If I asked for coke, would this be fungible? Ah ha, I hear you say, another slippery case of authenticity - one I was reminded of when I read about Burka Barbie (now was that a hoax by the Star newspaper, a rumour, or a best-selling toy in the Arab world?). OK, I think I’ll stick to Qibla Coke – at least you can buy it at the corner shop; and at least I’ve seen the real thing.
The Lumie bodyclock ‘uses your body's natural response to dawn and dusk, waking you naturally with a gradual sunrise and helping you wind down at night with a slowly fading sunset’ so it’s not exactly the real thing, but at least it triggers a ‘natural response’. And so, it might appear, do the wireless speakers from Oregon Scientific – watch the video and ask yourself if that’s a natural response, too.