The amazingly prolific Design Blog has a brief write-up on the FlashPoint Exo-Stove. This miniature microwave oven looks like a pocket-size flashlight but can be used to zap new life into coffee, soup, a cooled-off lunch, and other goodies. It sounds like a potentially delightful addition to a camper’s bag of gadgets, and could be handy in the office as well.

Presumably the “safety lock” feature prevents clumsy users from accidentally zapping their own yarbles.

As for cost and availability: to be determined. The Exo-Stove first reared its hot little head in the “patent pending” section of a Financial Times magazine called How to Spend It.

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