May 4, 2009
We’re big fans of hi-tech gadgets here at Zath and it’s always great to find a bargain or discount, so here’s another, this time it’s an IWOOT voucher code (5% off) offer which means that you can make a saving when ordering with ‘I Want One of Those‘ no matter what size order you’ve got.
IWOOT (as they are often know as by us gadget fans) or ‘I Want One of Those’ is one of the more established gadget retailers here on the Internet and one that I’ve used on many occasions to get some great gadgets that have entertained us for hours. If you haven’t heard or used them before, I’d suggest heading on over there and taking a look as they do have some great products and even have next day delivery.Continue reading »
April 25, 2009
First of all, I have to say that I think it’s great that Channel 5 TV programme, The Gadget Show has such a following and large number of viewers that a Gadget Show Live event like this was firstly planned and then very quickly sold out by the fans of the show – I think that says a lot about a large of people in the UK being quite tech-savvy and enjoying all types of gadgets that are out there.
This was first event that I’d attended of it’s type on behalf of Zath and was quite excited to see what was on show to the visitors of this event after seeing so many great shows on TV that take place in America, Japan etc.Continue reading »
March 27, 2009
I was always a big fan of the Airwolf TV series as kid, one of my favourites in fact, that coupled with the fact I’ve always liked helicopters meant that as soon as I saw this remote controlled (R/C) Airwolf helicopter, I knew that I just have to get one for old time’s sake alone!
Luckily it actually turns out to be a pretty good R/C helicopter too with some appropriately advanced features…in terms of model helicopters anyway! – Somewhat appropraite when you consider that Airwolf was an advanced helicopter in the TV series!Continue reading »
March 24, 2009
With the notable exception of the Wii, it is very rare that we associate gaming which physical exertion, and although you may be sweaty after playing, it probably doesn’t have anything to do with you actually moving. So you’d have thought that something designed to help fine tune your body for gaming would be a none starter; but you’d be wrong.
The Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: it exercises your hand so you can be better at gaming. It is essentially an elaborated glove with lots of springs attached meaning that in order to open your hand you need to pull your fingers on the springs.
It claims to be the only product on the market to perform with true biomechanical correctness, which allows you to stretch and build the muscles in your fingers, hands wrist and even elbow that have not previously been addressed by other products.Continue reading »
March 21, 2009
There is a word in the English language that describes many concepts very well: over-engineering. However, Poyan Mokhtarani evidently hasn’t heard of it and that is no surprise when you look at his Mercury in-line skate concept which brings skating to a whole new technical level.
Looking like a strange mix between a powerizer and a collection of train wheels these skates aim to create a more comfortable and efficient skating experience, and are doing this through a variety of engineering methods more usually seen in car safety systems than on a pair of shoes on wheels.
The idea behind this concept is to eradicate one of the biggest downsides of skating, and one that could well lead to medical issues. If you ride on skates over most surfaces (with the exception of very new concrete and ice) then you will find that the skates will experience vibrations that will in turn affect your ankle.Continue reading »
March 17, 2009
It’s true! The Sega Megadrive is to be re-released!
The same company who brought us the Portable Megadrive are the ones behind this amazing news. The new Megadrive will come with 15 games already pre-loaded onto the console with 2 pads.
To be honest, I’ve not heard of a few of these games and there’s no room for the original Sonic it seems, or other classics like Earthworm Jim (it’s a classic to me).Continue reading »
March 12, 2009
Only recently have I truly seen the how useful something like the BluePack iPhone/iPod Backup Battery Recharger might be. I recently bought an iPhone 3G PAYG and have been enjoying all the Internet-based apps and media features that it has to offer, however the one thing that all these various uses do is certainly drain the battery much quicker than if you were using it as an ‘old-fashioned’ mobile in which you only made calls and sent text messages.
Apple have improved the battery usage in the updates that have been made to the iPhone since it was originally released last summer, however I can imagine there will certainly be situations (such as when you’re travelling) where you could easily drain the battery within the course of a day’s intensive usage and this is where this handy gadget could come in rather useful…Continue reading »
February 28, 2009
As electronics get smaller and smaller, and we come to rely on our gadgets more and more the idea of implanting technology into our body becomes less of a fantasy (or nightmare depending on your point of view) and more of a reality. And although we are not at the stage of mainstream implanted chips yet, this new watch from Timex brings us one step closer.
By combining the nail and the watch (hence the painfully corny title!) Timex have come up with a way of making watches discrete and yet functional. The Timex nail watch sits on your thumb nail, and when you press on the top of this tiny device it lights up showing you the time and date.Continue reading »
February 21, 2009
RFID chips are nothing new: they have been around since the 1970s and are used for a wide variety of things from race timing to passports, and from libraries to human implants. However we don’t often see take a prominent place in the home, and considering their versatility there is definitely scope for it.
Violet have been looking at internet enabled devices for a while, so it is no surprise that they have decided to utilise the technology behind RFID chips. They have done this by creating the Mir:ror which allows you to interact with your computer using everyday devices.
At first glance this little device looks, unsurprisingly, like a mirror, with a nice ring of LEDs surrounding it giving it a nice friendly ambience. When you open the box you are confronted with the said mirror as well as two nano:ztag (I will explain in a minute!) mini rabbits and three small Ztamps (or for every normal person: stamp shaped RFID devices)Continue reading »
February 19, 2009
You may remember that we’ve previously featured Pleo in which we explained that he’s an autonomous, newly hatched herbivore dinosaur called a Camarasaurus – essentially a robot dinosaur that will wander around exploring and reacting to its environment – it’s fair to say I was initally a little sceptical about Pleo the Robotic Dinosaur.
