gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Gadgets for Xmas

The dark, cold nights are settling in and the number of shopping days left until December 25th grows smaller. If you’re unsure of what to get the gadget-lover in your household then why not take a look at these:

Sandberg Wireless Touchpad Keyboard

Sandberg Wirelesss Touchpad KeyboardIf you have a media centre pc or are just looking for a greater degree of flexibility in your interface options then this wireless keyboard with mousepad may prove useful. It has a row of shortcut keys for standard Windows applications as well as special keys that make navigating Windows Vista Media Center a breeze and will operate up to 10 metres.

The Sandberg Wireless Touchpad Keyboard retails at £49.99 and is available from most stockists, including

Read our review of it here.

Swann PenCam DVR

Swann PenCam DVRMade by security specialists Swann, this seemingly innocent ballpoint pen is in fact a covert colour video and audio recording device. It’s ideal for discreet undercover surveillance, useful if you’re making a documentary about fraudsters or just trying to find out who’s been stealing your post it notes. It has plug and play USB connectability and can also transmit to a connected tv or monitor up to 100m away.

The Swann PenCam DVR retails at £99.99, but for a limited time is available at Maplin for £69.99.

Hopefully we’ll be reviewing the PenCam in the near future…

Thursday, November 27th, 2008, Gadgets, News, Personal Computing, Toys.