TAK Pushpins

It’s a design update on a common household object. The TAK Pushpin has two pins, an oversized head and a channel in the middle. The double pins add strength and stability while preventing paper from swiveling, and the horseshoe shaped channel allows users to organize wire and hang up holiday lights. Packs of six are […]

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Presso: A Non-Electric Espresso Maker

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 […]

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MP3 Boombox

This MP3 playing boombox stores 256MB of music. It connects to a computer via USB, and includes a headphone socket, alarm clock feature (wake up to music), FM radio, and travel pouch. Update: We’ve heard this MP3 player has poor sound quality. Available from: JR.Com ($149.99)

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Best and Worst Personal Care Products: Ratings

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A while ago we published a link to a site that rates Personal Care Products. We had some requests from readers who were interested in finding the report, so here is an update. The EWG has also published the most comprehensive study on chemical contaminants found in humans. Blood and urine from nine people was […]

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Panasonic Toughbook Update

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The Toughbook computers by Panasonic are among the few consumer-oriented computers that are “ruggedized” to resist drops and the hazards of travel. Toughbooks have magnesium alloy cases and dent resistant lids. A shock-mounted hard drive insulates and protects data from the bumps and knocks of the road. Toughbooks also have good battery life, Panasonic says […]

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