Despite the impact it can have on our health, we rarely monitor the quality of air that we are breathing. The new AirVisual Node keeps tabs on both indoor and outdoor air quality. It also provides recommendations to help improve the wellbeing of its users.
Thanks to the Zika virus, mosquitoes are back in the news and as feared as ever. While getting a dedicated bug-zapping light could help keep the little beasts at bay, not everyone wants to bother buying such a device. Well, that's why the ZappLight was created. It's an LED light bulb that goes into a regular socket, and it reportedly kills mozzies.
The proliferation of electrical devices means that plug sockets are in increasing demand. Socket splitters and power strips can be used to solve this problem, but can be bulky and unsightly. An innovative socket design called theOUTlet, however, provides more socket space at the push of a button.
We can't claim such an extensive knowledge of the cutting board market to confirm whether The Ultimate Cutting Board lives up to its name or not, but there's no doubt it packs a lot of features that aren't found in the traditional wooden chopping boards sitting on most kitchen benchtops.
A fire-suppression system that automatically detects a fire and then releases a non-toxic suppressant could help alleviate the thousands of cooking fires identified as the leading cause of home fires in the US and elsewhere. Unlike other automatic systems that rely on water, toxic suppressants or aerosols, the Haven system uses a dry chemical suppressant that is automatically triggered when it detects heat of 135º F (57º C) rather than smoke.
Graffiti looks cool, but it requires a lot of practice to produce anything half decent. The SprayPrinter, however, will let you create your own slick design at home using spray paint to create large artworks from images on a smartphone.
LED lighting has widespread appeal due to energy-efficient output and low cost of manufacturing. Companies are now adding features such as sensors, wireless connectivity, adjustable color, or even built-in speakers into the mix, but this LED lamp takes a different approach by removing a critical component. The Lumir C is designed without any external power supply, instead operating off of a single candle.
When you work away from your home, packing nutritious lunches can be a real chore. The Prepd Pack, however, is a lunchbox that's been reimagined to make your day's middle meal more manageable. It boasts modular containers, magnetic cutlery and a tasty look to boot.
Looking to address the lighting needs of city dwellers who often find themselves moving from one small apartment to another, Matthew Lim has developed Tack, a portable LED lamp that can be easily installed without tools and can be dimmed and flipped to suit various lighting scenarios.
The days of having to log onto your computer or smart phone, navigate to
the proper site, and click "purchase" are over, not to mention the
quaint notion of visiting an actual store. Your smart appliances can now
handle the exhausting task of shopping for you. With Amazon's Dash
Replenishment Service, connected devices in your home or office
automatically reorder from Amazon when supplies run low.