Gadgets Review - October 2018

by BTM

Mon, 01 October 2018

Star Trek Wireless Vulcan Earbuds

This gadget is colour-matched to Spock’s Vulcan skin tone, set with an in-line microphone and one-click button for multi-use: answering calls, adjusting volume, controlling music. Includes earphone, three sets of silicone ear tips, and USB charging cable. Compatible with Bluetooth-running devices.
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Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote

This advanced infrared remote from Doctor Who learns control codes from virtually any normal remote controller. Using simple movements, you can use this gadget to control your devices. Rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise to adjust the volume on your stereo, gesture the Sonic Screwdriver up or down to change TV channels. With three memory banks and 13 gestures, you can store up to 39 remote control codes. Recommended use for ages 14 plus.
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8Bitdo DPad USB Hub

This gadget includes a DPad-shaped USB hub and micro-USB cable, three ports, with a maximum transfer speed of 480 Mbps. The directional arrows light up when a device is connected, showcasing the flow of power.
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Christmas Story Leg Lamp String Lights

Just like any normal string of holiday lights, except each bulb is covered with a replica of the major award that Mr Parker from A Christmas Story wins. Includes 10-foot light string, 10 legs per string with real fabric fringe on the lampshades, four replacement incandescent bulbs and one fuse. Intended for indoor and outdoor use.
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NES Cube Speaker

Rock out with this NES-inspired retro cube speaker. With its directional pad-styled controls on the top you’re sure to show off your geek style. Left and right control the volume while up and down control power and play/pause functionality. Additionally, it has an eight-hour battery life so you can blast music all day.
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Apple Watch Series 4

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the first major design overhaul of the timepiece since its debut. The watch’s screen now goes nearly edge to edge, thanks to a larger display with rounded edges. There are also two new sizes, 40mm and 44mm, and the larger display, which is 30 per cent bigger, lets the watchOS 5 show more information through Apple’s built-in app complications. Apple is also overhauling the hardware inside its Apple Watch, including a new built-in EKG scanner. Additionally, Apple is using a new dual-core 64-bit S4 processor, custom designed by the company’s silicon team to improve performance.
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The Keyboard Waffle Iron

Why serve boring old waffles when you can have a geeky keyboard-shaped waffle? Just throw the keyboard waffle iron on a stovetop or oven and you’ll have a nerdy breakfast in no time.
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Keychain iPhone Charger

It’s always a pain to have a low battery on your iPhone, especially in case of an emergency. This keychain lightning charger comes with a plug, so you’ll be able to charge anywhere with an outlet. Great for the traveller on the go who always needs their phone.
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The Laundry Lasso

Keep your laundry room mildew free with the Laundry Lasso. Keeping your washer door propped open is a no brainer but can be annoying with it flopping around, the laundry lasso takes hold of your washer’s door to get it slightly cracked. That way you never have to worry about having a mouldy washing machine.
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Star Trek Phaser Remote Replica

Recreated from 3D laser scans, this gadget is a full-functioning programmable remote control in which you can store up to 36 gestures. It includes the Phaser I, which functions as a standalone gesture-based universal remote control, and also slots into its Phaser II pistol-grip base. It has built-in lithium polymer batteries that are recharged using the included USB cable, and comes with a specially designed protective case with hidden magnet. 
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