New silicone ‘clay’ lets consumers modify troublesome products
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It's a rare consumer product indeed that leaves no room for improvement, but many are downright problematic due to annoyances such as sharp corners, rough edges or weak construction. Sugru is a new silicone material that lets consumers “hack” such products themselves to make them more comfortable and useful for a longer time. The brain-child of an Irish product design student in London, Sugru can be moulded by hand or with simple tools. It sticks to things and cures at room temperature to a tough and durable yet soft-touch silicone. Available in a wide range of colours, Sugru is waterproof,…
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