Monday, June 1st, 2009
Fame or Shame Game #13: Chameleon Lego Baby Bottle
Update: I’ve been contacted by one of this product’s inventors and so am clarifying that the information on this page “is not representative of [the] final design.” They are aware of the concerns raised by Thinga-readers and are working to address them in the final design.
Original article: Chromi is a prototype baby bottle conceived by a group of undergraduate students at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Over the weekend, the bottle’s idea won “Team E-Thermnity” first prize in the youth product division of the Start-Up@Singaport 2009 business plan competition.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Please, do not confuse Chromi the baby bottle with Chromi the Chromosome which is “the hot new educational toy that all the geneticists are talking about.”
Are we clear on that one point? Okay, good. Now…
Few details exist online, but here’s what can be gleaned about the bottle at this early stage:
- BPA-free, probably plastic.
- Composed of ‘Lego-like’ removable segments for easy cleaning and custom capacity (e.g., to hold more or less milk).
- Shows the milk’s temperature based on changing bottle color. Four temperatures can be indicated: yellow for room temperature, blue for 30 degrees (86 F), lime green for the optimum 38 degrees (100.4 F), and red for a hot 45 degrees (113 F).
Excuse the poor quality images below. They are screen shots from a digital rendering of the bottle hosted on Youtube:
I’m intrigued to know… How do the bottle segments interlock for a milk-tight seal? How much easier or harder is a bottle to clean when it’s broken into segments? When my kid is 4-years-old, will I take all these unused parts and turn them into a huge 64 ounce model space ship?
Please tell us dear Thinga-readers, are these inventors destined for fame or shame… and why? Begin your comment with “Fame because…” or “Shame because…”