
October 10
November 10
December 10
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2009 ARCHIVE
January 09
February 09
March 09
April 09
May 09
June 09
July 09
August 09
September 09
October 09
November 09
December 09
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2008 ARCHIVE
January 08
February 08
March 08
April 08
May 08
June 08
July 08
August 08
September 08
October 08
November 08
December 08
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2007 ARCHIVE
January 07
February 07
March 07
April 07
May 07
June 07
July 07
August 07
September 07
October 07
November 07
December 07
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2006 ARCHIVE
January 06
February 06
March 06
April 06
May 06
June 06
July 06
August 06
September 06
October 06
November 06
December 06
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2005 ARCHIVE
January 05
February 05
March 05
April 05
May 05
June 05
July 05
August 05
September 05
October 05
November 05
December 05
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

All the smart gadgets, inventions and ideas on the Smart Stuff News RSS feed from Feedburner in English
Feed via Feedburner

What are feeds?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Made on a Mac
SMART STUFF #9, VOLUME 2. SEPTEMBER 2006 |..1..2..3..4..5

Check out the new Smart Stuff Store!



Formex design and housewares exhibition

Vacuvin instant marinater

Better marinating in vacuum.
We have been told that a vacuum (or in any case a lower than normal air pressure) will enhance marinating of meat. The lower pressure is supposed to open up the pores and fibers of the meat and let the marinating fluid in. That is the basic idea behind this new marinating bowl with pressure tight lid from Dutch Vacuvin. Vacuvin is probably better known for their vacuum wine saver. This is a further development of the same technology, but instead of pumping the air out of a bottle you use a whole bowl. How much it is, we do not know at this time, but we found it in Frelina Pring's booth at Formex yesterday...

4 September 2006



A letter on the two-wheeled wheel barrow...
After our post on the two wheeled wheel barrows (first the Canadian, and then the Swedish), we have had an e-mail from Smart Stuff reader
Ambar R. in New Delhi, India. He writes: "I do not know what kind of wheel barrows are common in Europe or the U.S., but here in India, I see two wheeled varieties everywhere. I live in New Delhi, and over here I have not seen a wheel barrow w/o two wheels." Ambar also says he'll try to get a picture of the Indian version of the wheel barrow over to us. Thanks, Ambar, for the mail and the information!

4 September 2006




Formex design and housewares exhibition

Contactboxen - the wall editionContactboxen - the table top edition
The Contactboxen charger hider has a brother.
We mentioned the Contactboxen already in January, when we posted on the table top version (right) with a built-in power splitter and room for six chargers under its oak lid. Our verdict then was that the box needed some "design massage", but that it kicked the competition's behind (that would be the Multipot) since it offered room for more chargers at a lower price. Today, on the Formex exhibition's last day, we got a minute with the creator of the Contactboxen, Anna Falkenmark, who told us that the box has been given a design make over by well known Swedish designer Lars Hall, and that the wall mounted version is ready for market. The wall mounted version our favorite, since it frees up table space.

3 September 2006




The rolling pin spacers lets you roll an even dough thickness

Rolling pin spacers.
The spacers make sure the rolling pin stays at an even distance from the counter surface. That way the thickness of the dough will be exact and even. Put one ring at each end of the rolling pin and roll away. The rings are sold in sets of four; 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8" and fits rolling pins between 1.5" and 3" diameter. available on Amazon at USD 7:95 a set. Via Kitchen Contraptions.

2 September 2006




Kleen Seam covers the gap between the stove and the kitchen counter

Cover the gap between stove and counter.
How did the sides of your stove and kitchen counter look when you last pulled out the stove to clean? Well, yes, you can pull the stove out, at least where we live. Just take care not to damage the power cable. If your stove is a gas-burner, we would suggest even more care. Escaped cooking gas can make one mother of a bang, really. But back to the subject at hand. With this T-shaped cover you can fill the gap between stove and counter and hopefully avoid the muck that collects there. It is called the Kleen Seam, and it is available in polished aluminum or white vinyl. The vinyl version can of course be cut to an exact fit. It is USD 9:99 a piece at Brylane Home.

