Get more for your monthly broadband fee ; GREATGADGETS [Hull Daily Mail (England)]
(Hull Daily Mail (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) While we may still complain, broadband speeds, on the whole, are pretty impressive these days. Of course, shopping around for a provider is a must, but once you have your connection, it is time to take advantage of the blistering speeds at which you can perform numerous computer tasks. These gadgets will help you get the most from your monthly fee.
Internet TV - Humax YouView Recorder, below - Pounds 249.99 from www.currys.co.uk This box is full of smart tricks - and no subscription is needed. You can grab all the Freeview channels in glorious HD and enjoy catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer, 4oD and ITV Player. A whopping 500GB hard drive is included, giving up to 300 hours of recordable television for you to enjoy in your own time. Gorgeous gogglebox - LG 55LM960V, below - Pounds 1,999 from www.currys.co.uk This LED 3D TV may not have a snappy title but it will change the way you watch television. The 3D part works with passive glasses - seven pairs are included - and there is built-in Freeview HD and Wi-Fi, which means you are unlikely to ever want to go out again. With a sumptuous screen display, you can access all the catch-up services via your Wi-Fi router, plus download videos, play games and surf online. Dualuse- Magicbox Voice 440, right, - Pounds 59.99 - www.pixmania.co.uk For users of the Skype network, this will come in very handy. With one of these boxes plugged into your PC, you can use the cordless dual phone to speak to friends and family all over the world - it is much better than shouting into your laptop speakers.
Security guard - iZON Remote Room Monitor, right - Pounds 99.95 from www.firebox.com If you want to keep an eye on your abode when you are miles away from home, this nifty piece of kit is just what you need. Working alongside an app on your phone, place the camera on any surface and log into your secure user account to see what's occurring in your house. It also reacts to sound and/or motion. See me - Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam, right - Pounds 169 from www.logitech.com Far more than just a camera to see who is on the other end of your online chat, this webcam delivers top-notch, sharp, vibrant footage. You can record directly to your Mac, iPhone or iPad with ease over your wi-fi network and broadcast live across the globe on the free video-streaming platform Ustream. Portable with HD 720p video, you will be sharing your passions, performances and interests like a professional. Lights fantastic - Philips Hue Starter Pack, above - Pounds 179.95 from http://store.apple.com/uk These well-engineered illuminators include a mini receiver that work via your wi-fi network and iPhone or iPad. You can set them to come on at certain times or glow in a multitude of hues by messing with your phone app - wherever you are in the world.
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