February 14 2011
Does anyone still have a Newton’s Cradle? I only wonder because this desktop toy-cum-work of art reminds me of it. Stare into the light show provided by 64 LEDs, each able to produce 1,000 different colours, and you can relive the same Zen nothingness you did in the 1980s, when the Newton’s thingy was clacking away, and you would use the meditative state induced either to invent something like spread betting, or to make a note to self to record The Sweeney. This one’s genuinely relaxing, actually.