The iKettle is the “world’s first” Wi-Fi kettle that allows you to remotely boil water via your smartphone. It has a one-touch setup for easy use, even when just waking up. The iKettle is available to purchase at Firebox.
The wake mode gently rouses you from your deep slumber: Good Morning! Would you like me to pop the kettle on? Yes / No. Is there any better wake-up call? Squint open half an eye, hit ‘Yes’ then drift back off to sleep, safe in the knowledge that in the kitchen your iKettle is boiling, ready to deliver your morning rocket fuel. Once boiled it’ll ask if you’re ready or if you’d prefer to keep it warm for a while. Who needs a butler!?
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A collaboration between Realize Studio and Posh-Craft, the Luna Case covers your iPhone in a layer of would-be moondust.
The designers have said elsewhere that they stumbled on the idea during a spring-cleaning session. Amid piles of papers, they found a printed scan of concrete that magnified the material’s entrancing otherworldly qualities. They made the immediate connection or “leap” to the moon, and set off on prototyping the design. It took many tries before getting it just right. The final product, on sale later this month, will have the “refined attraction and [be in] perfect harmony with the clean and modern look of the iPhone.”
No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.
ITO comes from the metal indium, which must be mined. Prices are rising as it becomes more scarce; the U.S. government estimates that from 2010 to 2011, the cost for indium rose by 25 percent. The world could run out altogether in the next decade.
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