Plastic Logic Reader

Still one year out of consumer reach, the Plastic Logic reader is already being touted by some sources as the Kindle killer. At this week's Tools of Change for Publishing Conference in New York, I had a chance to see the reader prototype in action and get my hands on one, albeit briefly. With a form factor equivalent to that of a legal-size pad of …

Ice Rocks

Ice Rocks are prepackaged, ready-to-freeze individual ice cubes made from French spring water. Geared primarily toward the (upscale) tourism market, they assure worried travelers that the ice is safe to use. Scotch Rocks, a version marketed to bars and whisky drinkers, and Kid Rocks, cubes made from fruit juice, are also in the works.

Fructodent Toothpaste

More exotic flavored toothpaste hits the shelves with Fructodent's recent arrival at CVS, Walgreens and Albertson's. This Italian import comes in ten flavors (including Green Apple, Orange and Lemon, Mint and Chocolate, Mint and Strawberry, Eucalyptus, Aniseed and Licorice, Lemon and Sage, and Vanilla) and has a funky, flexible plastic bottle that feeds the toothpaste out of the bottom. The various flavors include Vitamin C …