Nathan Gabriele has conceptualized a USB device that can light cigarettes without the use of a flame, using resistance coils (like car lighters) instead. It would contain a battery cell that would be good for a number of uses, and could be recharged via USB. He also threw in some flash memory, just for shits and giggles. Not the worst thing I've ever seen, although why you'd design it to look like a Zippo with a KOOL logo on the side makes absolutely no sense. The logical choice would have been something that looked like a breast (complete with nipple) and had a rubber texture. Come on designers, just because it's a lighter doesn't mean it has to look like one. Think outside the box.
Flameless Rechargeable USB Lighter [yankodesign]
This is a firescreen that makes it appear as though London is burning in your fireplace. There's one of Rome too, after the jump. BURN!!
It's been a long time since fire ravaged London and Rome in 1666 and 64 AD respectively--which must be why we can feel okay about making c... / Continue →
I know I've been going off on a "robots are gonna kill us all" tirade lately, but quite frankly, that's because they are. So I'll just offer this last piece of evidence and let it rest for awhile. Introducing the forest fire prevention robot by Jordan Guelde (that sick, robot... / Continue →
We've posted LaCie drives in the past, and the company always seems to go for style points with their designs. The Little Disk is LaCie's newest addition, and comes in 30GB and 40GB capacities ($130 and $160, respectively). As you can see, when the bottom is removed it has a ... / Continue →