World's Wackiest Products Announced

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from InSight

    LANCASTER, Pa., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Convenience never felt so wacky:
 light-up backpacks, a pen that changes shape, a flashlight you shake for
 power, logos flash from the blades of a desk fan.  These are just a few of the
 world's wackiest products announced by InSight, the internationally-recognized
 marketer that honors the world's most innovative promotional products.  Here's
 the latest wacky batch:
     Nuclear, Man!  Well, not quite, but with backpacks, duffels, and multi-
 purpose bags lined along the edge with Firewire(TM), you'll look like you glow
 in the dark.  Firewire bags are a safe, bright bet for after-hours walkers,
 bikers and students.  Using an electro-luminescent "cold" light, the bags give
 off over twenty-five hours of light on only two AA batteries.  Available in
 seven glowing colors, the bags even have a blinking option.
     Shaken, not stirred flashlights light up your life, no batteries needed!
 The NightStar guides you in the dark; a simple thirty-second shake provides
 enough light to cut through darkness, illuminating a six-foot area up to
 thirty-five feet!  Practically unbreakable and workable even under the most
 extreme hot or cold weather conditions, the NightStar lasts thousands of hours
 producing twelve-foot candles at peak brightness.
     Give corporate logos a breath of fresh of air!  The Fantastic is a two-
 speed fan spelling out messages or flashing pictures in a variety of colors
 onto the fan's blades.  An LED chip inside the blade can be easily changed to
 project a variety of brand messages with up to three-color variations.
     Not enough hours in a kid's day?  A new handheld device keeps 'em
 organized.  The easy-to-use PDA includes a day planner, games, real time
 clock, telephone book, calculator, unit converter, timer, and more.  And it's
 small enough for a child to store in a pocket.  Let's see: School 'til 3:00
 ... soccer at 4:00, dinner at 5:00, homework at ...
     Form and function combine hand-in-hand with Cross's new Morph Pen.
 Available in 15 colors, the pen can be used as a ballpoint pen or stylus for a
 handheld PC.  Twist the adjustment ring at the pen's center and the finger
 grip changes from cylindrical to triangular.  Makes using a pen a gripping
 experience.
     Twice a year InSight selects the world's top wackiest products.  For
 detailed information, contact Richard Baron at 1-717-892-2037, via email at
 rbaron@insightideas.com and on the web at www.insightideas.com.
 
 

SOURCE InSight
    LANCASTER, Pa., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Convenience never felt so wacky:
 light-up backpacks, a pen that changes shape, a flashlight you shake for
 power, logos flash from the blades of a desk fan.  These are just a few of the
 world's wackiest products announced by InSight, the internationally-recognized
 marketer that honors the world's most innovative promotional products.  Here's
 the latest wacky batch:
     Nuclear, Man!  Well, not quite, but with backpacks, duffels, and multi-
 purpose bags lined along the edge with Firewire(TM), you'll look like you glow
 in the dark.  Firewire bags are a safe, bright bet for after-hours walkers,
 bikers and students.  Using an electro-luminescent "cold" light, the bags give
 off over twenty-five hours of light on only two AA batteries.  Available in
 seven glowing colors, the bags even have a blinking option.
     Shaken, not stirred flashlights light up your life, no batteries needed!
 The NightStar guides you in the dark; a simple thirty-second shake provides
 enough light to cut through darkness, illuminating a six-foot area up to
 thirty-five feet!  Practically unbreakable and workable even under the most
 extreme hot or cold weather conditions, the NightStar lasts thousands of hours
 producing twelve-foot candles at peak brightness.
     Give corporate logos a breath of fresh of air!  The Fantastic is a two-
 speed fan spelling out messages or flashing pictures in a variety of colors
 onto the fan's blades.  An LED chip inside the blade can be easily changed to
 project a variety of brand messages with up to three-color variations.
     Not enough hours in a kid's day?  A new handheld device keeps 'em
 organized.  The easy-to-use PDA includes a day planner, games, real time
 clock, telephone book, calculator, unit converter, timer, and more.  And it's
 small enough for a child to store in a pocket.  Let's see: School 'til 3:00
 ... soccer at 4:00, dinner at 5:00, homework at ...
     Form and function combine hand-in-hand with Cross's new Morph Pen.
 Available in 15 colors, the pen can be used as a ballpoint pen or stylus for a
 handheld PC.  Twist the adjustment ring at the pen's center and the finger
 grip changes from cylindrical to triangular.  Makes using a pen a gripping
 experience.
     Twice a year InSight selects the world's top wackiest products.  For
 detailed information, contact Richard Baron at 1-717-892-2037, via email at
 rbaron@insightideas.com and on the web at www.insightideas.com.
 
 SOURCE  InSight