Ship­shape and sound­ing good!

COOL AND LESS THAN £10!

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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.

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