Samsung develops 'throwable' vase that doubles as a fire extinguisher

Mail Online | 4/24/2019 | James Pero For
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While Samsung may recently be more famous for creating fires (exploding phones, anyone?) one of the company's newer inventions is looking to put them out.

At first glance, the Firevase, as the company has aptly dubbed the device, looks just like any other -- a translucent red tube of PVC with a hollow center compartment to house flowers or other plants.

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What separates the vase from other decorative containers according to Samsung, is its ability to save lives.

In the throwable PVC vase's outer chamber is a fire-killing mixture of potassium carbonate that is able to both cool and compress oxygen upon impact.

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To activate the extinguisher/vase one need only follow a simple task: point and throw.

In a video demonstrating the Firevase, wielders are shown hurling the eye-pleasing vase directly at a blaze and then, in a mist of glass and water, the fire is extinguished.

Samsung - Firevase - Issues - Metal - Extinguishers

According to Samsung, the Firevase looks to tackle issues with more traditional metal extinguishers that has relegated many to closets and other inaccessible locations: aesthetics.

By making the life-safety device more appealing to the eye, the company hopes that people will be more likely to leave the vase in a convenient location -- this benefit, they hope, could mean the difference between...
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