This week’s Something for the Weekend gadget round-up was a bumper edition with a special back to school and back to uni theme. Here were the gadgets featured on the show:
LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen, £180
The LiveScribe Echo Pen is a great little gadget for students as it records everything you hear, say and write, and links the audio recordings to your notes. You write on special livescribe paper which cleverly records all you write. Notes can be saved to yor laptop or PC for easy access after your lessons/lectures. The LiveScribe Echo SmartPen can record up to 8GB of notes and audio although there are 4GB and 2GB versions also available.
ION Docuscan, £120
The ION Docuscan is essentially a portable scanner, and it’s really useful as the Something for the Weekend gadget girl explained. You simply scan your document through the small portable device and the Docuscan will save it to an SD card in clear JPEG quality. It’s also great for scanning photos, and you can view and zoom in on your scanned images using the 2.4 inch screen on the device.
Swan Teasmade, £60
The Teasmade was huge in the 80s, and despite a subsequent decline in popularity it has returned with a bang – can you think of a more suitable gadget for students? Place the teasmade beside your bed, add some water, pop a teabag into the pot, set the alarm and the teasmade will wake you up in the morning with a cup of hot tea (or coffee) waiting for you.
This Uni Sack, or UniSak, is a handy starter pack for a new university student. It contains practically everything you need, including sieve, oven glove, duvet, pillow, towels, even toilet roll. The Uni Sack is sure to be a big seller.
Packaway Lunch Box, £10
This clever packaway lunch box can be collapsed to half it’s original size to make it ultra portable when you’ve finished your sandwiches. It also comes with a spork in the top of the lid. A great portable lunchbox.
Scratch and Scroll Mousemat, £16
This is a great little mousemat which allows you to scratch notes in it with either your finger or the supplied stylus pen. Simply lift up the top layer to clear the mousemat and start again.