For techies: Ten gizmos programmed to thrill
By Jason Bradbury, 'The Gadget Show' presenter
Sunday 02 December 2007
1. Audio-book subscription, from 7.99 a month.
Huge catalogue of downloadable audio books. Includes an iShuffle (shown on Humax 9200TB) if you subscribe for a year.
Tel: 020 8956 2825, ww.audible.co.uk
2. 'My Horse and Me' and 'Big Brain Academy' for Nintendo Wii, 25 and 17 respectively
A horse-riding simulator for little equestrians and brain-tease game for anyone who likes a challenge.
3. Nintendo Wii , 179.99
Motion-sensitive gaming, from bowling to boxing. Enormous fun for all.
Tel: 0870 6060 247, http://uk.wii.com
4. Tefal Three-Second Kettle, 59.95
Near-instant brew for quick cuppas.
Tel: 08456 049 049, www.johnlewis.com
5. iPod Touch, from 199
Sublime music-playing, built-in Wi-Fi, innovative touch-sensitive screen.
T el: 0800 048 0408, www.applestore.co.uk
6. Gorillapod, 14.95
A mini, flexible tripod to secure your compact digital camera to anything.
Tel: 0844 922 1010, www.firebox.com
7. Humax 9200TB personal video recorder, 175
A Freeview box with bells on: series record, pause live TV, record one show, watch another, and 160GB hard drive.
Tel: 0870 247 8800, www.humaxdigital.com/uk
8. Mobile broadband, 10 a month
Stay connected via a USB modem.
Tel: 0800 358 6946, www.three.co.uk
9. Apple MacBook, from 699
The best portable computer you can buy at this price. But I advise you to spend an extra 120 and get the super-chic black one.
Apple, as before
10. Pleo, 250
A baby dinosaur robot from the makers of the Furby that develops a personality as you nurture it.
Tel: 01702 200 660, www.vividimaginations.co.uk
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