1 September 2006




Smart stuff August round-up.
Among all the smart gadgets, inventions and ideas we have posted during August, we think some deserve an extra mention. Really. That's because we somehow feel that they were a bit more clever that the rest. Here's our very subjective pick of the litter for August 2006:

The Solo lift.
We have no idea how this works, and we're almost willing to bet you will be as amazed as we are.

The Trio-Bike.
We found the Danish Trio bicycle sales ready at the Normann showroom in Copenhagen. Three bikes in one; three wheeled transport bike and kid mover of the kind that's so popular in Denmark and an ordinary two-wheeler.

Floor savers.
It may not sound like a big deal, but these floor savers are die cut to make them fit all kinds of leg sizes.

The new Chef'n pepper mill.
We have been holding our Vic Firth pump and grind pepper-mill as our favorite from the day we bought it, but now the Vic has been demoted to spot #2. The BistroGrind from Chef'n is the new champ.

Expandable coffee table.
This is probably the smartest coffee table we have seen. Perfect for the studio apartment or for compact living.

Free energy.
Many have deemed themselves called through the years. No-one has succeeded. If the Steorn discovery really works, there should be a Nobel Prize waiting for them. But of course they still have to convince all the skeptics that their device really, really can produce more energy than it consumes...

1 September 2006



THIS MONTH HAS MORE PAGES |..1..2..3..4..5

DEPARTMENTS | APPAREL | APPLIANCES | BAR | BBQ | BICYCLE | CAR | CHILDREN | COMPUTERS/TELECOM | CULTURE | DVD | EDIBLES | ENVIRONMENT | FLASHLIGHTS/TORCHES | FOOTWEAR | GARDEN | HOME | INTERNET | INVENTIONS A-Z | KITCHEN | KITCHEN FURNITURE | LEISURE | LINKS | META | MISC. | MOTOR CYCLES | OUTDOORS | PETS | PERSONAL CARE | PHOTOGRAPHY | READER'S CHOICE | SAFETY AND SECURITY | SERVICES | SMART STUFF aSTORE | SOLAR POWER | SOUND AND MUSIC | SWEDISH | THIRD WORLD | TRAVEL | TOOLS | VIDEO | WATER | WORK

TIPS AND TRICKS | APPAREL | BAR AND DRINKS | BICYCLE | CAR AND DRIVING | COMPUTERS | CULTURE AND LEARNING | GARDENING | HOME | INTERNET | KITCHEN AND COOKING | OUTDOORS | PETS | TRAVEL | WORK AND BUSINESS


Did you find the information on this site useful?
Please consider making a donation.

If the information on our site has been entertaining and/or helpful to you, please consider leaving a donation. This will help us in our efforts to find and publish more smart stuff and to improve the site and its contents. By clicking the button below, you will be able to make a donation using PayPal, Visa or MasterCard. Any amount will be helpful and much appreciated. Thank you.


HARD TO FIND WHAT YOU WANT? TRY SEARCH!




GENERAL FAIR USE NOTICE. These pages may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Smart Stuff is making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of the workings, impact and direction of various global and national issues. We believe that this constitutes a "fair use" of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use", you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The products, tips, tricks and ideas published on this website have not all been tried and tested by us, and you're using them entirely at your own risk. By reading these pages and using the Smart Stuff website you agree not to hold Smart Stuff HB or any of its publishers, shareholders, principals or emplyees responsible for any loss, injury or discomfort resulting from reading or using any of the products, tips, tricks and ideas published on this site. Although we work very hard to provide you with the most current and accurate information on our the siite, we can not and do not warrant that everything you see on this site is up-to-date, error-free or complete. While we may periodically add, modify or delete any of the information on the site, we do not make any commitment or assume any obligation or duty to do so, and you should assume that the information is current and up-to-date only as of the date it is posted to the site. Neither we nor any of the people involved in production of the site will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential or punitive damages. © 2005-2014 Smart Stuff HB. Smartstuff.se has a Swedish publishing license and subsequent constitutional protection under the Freedom of Speech Act (Yttrandefrihetsgrundlagen) Chapter 1. 9 §. Provider, Senior Editor and Art Director: Marie-Louise Hedman. Published by Smart Stuff HB. Version 2.3.




WABC New York on Smart Stuff






This website is worth

What is your website worth?