Christmas Gift Ideas Part 2
Posted on December 10, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter, with 8345 views
Here is the chance for you last minute shoppers to purchase that present for a family member or friend. If anything captures your attention, simply click the Buy Button and you will be able top order the product instantly!
Gift Idea 1 MP4 Watch
The MP4 Watch is a multi-media marvel on your wrist. It is of course a watch, but aside from its rather cool watch face, it also plays MP3's, Movies and shows off your Photos! With 2GB of internal memory and a 3.8cm colour screen, you can now watch movies, display your photos and listen to your favourite tracks all from your wrist. The watch charges up from the mains, has a USB cable for downloading your music, picture and video files from your PC, and shuffle, volume, mode, play and pause are all controlled easily by buttons on the side of the watch. It comes with all the software you need (PC only), a set of bud headphones, has an eight hour playback for music and video, and even operates as a Dictaphone - it's a multi-media centre on your wrist.
Gift Idea 2 Candy Grabber
This mini Candy Grabber is like having your very own diet control method on your desktop - now you have to earn your chocolates! Fairground 'Grabbers' seem just so rigged, so avoid spending £2 failing to pick up a desperately sad looking blue rabbit, and fill your very own Candy Grabber with your favourite sweets. Once you've popped one of the tokens in the slot, you have just one minute and fifteen seconds (but who's counting) to manoeuvre your grabber into position using the three levers, grab your candy and release it down the shoot.
Truly horrible and yet strangely nostalgic carnival music plays while you desperately try to grab stuff, and gets faster and faster as your time runs out. When you do succeed in liberating your sweets, a motion sensor triggers off some tacky but satisfying applause! In order to stop you cheating, the hole in the top through which you load your sweets is too small for sticky little fingers. Of course if you're really bad at it you could just pick the whole thing up, turn it upside down and shake it, but oh the shame!
Gift Idea 3 EZ Vision Video Eyewear
These are all very Blade Runner meets Minority Report. Basically these space age shades are your very own take anywhere 50 inch movie screen. Weighing in at just 68g, ezVision Video specs plug into your iPod Video or any portable video/movie/DVD player and screens your movies in such a way that it seems as though you're looking at a huge screen. They allow you to zone out from the world around you and get right into the movie, slide show, or whatever.
There are retractable headphones that are built into the arms of the specs, so you can truly plug-in and zone-out. Watch movies in bed without disturbing your better half, chill out on the train in front of a top film, or plug in in-flight and free yourself from those horrible little seat-back screens. They have an 8 hour re-chargeable battery, an integral volume control, and come with adaptors to connect to iPods (and we tried it successfully with the new Zune player too) and DVD players. When you can't get to the cinema, bring the cinema to you.
Gift Idea 4 SLP2 Survival Tool
The SL2 Survival Tool is a super-tough, compact and lightweight tool that is indispensable for anyone who's into camping, fishing or hiking, and is an upgrade from our popular SL3.
FiresteelAs well as its sturdy little black and serrated locking 'A' grade blade, it comes with a remarkable firesteel (developed by the small, but, no doubt, perfectly formed, Swedish Defense Department) which will light fires with ease even in the wet - it produces an astonishing 3,000°C hot spark. The handle of the firesteel contains a small but powerful waterproof torch, and in the body of the SL2 is a piercing rescue whistle, as well as a handy belt clip. The SL Series Survival Tools make you wonder how anyone survived without them.
Age 16+ only
Gift Idea 5 Glowing Globe
There is something inherently exciting about globes. It's not just the wonderfully strange names of far off places, but there's also nothing quite like spinning a globe and then jabbing a finger at it, imagining that one day you'll go there - unless of course you happen to hit Dagenham. Dream travelling aside, this beautifully detailed globe has a fabulous trick up its sleeve.
When it gets dark, a light sensor transforms the globe from a map of the world to a magical and brightly illuminated map of the night sky. It shows 88 constellations all with their common names (far easier to remember), so not only is it fascinating and educational, it also makes a great nightlight. Beautiful by day and magical by night, the Glowing Globe is the neatest globe we've ever seen.