Dyson DC47 €399.99
TECH TOOLS:The Dyson DC47 is small but powerful. Based on the Dyson Ball design, it has Dyson’s latest technology two-tier radial cyclones – smaller cyclones that work on getting all the dust and other microscopic nasty bits out of your carpets. The reasoning behind the technology is that the smaller the cyclones, the faster they spin and the more dirt and dust they’ll be able to remove.
The end result is that you get cleaner carpets without any extra effort on your part. It is also more compact and lighter than its predecessors, so not only is it easier to move around the house, it is also easier to store.
It looks a bit odd, but the NanoLight is very useful. The lightbulb claims to be the world’s most energy efficient, using 12 watts of electricity to produce the same light as a 100-watt incandescent bulb.
However it doesn’t have the same problems that other low-energy competitors have: it turns on instantly and it doesn’t heat up to the same degree so there is less chance of the bulb malfunctioning due to overheating.
It is a kickstarter project for now, but the bulbs are expected to ship later this year.
Powercase for Samsung Galaxy S3 €47
There are plenty of battery cases for the iPhone, but this Powercase is actually aimed at the Samsung Galaxy S3. It adds a little extra to the weight and size of your device, but not enough to bother you much. And the benefits are worth it.
It add about six hours to your web surfing or 11 to your talk time if you are only using the phone for voice calls. Standby time is boosted to 700 hours. As an added bonus, it also protects your shiny S3 from bumps and breaks, with extra protection for your port and plugs.
Equation watch $30
Finding it too easy to tell the time with digital watches? Feel like analogue doesn’t present enough of a challenge?
Then the Equation Watch should get the grey matter working. Instead of hours, it has equations that add up to that hour. So instead of 10 past 12, it is 10 past the square root of 144. And so on.
Definitely one for the maths fan and probably not recommended for those who have nightmares about Leaving Cert maths papers.
It also happens to be water resistant.