For techies: Ten gizmos programmed to thrill

By Jason Bradbury, 'The Gadget Show' presenter

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.

www.amazon.co.uk

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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