My BBC2 ‘Something for the Weekend’ Gadgets
Here are my gagdets from the show yesterday, I have to say I was bricking it slightly as none of the gadgets acutally worked in rehearsal!! Having said that, they all seemed to work in the end so it all turned out ok, oh the joys of live tv…
The Pocket Pint
Lovejoy’s fave gadget this week was the Pocket Pint. An expandable plastic glass, with all the telescopic prowess of, err, a telescope, it simply pops out on demand, to hold up to a pint of fabulously foreign drinking fluid, in a simply marvellous imperial measure.
Fitting easily into one’s briefcase, rucksack or manbag, the cup comes in a protective sheath that helps stop all manner of stickiness.
The Terror Wasp
OMG I really didnt like this one, it just had a mind of it’s own in the studio and kept flying off when it wasnt even on!! Spooky! Lovejoy did a great job though of flying it so well done him, I just don’t get flying toys!
This Wasp is the next generation of RC Flying Toys following the first generation single rotor mini heli’s. The great thing about this new design is it uses a twin rotor, which gives it much better stability – you can actually control it left and right and trim it accurately using a wheel.
Rotor blades are made from a new flexible material, which bends on impact – no matter how many times you crash it all the impacts are absorbed by the materials.
Fly in a small space – twin rotor blades give it better balance enabling it to hover in a single place without wondering uncontrollably.
Price around £25
Football Remote Control
Lovejoy didn’t really see the point of this one, but I think it would be a great pressie for kids who are football mad. It’s a universal remote control that not only allows you to watch the footy but also lets you practice headers during half time.
Oh yes – a kickable, flick-able remote control that replaces your TV, VCR and DVD’s remote. With easy to use touch buttons set amongst the black and white design the Football Remote Control is an essential for any lover of the beautiful game.
BenQ GP1 Mini Projector
Finally the BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector is a palm sized pocket projector designed to keep you entertained wherever you are!. All you have to do is plug in your personal media device to turn downloaded movies, phots and even music videos into great big fun!
The mini projector is LED-lit to deliver stunning images up to 80″ in size! It also comes with an integrated 2W speaker to further enrich your audiovisual enjoyment. So have a seat, relax, and enjoy! With the BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector, things are certainly looking’ great!
Weighing in at a lightweight 640g (1.4Ib), the GP1 is compatible with mass storage devices such as digital cameras, personal multimedia players, PDAs, iPods, iPhones, and Smartphones – making it a perfect, portable all round entertainment device for the modern, tech-savvy, digital-media-on-demand consumer.
Ideal for the business market, travelling business professionals can use the GP1 and USB reader for corporate videos, jpeg-format presentations, job interviews, or any spur-of-the-moment projection in the lounge, coffee shop, or even the smallest meeting room. Because the GP1 is plug-and-play effortless and does not require a PC, its simplicity makes it a perfect display device for older consumers unfamiliar with today’s technology.
Priced around £500