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Easy viewing with the streetparty revolve rotating speaker dock

TheStreetParty Revolve a portable speaker for iPod and iPhone with a rotating dock allows users to enjoy both music and movies with powerful stereo sound. The speaker itself expands and retracts to fit perfectly around the player in whichever position, keeping it nice and snug.

It can be powered by batteries or mains and easily portable you can share music and movies wherever you go. It also charges while you are listening to your choonz or chilling out with a movie.

Price £59.99. For more details, please visit www.gear4.com.

 

Features

  • Rotating dock for watching movies landscape
  • Powered by AA batteries or mains
  • Line in port for use with other music players
  • Big sound, small speaker
  • Charges iPod / iPhone when docked

 

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Teeny weeny HD pocket camcorder

 

This teeny weeny, high definition camcorder made by Veho is ultra-functional whilst the inclusion of 8 x digital zoom, stabilisation and motion detection features are really useful for those trickier shots.

You can also take stills, as well as storing your favourite tunes as it can be used as an MP3 player. Simply connect the camera via USB to your computer and watch it back or copy to DVD and share the fun with everyone else.

Charges via USB and has an internal memory of 64MB with the option of inserting an SD memory card for extra storage. This is a nifty little camcorder and a great stocking filler with Chrissy approaching.

Price £99.99

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My BBC2 ‘Something for the Weekend’ Gadgets

Sony ICF-CL75iP Alarm Clock

The Sony ICF-CL75iP alarm clock is so much more than an annoying bedside device to wake you up in the morning.

It has a 7-inch WVGA screen, 1GB of internal storage (and a USB port for more), a retractable iPod dock and an FM radio. It may seem kind of excessive to have an extra screen when an iPod or iPhone is sitting right there, but the clock can actually play videos too (MP4, Motion JPEG and AVI).

The alam clock has been a feature of the bedside table for the best part of 150 years, but it seems that more than 50% of all mobile phone users now set an alarm on their handset before climbing into bed, rather than using a traditional bedside clock.

Sony’s ICF-CL75iP alarm clock is a step forward in terms of alarm clock technology and they hope to bring back the traditional way to wake you up, as well as offering a modern solution for those who like all-in-one gadgets.

It’s a great little thing to take with you on holiday, on a business trip or anmy kind of travel, as it has so many functions in one, including the capability to watch a film.

The Sony’s ICF-CL75iP is available for around £120

Handpresso Domepod

The new Handpresso Domepod is a portable, hand powered and eco-friendly espresso coffee maker, which now works with all of your favourite ground coffee, unlike previous models where you need special cartridges.

The big selling point of the Handpresso Domepod is it’s lightweight portability, meaning you don’t need a huge coffee machine to get the same great tasting results, not only that, but also the amount of money you’d save by not plugging in a huge espresso maker and using this eco alternative.

The Handpresso is good if you’re going camping, spending an afternoon fishing, having a picnic, going to a festival etc, all you need to make a real espresso is this machine.

Working the device is simple, all you do is use the hand pump to build some pressure up, fill up the Domepod with you’re ground coffee, place some hot water in the reservoir and press the pressure release button, easy.

It’s available now online for around £80

Race in a Case

The Race in a Case Slot Racing Track is a unique eco-friendly alternative to other classic head-to-head tabletop racing games. Instead of having to use mountains of batteries or plug in the mains and run up your electricity bills, the Race in a Case runs purely on wind-up power.

Its hand-cranked electricity and speed generator technology gives a player all the power and control in order to have more fun.

The main selling point of the product is its portability due to its lightweight design, it’s eco-friendly (the fact you can take it anywhere and don’t need to worry about finding a power supply) and there’s minimum assembly as it’s all contained in a hard heavy-duty plastic casing that you simply unfold.

The more you wind the controller, the more you accelerate, the less you decelerate or maintain speed. The aim is to beat your opponent and win by depending solely on your manual winding skills and self-control. Also included in the case are various decorations to spruce up your racetrack and make it look more realistic, i.e. a chequered flag, landscape backgrounds, fake starting line lights etc.

Race in a Case Racing Track will be available online from the 14th October from around £50.

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Must have for October: New iPod Nano

With FM radio and a new built-in video camera, the fifth generation iPod Nano is right out there with its sleekness and improved features. Comes in an array of colours depending on your taste and is available in 8gb/16gb models depending on how big you want it – although size isn’t every thing.

Price from £115.00

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