Monday, December 05, 2005

Big, Scary Magnet!

Coooooool! The 3" x 1" SuperMagnet is $100 here.

From the website:

If you really need unbelievably powerful magnets, here they are.
Uses include magnetic steering of nuclear particles in homemade accelerators, levitation devices, magnetic beam amplifiers, scrap iron separators, etc.

Beware - you must think ahead when moving these magnets.
If carrying one into another room, carefully plan the route you will be taking. Computers & monitors will be affected in an entire room. Loose metallic objects and other magnets may become airborne and fly considerable distances - and at great speed - to attach themselves to this magnet. If you get caught in between the two, you can get injured.
Two of these magnets close together can create an almost unbelievable magnetic field that can be very dangerous. Of all the unique items we offer for sale, we consider these two items the most dangerous of all. Our normal packing & shipping personnel refuse to package these magnets - our engineers have to do it. This is no joke and we cannot stress it strongly enough - that you must be extremely careful - and know what you're doing with these magnets. Take Note: Two of the 3" x 1" disc magnets can very easily break your arm if they get out of control.

Axially Magnetized (the top & bottom flat faces are the north & south poles).
We can only ship these magnets by ground UPS - they cannot be shipped via air as it will interfere with the aircraft's navigational equipment.

These magnets are rated at Grade N45 - the most powerful there is.
Ni-Cu-Ni Plated with Matte finish.

Have Bar, Will Travel...or Maybe Just Stash it in My Desk at Work

When I was a more active Swap Meet and Flea Market hound than I am now, I used to come across the occasional "travel bar." I thought they were pretty neat, but I never picked one up because, well, when was I ever really going to haul it anywhere? They were generally about the size of a breadbox, and I for one prefer to carry around things that are on the smaller than side of the Breadbox Continuum.

But now there's this here Mini Travel Bar. It's $50 at one of my favorite stores, Flight 001 (there's one right down the street from me -- Joy!).

[via productdose]

NOTE: In doing my due diligence, I also found the more imaginatively named Picnic at Ascot Mini Travel Bar Set at R.E.I. for only $39. But it's a bit bigger and only comes with one flask, so...Caveat Emptor, and all that.