Shipshape and sounding good!
COOL AND LESS THAN £10!
The Executioner Fly, Wasp & Bug Swatter Zapper – £9.99 – Play.com FINALLY, take revenge against its age old insect enemies.
Arm yourself and prepare for battle against those buzzing buggers.
Running on two AA batteries it’s the ultimate fly swatting machine which will come in handy if you’re attacked by the bad guy from the first Men In Black.
And yes, that really its name. Brita Fill & Go Water Bottle – £8.60 – Play.com FILTERED water tastes miles better than tap H20 and now you need never slum it again!
Holding 0.6 litres this handy water bottle cleans water as you go, providing hydration no matter where you are.
The activated carbon filter is integrated into the lid, which will need changing once a week.
Although it comes with four discs, an eight pack of replacements (roughly two months’ worth) will set you back a tenner. Nokia Lumia 720 – Free from £20 a month – virginmedia.com YOUR mate has passed out pissed in a club, and you’ve just doodled a massive cock on his forehead with a biro.
You want to capture the moment and share it with the world via the wonders of mobile technology.
But – when you go to snap your hapless friend and his newly-daubed Johnson – you realise the camera on your phone doesn’t work in low light….noooooo!!
Thankfully, with the new Nokia Lumia 720, you should never get yourself into a pickle like this ever again because it’s a gadget with a 6.7 megapixel camera perfectly designed to work in even the dingiest of shitholes.
There’s even a front-facing wide-angled lens which can record in HD – meaning you can also take a gurning ‘selfie’ to celebrate your accomplishments.
With a 4.3-inch screen the 720 is plenty big enough, without its weight tearing through your pocket lining, and it boasts an impressive 217 pixels per inch. The standard eight gigabytes of internal storage can be boosted up to a whopping 64 via the MicroSD card slot, so storing whole movies and albums shouldn’t be too hard.
It also has a RAM of 512MB – that’s ‘random access memory’, not a sheep with balls, in case you didn’t know.
With the same Micro USB connection that almost all smart phones have nowadays, it means that if you lose your charger there’s a strong chance one of your mates will have one the same.
And to add to the micro theme it also uses a Micro Sim – after all smaller is better, at least that’s what I tell the ladies anyway!
In terms of the way the menus look, the home screen is made-up of different tiles that you can customise.
Whether it’s a special contact, or an app you can’t live without, simply just drag it to wherever you want it to go. The 720 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 system, which is a Dual Core 1GHz processor.
Cutting through the jargon, that means plenty of speed and power.
The speakers have Dolby Sound built-in, which means good quality without being too loud. Otone Soundship Micro portable speaker – £99.99 – otoneaudio.co.uk EVERYONE knows that when it comes to music, the louder the better. Nobody wants Taylor Swift to start distorting when you turn her up.
Luckily, the Soundship Micro portable speaker is here to make everything OK.
Simply plug it in or connect via Bluetooth and you’re away.
It has a rechargeable lithium ion battery, which provides up to 10 hours of portable playback. The speaker also comes with a handy carry case.
Push the little green disc in the middle and it reveals all the plugs and connecters you’ll need, including the Micro USB connector to pop your phone on.
It’s designed specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, but some other phones will fit as well (be wary, my Lumia didn’t…) but with a 3.5mm aux cable you needn’t worry anyway. Just plug it in.
The Bluetooth is ridiculously easy to use as well. When using a phone, just go on to Bluetooth, click ‘connect to Soundship Micro’ and you’re done. It really couldn’t be easier.
At 115x250x45mm in size, the compact portable speaker won’t take up too much room if you fancy lugging it about with you.
It also provides impressively clean and crisp audio via its two 40mm full-range drivers with an overall output of 6 watts.