GADGET REVIEWS

The Bosign cable organiser from Bristol & Brooks will hide away chargers and cables, eliminating the pile of cords and knots many of us end up with. The lid is lowered so all items can lie safely on top, and it has a click function to keep everything in place. You don’t have to worry about it heating up too much either, the bottom of the drawer has ventilation holes, and the material is fireproof. It’s $65.

The Littlelock Glass Baby Food Containers are as practical as they are pretty. Free from any nasty toxins, they are both airtight and leak proof, can be frozen or used in the microwave, and they are made from tempered glass ensuring they are
tougher than other containers on the market. Available in two sizes, they come in sets of three with prices starting from $29.95.

The Spider and Insect Vac is just the thing for those of us who don’t like getting up close and personal with creepy crawlies. Available from Select IP Australia for $20 with batteries included, this eco-solution allows you to remove spiders and bugs without any chemicals. They can be safely vacuumed up, and then set free outside – with no harm done to either party!

Just want one glass of wine without having to decant the whole bottle? Then decant your wine glass by glass. Two-years in development and testing, the Wine Finer Deluxe was designed by Danish industrial designer Marcus Vagnby and is used to decant wine as it pours from the bottle. Described as the world's first wine decanting pourer with a breathing function the Wine Finer Deluxe includes an airtight stopper to keep any wine left in the bottle.

An easy way to reduce water wastage is by installing a Water Smart Flow Meter from Gardena. This cool gadget measures water consumption and flow and can dispense water based on your plants' requirements, thus avoiding under or over watering. Consumed water quantities can be read on a large digital display with the battery-level also shown, and there is just one button for all the functions. The meter can easily be connected to the tap, sprinkler, pump and hose-on fertilisers. Available for $29.95 from Gardena.

Imagine a world without heavy chargers, tangled wires and the need to constantly change batteries; now stop dreaming it already exists!

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It’s easy to lose track of time in the shower and before you know it the recommended four minutes stretches to the Australian average of eight minutes, using around 70 litres of water if you have a water-saving showerhead – and up to a whopping 120 litres without one. It’s easy to save water with a shower timer – just turn on the tap and turn on the timer.

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If you’re after a stylish cordless phone, check out these M900 Phone in a Pod models from Oricom.

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Often the first thing you hear in the morning is your radio alarm clock, so why not go for one that has great audio quality with premium speakers to play the radio, MP3 music or sleep sounds?

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Think about all the devices in your home that need re-charging on a regular basis – mobile phones, digital cameras, GPS systems, iPods, iPads, batteries and all the little gadgets we’ve managed to integrate into our lives.

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