In the past I’ve had a play with some of the previous robotic dinosaurs that have been on the market, such as the RoboRaptor which to be honest has never really impressed me as anything other than a short-lived novelty which I certainly soon got bored with…the question is whether the same can be said about Pleo, I’m pleased to say that there’s certainly a lot more to Pleo as a robot dinosaur than previous attempts at bringing back these long dead creatures in a robotic form.Continue reading »
February 14, 2009
Browsing the web, as you do, and came across this new little Poken gadget and was intrigued! It actually sounds like a good idea.
Poken is the new way to exchange contact details with all your chums, although you both need to have one for them to work. But they seem to be really simple to use. All you need to do is ‘High five’ you Poken’s together and your contact details are swapped via an RF connection and voila! You have your friends contact details.Continue reading »
February 12, 2009
Are you a big fan of Star Trek? Have you ever thought of typing using a Klingon Keyboard? Well now you can with this rather novel keyboard, it’s certainly a step up in the geek-factor from the one we covered in our recent World of Warcraft Keyboard review.
There’s always been various different Star Trek merchandise out there that you can customise your desktop with, but in the case of this Klingon Keyboard, it’s actually based on the best-selling Cherry G83-6000 keyboard with a PS/2 connection and a 105 key layout that has been customised with Klingon lettering and symbols.Continue reading »
February 10, 2009
As if this isn’t one of the coolest things you’ve ever seen!!!
I’m ashamed to say that I never actually owned Pop-Up Pirate as a kid. I did play it, but that doesn’t justify me not having my own copy of the great game!!
But I can now rectify that error with this Pop-Up Pirate USB Hub version of the popular game and it’d go very nicely on my desk.Continue reading »
January 28, 2009
What is it that a lot of our Hi-Tech Gadgets need? Well an awful lot of them are reliant on using traditional sized batteries as their power source and now Energizer have announced a new range of batteries called Energizer Advanced Lithium.
These Energizer Advanced Lithium batteries will provide more power not only for your Energizer bunny toys, but also for your latest hi-tech devices such as wireless gaming controllers and accessories, handheld gaming devices, MP3 players and digital cameras.Continue reading »
January 12, 2009
The idea of instant print photos has always captured (pun not intended!) the imagination, and the fun, quick, easy and practical cameras have always been fairly popular. In fact Polaroid cameras have been around for about 30 years, ever increasing in quality and decreasing in size. Yet you may have noticed that they haven’t ventured into the digital photo age yet: but that is about to change.
And who better to see this into the modern age than Polaroid who, since 1937 have been on the forefront of camera and film technology. Released at the CES, the PoGo Instant Digital Camera is the first of its type: it combines a digital camera with a small printer that will enable people to print their works of photographic art wherever they are.Continue reading »
January 11, 2009
Digital photo frames become very popular over the last couple of years as more and more people are taking lots of photos with their shiny new digital cameras. What with large memory cards being so cheap and digital cameras making it so easy to capture large numbers of photos, it means it’s now no longer feasible to be printing them all out, but at the same time you want to be able to show them off to people. That’s where digital photo frames provide the ideal solution, either like in this case, a traditional photo frame size or even a fridge magnet digital photo frame!
From when you first open the box, it doesn’t take long to get going with the CIBOX C107 digital photo frame, I’d say that’s a real benefit as it’s never good having to read a huge tome of a manual before being able to use the new toy you’ve just got. All you need to do is insert a memory card (that contains your photos) and then select the photo slideshow button on the remote control.Continue reading »
January 9, 2009
You may remember a few weeks back we talked about basic mobile phones, and how many people are opting for a mobile phone features detox when choosing their next phone. At the time we suggested the Nokia 1112 which offered simple features at a good price – a solid, simple and reliable phone. However if a cheap price is your aim then I may have found the cheap mobile phone deal for you, mainly because this one is free!
Obviously there is a catch, but is not one that puts too much of a downer on the offer, as it is something that you would get anyway. The phone in question is the Nokia 1650 Blue, which although has a FM radio and colour screen is other wise devoid of the features you would expect to see today. No camera, no Wi-Fi and no fancy touch screen; a simple phone for texting and calling.Continue reading »
January 6, 2009
If the Cybermen scared you, then get a load of this guy!
You can now buy the Cyber Leader Helmet from the Christmas 2008 Special of Doctor Who with built-in voice changer!Continue reading »
December 31, 2008
Now this is something I am definitely going to purchase!
Have you ever wanted to know how to create your own ‘Morph’ character? You the plasticine character that was featured on stop-motion animations on Tony Hart‘s Hartbeat TV show? Well you can now with this “My Own Morph” pack.
It contains 15 episodes of the popular TV show, and a DVD with instructions on how to create Morph and other characters with plasticine that never goes dry so you forever change the way that your morph looks.Continue reading »
December 30, 2008
Ever wanted to become Tony Stark? Or more specifically Iron Man and wear that amazingly colourful armour?
Well now you can start your very own collection with Iron Man’s ‘BETA’ helmet (or Mk 01) that he made from rocks and cockroaches whilst being held captive by the terrorists in the film.Continue reading »