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Studio Blog - Episode 12

Monday 22 December 2008

Curious about a product you’ve seen in this week’s show? You’re in luck! We’ve gathered all the products we’ve showcased in the latest episod in one big handy list for you. First up is Suzy’s top five silliest gadgets around at the moment, from an electronic bubble-wrap-type-noise-thingy keyring to a toastie maker that works in your car. Ludicrous – and we’re not talking about the rapper! Puchi Puchi Electronic Bubblewrap Das Keyboard Ultimate Road Pro 12-Volt Sandwich Maker Reef Dram Sandals Goatee Saver

Next up, the focus group. We’ve gathered together some of the best minds from Birmingham’s local universities to test some of the latest computer peripheral technologies. The widgets on test include intelligent mice that’ll work on pretty much any surface, some clever tech that turns your monitor into a touchscreen, and a highly affordable and user-friendly graphics tablet. But which gets the focus group’s approval? There’s only one way to find out… FIIIIIIIIGHT! Navisis EZ Canvas Wacom Bamboo Fun Microsoft Explorer Mouse

Our news item this week sees Jason and Dallas getting to grips with Magic Symbol – a commercially available bit of augmented reality. Just show some special cards to the camera, and the it replicates the image in 3D on the screen. It’s like the lawnmower man, but much, much better. And without Pierce Brosnan Check it out… One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop

With thanks to: Bryant Homes Fitness First Bolton Paramount Zone www.kjglobal.co.uk www.skibob.org.uk www.qinetiq.com/ www.snowbike.com

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