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Altoids Tin Makes Solar-Powered Xmas Lights

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Solar Altoid LightsWe have shown you other stuff made with Altoids tins, and for those of you who have a few mints, some LED Christmas tree lights, and a solar garden light, you can come up with a string of lights just in case your power goes off today. Costing about $10.00, Wheelgirl placed the photo sensor of the garden light into the Altoids box and attached the lights. By the way, the device is intelligent enough to store power in its rechargeable battery when not needed.

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Altoids Tin Houses Portable Charger

Altoids ChargerWhen we first saw this charger, we thought it was a prototype from Make:, which actually has a kit available for $19.99.  It might have started out that way, but now is in fact a viable product that someone has constructed for you. It operates like any other charger with a USB port which is powered by 2 AA batteries (including rechargeable ones.) Use it on your iPod, MP3 player, cell phone, camera, etc. for a charge that they claim is 2x curiously stronger than that of a standard USB charge. The mini boost device is $37.99 at Esty with an optional low-battery indicator for $7.99.

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Wrigley To Release Designer Gum

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Household

Wrigley 5Even more fun than playing with your food may be to chew it with pizazz. Wrigley is unveiling a new designer, sugar-free gum this summer aimed at the teen set which they have named simply “5.” The gum comes in flavors of Rain (spearmint,) Cobalt (peppermint,) and Flare (cinnamon.) The company claims, “Teens, who are constantly seeking opportunities to experience something out of the ordinary, are also the most frequent gum chewers of any age group and account for one-third of all gum chewed in the U.S.”

Available in a 15-stick envelope, we’re thinking that the updated packaging and distinctive name are just disguising the fact that this is still just gum and we will stick to our Altoids when we want extra zing in our mouths.

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