Plantic is plastic made from plants. It looks like plastic, acts like it, but is compostable and dissolves in water. Great tech for reducing our reliance on oil? Plantic finished products are priced competitively with plastic trays made from petrochemical plastics. Plantic trays are not subject to the dramatic price variations petrochemical products are exposed to. Plantic is suitable for dry foods packaging such as biscuit and confectionary trays, blister packaging, and trays for electronic components.Read More
Monthly Archives: October 2005
The Cubite USB Speaker Hub.
The Cubite Stereo Speaker USB Hub. Sound and peripheral in perfect harmony. Stereo speaker, integrated 4 port USB hub. Get the picture yet? Treble and bass controls and a massive, I say massive, 3W RMS per channel output. Rattle those pots and pans, baby. £24.99. The Cubite is very easy to install. Plug the audio and USB plug into the designated ports in your computer and the Cubite PC speaker with integrated USB hub is ready for use. Note: the…Read More
The Selector Mug.
The Suck Selector Mug. Tell your slave exactly how you want your beverage by sliding the stainless steel bands over the appropriate settings. Yes this kind of thing’s been done before, but never with such l33t skillz. £18.00.Read More
Race Car Radio Pillow.
The Race Car Radio Pillow. $14.97. Built in FM radio with auto-tune and seek, volume and on-off. Lull yourself to sleep with the dulcet tones of late night dinner jazz. But what, no snooze button? Tsk. When you snooze, you can’t lose with this unique Race Car Radio Pillow. It’s built-in FM radio features a convenient scanner tuner, on and off buttons, seek and reset buttons, volume up and down buttons, and power indicator light.Read More
Lancer, prancer, donner und blitzen.
The Mitsubishi Lancer MIEV. 268hp, 0–62 mph in under 8 seconds, 112 mph top speed, four individual in-wheel electric motors driven by Lithium-Ion batteries. Not yer grandma’s eco vehicle, folks. The in-wheel motors and the lithium-ion battery system, which is located under the floor to reduce the center of gravity, accelerate Lancer Evolution MIEV from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds and up to a maximum speed of 180 km/h. This is a level of…Read More
Egg Babies. Stunning tiny polymer clay babies sculptured to fit inside an eggshell. From $200 to $1000. Astonishing.Read More
Windows shortcuts to go.
FastKake. Creates a bunch of Windows shortcuts for your pleasure, doing things like shutdown, lock machine, empty recycle bin, launch programs…etc…etc.. You get the picture. If you’re lazy, you might enjoy. FastKake will create a set of handy and useful shortcuts which will give you full control of your Windows operating system and simplify your computing life.Read More
ShotSpotter. Detect and locate gunfire in your urban area – now with video integration. Ay yi yi! ShotSpotter’s gunshot location technology is based on acoustic detection of muzzle blast and, depending on the circumstances, the sound of the projectile while it travels. Unlike optical (muzzle flash) detection techniques, acoustic techniques do not require the shooter to be located in the field of view of a sensor. An acoustic system can cover a much larger area than an optical system and…Read More
The Pin Clock.
The Pin Clock. Clever eh? £50.00. [Thanks Jose] Remember those pinboards that moulded an impression of your hand? Well, this clock uses the same technology to bring you the time, without the hands… Housed in a modern metal effect casing, solenoids push the pins out with a satisfying staggered click.Read More
UVEX F1 Magic Electronic Ski Goggles. Crystals change intensity and colour shade when voltage applied from tiny battery. Result? All condition, all terrain goggles. Isn’t technology wonderful? $210.00. Skiers and snowboarders constantly face the problem of changing light conditions on the hill. Until now, the answer has been to carry two pairs of goggles, or switch to the inferior protection of sunglasses, or struggle to see in flat light with a dark lens or squint when the sun comes out while you…Read More
The DeLonghi Metropolis Toaster. Retro kitchenware done with more than an ounce of style, children. Even though I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the brand in general. Around $49.95. [via Tetherd Cow]Read More
The Twin Spin Toothbrush. Brush for two minutes and it’ll play ya an MP3 track. Not clear whether you have to use their naff tunes, or whether you can download and use some more funka-teetha-licious ones. But don’t go stealin’ no music now y’hear, or the RIAA heavies will ensure that you suddenly have no need for a tooth cleaner at all.Read More
Looks like the next stage of the war is about to commence. Anonymous BitTorrent over i2P arrives. It’s kludgy, complex and geeky, but it’s standing at Platform 10 chuffing impatiently.Read More
Studio in a Box.
Studio in a Box. Kind of…got a room? Wanna build a recording studio? Well here ya go then, just don’t moan when your mother wants her kitchen back. Around $530.00. Each package includes Image Tools to control comb filtering arising from strong reflections, Spatial Tools to increase the diffusion in small rooms, and Bass Tools to minimize low frequency room modes and speaker boundary interferenceRead More
Zyxel wifi gadget test.
Our pals over at Gizmag have done a hands-on test of the Zyxel AG-225H and reckon it’s the bee’s kneecaps. Seems that it has that magical wow factor that makes for top product love. Looks good. It’s really an issue of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. The AG-225H is basically made up of 3 parts: (1) a stand alone dual band WiFi Finder, (2) a dual band USB WiFi adapter, and (3) ZyXEL’s Soft AP…Read More