POC unveils solar-powered cycle helmet costing 250 Euros

Solar-powered gadgets seem to come and go but very few seem to really capture the imagination of consumers, writes Ashley Norris of Transition Earth.  One that might is a “self-powered cycling helmet”, which has just been unveiled by POC.  The Omne Eternal, which will land in Europe in June priced at 250 Euros, incorporates solar power…

5 Cool Tech Gadgets for Working from Home

One of the key successes of working at home is having all of the right gadgets. So, now is the time to get your home office ready so that you can be productive this year. Don't know where to start? Here are five cool tech gadgets we love and that are great for working from…

Smartphone use up 1 hour a day since lockdown

The average adult now spends an extra hour a day on their smartphone or tablet as they increasingly rely on tech and apps during lockdown. Research among 2,000 adults revealed they now typically spend three hours and 25 minutes using their phone or tablet daily, compared to two hours and 27 minutes pre-lockdown – a…

Parents spending £1000 on children’s tech this Xmas

Parents are expected to spend nearly £1,000 on their children's tech this Christmas. Nearly half of children are hoping for the brand-new PlayStation 5 which retails at almost £450, while 43 per cent have their fingers crossed for a set of Apple AirPods which sell for around £160. A third of children have a new…

Adults spends £65,000 on gadgets in lifetime

  The average adult will spend £65,000 over their lifetime - on gadgets. A study of 2,000 consumers revealed we will each fork out £4,742 on mobile phones, as well as £3,625 on televisions and £11,774 on kitchen appliances. Laptops will total £4,074, while gaming enthusiasts will spend £2,804 on consoles. Other everyday technology such…

Millions refuse gadgets insurance, preferring to risk it

A study of 2,000 Brits found 16 per cent have refused to take out insurance for a phone as they believed their gadget wouldn’t break, only to later regret it. Millions of adults refused to take out insurance admit they have an ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude in life – and have been caught…

Brits now spend more on tech than on utilities

The average adult will cough up nearly £1million in bills over their lifetime - and now spends more on tech than they do on utilities, a study has found. Research polling 2,000 UK adults found they will spend a total of £926,720 on gas, electricity, water, their phone and other bills during the course of…

Polaroid launches £81.99 Hi-Print printer

Polaroid has launched a new £81.99 pocket printer. Called the Polaroid Hi-Print, it uses the dye-sublimation process for fade-proof prints.   Claiming to bridge the gap between instant photography and digital creativity, the printer is designed to turn photos, screenshots and the digital world of your smartphone into high-quality, 2 x 3 inch credit card-sized,…

Brits are sitting on gadgets worth £16.5 billion

Brits are sitting on gadgets worth £16.5 billion they no longer use – and it could DROP in value by £3.5 billion over the next year. Researchers found the typical adult has a staggering £598 worth of superfluous gadgets - simply collecting dust and cluttering their homes. But during the past year, smart phones, computers,…

Five things in the bedroom that could be ruining your sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy. From the food you eat to the amount of stress you’re under, there are a number of factors that can affect whether you’ll sleep soundly or be tossing and turning all night. And there’s one big factor that can often be overlooked – the bedroom itself. Not…