No Wi-Fi around, your smartphone battery is running low, and you're conveniently lost in the middle of an unknown city (or even your own city, if you don't get out much). So, Google Map is obviously off. We take it, you don't carry around that huge, old school, folding-unfolding-refolding city map either, do you? Don't panic, there's a wonderful, fun solution to your problems.
For all us 'losties', a Hungarian designer Denes Sator created the EggMap – something refreshingly unconventional in today's world of digital technology. As the name already suggests, we're totally geeking out about your new best travelling buddy that looks like a cross between a hard boiled chicken egg and a squishy anti-stress ball, with a city map printed on its surface. A positively ingenious idea!
What makes us so hyped is the process of zooming in on a particular area on the map. All you have to do is squeeze the egg like and your destination point will pop out, showing street names and even the smallest of details, like various points of interest.
The map is made of waterproof material, so you can get your egg out even in pouring rain. If someone appears and gives you a hard time, don't stress – use the egg as your 'stress repellant' and squeeze the heck out of it. It'll make you feel better.
EggMap will fit in your jacket pocket, or you can simply put it in your backpack – being filled with air, it won't exactly bend your back. Another positive thing about it is the fact that it is not something scoundrels would love to steal from you, as opposed to your GPS-enabled smartphone.
Eggs with your city map on them are already available to pre-order!
Ah, we can't wait to get lost!