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It has to be one of the worst feelings ever when you hear about an awesome new gadget that you just need in your life and when you come to purchasing it, you discover that it’s unavailable in the UK. We feel your pain, so in the spirit of Best of British month we’ve searched high and low to discover the top 10 coolest gadgets in Britain, so you can be seriously up to date with the latest tech without spending a fortune on customs charges.
Imagine throwing a killer house party, the music is playing, the drinks are flowing and your drunkest friend discovers your magical floating speaker! Helium Levitate; the gravity defying Bluetooth speaker floats and spins whilst blasting your favourite tunes via magnetic force. With a built in mic, you can use your portable speaker as a hands free device to take calls and we have to admit, it’s freakin’ awesome. Thanks to us you don’t even need to worry about making an ace playlist as our MK Playlists have got you covered!
Traditionally, a cracking night of drinking ends with a kebab (we hear that hitting the takeaway after a night out prevents a hangover, after all), and after having a few of our top manly cocktails, you definitely need one. However, at 3am you want to just jump in a taxi and head home as soon as possible. In steps the Kebab Rotisserie Grill, which enables you to make your own at-home fast food so you can enjoy your post-drinks meal in the comfort of your own home before falling into bed for the night (and most of the next day…).
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You’ve just dragged yourself out of bed the next day and your entire body is aching, especially your back; did you fall on it at some point last night? Who knows, but it needs sorting. The Shiatsu Massager is the perfect chair accessory to relax your back with heat and several different massage techniques all controlled by you with the click of a button.
Once you’ve enjoyed your massage, all you want to do is sink back into a comfy chair and relax. The Starlite Luna Chair not only molds to your lumps and bumps to fully support you, this inflatable piece of furniture lights up! Use the remote provided to change the colour to suit your mood. After resting for a few minutes here, you’ll be feeling refreshed in no time.
Whilst relaxing in your super comfy chair, it’s the perfect time to load up Netflix on your phone and have a movie marathon. To give yourself the ultimate cinema experience, try the Smartphone Projector and turn your room into a theatre without the big spends! Just make sure the room is dark and your phone brightness is at 100%, then you’re good to go.
Getting a bit peckish during the movie? The Smart Stirring Popcorn Maker and Nut Toaster will give you cinema-style warm and crunchy popcorn in a matter of minutes. The lid can be used as a popcorn serving bowl too so no need to use extra pots. Bonus – that means less washing up afterwards!
Fancy a cold snack to continue watching your films? The Smart Retro 50’s Style Double Ice Cream Maker makes two pint-sized mugs of ice cream at once. Not sure whether you want chocolate or vanilla? Just make both as the machine can make two flavours at a time! Add your favourite toppings with the funnel and tuck in! The cold temperatures can also soothe the remaining hangover headache looming around…
You’ve spent the entire day recovering and now it’s time to go to bed. The only problem is instead of concentrating on getting some Z’s, you can’t stop thinking about your incredibly (un)productive day. Distract yourself from your thoughts with the Laser Cosmos Projector which projects the night sky into any sized room. You can even adjust your views by turning on and off misty blue nebulae and witness occasional shooting stars, it is incredibly relaxing.
Why not pair up your night sky scenery with some relaxing music? The usual issue that crops up is that using a speaker keeps others awake and sleeping with headphones in can be dangerous. The Bluetooth iMusic Pillow is the answer. Simply connecting it via Bluetooth to any music device enables the pillow to play your music at a comfortable listening level which only you will be able to hear.
Our final pick of the coolest gadgets is the Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers. We can’t deny that in a world full of digital music, we still have quite an extensive vinyl collection and this turntable enables you to play your records on the go thanks to its portable stylish briefcase look!
For more of the coolest gadgets, take a look at our range of tech! Do you own any of our top 10 coolest gadgets?
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