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Tag: Plastic

ColorSonik Speakers: Hope They Sound as Good as They Look

ColorSonik Speakers: Hope They Sound as Good as They Look
Let’s face it. Speakers are some of the least visually-compelling objects you’ll find on an average desktop or bookshelf. I suppose that only makes sense, as sound was designed to be heard and not seen. That said, these speakers aim to add a little visual life to the boring old speaker cabinet.

Red Solo Cups Morph to the Occasion

Red Solo Cups Morph to the Occasion
Red Solo cups are a staple at every party – except at fancy ones, that is. They’ve become sort of like a symbol for parties where alcohol is particularly abundant. This image was no doubt bolstered by movies which show everyone chugging down from a red cup with the music playing full-blast.

Filabot Recycles Plastic, Prints 3D Printing Material

Filabot Recycles Plastic, Prints 3D Printing Material
Even though they’re much more awesome than conventional printers, 3D printers still need “ink”, or what is known as filament. While this can come in many forms – sand, chocolate, living cells – most projects require plastic filament.

Sweetbox Case Turns Raspberry into a Sweet Piece of Pi

Sweetbox Case Turns Raspberry into a Sweet Piece of Pi
The Raspberry Pi is definitely a cool little computer, and while the system is pretty bare-bones, a couple of accessories will allow users to make it quite useful in a variety of different situations. Enter the Sweetbox case.

Robotic Fruit Bowl Costs $11,500, Might Drop Your Fruit on the Floor

Robotic Fruit Bowl Costs $11,500, Might Drop Your Fruit on the Floor
I love cool art and design, but artists can be a weird bunch. Take for instance this fruit bowl which was on display in the Design Space Tel Aviv booth at this week’s Art Basel show in Miami.

Sippy Cups for Wine, More Wine, Less Mess

Sippy Cups for Wine, More Wine, Less Mess
So, you are drinking wine with friends, when you start to feel a bit tipsy. You are losing your coordination and spilling wine everywhere. No, it’s not time to stop drinking. Just use these Vino2Go clear sippy cups made for wine and you can keep right on going.

That’s No Heart Necklace… It’s a Death Star Necklace!

That’s No Heart Necklace… It’s a Death Star Necklace!
The Death Star is an evil place. Bad things happen there all the time. Whether it’s the extermination of an entire planet, or just the obliteration of its own crew, it’s not exactly a happy place to work.

Space Invader Playing Cards Let You Play with the Alien Queen

Space Invader Playing Cards Let You Play with the Alien Queen
…no, not that Alien Queen, just the pixelated 8-bit type appears on these fun, officially-licensed Space Invaders playing cards.

Ontama Speaker Lets You Take Your iPhone into the Shower

Ontama Speaker Lets You Take Your iPhone into the Shower
Personally, I have no interest in bringing my gadgets in the tub or shower with me as it’s one of the few places on the planet where I can truly escape from technology and relax. But for those of you who always need to be connected, or at least need musical accompaniment when in the shower, you might want to check out this unusual looking gadget from Japan.

Bye Bye Wind Table Keeps Your Dinner on the Table and off the Floor

Bye Bye Wind Table Keeps Your Dinner on the Table and off the Floor
Having meals outside your home (and no, I don’t mean eating out at restaurants) is one of the simplest pleasures of life. The great outdoors provides the perfect ambiance for dining, but unfortunately, strong winds might make for a messy meal.

Hotels Let You Sleep In Your Own Bubble in the Woods

Hotels Let You Sleep In Your Own Bubble in the Woods
Some people keep to themselves so much, that others describe them as living in their own “worlds” or “bubbles.” But you don’t have to be an introvert to actually live in a literal bubble in one of the two hotels that offer plastic rooms in France: the Attrap’Rêves and Sky River.

New Plastic Bleeds When Damaged, Heals When Exposed to Light: Tupperware 2.0

New Plastic Bleeds When Damaged, Heals When Exposed to Light: Tupperware 2.0
We’ve seen circuitry that can heal itself. Now there’s a new kind of plastic that can not only heal but “bleed” as well. It has small molecular links that break when it’s cut or scratched, causing a red splotch to appear around the site of the damage.

Paper PP Alloy: Your Next Notebook May Be Made from Your Old Notebook

Paper PP Alloy: Your Next Notebook May Be Made from Your Old Notebook
With the increasing ubiquity of electronic devices, it’s not hard to imagine a future where we no longer need paper. But PEGA Design & Engineering thinks otherwise. The design consultancy firm has come up with a new paper-based material that can be used to make cases for gadgets.

Carcapsule: The Car in the Plastic Bubble

Carcapsule: The Car in the Plastic Bubble
You know how geeks protect their action figures with those clear protective cases? The Carcapsule is like that, but for cars. It’s a plastic bubble that you put your classic car in to protect it from the ravages of time.

Click Keypad LED Watch: Time to Push Some Buttons

Click Keypad LED Watch: Time to Push Some Buttons
Looking for a truly unusual watch? These geeky new watches from Hong Kong look sort of like those Casio calculator watches, but without the LCD screen. The Click Keypad watch actually uses the numbered keys on the front of the watch to tell time instead of for doing math.

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders
These cool recycling and storage containers were created by the Italian design studio Flussocreative. They basically look like huge LEGO building blocks.