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October 10, 2008

FlashPoint ES Pocket Mini-Microwave

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"It may look like a torch, but the FlashPoint ES is actually a pocket-size mini-microwave 'Exo-Stove.' Point, twist to 'focus,' click 'GO' and within seconds your tea/soup/corn on the cob is zapped and piping hot. Invaluable to explorers, mountaineers and round-the-world yachtists, and a boon in the office when your coffee goes tepid. Complete with rechargeable battery, combination safety lock and lanyard attachment."

[via James Ferguson's "Pat Pending" feature in today's Financial Times "How To Spend It" magazine]

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It cures all cancers as well, and does a pretty good job of creating world peace.

Posted by: Truth | Dec 29, 2008 6:17:29 AM

ITS A SPOOF!!!

Posted by: fivish | Oct 21, 2008 11:53:57 AM

where ca you buy a ES Flashpoint and how much is it,

GH

Posted by: Gordon Hausmann | Oct 16, 2008 9:48:14 AM

where can one buy a ES Flashpoint ? Doesn't come up on Google

Posted by: Hugh Stewart | Oct 16, 2008 7:56:44 AM

Does anyone know where to find one of these? I have googled it and cannot find anything except this link.

Posted by: JGS | Oct 10, 2008 9:40:10 PM

I think "mini-microwave" is a bit of a misnomer here, but I couldn't find the patent app to clarify. More likely than not, this is simply a far-infrared laser with a lens. Just pure speculation but I suspect the fast heating times (of seconds) are a bit on the optimistic side.

"Have we just invented a time saving torture tool as well? Are they are safeguards built in to this new device?"

There are unfortunately already effective tools out on the market for that, this doesn't really bring anything new to the table (www.wickedlasers.com). I'd bet the combination lock they mention is what they claim as a "safeguard", preventing unauthorized use by kids. As far the missing cup / hitting knee thing, that's a good point. I'd guess they're willing to legally leave that up to "common sense" a la cigarette lighters, knives, or whatever else.

just my $0.02

Posted by: johnjohn | Oct 10, 2008 4:41:05 PM

Cyn beat me to my question exactly. Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Milena | Oct 10, 2008 3:18:37 PM

Just what happens if you miss the cup and hit a human knee. . . or such? Have we just invented a time saving torture tool as well?

Are they are safeguards built in to this new device?

Posted by: Cyn | Oct 10, 2008 3:16:06 PM

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