Asus Lamborghini ZX1
The PC-maker starts slapping its no doubt expensively purchased franchise on mobiles, with a Lambo phone. There’s the famous logo, a speedo-inspired clock and Windows Mobile 6 power inside. And the ringtone will probably be a rev-chucking V12 zooming past.
Expect to pay: Approx £1,000
Get one: www.asus.com/ukPolaroid PoGo
Handy printer Polaroid is hoping will become their new provider of iconic instant pics. An inkless system the size of a deck of cards, it uses bluetooth or USB to receive snaps, then spits them out, bone dry, in just 60 seconds.
Expect to pay: £80
Get one: www.polaroid.co.ukTomTom GO 930T
Shiny new routemaster adds “IQ Routes” tech, which calculates destination time based on real average speeds that have been measured on roads, as opposed to maximum speeds by road type. Which sounds blindingly obvious, but means it should always calculate the fastest route, apparently.
Expect to pay: £300
Get one: www.tomtom.co.ukGuitar Rock Star
Strumalongy thing presumably rushed out before Guitar Hero hits the Nintendo DS. You hold the head to fret notes and chords and strum the thin air in front of your gut to make noise – infrared sensors read your windmilling and turn it into sound.
Expect to pay: £15
Get one: www.iwoot.comArmadillo
Crazy new calf and achilles protector that came about after a horror tackle inspired the maker to craft them. A multi-plated construction of overlapping pieces follows the contours of your calf, hopefully helping you to avoid receiving an “Eduardo”.
Expect to pay: £9.99 to £14.99
Get one: www.armadillo-sports.comParrot Party
You’ll be hearing a lot about NFC (Near Field Communications). It’s a bluetooth application that pairs stuff just by touching them together. Parrot’s speakers do just that. If you’re packing an NFC-compatible mobile, you just tap the unit, then seconds later, can pipe tunes through them. Clever.
Expect to pay: £80
Get one: www.parrot.comPuchi Puchi keychain
This horribly, horribly addictive keyring is a permanently- inflated, eight-dome bubble wrap plastic square, which will parp out those curiously satisfying pops. Forever. And to keep you coming back, frazzled, every 100th pop is signified by a different, unexpected noise.
Expect to pay: £7.95
Get one: www.firebox.com