When something as mundane as a smoke alarm is made to look this fun and whimsical, there are no excuses for boredom in other areas of life. Lento smoke detectors, designed by Paola Suhonen for Jalo Helsinki, resemble big flies. Aside from being cool looking, these alarms are as technologically advanced as one would hope. The entire front surface of the piece functions as a test button. To avoid unintentional alarms, the device runs assuring checks by sampling the air several times. However, if false alarms occur, the smoke alarm is equipped with a Silence function, which silences the alarm temporarily for eight minutes. I know that all of you, stove grill lovers, will appreciate this. The device comes in four colors, available for purchase here.
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