At first glance the Kloss DeLighTable might look like a regular, slim coffee table, but its touch-sensitive surface that glows in different colors as you move your hand across it tells you otherwise. It runs on a safe 12 V, its waterproof surface protects the electrical circuitry within from spilled drinks, and drink glasses are illuminated in a unique way.
You can even "write" on it. These entertaining features – along with its price, $2,200 (or £1,200) – make it especially suitable for bars.
More information can be obtained from the Kloss website and a very "illuminating" video can be found here.
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.