The Vertigo is a handy device that will self-heat your food and beverages and is eco-friendly at the same time. Designed by Nicolas Bernal, the outer shell is made from Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT), a material that can handle temperatures up to 150° C and is fire retardant. A sensor-triggered LED lets you know optimal temperature. Best of all, you hand crank it, so the prototype will work when you are lost in the woods, stuck in traffic, or need a caffeine fix.
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The Swiss Tech people have come up with an indoor or outdoor BodyGard 12-in-1 Survivor which will generate power by winding a hand crank. Use it to re-charge your cell phone, MP3 player, emergency flashers, LED flashlight, sonic alarm, FM radio and a motion activated security alarm. The company claims that when fully charged, it will give 45 hours of flashlight usage, 2 hours of radio power, and 24 hours of emergency flashing. The Survivor also has a compass, signaling mirror, and built-in storage for matches and other small items. Get yours for $24.95.
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