I am a sucker for cool gadgets like the multitouch display that I blogged about last month. The latest cool gadget that I just discovered is a laser light crayon from Philips. Mostly it’s a toy for kids. But I think it also has applications in the workplace, particularly for those executives who can’t express themselves unless they are in front of a whiteboard with marker in hand. This is just the sort of creativity tool that I could imagine Googlers at the ‘plex really getting into. Check out this video and see how it works: The key to the whole thing is the bucket. It is a laser projector that projects light onto the wall. Thus, unlike real crayons, the scribbling is totally nondestructive. Along with the magical bucket comes a multi-coloured brush, an eraser, and a magic wand to bring the drawings to life. The magic wand was the most surprising bit — with a flick of the wrist you can animate your drawing. This is unreal. I want one!
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