Menstrual Cups

The other Menstrual cup wikipedia “book”

So here is the other “book” (again, using that term lightly) I bought to check on ….. (see the first one here) – which I bought because a few of us were concerned that with the claim the information came from “free sources online” that our content may have been used without permission… but it’s exactly the same as the first – a complete and utter waste of money, and a total scam.  Again it’s just printed and bound wikipedia pages – no editing, nothing.  Which is apparently what Hephaestus Books does.  At least they had the decency to charge less than the other “book” for it though.

Again they make the claim:

“Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Feminine hygiene.”

Which is apparently bullshit speak for “we’ve printed some vaguely relevant wikipedia pages to scam people into parting with their money – haha suckers!”

So, like with the other book (see my review of that here), I used that as a reason for a refund, as it was not as described.  The “book” does not say it is only using wikipedia, so it’s misleading consumers into thinking there is more to this “book” than there is – and consumers have the right to demand a refund.

Merkin…. lol!

So there you go.

March 28, 2012 Posted by | news | | Leave a comment

Ruby Cup


Country of origin: Spain/UK (made in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes: 1
Dimensions: 51 mm long (excluding stem). Total length: 68 mm
.  Diameter: 45 mm
Capacity:  34 ml
Stem: Hollow Tube
Measuring Lines:5ml, 10ml, 15ml (on the inside)
Cost (RRP):  € 27,95 (free shipping)
Been around since: 2012 – They have a news item from Dec 2011 saying they won a design prize in Denmark, and expected to “hit the market” in Jan 2012.
Unique Design?: Yes (This cup design appears to have been created by this brand and has not been seen used by other brands)
Other Information:  For each cup sold, they provide a cup for a young woman in Kenya.  Also available in Blue, Pink and Purple

ruby-cup-pink ruby-purpleruby-cup-blue

March 28, 2012 Posted by | news, The Cups | , , , , , | 7 Comments