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.
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.
After an airbag deploys it's not like you can just cram it back into your steering wheel and carry on. They have to be cut out and replaced, which gives MariClaRo the materials it uses to create this lovely backpack.
Microphones can't discriminate what they hear, which can lead to noisy conversations if you're careening down a snowy hill. But by picking up the vibrations in your skull while you talk, Buhel's new SpeakGoggle G33s promise to clearly decipher every word.
This reflexology massager promises to reduce stress and discomfort from prolonged typing, but I'd be a little hesitant about sticking my hand inside its mysterious dark opening. Five fingers go in, but who knows how many will come out?
Ah February, the month of romance and nightmarish sex injuries. But if you want to skip the chocolate mousse and hospital bills this year, you might think about giving your Valentine a gadget. Here's the best of the past month (or so):
The Nikon Coolpix P310 is another point and shoot—except it's completely gorgeous. The boxy design is a matte slate of black perfection. Everyone line is clean, every centimetre accounted for; every button well-placed. Make more things like this.
The Little Big Disk is simply the fastest way to backup your data you've ever used. But it's also, finally, a delivery on Apple's promise that Thunderbolt would do crazy things to our tech lives. That promise came true.
Call it tacky. Call it garish. Call it naff, if you must. Call it whatever you want, but this is the most unnecessarily amazing charger for iPhone and iPad ever created by humankind. It glows with electric blue light and it is animated!
Mimobot has been doing the character-based flash drive thing for a while now, focusing on superheroes and other fictional personalities. But their new Legends of Mimobot Series will instead feature the "stars of the human race," starting with Albert Einstein.
It is a crime against humanity, at least those who cook, that Meike Harde's beautiful Quix handheld mixer only exists as a concept prototype. Because it somehow improves upon every one I've ever used with a design that's actually simpler.