Welcome back to the Gadget Wall of Fame, where only the gadget great and good may enter. This week Judge Jon Bentley must run the rule over two of the greatest radio-controlled vehicles known to man: the Rough Rider and Vanessa’s Lunchbox!
First up Jason promotes the Rough Rider: the first RC car that could truly drive on any surface. Inspired by Baha buggies racing around Californian desert…Read more
What do you get when you cross a Land Rover with a mobile phone? Only one of the toughest, most rugged handsets known to man. Well, the Land Rover mobile from Sonim claims to be the toughest in the world! Naturally we sent Jon out to test its Steven Seagal-like claims…
The Sonim XP3 Quest costs £239.99 has a fairly basic two-megapixel camera and uses the phone’s bright LED torch as a flas…Read more
We expect more from our DAB radios than just being able to blare out our favourite radio stations. The latest radios are solar-powered, egg-timing, eco-friendly, multi-talented sound boxes. It’s the kind of hi-tech multi-tasking that the 21st Century man demands. But which is best?
I got to grips with 20 of the latest DAB radios, and whittled them down to my top five using a set of demanding…Read more
What better way to test the latest crop of top-end HD camcorders than by heading to Cape Canaveral in Florida to film a space shuttle launch? Well, that’s the argument I put to The Gadget Show producers and happily (for me at least) they agreed to send me Stateside!
So, three contenders, but there can be only one. And first up was the Sony HDR-XR520VE. With a price tag weighing in at close t…Read more
Bonjour, bonjour! Why the amazing degree-level-standard French? Because I recently took a trip across the Channel and headed to Nice to check out a prototype car that’s powered by nothing but air – the AIRpod!
Looking like something designed by a sci-fi comic book artist from the 60s, the AIRpod is powered by compressed air. It can hold up to 200l of air, and it’s so densely packed that when…Read more
This week Jason and Suzi face their first ever urban challenge. They are pitted against one-another in a race across London as they don their lycra to become super sexy cycle couriers for the day. In the run up to the race they both hit the velodrome to test out some of the most technologically advanced bikes on earth – e-bikes or electric bikes. These two wheeled wonders take the strain w…Read more
Before the existence of hi-tech arcade games, there were a pair of machines that swallowed up our hours like a hungry Alsatian. I’m talking about the pinball machine and table football. But which should be inducted onto the Hallowed Gadget Show Wall of Fame? Let the battle of the best bar games commence…
After the fruit machine, pinball is the most successful arcade game ever! It shouldn’t…Read more
You may recall from the East vs West feature we recently showcased that I recently had a look at the sWaP Watch – a mobile phone, wrist watch available only in the UK. Well now it’s got a buddy: the LG Watchphone.
Now we’ve mentioned the LG Watchphone in our news section before, but now it’s been confirmed that it is coming to the UK and you’ll be able to strap it around your wrist from as s…Read more
The web is a wonderful place full of weird and whacky websites that’ll bring you anything from videos of windsurfing gerbils to X-Factor-type wannabes parading around in nothing but a cape singing Nessun Dorma. But what we want to know is: is it possible to really learn a useful and tangible skill with only the help of the internet?
Myself and Jason were charged by Mistress Suzi to learn a s…Read more
Who’s best for tech? The Far East or the West? There was only one way to find out. We sent Jon to Seoul – the capital of South Korea and centre of gadget development in the East – while I stayed in, ahem, sunny London to find out what the tech skinny is over here.
The first part of the East vs West test starts out at that most remarkable of things: the internet. Broadband speeds are on the r…Read more