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Useful Gadget of the Week: Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp

Bit of a change of from the norm this week, and in danger of entering the world of interior design! The guys from Inateck sent us one of their new Tomons DL1001 adjustable lamps to take a look. The unit arrived folded up into quite a neat box and required some minor assembly, 3 wing nuts to do […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Energenie 30 Minute Run Down Timer Plug

Over complicating stuff can be something of a habit with some home automators but sometimes the KISS principal is best observed. Here’s a gadget that should be a cheaper and more reliable way of automatically turning off those devices we always worry about leaving on… The Rundown Timer is perfect for those of us who leave the […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: 19-Inch Rack Vertical Wall Mount Bracket

I needed a 24 port switch mounted in a tight space against a wall recently and got this useful bracket to do the job. The StarTech 19-Inch Steel Vertical Wall Mount Equipment Rack Bracket (RK119WALLV) allows network devices, power strips and patch panels etc to be mounted vertically against a wall to save space. It can also […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Belkin Mains Multi Surge + USB Charging Ports

A.B.C. Always Be Charging. We’re always on the lookout for good charging tech. Here’s a range of Belkin surge protectors that are available with either 1, 2 or 8 mains sockets plus 2 built in USB charging ports (2.4 amps shared). The 2-way unit looks particularly hotel-room friendly (checkout our Essential Travel Tech), and should be ideal for your […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Dimmable Megaman 6 Watt GU10 LED Bulbs

You could spend days trawling on-line forums reading opinions on LED light bulbs. There’s such a vast range of quality, price and colours to look at, and that’s before you get into dimming performance. Some time ago I asked an installer friend to recommend a bulb for us to replace the halogen GU10’s in our kitchen. From his […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Range Extender

Part of the attraction of the Z-Wave system is its ‘Mesh Network’ capability. Each wireless device can act like a little repeater, receiving packets not meant for it but passing them on, hence growing the effecting range of the originating device and helping the message get through. However there can still be areas around your home where […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Smartphone Car Mount

Since getting my big-ass phone (update: I’ll never go back to a smaller screen) I needed something suitable to hold it in my car. My affliction with always trying to get the best tool for the job means I have to research these things to the nth degree, but I’m glad I did as there’s a […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth Receiver

Inateck sent us one of these little Bluetooth receivers to check out and it could just be the gadget you’re looking for to breath new life into your old HiFi or have your headphones in less of a tangle. The Inateck BR1001 is a tiny 4cm square Bluetooth 3.0 receiver. It ships with a nice short 10cm Micro USB charging […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck 3 Port USB 3 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet

The Inatech HBU3VL3-4 is a little (110 x 32 x 20mm) 3 port USB 3.0 hub that incorporates an RJ45 socket for Gigabit Ethernet. Aimed squarely at the ultrabook user the short 30cm cable is a welcomed way to keep on-dek clutter to a minimum, although you’ll probably need a USB extension lead to use with […]

Useful Gadget of the Week: Remote Control Colour Changing LED Light Bulb

Here’s a gadget that could be a hit over the holidays.  The Auraglow is an inexpensive remote control colour changing 10W LED lightbulb that’s available in B22 Bayonet or E27 Screw fittings. Tell yourself you bought it for its energy-saving properties, then burn it all night changing colours (and moods) as you please. While there are […]