Add an extra dimension to your downloads ; GREATGADGETS [Hull Daily Mail (England)]
(Hull Daily Mail (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) With smartphones now commonplace, the app market is big business. Add an extra dimension to your downloads with these accessories: Numark iDJ Live, Pounds 79, below, from www.djstore.com Ideal for beginners and seasoned deck professionals alike, this device is compatible with the iPad, iPod and iPhone. Just connect your device and, using Algorithm Djay or one of the other Core MIDI-enabled apps, you can create your mix from your music playlists. With bass and treble controls, crossfader and two large platters (decks), everyone will want in on the act.
iZON Remote Room Monitor, Pounds 99.95, right, from www.firebox.com Keep an eye on your abode from afar with this remote camera. With a magnetic base, it will stand on any horizontal surface, and when you want to have a peek, just log in to the Stem:Connect smartphone app to see your room on your phone's screen. It can also be set to audio or motion detect, so it will alert you when something appears not quite right. A great alternative to expensive CCTV, the iZON can record and download footage direct to your PC.
Orbotix Sphero Pounds 99.99, above right, from www.menkind.co.uk This robotic ball works with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device and it is about the best sphere we have ever seen. After downloading the app, pair it up to your device via Bluetooth to create your own remote control. You can roll or race it around the room via your smartphone or tablet, or play one of an increasing amount of games being introduced for this very clever bit kit. The apps include a simple line-drawing puzzle, where you etch a path on screen and Sphero will follow it before your eyes, as well as exciting augmented reality games - it is fantastic fun.
8-Bitty Wireless Controller, Pounds 29.99, above right, from www.firebox.com This retro controller connects via Bluetooth to iOS and Android devices to really enhance your gaming experience on hundreds of compatible titles. With a full eight-button control, including four face buttons, select, start and two shoulder buttons, plus a D-Pad, your old-school game play may turn from minutes into hours.
Fitbit One, Pounds 79.95, below, from www.app-cessories.co.uk Compatible on both iOS and Android operating systems, this gadget is all about improving your wellbeing. During waking hours, it tracks your steps, calories burned and stairs climbed, while by night it monitors your sleeping patterns. You can set targets, share your progress with friends and glance at all this information on your smartphone app.
Parrot AR Drone 2.0, Pounds 279, above, from www.expansys.com Take to the skies whether you are indoors or outside with this magnificent flying machine. Controlled by your tablet or smartphone via a wi-fi signal, the quadricopter is loaded with a HD camera to capture all the action, which can be recorded on to a memory card and uploaded to the web. A single press on the screen sets the Drone to hover and it levels itself - a truly terrific toy.
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