It's a Small World After All
I thought this movie about the iPod Flea was just great! Very well done. Although it is very "tongue-in-cheek", it does point out the micro miniaturization of electronics is perhaps getting a little out of control?
I also like this site which claims to be the world's smallest web site. Cute, and novel, and of course totally non-practical.
Consumers demand smaller, thinner cell phones, MP3 players, and digital cameras. It's getting to a point where the cost to size ratio is getting out of control. Would you pay $500.00 for a sliver of plastic that could easily fall out of your product and disintegrate upon impact with the ground?
Here's some more micro electronics ideas:
1. Micro Clothes Iron.
Measuring 2" x 1" this portable rechargeable micro iron lets you easily get rid of those little wrinkles when you're on the move.
2. Micro Alarm Clock.
This micro alarm clock is no larger than the size of a pea! It nestles comfortably inside your ear and gently wakes you with a soothing melody. It's ultra-personal design means it only wakes you up, not your partner.
3. Micro CD Player.
This micro CD player is actually *smaller* than the CD itself! Attach a CD to the center spindle, and the laser will spin around the CD to play the music through it's built in micro speaker.
4. Micro Microwave Oven
This miniature microwave oven is just large enough for a single slice of leftover pizza. Why wait in line to use the office microwave when you can have this portable pizza heater right on your office desk?