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James Dyson’s Favorite Gadgets


wsj articleThe following is an excerpt from CHRIS KORNELIS | June 13, 2016 | WSJ.com |

Whenever I would go to the dentist, he would attack my mouth with a pick-axe. I’m a diligent toothbrush user, so I couldn’t understand why. Now I use Livionex Dental Gel, which is a form of toothpaste, but it chemically attacks the plaque that’s built up on the teeth.

About 15 years ago, I bought a beautiful Oun electric pencil sharpener [now out of production] designed by Sir Kenneth Grange. You dip your pencil in; it’s sort of therapeutic, allowing you to think while you’re getting ready to draw the next thing.

I never use a pen except to write letters and for signatures. As we do more and more by email and Facebook, where every communication is very un-graphic, there’s something even more powerful about a handwritten letter. I have a very engineered-looking Caran D’Ache Varius Carbon fountain pen with a broad nib.

I don’t enjoy doing engineering drawings on the computer or iPad, but I enjoy painting with the SketchBook Pro iPad app. One of the interesting things about it is you can paint [on the backlit screen] even through it’s getting dark. The only thing is that, of course, the colors change as everything gets dark, so you’re constantly changing the colors.

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