Gadgets to help you get a better nights sleep

Everybody loves a good night’s sleep, but with the stresses and strains of modern life, that’s not always possible.

Happily, there are a range of technological gadgets and gizmos that can help you make it through the night.

Click this image to see the Breakfast segment – and Greg Boyed getting his head around the CPAP machine!

Fisher and Paykel Icon Auto CPAP machine

The F&P ICON™ Auto is the fully featured Auto Continuous Positive Airways Pressure machine which combines all of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s leading clinical technologies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Beats Per Minute – Gadgets for Making Music (TVNZ) 24 June 2009

This week I got to play with three cool gadgets for making music.  The Kaossilator synth was by far the most fun.  Simply playing with it took me back to the 80’s and for a moment I had visions of being able to join Kraftwerk or the Human League on stage – freaky.

Click the image below to visit the TVNZ video page or follow after the jump to read the reviews.


Casio Key Lighting Keyboard (LK 220)

Learn to play the keyboard the easy way.  The Casio LK 220 has over 100 stored songs which you learn by playing along as the keys light up. As if that wasn’t enough, it has voice guidance to tell you which finger you are Continue reading

Grunty Garden Gadgets (TVNZ) 3rd June 09

I’m not a big gardener but I am a big fan of power tools.  This week we had fun trying to lop  a branch with the Black & Decker Alligator tool, while Chloe did her best to handle a backpack leafblower. Watch the chaos ensue by clicking on the image below.


Black & Decker Alligator Loppers

This Black & Decker garden tool works just like a manual lopper but adds the power of a chainsaw to the mix.   It’s great for chopping through thick pieces Continue reading

Upwardly Mobile – Music Phones Reviewed for Real Groove Magazine

Apples iphone changed the game for mobile phones with music and multimedia capabilities. But the other players are finally catching up. We take a wander through the current range of handsets that allow us to play with our music and video, anytime anyplace, anywhere. – John Buckley

Nokia 5800 MusicXpress – The Newcomer.

1-nokiaThe Finnish mobile manufacturer has been working the music angle hard these past couple of years. Their latest effort is the excellent 5800 MusicXpress, the first Nokia phone to sport a full touch screen. The video quality and the through-the-earphone sound experience is impressive. However the inbuilt speaker, one of the 5800’s selling points, lacks grunt, so it’s unlikely to earn you a visit from noise control anytime soon.

To remind you that it is a music phone they’ve thrown in a pick to help you navigate across the screen. Try as we might we couldn’t find a strum Continue reading