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Fresh Design Ideas: CableKeeps gadget cord organiser by Nice

Monday, July 8th, 2013

How to organise gadget cables

Tidy up unsightly cables from your iPhone, iPod, iPad or iPad Mini and get them organised, with these well designed CableKeeps.

Designed by James Young and Christine Park from Nice, the CableKeeps offer aquatic themed cable management solutions for Apple products. The colourful designs feature subtle fishy themes, including whale and squid designs.

Nice Ink UK cable cord storageApple gadget cable cord storage

A set of two cable organisers, featuring the Ink design (suitable for use with iPhone, iPod and iPad Mini) and the Gulp design (designed for use as an iPad CableKeep) are currently on offer at Fab for £15.50 (normally priced at £21). Or each is available to buy individually, in a range of colours, for just £8.50 each.

Wireless slimline bamboo bluetooth speaker

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Bargain bluetooth home speaker

Stylish bamboo speaker

A speaker that does away with dangling, unsightly wires is definitely a good move in our book.

This slimline bluetooth speaker ticks the wireless box, but also brings with it a great design too.

The speaker is encased in distinctive bamboo wood and looks sleek and stylish. It works up to 10m away and can be recharged.

What’s more, the brilliant bamboo bluetooth speaker is currently half price in the sale at Cox and Cox.

There are lots more bargains to be had in their sale, which runs until Sun 28th October. If you’ve not looked at their site for a while, we recommend a browse, as its sporting a fresh new re-design.

Fresh design concept: TV concealing aquarium

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Innovative TV furniture tank

Hide your TV in a tank

Looking for a way to hide or disguise your TV? How about a TV concealing aquarium?

This clever design innovation enables a TV to be completely hidden from view at the click of a button.

At first, the TV is above the fish tank, but when you’ve watched enough and don’t want your TV on display, it slides down into a hidden cavity in the tank, so you can instead enjoy the peaceful view of swimming fish.

The TV concealing aquarium was created by inventor and furniture designer, David Free, from the company Picture House and it’s an unusual piece of TV furniture that offers a new slant on TV disguises.

The tank is available to order in three different finishes and a choice of 16 colours. Most sizes of TV can be accommodated by the tank and, as well the TV hiding mechanism, there are three other concealed equipment storage spaces – one for hiding the filter, one for home cinema equipment and a third for general storage purposes.

If you want to see the tank in action, there’s one on display at Romsey World of Water in Hampshire.

Fab Friday Bargain: Sony Bravia HD 3D LED TV

Friday, May 18th, 2012
Sony Bravia KDL-40EX723 3D TV

Sony Bravia 3D TV

Keen to upgrade your TV and try 3D? Here’s a Fab Friday bargain that’s available for today only.

M&S have a 40″ Sony Bravia KDL-40EX723 full HD, 3D and LED TV on offer as their Deal of the Day. Usually priced at £599, if you buy it today you can save £120, as it’s reduced down to £479.

The stylish and sleek contemporary TV can be mounted on the wall if you wish and connected to wireless Internet, plus it comes with two USB ports, four HDMI connections and one scart connection.

To take advantage of this Sony Bravia TV deal, head over to Marks and Spencer.

Deal of the Day: UFO iPod dock half price

Friday, January 6th, 2012
Apple ipod home docking technology

Dock your ipod

M&S have a great, one-off special deal for all gadget lovers today – the UFO iPod dock is on sale for half price.

The black iPod docking station, which is UFO shaped, is perfect for recharging your iPod, or listening to music in a variety of rooms. It’s also got an FM tuner built in and an alarm clock, so you could use it to wake you up in the morning.

It’s normally priced at £69, but if you catch it quick, you can snap it up for only £34.50.

MoviePeg iPhone stand

Friday, September 16th, 2011

MoviePeg iphone home accessoryUsing your iphone as a stand up clock

If you’re an iPhone fan and frequently use your phones at home, be it for following recipes on cooking apps, reading the news, watching films or using your phone as a clock, here’s a simple but clever solution to ensure your iPhone stands up properly on all occasions.

The MoviePeg is a nifty little gadget that slots into the side of your iPhone (apparently they work with iPad’s too) and automatically ensures it’s propped up securely vertically or horizontally and won’t fall over.

Designed and made by Beep Industries Limited, the MoviePeg is available in a wide choice of colours and costs only £4.99.

iMusic wireless pillow: music to help you sleep

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
i-music mp3 home technology wireless pillow

Musical pillow

Has anyone tried one of these wireless iMusic pillows? I’m highly tempted to give it a go!

As someone who sometimes has to resort to sticking in headphones and listening to music to drown out certain noise at  night, it’s not always the most comfortable way of drifting off to sleep. The earplugs can be uncomfortable lying on your side, and I invariably wake up tangled up with cables.

So this iMusic pillow sounds like the perfect solution. The pillow offers all the benefits of an MP3 player, without the hassle of wires and earplugs. It works wirelessly and has an inbuilt speaker in the pillow, so that you can listen discretely and comfortably.

It can even transpit audio from a TV, so you can watch your favourite TV show in bed, with the sound coming from your pillow rather than the TV set.

It all sounds very clever. If you want to try it out too, the iMusic wireless pillow costs £29.99 from I Want One of Those.

Roberts Revival Union Jack DAB radio

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Union Jack home interior design radio

Patriotic radio design

We’ve had the Orla Kiely DAB radio, so now here’s a Union Jack inspired radio!

This jaunty design is perfect if you fancy adding some jolly colours into your home, and want to embrace your patriotic side.

The Roberts RD60 DAB Union Jack radio may have all the classic styling from the famous retro radio, but beneath the exterior you’ll find state-of-the-art technological ability.

The battery lasts for up to 120 hours and the auto tune features helps you effortlessly find all your favourite radio stations.

This colourful red, white and blue Union Jack DAB radio is available to purchase from John Lewis.

Union Jack designs have featured in various other home and interior products that we’ve previously featured – click here for more ideas.

Orla Kiely Pure Evoke Mio DAB radio

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Designer DAB Orla Kiely radio

Orla Kiely DAB radio

The classic multicolour stem print, by designer Orla Kiely, works effectively across so many different products, including mugs, cushions, bath mats and duvet covers. Amazingly, it looks right at home on this DAB radio, too.

The PURE Evoke Mio DAB radio has been emblazoned by Orla Kiely’s signature stem petal motif, giving it a modern retro feel. The radio can pick up numerous DAB stations, as well as FM radio, plus it has a USB port and can be used with an iPod, MiniDisc or portable music player.

If this is radio of choice for your kitchen, then there’s also a useful timer alarm function, that could be used as a kitchen timer. If you’d like music to accompany you as you move around your home, then the radio runs on a rechargeable batterty, or it could of course just be plugged in and left in one place.

The Orla Kiely PURE Evoke Mio DAB radio is available to purchase from John Lewis, where it’s priced at £149.

Reconditioned transparent 746 working telephone

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
See through telephone from Pedlars

Funky transparent phone

Ever wished you could see what’s going on inside your telephone? When you’re making calls, or waiting for the phone to ring, this funky telephone allows you to peek inside at its inner workings.

The transparent telephone is a reconditioned and refurbished 746 model. Originally used in telephone exchanges, there are now less than 100 of these phones available, or so say Pedlars.

The phone has been refurbished inside and out and is fully compatible with modern BT phone services – all you need to do is plug it in and you’re away.

To get your hands on a reconditioned transparent 746 telephone, head over to Pedlars, where they’re available for £145.

 
 
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