Are security concerns and high costs to blame for slow smart home take up?

While a new survey suggests disappointing growth, a new generation is set to embrace the benefits of the hi-tech home. Chris Price reports Despite an increased awareness of what a smart home actually is, uptake for smart home technology still remains surprisingly low. At least that’s one of the key findings of a national survey…

Never-ending al fresco laptop sessions (if you can find any sunshine)

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This environmentally-friendly laptop charger means the end for your battery letting you down whilst working outside. In fact, to call it a ‘laptop charger’ does it a disservice, since it can also be used to charge pretty much anything, from your iPod to your mobile, with the use of the correct adaptor.

It appears reasonably large, which might rather put you off lugging it round merely to charge your iPod, but if there’s any reason you and your laptop need to be outside for a considerable length of time, this charger could well come in handy.