Tokyo Flash reveal breathalyzer watch concept

Tokyo Flash are back with another crazy watch idea to make your wrist-wear a talking piece as well as a time piece. One for those who rightfully fear the dangers of drinking and driving, the watch comes equipped with…

The Kindle is not a gadget, says Amazon

People don't buy Kindle e-readers because they are gadget buffs; "the reason people choose the device is that they love reading," Amazon's vice president of Kindle Content, Russ Grandinetti, said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. It's taken…

Ion Twin Video Camcorder features two-way/twin lens recording

Here's a novel new approach to camcorders. The Ion Twin Video features two cameras which record simultaneously in two back-to-back directions, producing a picture-in-picture recording. It looks quite a lot like the Flip, hooking up to a PC via USB,…

Pure launches DAB Sirocco 150 dock/radio


Strapping an iPod dock to your audioware has been a no-branier for a little while but getting Apple to certify your product as “Works with iPhone” is a good bit of one-upmanship from Pure. Ladies, gentlemen and DAB freaks, meet the Sirocco 150 mini-system designed with digital music in mind.

It’s got SD and USB slots, as well as the dock, for playback of MP3 and WMV files. No specific mention of AACs, so I can only assume that that’s through pod/phone only action. Naturally, it takes CDs too and, of course, there’s DAB provided you can actually pick anything up where you live.

The unit offers 25 Watts RMS and each speaker has a 4″ mid bass and a 1.5″ tweeters. It’s out in June for £149.99 and, whatever you feelings may be about compressed music files and digital radio, you have to admit the Pure Sirocco 150 hits aesthetically.

Not sure why they left the dock as an external plug in seeing as it’s a main feature. Probably something to do with internal space in the main box. How’s that for some benefit of the doubt?


Hexbug: Robotic scurrying insect wants to be your friend


Forget useful accessories for your desk and instead invest in one or more of these funky little critters.

The Hexbug is a little creepy-crawly robot (6 x 5 x3.5cm in fact) with touch sensors on its feelers and a built-in microphone. Upon hearing a loud noise it will scurry away in the opposite direction, and any time it makes contact with something it will step back from it…

Plug mug, stops office-based mug theft


Do you have a mug problem in your office? Where some tosser always steals your mug from the cupboard just as you *really* need a soothing cup of tea? Well here’s your answer.

The Plug Mug, from IWOOT, has a removable plug in it that you can keep on your keyring and only apply when you’re drinking. That way, it’s useless to anyone else. It’s dishwasher safe and everything.

Yours for just £10, available right now.

Plug Mug (via Technabob)