Friday 3 July 2015

10 best gadgets

Published 19/12/2008 | 11:18

<b>Sega Megadrive handheld</b><br>
Need to find a present for a computergaming child? Or just for someone who's a big kid at heart? The Sega Megadrive handheld console offers 20 retro games in one palm-sized package, including the fabulous Sonic the Hedgehog and the classic Altered Beast.<br>From amazon.co.uk
Sega Megadrive handheld
Need to find a present for a computergaming child? Or just for someone who's a big kid at heart? The Sega Megadrive handheld console offers 20 retro games in one palm-sized package, including the fabulous Sonic the Hedgehog and the classic Altered Beast.
From amazon.co.uk
Mix Tape USB Stick
Create the ultimate personal playlist with this USB stick disguised as a cassette. As well as compiling a thoughtful soundtrack, you can decorate the inlay with personal messages and doodles.
From suck.uk.com
Lockout USB
Glamorous and useful, this is a glitzy take on storing documents. It's a crystal-encrusted USB with 1GB of memory - perfect for the beautiful blogger. Also available in this range is a chic Bluetooth headset and sparkly headphones.
From amazon.co.uk
Robotic Arm
Keep armchair engineers and young inventors quiet with this DIY robotic arm, based on the industrial robots used in car manufacturing. It's operated by five motors, can lift 100g, and making it requires no soldering, but it does require four D-size batteries.
From red5.co.uk
MySky
The innovative MySky device is expensive but will give hours of pleasure to amateur stargazers. Point it at the sky and it will locate and identify the stars, planets and galaxies it sees using GPS. It's cheaper than a top-notch telescope, and much less fragile, too.
From telescopesales.co.uk
Little Big Planet
2008 was a great year for games, but the most charming has to be the entertaining and imaginative LittleBigPlanet. Any PS3 owner will delight in a session with Sack Boy - the lovable main character - in this platform game, voiced by Stephen Fry.
From amazon.co.uk
Fuji Instant Mini 7S
This super-cute camera is a good way to guarantee that you will end up with printed photos rather than leaving them on your digital camera forever. With its instant, walletsized pictures, this is an up-to-date take on the Polaroid, with a built-in flash and high-quality lens.
From shop.lomography.com
Samsung YP-S2
As mini MP3-players go, Samsung's is as cute as a button. Inspired by a pebble, it might not have the cult following of the iPod Shuffle, but it is a great piece of design and has 1GB of storage. Rock-chicks love the fact they can wear it around their necks like a pendant.
From play.com
Magicbox Colombo Phone
Chunky and bright, this retro-futuristic handset is the antithesis of the boring home phone, and even includes an answering machine. Who says gadgets have to be digital to be cool?
From argos.ie
Flip camcorder
Ideal for would-be film-makers, this simple camcorder will get plenty of use in any household. It's a breeze to set up, so perfect for recording Grandma hitting the gin, then, thanks to its USB connection, the video can be up on YouTube in 5 minutes.
From play.com

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