Home & Garden Gadgets

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Dremel Micro, the World’s smallest handyman

By David Martin,

The latest in DIY gadgetry has surfaced in the form of the Dremel Micro – designed to be like a multi-purpose drill with an adaptable head to suit many tasks. With just 250gr it is packed with a Lithium-ion battery fitted with a… Read article

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Neato Botvac robotic vacuum cleaners: What the critics think

By Gabrielle Pickard,

It’s uncanny how a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners either wittingly or unwittingly gave a new verb to the English speaking world to describe the chore of vacuuming. “Hoover up” became the chosen verb, rather than “Dyson up” or “Numatic the… Read article

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Review round-up: iRobot Scooba 450

By Shem Pennant,

We live in a world with robots. And we make them scrub our floors. Whilst you let that absurdity settle, consider the new Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot from the creators of the home robot category iRobot. Like its carpet… Read article

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Top 5 gardening gadgets for Spring 2014

By Ian Barker,

As the icy fingers of winter begin to relax their grip and the daffodils poke their heads up only to get battered down by the gales, it’s inevitable that we begin to turn our thoughts towards the garden. Depending on… Read article

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Smart locks – threatening keys into extinction?

By Gabrielle Pickard,

It’s true, keys are so last year. ITProPortal says it and so do we. The savvy way to lock your home and remain secure is with a smart lock. With a couple of taps on your smartphone or the click of a… Read article

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iGrill2: the Bluetooth ‘smart meat thermometer’

By Shem Pennant,

CES is upon us and device manufacturers are falling over themselves, eager to present the latest greatest in tech. But whilst we like to look at larger and larger television screens and faster computers, we really get excited when companies… Read article

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Dyson Hard – a treat for hard surfaces?

By Neil Cumins,

Having previously developed a range of attachments and accessories to tackle the unique cleaning challenges posed by hard surfaces, vacuum specialist Dyson has today launched a new product specifically designed to help people with hard floors in their homes. Rather… Read article

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Colapz, the UK’s first folding garden watering can

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Like shears and lawnmowers, watering cans are an irrefutably necessary gardener’s tool. Despite the somewhat hoary ubiquitous popularity of watering cans, it has to be said that unless you’ve got an ample-sized shed, these big and bulky items take up… Read article

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Review: “Tea Maker” from Sage by Heston Blumenthal

By Geoff Bowen,

While wandering the vast floors of CES 2013, we came across a British company that was showcasing a prototype of an innovative pod-based tea maker – watch the video here. While tea makers are not a new concept (eBay lists… Read article