The Ten Best: New gadgets
Thursday 10 August 2006
1. LG KG920 camera phone, free with contract
This is the first five-megapixel mobile, with autofocus and bags of features. Big, but good (£499.99 handset only).
www.carphonewarehouse.com; 0800 925 925
2. Dualit Marmite Toaster, £115
The classic Dualit toaster has been released in a special Marmite logo-embossed version. A design icon that toasts as reliably as ever.
www.dualit.com; 01293 652 500
3. Intempo Digital PP01 DAB radio, £109.99
A very slim, easily portable digital radio, with a built-in rechargeable battery giving 20 hours' listening.
www.intempodigital.com; 0161-828 5248
4. SoundTraveller speaker, £45
A micro-speaker that's a good holiday companion for your iPod. One battery gives 12 hours of play. www.powertraveller.com; 01420 542980
5. Nintendo DS Lite, £99.99
The latest Nintendo handheld is a triumph. It's beautifully designed, and smaller, but the screens are the same size and much brighter.
www.nintendods.com; 08706 060 247
6. Oregon Scientific UV Monitor, £19.99
Love sun, hate sunburn? This tells you how long your skin type should be exposed to those fierce rays.
www.oregonscientific.co.uk; 08712 221 966
7. Humax HDCI-2000 satellite receiver, £299
If you want to watch free-to-air satellite channels, including high definition ones like BBC HD, this box connects to a satellite dish so you can.
www.humaxdigital.com; 08702 478 800
8, Nikon D80, £899.99
A 10.2 megapixel beauty, this SLR is noticeably smaller than its predecessor, the D70. It is full of features like onboard red-eye removal.
www.nikon.co.uk; 0800 230 220
9. ION USB turntable, £119.95
Give your old vinyl a digital whirl. Connect this to your PC or Mac and convert the tracks into MP3s etc. www.iwantoneofthose.com; 08702 411 066
10 Slingbox, £200
Sling Media's new box means that you can watch British TV when you are away from home, even abroad. You need broadband and a computer.
www.slingmedia.com; 02072 940 157
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