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Even the Simple Pencil Has Gone High Tech

objects/pencils.jpgA new day is dawning brightly as technology begins to affect even the simple little things that we grew up with. Today's technology is improving things even those as elementary as a pencil. I just love it when the old and the new come together to make a better product for us all!

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Water, High Tech Style

health/pentawater.jpgIn a category long dominated by bottlers who conjure up imagery of glaciers, springs and rivers, there's a new top dog - and unlike the others, this incredible water doesn't claim to come from some miraculous source. In fact, in comparison to the many designer bottles in the water section, Penta looks downright ordinary.

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Help At Hand Emergency Dialer

health/help at hand dialer.jpgThe key to the Help at Hand Emergency Telephone Dialer is a wireless pendant. It is a way to call for help with the press of a button or the pull of the emergency key. This ½ x 2 inch wireless pendent is the user’s connection to help. The pendent serves as the trigger to have the telephone dialer call pre-selected numbers and request emergency help.

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Perfect Pillow

home/memoryfoamperfectpillow.jpgSoft yet supportive, the visco-elastic foam pillow has my endorsement as the Perfect Pillow. The first time you touch it, you know that this pillow is different. It feels as though there is a gel in the material itself. This gel-like quality adjusts and molds to you head and neck contours providing a comfortable and supportive pillow. Visco-elastic foam takes the shape of impressed objects, but quickly returns to its original form even after a 90 percent compression. So the pillow is always perfectly shaped, ready for a tired head.

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Thermoacoustic Refrigeration - Real Cool

technology/thermoacoustic freezer.jpgWouldn't it be cool if the music of the Grateful Dead could keep Cherry Garcia ice cream cold? Ben & Jerry's recently announced the development of a working thermoacoustic refrigeration prototype -- an environmentally friendly, alternative refrigeration technology that chills out to sound waves.

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SmartGlobe -- The Ultimate Learning Toy

gadgets/smartglobe.jpgKnown for weather instruments and health-related devices, Oregon Scientifics’ expedition into the toy market is a worthwhile venture. The SmartGlobe is an extraordinary learning device while at the same time being a captivating toy.

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