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StudioDesk: a neat solution for desktop clutter

By - June 19, 2009 7 Pictures
Not a week goes by without a slicker, faster or more versatile laptop hitting the market, but until wireless power takes off, we're still stuck with the problem of cords and peripherals cluttering up our workspace. The simple but effective StudioDesk from Bluelounge may be the answer. It hides adaptors, hubs, cords and other odds and ends beneath the desk top, leaving you with a clean look and plenty of room to spread yourself out. Read More
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Electrolux Rendez-Vous: the kitchen table becomes the table kitchen

By - May 27, 2009 3 Pictures
Sharing food with family and friends around the dining table is a universal recipe for a good time, unless of course you're stuck in the kitchen cooking. Electrolux Global Design has come up with a way for everyone to be included in the celebrations with the Rendez-Vous - a concept interactive table with a very high-tech kitchen built-in, and it will even charge your mobile phone. Read More
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iTalk voice-controlled alarm clock

By - May 27, 2009 1 Picture
If you're the type of individual who is too dead-dog tired to reach over to turn off the alarm, just couldn't be stuffed or who might enjoy the companionship – or convenience – of talking to an obedient alarm clock, then the iTalk from Neutrano may be what you're looking for. The iTalk is among the first household appliances to use TimeSet Voice technology that Neutrano claims can understand any English-speaking voice – although we're not sure how well it understands the morning slur after that big night out. Read More
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Philips brightens up the home with a range of LED-lit decor

By - May 23, 2009 3 Pictures
Domestic bliss can get a tad dull from time to time – but you have to hand it to Dutch electronics giant Philips for trying to brighten the home front up with its range of LED-illuminated home accessories. The products include a vase, wine cooler, coasters and platter and have been designed so as to be used in various combinations to create different moods around the home. Read More
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Demy digital recipe reader puts a world of dishes at your fingertips

By - May 18, 2009 6 Pictures
Looks like the Key Ingredient Corporation is looking to be to recipes what Apple is to music. Instead of iTunes, it has the keyingredient.com website that lets people either share recipes publicly or store them privately and, instead of an iPod, it has the Demy – a digital recipe reader – with 7-inch touchscreen and "kitchen safe" casing – that syncs with your online Key Ingredient account. Read More
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Make espresso on the go with the mypressi TWIST portable brewer

By - May 15, 2009 8 Pictures
Your life is stressful enough without having to wonder where your next shot of espresso is coming from. One sure-fire solution is to take it with you, and that's where the mypressi TWIST espresso maker from Espressi Inc. comes in. The portable device uses a unique pneumatic system that operates on common compressed gas cartridges and requires no external power so you can enjoy a fresh pull of go juice wherever you can find hot water. Read More
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The NotHot Wine and champagne glass cooler

By - May 12, 2009 5 Pictures
Chugging warm champagne or wine on a hot day can get you in all manner of trouble, and indeed, in the immortal words of Dorothy Parker, perhaps more – and delicate wine glasses don't withstand high ambient temperatures for long. Can and bottle insulators have now been around for decades, but when we saw the designer NotHot wine and champagne glass insulators we couldn't help but see all manner of new and more upmarket promotional possibilities. NotHot will create custom printed designs in nine different colours, enabling you to give your outdoor wedding, party or corporate event a unique and memorable take-away item that will go on working forever. There's even a lanyard available so you can hang your glass around your neck! Read More
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