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Whenever you want to check if your pasta is perfectly undercooked (or what the Italians called al dente), just take the spaghetti from Al Dente’s hands and nibble at the lower end of the line. If your spaghetti needs some extra time in the boiling water, just put it back in Al’s hands and he’ll hold onto it for you to check again after a few moments!
A tiny thermoregulated chamber designed to create the perfect environment for their sourdough starter to grow and thrive. Shaped like a bell jar with space to hold your container of sourdough starter inside, and an LED to tell you what the temperature inside your Goldie is, this tiny contraption proved to be a much more consistent (and energy efficient) way to culture a perfectly healthy starter.
Ergonomic Portable Seat is actually a project of two student designers for their product design course. Farhan Syahmi and Shah Alam made the special seater intending to offer comfort while sitting during long hours at work. You can move it with you to sit on your work chair, the sofa, and even on the floor.
The chopsticks, a collaboration between beverage company Kirin Holdings and the Miyashita Laboratory, are aimed at people who follow a low-sodium diet, in an effort to give them an enhanced perception of saltiness. According to a press release, it’s the first ever demonstration of “salty taste enhancement via electrical stimulation.”
It is basically a comfortable-looking chair whose main feature is its extended arms. This slight change to a regular chair will actually help the elderly or those with infirmities to sit down on it and get up later on without needing the assistance of other people. They are able to use the extended arms as their sort of a balancing grip to help them stand up or sit down.
The Dot Watch weighs only 29 grams but is packed with potential. It uses the smallest Braille cell technology in the world, developed b Dot Inc. It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth so you can be notified of who is calling. When you receive a text on the phone, the message is translated to Braille and is communicated to the Dot Watch for you to “read”. The touch controls on the watch face are intuitive, and the Auto-Scroll is customizable. Messages can be saved so you can check on them later.
As we know signal and interconnections are main part of our need nowadays, so SS Repeater Langkitang Signal is a new innovation repeater, portable and free energy that tackles the problem of low signal quality both in urban areas such as in buildings and in rural areas with minimal cellphone signal. This repeater can work at a frequency of 850 Mhz-2.4Ghz to 5 Ghz. Free energy and portable repeaters with small dimensions (1 x 2 x 10 cm) are easy to carry or install in one room and do not require energy input, making this repeater a solution to the problem of lack of quality and signal coverage that we often hear today.
The Flightable Closet is a pretty interesting concept as it is not just a suitcase but is also a mini closet (as the name states) with a clothes rack. It can even function as a stool in case you would need one while at the airport or in the room where you’re currently staying in.
The system is composed of three modular bags that you can combine together in different ways or use apart as the case warrants. All three together make up a large suitcase that you can roll or carry as a backpack, but the front Messenger Tote Pack and the rear Expandable Daypack can also be detached and used separately or combined and expanded into a larger Weekender backpack for shorter periods of time away from home.
MALANCE helps you find your balance when it comes to your finances. It is an asset management tool that works through the principle of scale. Simply put, it will remind you about your daily consumption, so you can stop your impulsive shopping. It will tell you how much you have to spend for a month to be more aware of your finances.
Researchers at MIT have created a surgical tape that can seal leaks and tears in the intestine. The off-the-shelf product has been designed to replace sutures, which are difficult to sew in the gut and can cause scarring or leaking. The adhesive patch is biocompatible, and the researchers designed it so that it will biodegrade after healing has occurred, without sticking to nearby tissues or triggering inflammation.
The world's first biodegradable* shoe for those committed to the future of the planet. BLUEVIEW is the first to combine biodegradable* materials with an ocean of comfort and serious durability, for a game changing shoe that is sustainable, while still being stylish.
The Frolic works on a pod-based system, and the company offers 3 types of pods – a regular, a lite, and a vegan, which serve as the base for your ice cream. You can choose between two broad flavor profiles – vanilla, or chocolate, and customize them using anything from fruits to Oreos to create your own unique blend. The pods contain a combination of dairy and cane sugar, although the vegan version uses coconut milk instead of dairy, and the lite variant has its own natural thickening agents. All the pods are eggless too, making them vegetarian-friendly.
Touted by Zendure as the most powerful travel adapter on the market today, the Passport III is possibly one of the only few travel adapters built on a Gallium Nitride internal architecture. The Passport III manages to have a power delivery capacity of a whopping 65W, and an ability to concurrently charge 6 gadgets together, while being about as compact as the adapter brick you get with most smartphones.
The KNORK Eco product line proves you can combine great functionality with great design. It also brings authentic sustainability as Knork is known for its real, sustainable products that are uniquely made. The Eco line gets more points as the products are reusable and compostable.
The Xiaomi Wearable Speaker is a conceptual Bluetooth audio device that’s designed to sit on your wrist. Instead of making you just hear the audio by putting headphones in your ears, the Xiaomi Wireless Wrist Speaker makes you hear and FEEL audio because the speaker is quite literally strapped to your body.
It is a wireless EV charging stopper for parking spaces – eliminating the need for setting up separate charging station infrastructure in cities and highways. Watt (Wireless Advanced Transportation Charging Tile) is an EV charger and a car stopper in one, bringing the convenience of seamless charging to the fore. The solution also addresses the problem of finding space for parking vehicles when other EV owners are also in the queue at a busy charging station.
Its unique form lets you slide pants into it in a mere second, while the U-type hook on one side is now widened, letting you store multiple items like a belt, tie, and cap together. The Hurdle Hanger’s design promotes easy, universal hanging in a way that quickly helps you keep your wardrobe organized, while slip-resistant strips on the hanger ensure that your clothes never slide off by accident.