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 charge level indicator to let you know how much battery you have left before charging it over a tea break.
The DC motor speeds along between 5000 to 25000 RPM so you will struggle to keep up. It is cordless and comes with a charging docking station that will keep it charged and ready to go on your workbench. It comes with 35 Dremel attachments and accessories including EZ SpeedClic that makes changing accessories hassle free.The Dremel Micro is equipped with an LED light to illuminate your working area. It handles very easily with a stream line shape and a good grip, intended to be held like a pencil. From inserting screws to polishing ornaments, this tool has you covered.
The Micro is incredibly compact and will afford you plenty of space saved in your work-shed. With this tool you can do almost anything within the realms of DIY – cutting, etching, carving, grinding, engraving (including glass) and if you run out of inspiration or do not know how to use it the Dremel website is packed with video tutorials and examples to keep you busy.
But what about the price? Dremel announced the Micro to start at retail at £110, and and that is perhaps the tool’s only drawback. However, this all-round tool will save you that much money the cost is essentially a trade-off. It will be available through Amazon.co.uk, Dremel-Direct.com and Tool-shop.co.uk as well as DIY stores from 1st September 2014.
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Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 Have you been a Call of Duty widow this year? Well, you might not want to encourage him – but if you are feeling indulgent, how about the Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 – the official gaming keyboard for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which has six programmable G keys and night-vision green LED blacklighting. The Logitech Laser Mouse G9X – the official gaming mouse for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 – has hand speeds up to 165 inches a second, and a weight-tuning system.
If someone else is splashing out the big bucks on a new laptop or iPad for him, do your bit by picking up this cool protective sleeve. Made with PORON® XRD™ material and proprietary G-Form technology, these sleeves harden instantly upon impact, absorbing 90% of the energy, to dramatically reduce the risk of cracks or smashes, even in the most extreme conditions.
Is your other half or brother a modder? Do they love building their own custom-built computers? If they have plans to create a PC masterpiece, give them the modder’s favourite tool – a Dremel – for Christmas. The great value Dremel 300 Black Edition offers everything you need to get started in DIY – the iconic Dremel 300 Series multi-tool plus five outstanding attachments: a line & circle cutter, a flexshaft, a detailer’s grip, a multipurpose cutting kit and a shaping platform. This special Christmas gift set also contains 45 handy accessories and comes packed in a luxury black toolbox. Perfect for all manner of DIY and other projects, such as grinding, carving, routing, sanding and cutting.
The LiveSound™ hi-fi headset is a portable headset that benefits from its Sony heritage, has solid metal housing and flat tangle free cables. The LiveKey™ control and full remote lets him control any LiveKe adopted app on the Android Market without the need to use his handset.
If your dad has a nostalgic leaning, let him hang onto the past by attaching his iPhone to the Desktop Handset for iPhone 4. Allow dad to dip his feet into the modern mobile world while maintaining that reassuringly familiar office phone feeling.
Has the man in your life got an iPad 2? Well, apart from asking for your own for Christmas, think about getting him this nifty add-on, that works just like a gramophone to amplify the speaker sound of his tablet by 15 decibels, without any need for wires or batteries.
Let the inner kid out and get him shooting aliens this Boxing Day with the AppBlaster, which turns an iPhone 3, 4 or iPod Touch into a fully fledged alien destroyer. It comes with a free augmented reality app that transforms the user’s surroundings into an alien warzone, turning the house or bus or office into a den of alien mischief. The appBlaster is the perfect gift for a gaming-loving teenager, offering hours of fun and leaving the TV blissfully free for you to watch your favourite Christmas classics.
These hybrid headphones act as either headphones, or if you need to share your music with the world, speakers, simply flick the switch from headphones to speaker and the drivers on the outside kick in. You can rotate the ear cups so the headphones stand upright on any flat surface, which is perfect when in speaker mode. The speakers are powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery via USB, and when fully charged will give you 4hrs play time.
Finally, there’s nothing worse for a chap than being in possession of his favourite tipple, then finding that the world’s population of bottle openers have deserted him. The opener on this case can be used with a free app featuring various sound effects or music of his choice to accompany the opening motion as well as a beer counting meter.