We know there’s an ongoing quest to build a better mousetrap, but what about a better insect trap? That’s just what Acase, working with design house inadays, believes it has done with the creation of the InaTrap. With an appearance not dissimilar to a designer lamp, the InaTrap attracts, traps and kills insects so you can ditch the swatter and insect spray.
The device boasts a number of features designed to lure in mosquitoes and other insects and trap them in the base of the unit. A photocatalyst in the top dome produces low levels of carbon dioxide to simulate human breath, while a low power CCFL UV light flashes intermittently. Once the insects are drawn into the area under the top dome, a noiseless fan pushes them into the removable holding container in the base of the unit. A dash of wine or steric acid can also be placed in the holding container to enhance the device’s powers of attraction.
The unit’s designer looks and its 8.46 x 8.46 x 12.4 inch (21.5 x 21.5 x 31.5 cm) dimensions are intended to give it the appearance of a porcelain sculpture rather than an insect killing machine in the home, while its 2.64 lb (1.2 kg) weight allows it to be easily taken outdoors. It comes with an AC adapter for indoor use and a rechargeable battery that provides nine to 10 hours of outdoor use. The unit also comes with a timer that will see the unit operate continuously for eight hours.
The InaTrap comes in baby blue or pastel purple, with the blue retailing at amazon for US$84.99 and the purple going for $89.50. Although judging by the press pics, more colors will be available in the future.
Here's a short video showing the InaTrap in all its designer glory.