The LG K7i isn’t just a smartphone, it’s also a mosquito-repellent
LG introduced a budget phone exclusively for the Indian market late last year. And while that wouldn’t normally be something that’d pop up on our radar – especially that it only comes with a 5-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an unspecified quad-core processor that runs Android Marshmallow (and not even Nougat or Oreo) – the new device does have one amazing feature: a built-in, mosquito-repellent. The ‘Mosquito Away’ feature works via the emission of inaudible 30 KHZ ultrasonic sound waves and, after carrying out clinical trials, LG claims the phone repells 72 per cent of anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. And, even if most non-lg employed scientists claim there’s too little evidence to prove the tech works, we think, at 160 USD a pop, it’s worth a shot. The ever faster pace of life was apparently the reason why Polish design studio Opus B decided to create Slow, the world’s first anti-energy drink. The beverage, which is unfortunately still only in conceptualisation (and therefore unavailable for testing), has been described as a “calming milkshake made from natural ingredients”, but the packaging shows real ingenuity. Available only as a vertically stacked two-pack forming an hourglass-shaped whole, you have to first twist them apart before you can pour out the contents, which takes an entire minute to complete. “The package creates a pretext to stop, think and catch a moment,” explains Opus B’s Aleksandra Wisniewska.