Review: Sugru Self-Setting Rubber
Sugru is the brain child of a material scientist named Jane. She decided that she wanted to "hack" many of her existing tools and utensils to make them better and more comfortable to use. The first compound used sawdust and silicone chalk; it's come a long way since then and now uses a silicone based compound that dries solid when exposed to air for 24 hours.
Sugru is the irish word for "play". So, I set about finding inventive uses for the stuff.
The first came pretty quick when I broke the quarter turn mount on my Mio GPS unit. I decided that for daily use these mounts are fundamentally flawed, and have a limited lifespan; so, as I had one spare, I decided to "hack" a Hope Tech QR light mount onto the computer. It isn't pretty but it works, and has kept working for the last five months...
|I must admit, I intended to use black coloured Sugru, but I misread the packet|
|It's not pretty, but it seems to work!|
The next use came when I crashed back in June. I damaged the tail piece on a very good Kask helmet, and whilst the rest of the helmet was fine, it looked a bit pants with the rear delaminating. So, I Sugru'ed it. Not a bad result...
|Firmly stuck back in place. No marks for style, but for getting something usable again it's great.|
You can buy Sugru from Sugru.com (Link)