Christmas morning arrives, you've unwrapped a brand spanking new copy of Modern Warfare 3 and are just settling down for a marathon session of Skyrim. But alas! With all the family around, the sofas are full, and the room is…

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Gerald LynchCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Best Gaming Chairs

Top 10 Gaming Chairs for the super-geeky

Winter shadows loom, the nights are drawing in, Christmas is just around the corner and you've got a brand new copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops waiting to be fired up. Beer in one hand, can of Pringles in…

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Gerald LynchTop 10 Gaming Chairs for the super-geeky

Eyeball clock makes you cross-eyed at 3:45pm


I want one. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells the time with a pair of constantly rotating eyeballs. The left eye represents hours, and the right one the minutes. At 12 hours or 60 minutes, the eyeballs look up, at 6 hours or 30 minutes they look down, and so on.

It’s just a concept design, sadly, but it’s still awesome. It couldn’t that hard to knock together yourself either, surely. Just take apart one of those clock kits and stick some big black circles to it, then mount it in a nice frame. I think I’ll have a word with CraftCrafty.

Mike Mak (via Technabob)

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Duncan GeereEyeball clock makes you cross-eyed at 3:45pm

LED chairs – for the nu-rave regent


There’s no accounting for taste, is there? The fruit of designer Philippe Boulet’s loins, these Léon and Max chairs light up in different colours thanks to colour-changing LEDs within the seats.

Though given that it looks like they’re made out of solid plastic, I suspect comfort’s taking a back seat here. Would you buy these? No, not as a joke, for real? Let us know in the comments.

Collection LOUIS DIXMIL (via Technabob)

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Duncan GeereLED chairs – for the nu-rave regent

Take on burglars… dark ages style


The world is on alert tonight after intelligence reports have suggested that the Vikings may be coming back and launching a new wave of attacks. Unlike the only partially successful invasion 1300 years ago, this time it looks as though the hoards may have a new trick up their sleeves. From the country that brought us IKEA comes a new high-concept bedside table that can transform in moments to a battle ready club and shield (some assembly required).

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James O'MalleyTake on burglars… dark ages style

Spectral GB intros Catena home entertainment furniture range


Assuming you’ve still got some cash left after forking out on all that home cinema gear, consider installing it on Spectral’s latest furnishing masterpiece rather than plonking it on some home-assembly tat from MFI.

Spectral GB’s Catena cabinets offer maximum support for flat screen TVs on a pivoting T-mount, while all the other hi-fi components can be stored alongside. There’s plenty of room for DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, as well…

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Andy MerrettSpectral GB intros Catena home entertainment furniture range

Sony intros BRAVIA Theatre integrated TV stand: RHT-G500


Sony has announced its new “Home theatre in a stand” system designed to be used with 32-40 inch BRAVIA TVs, though unlikely to self-destruct if you deign to put a different brand of flat screen telly on it.

It’s a 3:1 system, featuring centre, left, and right speakers and a subwoofer built in to the stand, and it used S-Force PRO Front Surround technology to offer virtual surround sound without the need for rear speakers and the near-obligatory trailing wires…

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Andy MerrettSony intros BRAVIA Theatre integrated TV stand: RHT-G500

Currys stops selling energy-guzzling patio heaters

patio_heater.jpgCurrys, ever keen to announce that they’ve stopped selling something that’s either unfashionable or environmentally unfriendly, has told the British public that they’ll no longer be stocking patio heaters in any of their stores.

According to recent reports, using a patio heater for two hours produces the same amount of carbon dioxide as a car produces on an average day, adding 380,000 tonnes to Britain’s annual CO2 emissions.

Given the Great British weather, it’s no surprise that many people have decided to install outdoor heaters, particularly as a certain genre of DIY / home improvement telly programmes have encouraged doing wonderful and expensive things in the garden.

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Andy MerrettCurrys stops selling energy-guzzling patio heaters