Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Friday mornings from 3.00 to 4.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
Gadget Detective on
Gadget of the Week
Executive Laptop Kit
A mini optical mouse with a retractable USB cable,
A retractable 8-ft Ethernet cable.
Stereo headphones with rubber ear-buds and a retractable cord
A USB powered LED lamp with clip-on holder
Measures approx. 19cm x 14cm x 4cm
Mouse is cute and optical
Ear-bud design helps reduce annoyance to others whilst blocking out some of the extraneous noise of travel
Smart case makes for a good looking gift
Retracting mechanisms are a little temperamental
Build quality only average
Mouse is a tad too small for comfortable extended use
Coiled cord on LED lamp is too short
Items only have a 90 day warranty
Price: £30 inc. VAT from Gadgetshop
Star Rating: 5 Stars A novel gift in a convenient case, but there are better examples of each item available when bought separately.
Men's Grooming Kit
Kit Includes: -
Razor + 3 Blades
Zipped Leather Case
Price: £20 inc. VAT from Gadgetshop
Star Rating: 8 Stars Genuinely useful grooming kit which encourages chaps to look their best. Good value at £20, a nice gift.
This gadget keeps track of how many steps you've taken and the distance you've travelled and then on request speaks this information to you. There are also seven tunes which adjust their tempo to the rhythm of your pace. You can also set four alerts to time your workout.
The unit clips to shirt or waistband. The information is displayed on the LCD screen.
Batteries are included.
Price: £15 inc. VAT from Gadgetshop
Star Rating: 8 Stars - One step up (ouch!) from your run of the mill (ouch again) pedometer. Fun and it might even help you stay healthier