Meet Lili and Oscar, just about the cutest, funkiest peripherals in the history of the universe. (Excuse us as we commence to squeal like schoolgirls.) Octopus-like Lili is a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, complete with a microphone, while starfish-shape Oscar has four ports for plugging in USB 2.0-compatible devices.
Produced by the U.K-based United Pepper in a fair-trade workshop in Vietnam, Oscar and Lili's easily recyclable bodies are manufactured using cotton, sand, kapok (a material derived from tree fiber) and paperboard. Even their packaging comprises 100 percent recycled and recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The products' development was overseen by Oxfam, an international non-profit organization dedicated to economic and social justice. Lili and Oscar, priced at £30 and £20 respectively, will be available in U.K. stores from the middle of October. ::United Pepper