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Sumi’s Smart Picks Videos
Sumi’s Smart Picks Videos
Correspondent Sumi Das examines novel new concepts and products such as eco-friendly laundry containers or greener golf balls to find out how they work and whether they’re worth your hard-earned cash.
There are iPhone cases for the fashionable, the hip and the accident-prone. Now there's one for the absent-minded. Kensington has created an app & case combo that alerts you once you've strayed...
3 | July 19, 2012 4:21pm
We use bandages to protect our wounds, but what if they could accelerate our recovery? Or better yet, make our injuries hurt less. Procellera bandages accomplish that by creating a tiny electric...
3 | June 28, 2012 1:11pm
Parents of wee ones are always wishing they had a pair of free hands. The Origami stroller from 4Moms doesn't offer extra limbs, but it does make the dreaded chore of collapsing and unfolding a...
1 | June 14, 2012 12:44pm
We all know that leaving a device plugged in wastes significant amounts of electricity over time. But is anyone motivated enough to unplug all their gadgets and appliances while they're not in...
8 | April 19, 2012 12:31pm
Let the sun's energy take care of charging your e-reader with this product. Just make sure you don't do what our SmartPlanet team did - crack the Kindle screen while trying to remove it.
12 | March 21, 2012 9:40am
Sifteo offers a new game platform--requiring you to stack, sort, and shuffle. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das shows how these video game cubes communicate with each other for a novel way to play.
March 12, 2012 8:28am
Ever run your washing machine with just 1 or 2 articles of clothing and felt a bit of guilt. Running a load of laundry consumes water & electricity, but a new product can get your clothes clean...
2 | February 28, 2012 8:47am
It's a heart-stopping moment when a caregiver for an Alzheimer's patient realizes their charge has wandered away. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks at new shoes from Aetrex that could help find them.
February 22, 2012 7:50am
Lugging around a heavy, cumbersome bike lock can be a nuisance, but Kuat aims to solve that. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tries out their new Bottle Lock.
3 | February 15, 2012 8:49am
Picking the perfect bunch of roses is no easy task. Pink or red? Organic or conventional? Sumi Das explains why many of the bouquets sent this February 14th may be coated with chemicals.
1 | February 8, 2012 8:50am
Solar panels are being squeezed in all sorts of places lately, even the brims of baseball hats. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das checks out this solar cap that will never leave you in the dark.
January 31, 2012 11:33am
Listen up, cafés. No one wants a cold cuppa, but a piping hot latte can cause some serious damage. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tests out the SmartLid cup topper which turns a different color depending...
7 | January 25, 2012 8:15am
Modern design takes a sustainable turn with Artek's Shigeru Ban 10-unit System Chair. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das explores the possible configurations of this modular system.
5 | January 19, 2012 8:24am
Thinking of making the switch from energy-intensive incandescent bulbs, but can't stand the infamously cold and harsh light quality? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das rounds up some bulbs that will have you...
6 | January 11, 2012 2:06pm
Pack a planet-friendly lunch by wrapping your sandwich in Kids Konserve Food Kozies and including a To-Go Ware Utensil Set. For those who don't think this could make a difference, SmartPlanet's...
8 | January 4, 2012 9:40am