New in the shop

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 June, 2011, 12:00am


Pull the plugs

The idea behind the Ysnore Nasal Spray (right, HK$280 for 10ml) is that if your nasal airway is clear, you won't have to breathe through your mouth while you sleep, and hence you won't snore. Ysnore's patented formula of yam and anti-inflammatory ginger root extracts claim to give temporary relief by increasing air flow through the nasal valves - and reportedly worked on the world's loudest snorer, Mel Switzer.

Petite packer

As the war rages on against bisphenol A (BPA) - the compound used in the production of plastics that could affect a child's brain, behaviour and sexual development - have peace of mind by ensuring your kid chows down safely. The Yubo Deluxe Lunchbox (right, HK$375) is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and contains a food-safe, anti-microbial agent that inhibits bacteria growth. It comes with interchangeable face plates, three snack containers and an ice pack.

Hog stuff

It's not easy being a carnivore these days, with the reports of meat tainted with drug-resistant bacteria caused by feeding livestock antibiotics. But it's heartening to know there are safe restaurants like Linguini Fini in Hong Kong. Set to open at the end of the month in Central, the Italian joint will showcase pork and home-made pasta, whipped up with TLC under direction of executive chef Vinny Lauria, formerly of Mario Batali's Babbo in New York City. The pigs used hail from Bath, England, and are raised in Hong Kong sans hormones or antibiotics.

Cool kicks

Eric Koston who? Most of us wouldn't have a clue about the Thai-American skateboard star, much less about the sport itself. But don't let that stop you from lacing up some cool skateboard sneakers and flaunting it like you mean it. The Nike SB Eric Koston (above, price unavailable) features lightweight yet plush Lunar foam cushioning, a suede upper and stitch-free lining for ultimate comfort.

Great guzzler

Take the SteriPEN Journey (left, HK$1,011) on your next hike: it uses UV light to purify water, so you can refill at a tap and drink up safely. The technology destroys more than 99.9 per cent of bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing parasites, and is used by major cities around the world. It takes just 48 seconds to purify 500ml, and lasts for nearly six years if you purify four litres of water every day. And at just 128 grams, it won't weigh you down. Available from Gadget App; tel: 2861 2101