Home & Garden Gadgets


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


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


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


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


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


Review: UCam247-HDO, The Outdoor HD Wireless CCTV Camera

By Geoff Bowen,

We featured UCam247’s impressive indoor camera back in our July round up of Top 5 Security Gadgets and this time we’ve got “hands on” with the company’s new outdoor camera, the UCam247-HDO. You can immediately tell from the camera’s build… Read article


Top Gadgets for Will & Kate’s Baby George

By Gabrielle Pickard,

After nine months of anticipation and guesswork, he’s finally arrived – a beautiful bouncing baby boy. An amount of attention towards the tiny newborn, whom will one day inherent the British throne, is expected. Wall-to-wall coverage, people camping outside the… Read article


Top 5 Ingenious Bathroom Gadgets

By Gabrielle Pickard,

We all spend a varying proportion of our time in the bathroom, be it for nature’s necessities, taking a long relaxing shower or pruning ourselves for a night out. If you are of the inclination to spend perhaps a little… Read article


Top 5 Father’s Day Ideas

By Shem Pennant,

Who doesn’t love a made-up holiday designed to perpetuate gender stereotypes and sell merchandise? It’s that time of year again and Father’s Day is upon us. Still it fun giving you dad something, be it tickets to the ballet, a… Read article