Any first time parent knows the panic when their newborn appears to have a fever and drives their physician crazy with constant calling, only to be told a simple solution or to calm down. Chris Eberjer came up with Babyglow, clothing that changes color when the baby’s temperature is rising. Available in blue, pink and pastel green, the garment turns white when the temp is over 98.6º. They will become available in October for £20 (~$35.00) per pack. Until then, if your baby’s face looks redder than normal, that might be an indication that something is wrong.
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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 Moshi IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Alarm Clock has to be the ultimate in timepieces for the terminally lazy. Turn it on and after it says, “Command Please,” ask it for the time, alarm time, date and temperature. It will also give you 5 minutes of ocean sound before you sleep. The clock can also be set by voice and has a help menu if it is more complicated than it sounds. You can get a Moshi Clock for $32.97 for an end of the month delivery.
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If you ever had a Radio Flyer, you might be amazed at the wagon of the future. The Cloud 9 features safety harnesses, padded seats, foot brakes, storage containers and cup holders. Even better, the prototype will have a digital handle to keep track of temperature, time, distance and speed. The is also a slot for an MP3 player and a speaker.
“We approached this product much like an automotive company might with a concept car,” said Mark Johnson, Radio Flyer’s product development manager.
We guess it is going to be a while before this one becomes the real thing. Until then, your tots will have to carry their iPods on their tricycles.
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A while back we found a shower head that measures temperature and changes colors, but for bath fanatics, there is an LED Bath Light that does so much more. It not only displays temperature by colors and numbers, it can be put in Color Mode for when you are feeling frisky and Candle Mode when you want calm. Flashlight Mode is simply bright and solid. It also has its own charging base. Designed by Kai Chen, it is an upgrade on his original prototype lamp.
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How often do you start to get in the shower only to find out that the water is either boiling hot or ice cold? The CVSCL-8100 Lighted Shower Head changes color depending on the water temperature. The LED displays green for less than 32º C, blue for 33 to 41º C, red for 42 to 45º and flashing red for anything above 46º C (~114.8º F.) The LSH carries a price of $17.16 and comes with everything you need to install.
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The Voice Thermostat measures forehead temperature with infrared in about 1 1/2 seconds. It displays it on its screen as well as speaking out. It also saves the last 30 test results with exact date and time. The company claims that it is reliable within ± 0.2 ° C and can be used for liquids. At a size of 3.5 x 11 x 2.5 cm and a weight of 65g, the VT comes with a 3V lithium battery and a 2 year warranty for € 39.95 (~$63.00.) By the way, the German site didn’t say what language it speaks in.
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Here’s another double-duty hub. The 2.0 USB 3-Port Hub comes with a calculator. It also has a built-in thermometer, a 12/24 hour World Clock, a calendar, an alarm, timer, and time announce. The device supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista and, at a size of 180 x 99 x 22mm and a weight of 149g, the hub comes with its own cable at a price of $19.00. Now that we think about it, it is more like quadruple-duty.
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If you have decided it’s time to enlarge your family, Ran’s Night will keep track of a woman’s cycle to the extent that it displays her previous night’s temperature as well as saving a week’s worth of data. You can connect with monthly info by hooking your PC up with their site Ran’s Story, where you can also find tips, tricks and others that are doing what you are on their community forum. Available in orange or green, pre-order for $125.00.
You can punch up The Weather Channel, stick a ruler in a tin can, but hey, how cool is this? The Improvements Timex Rain Gauge System uses radio waves to transmit information up to 100 feet. Good for a desk top or wall mounting, it lets you know rainfall amount, time, and temperature. The device comes with a self-emptying collector (hardware included.) The system needs 2 AA and 3 AAA batteries (not included) and carries a price of $34.99.
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