Calling the “Tech Savy”

Calling the “Tech Savy”

Record players - sky blue, www.iwmshop.org.uk

Featuring the old school style GPO turntable from the Imperial War Museum shop, we loved reading Woman Magazine tell readers that sometimes you simply can’t beat listening to some classic vinyl. The retro-style record player folds into a briefcase, has built-in speakers and connects to your computer via a USB.

Trend Spot! The Evening Standard features the new voice controlled X-Voice Drone from The Science Museum Shop

Trend Spot! The Evening Standard features the new voice controlled X-Voice Drone from The Science Museum Shop

X-Voice Drone with controller £50, The Science Museum shop, www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk

We can’t wait to try the new X-Voice Drone as seen in the Evening Standard. Shout instructions at the Science Museum Shop‘s awesome new gadget, the first ever voice controlled drone. Plug in your earpiece and let the X-Voice Drone follow your every command.

Mr Fox features The Science Museum’s Robot Lunch Box in the ‘Best Party Gifts Under £20’

Mr Fox features The Science Museum’s Robot Lunch Box in the ‘Best Party Gifts Under £20’

Robot Lunch Box, £15.00, www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk 3

We are excited to see The Science Museum‘s Robot Lunch box make an appearance in Mr Fox ‘s ‘Best Party Gift’ guide, perfect for storing lunchtime essentials. The tin also doubles up as a mobile toy carrier, a fun way to keep things tidy. Perfect, easy and adaptable for your little one, or to stock up the gift cupboard for the endless party invites.

PSN Europe

PSN Europe

Be your own Bond with a Science Museum Spy Pen

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, opens at cinemas on 26 October. But why should 007 have all the espionage-based fun?

Get yourself along to the Science Museum shop, and you can do your own bit for the well-being of the nation (cough) with this miniature camera, disguised as a fully working pen.

“If you need a spy camera that’s body mounted, there’s nothing easier or more discreet than just putting this pen camcorder in a shirt pocket for a full view of everything you see in front of you,” says Triple M (that’s short for ‘museum marketing manager’). “Just clip it to your pocket and walk around somewhere that you want to film, or leave it in place to record a face-to-face conversation.”

The Spy Pen (£50) has 2GB of internal memory and will store up to 15 hours of video footage (640 by 480 pixels – according to our intelligence reports) while recording audio as a 128kbps PCM file. A concealed USB connector enables you to recharge the device and transfer files to a laptop. And – yes! – you can actually use it for writing letters to megalomaniac villains too. Basildon Bond meets James Bond in one gadget, you could say.

“If you’re in a tight spot or time is crucial, you could have a covert recording made, then attached to an email or uploaded to the internet within minutes,” advises our Top Level Briefing Dossier. Which we have subsequently shredded for security purposes.

To see the full article click here.

Gorkana

Gorkana

The Museum of London has appointed retail agency Neat PR to handle the PR for its shop.

The agency has been briefed to raise awareness and help drive sales from the redesigned retail webshop, which launches next Wednesday. The team will also highlight the diverse range of products in the shop leading up to Christmas.

Neat will target a variety of media, with a particular focus on Christmas 2012 gift guides and reviews.

Andrew Marcus, press and PR manager at the Museum of London, said: “Our vision is to create a revitalised, world-class museum. One of the ways we will achieve this vision is to act more commercially as an organisation.

“Over the past few years the Museum of London shop has gone from strength to strength. Now, as we build on this success, it is the perfect time to be working with Neat PR to increase awareness of our superb retail offer, and ultimately generate sales in the lead up to the opening of our new feature, the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition and the Christmas shopping period.”

Duncan Sanders, group retail manager at the Museum of London, said: “From day one, Neat PR hit the ground running, their enthusiasm and creativity is exactly what we want.

“Our in-house team is committed to buying the right products for our customers – products which represent the best of the Museum and its amazing collections. We look forward to sharing our passion for London with even more people.”

Hilary Frohlich, director at Neat PR, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to shout loud about The Museum of London shop, a retail destination full of fascinating and exciting products.

“The Museum of London shop is full of exciting surprises and we cannot wait to let the media and the public know about them.”

To see the full article click here.

Geek News Central

Geek News Central

Geeks of a certain age will undoubtedly remember when the Rubik’s Cube craze (or Magic Cube as it was originally known) spread through school playgrounds in the early 1980s. Building on the current popularity of all things retro, this Rubik’s Cube Speaker will bring back memories of success or frustration depending on whether you were able to solve the puzzle or not. The Cube speaker uses the USB connector for power and the 3.5 mm jack for the audio, so there’s no batteries or power adaptor required. Unsurprisingly the speaker is NOT a functioning Rubik’s Cube but you can try and impress your friends by saying that you solved it…until they spot the cables.

To see the full article click here.

Vegetarian Living Magazine

Vegetarian Living Magazine

GREEN GADGETS

Stickems

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Kids love smartphones and tablets and some lucky teens going back to school may be taking a phone with them. But when fingers are touching them all day, phones get mucky very quickly. Here’s a neat, green and funky alternative to chemical wipes and sprays. Stickems are made from ultra-fine microfibre technology and remove grease and dirt onto their sticky surface. They even poke into grooves to remove hard- to-reach grime. We’ve tried them and they really do work! Then, using their sticky side, you attach them to the back of the phone for use whenever you need them. They come in dozens of really cool designs and shapes.

Sci-Fi online

Sci-Fi online

Stickems are the handy and fashionable way of maintaining clean screens, free from fingerprints, grease and makeup. Made from ultra fine microfibre technology, Stickems are designed to be used over and over again – and best of all they stick directly to your product, so they can’t go missing…

Everyone has a gadget with a glass screen that needs to be kept clean – be it iPod, laptop, TV, iPad, mobile phone or camera. If, like me, you end up just rubbing your thumb over the screen to clean it, or use your clothing as to wipe of any smears, you’ll know that this is not the best solution – and in some cases can cause the screen to be scratched over time.

Now, with the introduction of Stickems, you can have a handy, portable cloth at your disposal all the time. Stickems are small clothes which you can rub over your screen and, when you’re done the reverse side has a self-cling back that allows you to stick it to the back of your gadget – so you don’t lose it.

 To see the full article click here.