This blog entry is an update to one in which I awarded a Nobel Prize in Consumer Electronics to an amazing device (Of course there’s no such category — but what fun !) Well, the earlier design has been cheapened in a pricing race-to-the-bottom — the result being shoddy quality-control, and premature failure: I can’t find the brand depicted in the earlier entry, but junky competitors abound. So I was delighted when I found a new version at a new store : MINISO, a Japanese retailer with seven outlets in Merida, including City Center, Centro, and Harbor. (We’ve visited two, and the mere experience of reviewing their wares is engaging, as the variety of unusual items is intriguing.)
The purchase confirms my suspicion that this is a superior design, including a lithium ion battery. One feature I really appreciate — the handle displays the charge as a sliding indicator, zero to full, so you are not swinging with a depleted battery. Take back your home space! $199 pesos.