Live Gadget 2012 Award Winners
Bluetooth Ferrari Enzo from the Science Museum shop
Is it the fact that tail lights light up? Is it the Ferrari-like handling? Is it the fact that you steer it from an iPhone by turning it in your hands like a steering wheel? Whatever, this gizmo turns any man into a grinning five-year-old instantly.
Wooden push along from Silver Cross
Wooden push-along blocks from Silver Cross
astounding, high-tech features on this 50’s style tin robot. Includes 2 light up ray guns, a rotating body and a small red light on his head. From the Science Museum Shop.
This build-it-yourself robotic dust robot will autonomously sweep up detritus – or at least move it around a bit – whilst amusing your sibling with bobbly eyes.
USB-powered speaker plugs in via 3.5mm jack and then dishes out songs and nostalgia
Fifty years on, the British mods are having something of a revival – who could forget the Olympic grand finale? Weather its the dandy look or the toy Vespa, we’re happily getting on board. Vespa ride on.
Truly Scrumptious Cake Set from Silver Cross.
Traditional train from the National Railway Museum
This wooden stacking train from the National Railway Museum offers bright, bold and colourful play for little ones. A sorting and stacking toy providing learning linked to colour and shape coordination. Traditional toys like this are increasingly important
To see the full article click here.
Stack the Bones Game
A fun twist on the classic wooden block stacking game. These wooden blocks are shaped like bones – make sure you don’t let them crumble to the ground! Wooden bone shaped blocks in cardboard box packaging. To see the full article click here.
Flying Scotsman, arguably the most famous locomotive in the world, was purchased in 2004 for the nation using money donated by the public. Since then the National Railway Museum has been restoring it to full mainline running condition. Now you can have a little reminder of this great engine and a bygone age with the Flying Scotsman Wash bag from the National Railway Museum.
I opt to steer an actual Ferrari. Specifically a 1:16 scale model Enzo from sciencemuseumshop.co.uk, which can be controlled worth a Silverlit app that enables you to tilt back and forth to drive backwards and forwards, and left and right to take care of the steering. Its a lot of fun and quite defiantly meets the specifications of the challenge.
British Brand Must Have Quality and Heritage
The prams, car seats, furniture and toys made by Silver Cross today are the product of 135 years of Great British design and engineering.
Our workmanship remains true to the principles laid down by William Wilson, the founder of Silver Cross, when he made the first perambulator in 1877 – uncompromising quality, painstaking craftsmanship, beautiful and practical design. From 1877, the company developed quality products and sold into markets around the world, but in the 1990s suffered along with many other British companies due to high cost base. In 2002, the company sadly went into administration and I was lucky enough to purchase Silver Cross. I knew the brand still resonated with so many people and would be well worth the effort. With a lot of hard work and attention to detail, listening to our customers and working with a dedicated team, I am proud of the company we have grown into and the heritage that we have saved. We still make the Silver Cross Classic Coach Pram in the hills of Yorkshire and are delighted to be the only company to still make a range of prams in the UK. In a market place dominated by global names, Silver Cross continues to cherish its early traditions, I am proud that Silver Cross is still a truly British business. In October this year we will open our first Flagship store in Hong Kong to promote the Silver Cross name across Asia. We chose Hong Kong as it is a major city in Asia that not only has a hugely successful indigenous population but also benefits from a large influx of visitors who trust what Hong Kong has to offer and love to see great British brands.
To see the full article click here.