Looking for that little gift for someone, or an extra to go in a stocking? Here’s a few ideas that won’t break the bank…
Anyone addicted to their iPad, smartphone or Kindle will like this SMARTball from Stabilo, which doubles up as a stylus. A neat idea for £10.49 from Amazon and stationers.
Getting tangled up in your earphone wires is a hazard many of us face, especially if we’re struggling in a crowded train to sort out hats, scarves, bags and whatever on the daily commute. That’s why these neat Thumbs Up zip earphones are such a clever idea. They zip up as far as you want them to, so that the wires won’t get caught up in your coat, pockets, or with other people! You can also unzip them if you want to share music with a friend, They come in black, red and pink, include two sizes of silicone ear tip and cost £12.99 from Thumbs Up
Here’s something for parents of young children – the Toddler B-Lock Case is a stylish cover that cleverly protects your iPhone from being tampered with by inquisitive fingers. Designed by an Australian dad, the B-Lock simply clips on within seconds and comes in a range of colours including stylish black and white. The B-Lock can stay on your phone whether you are at work or play. A simple click of the case will protect the Home Button should you pass your precious phone to someone small for a few minutes to keep them entertained.
Used in conjunction with the free Toddler App, also available from The Toddler Design Company, children can watch cartoons and other Apps. They can also scroll through their photos and videos but won’t be able to delete them or send anything unknowingly.
The Toddler B-Lock Case is available through www.TheToddlerApp.com at £9.35 plus postage.
You could treat a friend or family member to some apps for Christmas. For students or anyone who enjoys classic literature, how about the Explore Shakespeare apps from Cambridge University Press, which let you read, listen and interact with the characters and text. Cambridge University Press’s definitive versions of the text have been reimagined for iPad, with illuminating visuals, helpful commentary and a compelling audio performance. The first two apps cover Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth and they cost £9.99 each from the App Store.
Getting ready for a Christmas party after work is fun, but who wants to cart round a big bottle of perfume to squirt on at the end of the day. That’s why this clever gadget has been devised – it attached to all perfume bottles so that you can take your favourite scent with you wherever you go – great for taking on holiday too. The Flo is a neat little 4.7ml atomiser that comes in glossy silver, black or pink. It costs £9.99 from Boots and John Lewis.