GADGET REVIEWS

Fold your shirts like they do in boutiques and clothing stores! The FlipFOLD® from Green Apple Organising is lightweight, easy to use and makes folding clothes less of a chore. The simple system takes just a couple of seconds and is available in two sizes so you can fold everything from children’s tops to business shirts, $44.99.

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Never again will you have to worry about your belongings when you travel! The Howsar Portable Door Lock provides a temporary lock for non-locking doors – and creates an additional barrier to locking ones – so unwanted ‘visitors’ can’t sneak in while you’re out and about. For use on most internal doors, it makes the lock inaccessible from outside the room even if someone has a key to it. It’s like your own personal security guard keeping you, your family and your luggage safe!

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You’ll never write another crooked ‘Happy Birthday’ on a cake again with this battery-operated gem! The Kuhn Rikon Icing Decorating Pen makes writing and drawing on cakes, cupcakes and biscuits easy – there’s a mixer cartridge that evenly distributes food colouring through the icing, six nozzles that fit on – even one for filling cupcakes with jam or syrup! – dual-speed control and three icing cartridges so different colours can be used on one project. $39.95, contact VGM Imports for stockists. For stockists, visit www.vgmimports.com.au

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The Chef’s Centre Cookbook Holder from Prepara features a splash-guard screen to keep your cookbook from getting ruined; a fully rotatable base with footed pads for stability and a pull-out drawer detailing weights and measurements for your convenience. It’s like having a handy assistant in the kitchen, $59.95. For stockists, visit www.prepara.com

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Eliminate the mess of serving ice-cream with the Cuisipro Ice Cream Scoop & Stack from Howards Storage World. The ergonomically designed scooper cuts through hard ice-cream easily with a simple twist-and-lift action, then releases the scoop with just the push of a button – it also lets you stack fl avours! $19.95. For stockists, visit www.hsw.com.au

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Never worry about cans and bottles rolling around your fridge again with the Mode Fridge Monkey from Until. Allowing you to safely stack drinks, you’ll be able to enjoy more cold beers! $9.95. For stockists, visit www.until.com.au

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Now there’s no excuse not to eat healthy! The Prepara Salad Prep Knife Set, $29.95, includes a salad knife and the ‘oolu’ – which can be used to chop, dice and shred herbs and salad ingredients. Made from durable plastic, neither items will chip ceramic dishes or scratch non-stick surfaces; they also stop the browning of lettuce often caused by metal knives. For stockists, visit www.prepara.com

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The Jokari Beverage Buddy has a unique design which grips the lids of bottles and jars and opens them easily. Ideal for those with a weak grip or arthritis, it’s available nationally from Coles Supermarkets, $5.95. For stockists, visit www.jokari.com.au

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If you’re one of the many converts to the ‘loving my iPhone apps’ club, there are some great applications to check out for inspiration for your home.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THIS ROOM? 10 FOOLPROOF COMMANDMENTS TO GREAT INTERIOR DESIGN
This application from interior designer Mark Lewison is based on his helpful home-decorating book.

COSYHOME
Check out how to set up and control home-automation systems.

DESIGNER FURNITURE
Gather inspiration for your home by studying a contemporary collection of 50 creative furniture designs.

MYDECO

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Oricom, an Australian-owned company, introduces its new M900 range of cordless phones. Vibrant in colour, design and technology – enjoy features like digital clarity, security and range, an integrated digital answering machine, caller ID, hands-free speaker phone, internal phone book, multiple redial and much more! The phones are also Wi-Fi friendly with 10 hours’ talk time and a 12-month warranty, $99. For stockists, visit www.oricom.com.au

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