Floppy Disk Brush



Remember floppy disks? Some of you may not recall them, for you’re used to flash drives, burning data to CDs or DVDs, or other removable hard drive storage devices. But I do remember floppy disks. Both the 3 1/2 inch and 5 1/4 inch variety. Those 5 1/4 ones were the true floppys, the 3 1/2 ones much sturdier than their larger predecessors. And their storage capacity? 1.44 MB That was pretty much good for the average user, as those were the days before widespread use of digitized music and media. Nowadays, 1.44 MB seems so tiny! But enough of my tangent.

If you’re wondering what someone has done with the floppy disk, look no further than the Mock Floppy Disk. It’s a 3 1/2 disk with a spring-loaded brush. A simple, yet fun way to clean your keyboard.

It’s available for $1.95 in three colors: translucent lime, tangerine or grape.

(Via Strange New Products)

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Potato Crisp Commentary



Apparently Evan Orensten the Executive Editor of Cool Hunting made a recent trip to the England and got a chance to indulge himself in the taste sensation that are potato crisps (or as American’s refer to them, potato chips.) Then English have a particular fascination for the potato crisp, consuming more than 10 billion bags of crisps each year!

Evan sampled some of the adventuresome and subtle crisps that England offers. Read more about his crispy tastebud escapade here.

Radio Frequency Locking USB Flash Drive



This flash drive also includes a RF transmitter. What is this transmitter for? I’m glad you asked! Once the transmitter is 2 meters out of range the drive will lock, rendering the data on the USB drive inaccessible. If you forget or manage to damage the transmitter, a password can unlock the flash drive. There is also a timer that can lock the flash drive anywhere from 1 minute to 8 hours.

No word on the size of the flash drive, but this “peace of mind” is available for a mere $29.

(Via Gizmodo)

Floppy Disk Brush



Remember floppy disks? Some of you may not recall them, for you’re used to flash drives, burning data to CDs or DVDs, or other removable hard drive storage devices. But I do remember floppy disks. Both the 3 1/2 inch and 5 1/4 inch variety. Those 5 1/4 ones were the true floppys, the 3 1/2 ones much sturdier than their larger predecessors. And their storage capacity? 1.44 MB That was pretty much good for the average user, as those were the days before widespread use of digitized music and media. Nowadays, 1.44 MB seems so tiny! But enough of my tangent.

If you’re wondering what someone has done with the floppy disk, look no further than the Mock Floppy Disk. It’s a 3 1/2 disk with a spring-loaded brush. A simple, yet fun way to clean your keyboard.

It’s available for $1.95 in three colors: translucent lime, tangerine or grape.

(Via Strange New Products)

Potato Crisp Commentary



Apparently Evan Orensten the Executive Editor of Cool Hunting made a recent trip to the England and got a chance to indulge himself in the taste sensation that are potato crisps (or as American’s refer to them, potato chips.) Then English have a particular fascination for the potato crisp, consuming more than 10 billion bags of crisps each year!

Evan sampled some of the adventuresome and subtle crisps that England offers. Read more about his crispy tastebud escapade here.

Radio Frequency Locking USB Flash Drive



This flash drive also includes a RF transmitter. What is this transmitter for? I’m glad you asked! Once the transmitter is 2 meters out of range the drive will lock, rendering the data on the USB drive inaccessible. If you forget or manage to damage the transmitter, a password can unlock the flash drive. There is also a timer that can lock the flash drive anywhere from 1 minute to 8 hours.

No word on the size of the flash drive, but this “peace of mind” is available for a mere $29.

(Via Gizmodo)

Innovative Advertising/Awareness Technique





This advertising campaign by Grey Advertising for Childcare, India is an effort to help the more than 20 million children that beg in India each day.

I can say from personal experience that the streets are just littered with children begging. It’s quite a sad and heart-wrenching sight and this ad campaign provides another reminder of the poverty present throughout India (as if one could forget.)

I am reminded of many times when we’d be in a car and while stopped at a light, the children would make their way towards the cars, hands outstretched, with longing in their eyes, asking for money.

(Via Things you don’t see everyday…)