Gift Guide: Bizarre technology
This week we bring you a guide to some of the strangest but coolest tech inspired gifts for this holiday season
KNITTED CRACKLING FIREPLACE CHRISTMAS JUMPER: This knitted sweater features a pocket on the front to fit a mobile phone, it comes with a free fireplace app so that the jumper appears to have a real moving fireplace. (Available from: www.morphsuits.com). 3DOODLER: A 3D printing pen that allows you to draw in 3D by extruding heated plastic filament that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. The pen allows you to draw up into the air and create anything you can think of. (Available from: the3doodler.com). SMARTPHONE PROJECTOR: This projector allows you to project videos from your smartphone onto a wall and turn your room into a cinema. (Available from www.iwantoneofthose.com). DIY GAMER KIT: Build your own handheld games console that uses inputs to control an 8×8 LED matrix display. (Available from www.techwillsaveus.com). OLLIE SPHERO: Ollie is an app-controlled robot which can go up to 14mph and can do tricks and stunts, it spins, it hop, drifts and flips. (Available from: www.gosphero.com). iKETTLE: A WiFi kettle that can be boiled from your smartphone from anywhere in your home. (Available from: www.firebox.com) ROLLING SPIDER: This minidrone from Parrot is an ultra-compact drone controlled by smartphone. It flies indoors and outdoors. Acrobatic tricks are available from the free app for MiniDrones FreeFlight 3. (Available from: www.parrot.com). SMART EBIKE: Featuring an electric motor which offers pedalling assistance with a 62 mile range. The precise and responsive disk brakes recover energy when stopping – then transferring the power to recharge your mobile phone, which sits in the handlebar dock. (Available from: www.electricbike.com/smart/). MONOCLE: An all in one speaker, handset and speakerphone. (Available from: www.nativeunion.com). PEBBLE SMARTSTICK: Emergency portable battery pack charger for mobile devices. (Available from: www.veho-world.com). SMART BODY ANALYSER: The Withings Smart Body Analyser measures weight, body composition, heart rate and air quality. (Available from www.withings.com). SELFIE STICK: There are many options available for selfie sticks, go for one with a Bluetooth remote shutter for an instant picture and no timer.