Gadgets – those glorious pieces of hardware which we covet so much. From mobile phones to laptops, cameras to kitchen tools, we cover ‘em here on Giz UK. Check this hub-page for all manner of news about these bank account-rinsing objects of desire.
As an adult I've grown to dislike the dry, cold winter months -- we're even under a drought warning right now -- but after gazing upon the serene beauty of this simple bottle-shaped humidifier, I no longer hate it. In fact, I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to hate again.
The electrical plug we have here in Britain is a bit of a beast. Yes it’s pretty safe, but does it have to be so freaking big? No it doesn’t, as proved by this concept design from back in 2009. Three years on, that concept has actually made it into the realms of reality and you can buy a version of it right now.
Taking inspiration from Lego, Minecraft, and good old-fashioned building blocks, the 8-Bit Builder goes slightly against his namesake with this 16-bit case mod honoring Hyrule's most-diminutive hero. But seriously, why is it a kid who's always saving the day?
Powered skateboards have been around since the early 90's, but they've always seemed to require extra components — from handheld throttles to Microsoft Kinect-based sensor arrays — that could never quite capture the feel of a conventional deck. The ZBoard, with an electric drivetrain and weight-sensor control system, could be the first to actually pull it off.
I prefer a clutter free kitchen, which means everything has to be hidden away, including wire whisks which are notoriously selfish at hoarding drawer space. At least until I replace mine with Ding3000's brilliantly simple compact collapsing Beater.
We’ve all been there. You just have to have that piece of tech right now, or you desperately need a new cable to hook up your monster sound system pre-party. But where do you get it if you just can’t be arsed to leave the house? Amazon’s no good, that takes a day, how about Maplin? It’s touting a fast new 90-minute delivery to the home service from the moment you click your mouse.
Have you ever taken pictures at the zoo? It's an exercise in futility. Your puny camera strains to see far-away beasts with their backs turned. Lame. But what if you could get them to come right up to you?
The PSP never exploded. The Nintendo 3DS is a letdown. Now it's 2012, and Sony has the chance for a clean start that'll put console-caliber games in your bag. It does — but does a pocketable console really make sense anymore?
Barbie has held many jobs, reflecting the aspirations of kids who dream of being dolphin trainers or architects. But what about kids who hope for cybernetic upgrades like LCD displays in their chest? Well there's a Barbie for that now too.
Conveyor belt toasters help restaurants keep up with the breakfast demand, but the compact QuikServe from WestBend is instead designed for home use using a motorized system to pull your bread through, toasting it in a mere 90 seconds.
We didn't exactly walk away impressed with Logitech's unorthodox Cube mouse, but the company's just-announced M600 features a more traditional form factor, bearing a striking resemblance to Apple's Magic Mouse as it also sheds buttons for a touch-friendly surface.
Logitech arguable makes the best mice you can buy. I guess it tires of doing so, as the Cube mouse-plus-PowerPoint-clicker is an ergonomic war crime and peripheral abomination. At least it's small enough to purge from memory.
Research has found that one in three UK adults has chucked an old gadget straight in the bin, missing out on an average £43.54 that could've been had if it had been recycled. We are burning £43.54 notes through laziness.