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The Tripper comes with dedicated storage for possibly any travel-carry you could conceive of. It has a large storage space for your clothes, accessible via a 180° opening flap and complete with harness straps on the inside that secure your clothes, preventing them from getting crushed. It even has its own removable IPX8 waterproof laundry bag inside, so your worn, soiled clothes can sit in a separate bag, away from your clean ones.
The Float Meditation Cushion’s unique design bases itself on human ergonomics, with a form that’s purpose-driven to help you sit comfortably in popular yoga positions like the easier version of the lotus pose (padma asana) and the kneeling asana (vajra asana). The cushion’s molded design and foam construction provide just the right blend between rigidity and comfort, allowing you to meditate for longer without those aching ankles and knees.
The Air Chair is a concept design for a wheelchair that can be used for an entire travel experience for the person with disabilities. It can be used to go through the airport and once boarded on the plane, it can be integrated into the aircraft seat without having to remove a seat or fold up the wheelchair itself.
This Reusable Seal Tray is a food preservation tray that is simple yet highly functional. It is able to preserve your pre-cut food ingredients in your ref, reduce oxidation, and also prevent odor contamination by other stuff inside your ref. It has a sealing system with a 100% Platinum Silicone flexible sheet that will still keep various shapes and sizes of vegetables and even cheese and sausages.
Designed to practically last an eternity, nuka’s notebook uses a proprietary tree-less paper that’s waterproof, coffee-proof, and tear-resistant. It works perfectly well with pens and markers, or with nuka’s eternal pencil – a pencil that never needs sharpening, and will never run out of writing power. Made from a special metal that oxidizes the paper when you make contact, the nuka pencil’s tip literally writes forever.
The Japanese Cypress vās wood diffuser doesn’t need any electricity, power, or batteries to diffuse your favorite essential oils. The vās itself is handcrafted from the Japanese hinoki cypress tree, giving you not just a natural oil diffuser but also a decorative object to match your wooden theme.
Molded directly out of a single material, FOOTatsu (which translates to the word ‘two’ in Japanese) comes with a unique design that can be worn forwards or backward. The slip-on footwear comes with two hoods – one to cover your toes and another to cushion your heel.
The water from the U1 is filtered through 5 stages, hydrogenized, re-mineralized, and alkalized to help boost your health and immunity. It also means a lower dependence on bottled water and subsequently, lower exposure to microplastics. The best part? The U1 doesn’t need to be installed, can be carried with you when you shift apartments, and delivers both hot and cold water at the press of a button!
The good thing about waste cooking oil, plant oil, coffee oil, animal fat or microalgae oil is their property to be produced at low cost sans any additional processing requirements – thereby saving time and money. Flint Lab leverages this goodness to produce eco-friendly fuel for the Bio Heater. As Flint assures, the combustion engine burns contaminants in exhausted gas to significantly reduce the amount of soot generated. The chunky wheels on the front make the thing ultra-movable just like a wheelbarrow. Rounded top can be used to place things when not in use or even heating eatable during the winter season since we’re talking about energy conservation most of the times.
The unique design has a removable upper section that can be flipped back and forth. Since both sides are the same, they can be used alternatively. The one on the inside at any given point in time gets the UV light treatment to eliminate germs on all the contact surfaces. As soon as the mouse is connected via the cable, the UV sanitization kicks in.
The Cutting Board allows the visually impaired to slice food without getting cut. It is possible with the flat surface and the groove where the sliced food goes. There is a small gap underneath the Sectional Cutting Board where you can put the knife when not in use.
Modern Synthesis is a startup that works on biomaterial innovation for the fashion industry, aiming to identify radical and regenerative material solutions that could significantly reduce plastic pollution and emissions. Specifically, the company has already started to grow fabric that can be used for fashion from microbes.
Shrooly makes growing mushrooms as easy as putting a prepared pod inside the box and turning it on. While many indoor farms take weeks to harvest your produce, Shrooly can grow mushrooms in days. The humble appliance takes all of the guesswork and monitoring out of the equation so that you can just watch your mushrooms grow day by day. And when you yourself have grown into some sort of a mushroom expert, you can easily take control of the whole process as well through Shrooly’s mobile app. Whether you want more humidity or more light, the settings are just a few flicks and taps away.
This is UNEC, an accessory that makes it possible to track your trusted umbrella, no matter where you lose it by mistake. Although it is a very simple accessory, the benefits are simply undeniable. Hook it onto the umbrella’s handle and it won’t look odd – given its compact size and funky colors the accessory comes in.
It is a "one-touch, user-friendly interface that enables shoppers to easily customize the amount of product they wish to purchase." The customer taps the front of the food dispenser with an RFID card to activate the system. When the button turns green, the product is ready to dispense, and the customer places an open container underneath, holding down the button until it's filled.