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Suissa's Wooden Enlighten PC

Like other Suissa PCs, the Enlighten's case is made of wood meant to last through many cycles of component gutting and upgrading. Unlike the others, this one is built around a MicroATX mobo. This qualifies as art, and is therefore above a certain amount of practical criticism. But wood isn't going to dissipate heat nearly as well as aluminum. And its priced at a whooping $16,500(BDT 11,500).

For that, you get an Intel Quad core CPU or AMD X2 6400+, Nvidia 8800GTX or ATI Radeon HD2900XT, with 4GB of RAM, DVD burner and a Tera Byte of HDD. The power supply is hidden in the block below the plexiglass-faced wood ring. I think this is the kind of computer an architect might want in his mid-century house, a very rich architect at that!

Kenwood Response Kettle Changes Color As it Heats

Bangladeshis are as much into tea as the British folks (for whom this Kenwood Response Kettle was made for) and so we should definitely be looking forward to marveling at its color-changing capabilities. Not only is it a container to keep water from spilling all over the place while you heat it, the exterior actually shifts from blue (cool) to red (hot) while it's being heated. Plus, it also has the option for shutting down when it gets to 80 degrees, which is supposedly the perfect temperature for coffee and herbal tea. Sad thing is, it is only available in the UK for now.


Compiled by Mahdin Mahboob


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