Thursday, January 26, 2012

Peel Away!

As my friends at Edison 2 like to say, the two factors that matter most for fuel economy are weight and aerodynamics.  They should know, they are the  makers of the worlds most efficient four passenger car, according to the Automotive X Prize.

Of course, there's another factor--going slower.  It reduces the influence of aerodynamics, and as owners of very slow cars know, it reduces your blood pressure too.

That's why I was THRILLED to hear that the ridiculously small and underpowered Peel nano-sized car is going back into production!  How'd you like to do your commute in this little baby!

With a top speed of 40mph and 157mpg, this throwback to a simpler (often smarter) time offers insane efficiency, weather protection and the ability to make everyone around you smile.  All while you calm down already.  You might as well--you'll get there when you get there.

You can watch Jeremy Clarkson drive one here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wispr at CES

The response to the Thing Tank designed Wispr portable vaporizer has been overwhelming.  We were honored to be talked about in the New York Times, Wired, Gizmodo, and this in depth article in Core 77.

But we never expected to be picked as best of CES by anybody, let along the blog for the fabulous  But we were. Read the whole story here.  Oh and we were mentioned in Apartment Therapy's best of CES (though not ranked #1...maybe next time).

Not bad for a product whose only electronic part is an igniter.

Here's a video from Tech Crunch interviewing our pal Jacqueline Oglesby (Hi Jacqueline!) at the Wispr booth.  Looking good.

And of course, Sequitur getting their props on Lovely Package.

Viva la Wispr.