I’ve been testing the Air Jet showerhead, and so far I’ve been impressed. This is low-flow showerhead, but it creates a high pressure shower experience using simple physics.
This post has been updated for 2011. I recently wrote about Filtering Your Drinking Water Very Efficiently, but let us turn now to your shower water. When we shower, we absorb the substances dissolved in water through our skin quite readily. For example, 60% of the chlorine absorbed daily comes from showering in chlorinated water.… [Continue Reading]
The Touch & Glide iron automatically stands up on built-in legs as soon as it senses your hand releasing its handle. Grasp the arm again and digital sensors feel the pressure and command a micro-motor to pull the iron back down onto the ironing board. An auto shut-off feature turns the device off if it’s… [Continue Reading]
The Presso is a manually operated espresso machine — no electricity is required. You make an espresso by adding hot water and ground coffee at the top. When you press down on the levers, the pressure pushes the water through the coffee, and it is deposited in your cup. You can make either a double… [Continue Reading]
The Oxygenics showerhead is definitely worthy of inclusion here. With a nifty design, the showerhead is able to take low pressure water and transform it into a forceful stream for showering. It does this while using just 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute). It adapts to variable water pressure, and any water pressure from less than… [Continue Reading]
Pentax is introducing a compact digital camera, called the OptioWP, that can be used to shoot underwater. The camera won’t be available until March, 2005. The seams in the camera are protected with rubber sealant and an interlocking design to resist dust, pressure and moisture. Inside, an internal 3X optical zoom captures images as close… [Continue Reading]
This is a refillable, pressurized air duster, used for cleaning computers and other electronics. It can be refilled using a standard bike pump, by attaching the pump to the valve at the back of the can. This is more efficient and less wasteful than the conventional disposable air dusters. According Adam Fields, who tested the… [Continue Reading]
The idea is simple: collect post-use, single-use chopsticks from restaurants in China, sanitize them at extremely high temperature and pressure, and use them to make elements of a living space. This was the original idea of Bryan Parks, an American who lived in China for several years. Bryan made a steady habit of eating with… [Continue Reading]