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)

Sat Nag – the entirely useless in-car navi-comp gift that somehow keeps on giving


“In 100 meters, I’m going to talk to you in that special voice, which should let you know you’ve upset me in some way that is bound to be your fault,” so says the Sat Nag which shows you’ll never need to be without your partner again as you struggle to find your way on the road.

Yes, your car journey will never be devoid of the wonderful feelings of anger, frustration and near-on divorce. Just pop the Sat Nag on your dash and your marriage will feel right on track even if your way through the traffic isn’t. Absolutely no GPS use whatsoever but an incredibly patronising female voice…

Shiny Video Review: Hyde Park Robot Wars!

Last week Gary and I toured London’s Soho sex shops, this week we regressed to our ten-year-old selves and battled in the famous Hyde Park. I present you with…


Featuring Pleo the dinosaur, available from IWOOT for £249, the Meccano Spykee Micro also from IWOOT for £19.99, and the iRobot Roomba which is available for around £135.

So, who won in this bloody battle? I’ll tell you what, it certainly wasn’t our pride, which was wounded and is lying in a pool of blood somewhere in a central London park….

IWOOT's Dynamo keyboard powers your PC the harder you type, with kinetic energy


I Want One Of Those doesn’t just offer robots and r/c lederhosen toys, you know! Their latest product to hit the virtual shelves should please our Hippyshopper editor, as it’s the most eco-friendly keyboard around. You can tell by the soft green glow, innit.

When typing on the Dynamo keyboard from IWOOT, the kinetic energy produced from your usage is transferred to your PC, and stored as electricity which, in true eco-friendly form, powers the whole unit. You don’t even have to plug your PC into a socket! It’s the ultimate way of using your desktop wirelessly, where you can the maximum performance of your hulking beast, but used just like a laptop….

Top 5 choc-tastic and egg-citing Easter gadgets

IT'S Easter this weekend – so what better way to celebrate than with CHOCOLATE! Yes, it's the one time of the year we can all over-indulge without being accused of pigging out, well, assuming you don't go overboard and raid Woolworths on Monday for all those bargain-basement eggs that didn't sell in time for Easter Sunday.

Not that I've ever done that you understand (but you can get some egg-cedingly cheap deals). Oh no, the puns and jokes have started. Anyway, to help you get in the mood, here's our Tech Digest Top 5 Easter-related gadgets to get you really egg-cited. Sorry…

Colour your faucets crazy with the IWOOT glow flow tap


There’s a strange obsession here at Tech Digest, for taps with coloured LED lights. Yes, I don’t understand it either, but at least the diehard faucet fanboys can now rejoice that the UK market has not been left out of the lucrative affordable-coloured-taps world.

The above contraption turns your stream of water into a coloured ‘waterfall’ according to retailer I Want One Of Those, and due to the inbuilt temperature sensor, it changes between red and blue depending on whether your kids are wasting hot or cold water that hour.

At £14.99, you could afford…

Save your old 35mm film negatives with IWOOT's digital film scanner

It’s a sad state of affairs when you open all your office draws, looking for a USB stick, and all you can find are old film negative cannisters. Anyone born before 1990 is guilty of this (and a whole lot more), I’m sure.

I Want One Of Those has just added a new wondrous gadget to their virtual shelves, the digital film scanner. Convert those old 35mm negatives and mounted slides into…