If you're a butcher who needs perfectly even slices of meat every time, it takes real skill to know exactly where to cut to get say precisely a quarter pound. This professional meat slicer injects some technology into the process, by using laser measurement to deliver perfect precision.
Fruit juice doesn't get much fresher than this, folks: Takara Tomy's new Gurefuru Chuchu citrus gut-mangler will scramble the insides of whatever you jam it into, leaving nothing but pure sweet juices behind.
Smoke detectors are (or should be) a part of everyone's home, and yet they've never really added to the décor. Of course their main function is to save lives, but there is no reason they can't be designed to look good like this adorable little Chick-a-Dee.
Have you ever tried to fix a broken toaster? Likely not. For a small appliance they are deceivingly complicated little machines, and if they end up in the garbage that's not very Earth friendly. So, Adi Zaffran decided to take it back to basics and make a toaster that operated with just five items — including cement blocks and rebar.
Fruit stickers don't serve much of a purpose once you've bought the fruit they're attached to. But a new concept would give them an actual purpose, turning them from waste into a waste-saver.
You know what your life is missing? A laptop that can grate cheese. And then cook up a burger to put that cheese on. No, it's not ridiculous, it's... Well, fine. It's ridiculous. But I want it.
Well, this is certainly better than your boring old ice cubes. Yep, it's an ice cube tray that will allow you to make ice that looks like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Awesome, awesome, awesome.
Microwaves are great to have in a kitchen, but they tend to take up a sizable chunk of counter space. This concept design sticks a microwave in a drawer, keeping it tucked out of the way.
Electrolux is well known for sponsoring conceptual design contests that encourage a minimal basis in reality and a corresponding maximal amount of radicalness, bodaciousness, and cowabungosity. The 2011 Design Competition ends next month, and here are 17 of the most redonkulous finalists.
I've been waiting a long time for a robot that actually seemed useful. I don't need a robot to carry stuff for me or vacuum my floors! But a robot that bakes cookies? Where do I sign?