The perfect robot should make your life easier (as opposed to those evil robots who just want to hurt things) and the Rovio WiFi Robot fits the bill perfectly. Rovio allows you to be in two places at once without having resorting to the inconvenience of time travel, so when you’re away on business you can still keep up with the kids. His base is equipped with 3 omni-directional wheels, so he’s easy to manoeuvre around the house (though he does share the Dalek’s weakness for stairs) and the head-mounted moveable camera can be adjusted remotely to sit in 3 different positions. If that isn’t enough, he also has an inbuilt speaker and microphone, so you can watch, listen and speak to your family or friends from half way across the world controlling your robot alter ego on your laptop, PDA, phone or Wii.
Tough tools! We love them, but it can be a bit of a pain lugging your overstuffed tool box halfway across town to help your long-suffering dad to put up some shelves, especially when the Kelvin Multitool has everything you need. It’s a staggeringly simple concept – one tool with everything you need to do daily DIY tasks, from putting up those shelves for your dad to hanging some pictures to banging in some errant nails. Basically, all you could want for the ‘around the house’ sort of stuff you have to do on a Saturday. So that means a screwdriver with 16 different heads, spirit level, tape measure, hammer and an LED torch for when you need to work in those dark nooks and crannies – and a magnet for picking up all those pesky screws you might drop (essential for the more butterfingered amongst us).
For too long the mobile phone has dominated the landscape of techno communications, while the trusty watch was left alone on the bedside table, gathering dust while we, its selfish masters, gallivanted from meeting to meeting, keeping time with our trusty pocket sized PDA’s. The mobile phone heartlessly usurped the watch of its fundamental duties but the ‘sWap Watch’ is out for revenge and will not stop until the mobile phone has gone the way of the Sun Dial and the Dodo.