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Top 10 vintage gadgets (Part Two): including Fuji X-M1 digital camera, Marshall Stanmore speaker, Teac LP-R500 record deck

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Part Two of our Top Vintage Gadgets. Click here for Part One of our Vintage Gadget feature.  5. Fujifilm X-M1 Compact System Camera  £418 There seem to be no shortage of great vintage looking cameras around at the moment, but this one is the pick of the bunch – at least in terms of looks (also worth checking out the …

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Oakley and The Macallan launch the ultimate (indestructible) Whisky Flask

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Now you might have thought that creating a whisky flask was a largely straightforward job. It is not though when you get high-end luxury whisky brand The Macallan and sports equipment specialist Oakley Inc together and get them to rewrite the flask design book. The pair have been working together to hatch this – just called The Flask – which …

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‘Tis the season to be legless. We check out St Austell Brewery’s ‘Big Job’ beer

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Apart from the occasional strong Belgian beer, I tend to steer clear of really strong beers. While a 6 per cent Abbot Ale from Adnams is acceptable (and very tasty), anything stronger is a sure fire way to guarantee a hangover that would make the end of the world more than welcome. So it was with some trepidation I ‘reviewed’ …

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Top stories – Who should Arsenal sell? Air Stewardesses behaving badly, great cheap gadgets

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Top stories from Brandish and our pals The Arsenal squad – who do you keep and who do you sell? Magnificent vintage football stickers How Carrots won World War Two Air Stewardesses behaving badly Great CCTV footage of people doing stupid things in stations Eight Christmas gifts for music lovers The phone of the future tested – we spend a …

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The best Christmas gifts for her: gadgets, fashion, accessories and beauty

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Let’s talk Christmas guys. Have you started thinking about presents for the missus yet, or will you do a mad dash around the shops the last weekend, picking up things

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Throw a tasty indoor BBQ this winter with the Philips Avance Grill

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Fancy throwing a rain-free indoor barbecue this winter? That’s exactly what the Avance Grill from Philips lets you do. A 2000W grill designed for use inside the house, but without scrimping on the juicy flavours that characterise a great outdoor barbecue, it’s great for cooking red meats, poultry and fish, as well as grilling veg too.Though we at Brandish have …

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The NAPTC M010S – a £60 tablet that Amazon and Google ought to be worried about

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Every now and then a very interesting bit of consumer electronics slips under the radar. It is usually a fairly cheap device from a no name brand from the far east which miraculously not only works brilliantly but offers outstanding value for money. And one device that might just be about to join that rather short list is the M010S …

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Tarantino XX collection is the “Royale with cheese” of Blu-ray box sets

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You know what they call a 10-disc Quentin Tarantino box set at Brandish? They call it a “Box Set Royale, with cheese”. That’s exactly what you’re getting with the superlative “Tarantino XX” Blu-ray box set, a 20-year retrospective of the grindhouse director’s work. The box set includes eight films ranging from from Reservoir Dogs to Inglorious Basterds, as well as …

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007 Fragrance: The smell’s Bond, James Bond

Gerald Lynch Gifts, Lifestyle, News, Scent & Aftershave Leave a Comment

Fancy smelling like James Bond? No, it’s not some clever olfactory disguise devised by the inimitable Q, but rather a new men’s aftershave called 007 from P&G launching exclusively online and in-store at Harrods from 15th August 2012. Harking back to the Fougere perfumes of the 1960s (arguably the first “hero scent” range for men), the 007 Fragrance “flawlessly combines irresistible …

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Valentine’s Day – Lingerie buying guide for men

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Valentines day is next week, so we imagine many of you will running around this weekend trying to find the perfect gift. To help you out we spoke to Soozie Jenkinson, Head of Lingerie Design at M&S, to find out her top five fail-safe tips to help you choose your lady the ideal lingerie gift for Valentine’s Day… 1. CONSIDER …

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Menswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe

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Lee Douros is the menswear buyer for my-wardrobe and at the last press day we had a great chat with him about men’s clothing and the online side of things. Lee definitely knows his stuff, so we were thrilled when he agreed to present his top summer picks for us. If you’re still stuck for high-summer chic then this is like the holy grail. Stay tuned for pt2!

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For a Daddy Cool, go Super Superficial

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A good Father’s Day present is hard to find; we picked out some fab gifts yesterday, but my Dad was after a T-shirt. I headed to the high street to find him one, but quickly realised that what once was a goldmine for interesting, unusual tees was now a factory of cartoon characters, fussy design and ugly graphics. After a look around a few more typical high street retailers, I’d almost had enough.

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Brandish’s too good for Father’s Day gallery

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We’re all for giving, but how many times have you been out shopping for someone and bought something for yours truly? Our Father’s Day gift guide is great if you want to give your dad a push in the right style direction, there’s nothing too out there or kooky, just a few pieces that will give a little panache to …

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Brandish to the Credit Crunch Rescue: It-Accessory £3.75 from £30!

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You know when relatives get Christmas presents that just get under your skin? Well, Hama beads were that present during this holiday season. Whether in my pockets, in my shoes, woven onto my laces, down my skinny jeans (don’t ask!) they were everywhere.

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Yay or Nay: CrapWrap by Firebox.com

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“Bored of perfectly folded paper and exquisitely tied ribbon? Fancy adding a more ‘personal’ touch this year? Then why not have your Christmas presents CrapWrapped™ at Firebox. This exclusive, uniquely shoddy gift wrapping option involves us wrapping your pressies in a slapdash fashion. “

The Daily Mail reports that Firebox.com is paying “20 of its male forklift truck drivers and warehouse assistants to wrap presents as quickly as possible, using ugly brown duct tape and very little care” for their latest ‘CrapWrap’ service. The service has proved popular with over 500 Firebox customers after only a week of its launch but what do you think?

Is it a bit stereotypical to say that all men are bad at wrapping or do you agree with Geraldine James, buying manager for Christmas gifts at Selfridges, who states that “men are perfectly capable of wrapping presents beautifully. They choose to pretend they can’t so they don’t have to do it.”

Vote ‘Yay or Nay’ to the service after the jump!

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