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Blinknow

If you believe the blurb, this is a blinking marvellous little invention

Blinknow

April 14 2011
Jonathan Margolis

Anyone in the market for an interesting new health scare will enjoy this mini LCD screen which, as you can see, carries a graphic representation of a single eye.

What you can’t see is that the eye blinks at random intervals. You may think this is just to offer a bit of cheery reassurance during the working day, and well it might, but its real job is to sit on your computer screen and remind you to blink frequently. Apparently, say the manufacturers, not blinking enough can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome, which entails dry eyes, tiredness, irritation and other bad things. Fair enough. Maybe.