There’s an old expression that says “You don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” meaning that you don’t need to create something that already exists. While this is a good rule of thumb, sometimes, someone reinvents something that already exists, but improves it in a way no one expects. These inventions are just that – re-inventions that are simply better than the original.
1. Smart light bulbs
These amazing bulbs have been appearing in the market recently and they will revolutionize the industry! Smart light bulbs utilize LED technology to create both energy-efficient and controllable bulbs. Each bulb comes with a Bluetooth or WiFi module which allows it to sync to your phone, tablet or computer, giving you control over illumination, on/off functions and even changing the color of the light.
2. The invisible bicycle helmet
Created by a pair of Swedish design students, the invisible helmet is actually a wearable airbag that inflates to cover your head and prevent head-trauma.
3. The Evolution door
Created by artist Klemens Torggler, this door opens and closes with a light push and can be made of wood, glass, metal or plastic. Incredible!
4. Mess-free toilet unclogger
Currently available only in South Korea, this invention uses a similar principle to that of a plunger, but creates more pressure and prevents mess from leaking out in the process. You simply apply the plastic sheet to the toilet, the adhesive seals the bowl and when you flush – the pressure inflates the plastic. Then, with a couple of pushes – your toilet is unclogged!