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

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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Gerald LynchThrow a tasty indoor BBQ this winter with the Philips Avance Grill
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iPhone 5 helps Apple top CoolBrands survey

Apple have topped the 2012/2013 CoolBrands survey, compiling which brands are seen as the most cool in the UK each year. Cherry-picked by a group of key cultural influencers, including celebrities such as musician Carl Barat and DJ Rob da Bank, this year sees tech brands smashing the list, making up 45% of the top 20. Last year, tech brands …

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Gerald LynchiPhone 5 helps Apple top CoolBrands survey
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Brandish guide to latest Amazon Kindles – Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD

By Becca Caddy, Shiny Shiny Editor Last night Amazon’s Chief Executive Jeff Bezos unveiled a number of highly anticipated new Kindle products and although they’d already been revealed in a US TV ad earlier in the week, the three new Kindle Fire tablets and Paperwhite eReader didn’t fail to impress us. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to the main …

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shinychrisBrandish guide to latest Amazon Kindles – Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD
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Krups Barista EA 9000 is a coffee machine fit for James Bond

  For true coffee connoisseurs, getting the perfect morning pick-me-up can be a little tough. Unless you’re a fully trained barista or live near your favourite coffee house, you might struggle to get your first-thing coffee fix. At a penny shy of £1300, the Krups Barista EA 9000, looking like the daddy of all home coffee machines, is on a mission …

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Gerald LynchKrups Barista EA 9000 is a coffee machine fit for James Bond
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Sci-fi chic hits the Kindle with “War of the Worlds” cover

Amazon’s Kindle eReader; a great device but, when compared to the luscious artwork that goes into the front cover of ye olde paperback tome, it’s a bit fugly. Enter Red5′s Run for Cover eReader case range. Seriously stylish re-imaginings of classic novel covers, you can wrap your Kindle up in a protective folio for keyboard-packing Amazon devices. There are six different designs …

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Gerald LynchSci-fi chic hits the Kindle with “War of the Worlds” cover

MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Apple’s most stylish computer yet?

Apple are calling it “the most beautiful computer we’ve ever made”, and “a whole new vision for the notebook.” And they’d be right. Super-slim and super-powerful, Apple’s new MacBook is catwalk-thin and man-bag ready, letting you get some serious work done thanks to high-spec internals without having to let your inner geek crack through your chic exterior. Apple mean business …

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Gerald LynchMacBook Pro with Retina Display: Apple’s most stylish computer yet?

WHICH SHOULD I BUY? – Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 4S?

There was a time when every self-respecting man about time worth his salt wouldn’t be caught dead with any smartphone other than an Apple iPhone. And though Apple keep on delivering the goods year-on-year with updates to the range, Android smartphones are now every bit as desirable. The new best-in-class model is Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Revealed at a glitzy launch …

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Gerald LynchWHICH SHOULD I BUY? – Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 4S?
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Should I buy a new iPad 3? Dissecting the hype behind Apple’s latest tablet

Launching three new versions of their swanky iPad tablet in as many years, chances are you’re already pretty familiar with the Apple gadget that’s leading the charge for a whole new era of mobile computing. You may even have one already, swiping through your iPad to read this very post. How meta! Today, Apple unleash a brand new version of …

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Gerald LynchShould I buy a new iPad 3? Dissecting the hype behind Apple’s latest tablet
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Spencer Hart collaborate with Samsung

A few weeks ago we were invited to one of our favourite Savile Row tailors, Spencer Hart, to learn about their recent collaboration with Samsung. The collaboration involves integrating mobile technology into the traditional craft of Savile Row design and lifestyle tailoring. To be perfectly honest I was a bit skeptical at first, but as soon as I saw how …

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LauraSpencer Hart collaborate with Samsung
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Puttluck: The first ever iPhone app to feature a live competition with prizes

Everyone loves a good game of golf, but lets face it not all of us have the time or money to hit the green. So what if you could play a game and even win real prizes, all in the comfort of your own home? That is the very idea behind our new favourite app Puttluck. The app uses the …

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LauraPuttluck: The first ever iPhone app to feature a live competition with prizes
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Competition: Break Free from traffic with a brand new GO LIVE 820 TomTom SatNav

We have teamed up with our friends over at TomTom to help you break free from traffic by giving you the chance to win a brand new GO LIVE 820 satnav! TomTom recently commissioned a study to find out more about the psychological effect of traffic on drivers. They discovered that it’s not just a massive pain, but can actually …

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LauraCompetition: Break Free from traffic with a brand new GO LIVE 820 TomTom SatNav
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Skate For Cancer takes on France

Skate for Cancer (S4C) was started by Rob Dyer after he lost a number of important people including his mother to Cancer. Anyone who has ever met Rob will tell you that he is a truly inspirational individual who turned something very tragic into a source of inspiration, dedicating himself to raising awareness of cancer amongst young people. In 2004, …

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LauraSkate For Cancer takes on France
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Augmented reality race game launched for the AR.Drone

Parrot have just announced AR.Race a cool new game for the AR.Drone. The AR Drone, in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out is a remote controlled quadrotor helicopter with built in wifi and 2 cameras – controlled via the iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Parrot, have now launched a free racing game on the app store …

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LauraAugmented reality race game launched for the AR.Drone
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Casio launched Formula 1 predictor game on Facebook

Formula 1 fan? Then make sure you check out the Facebook game Casio lauched last month. Users have to try and predict specific race times from each Grand Prix for the chance to winning various prizes, including a VIP trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Casio EDIFICE watches and more. Each week, you are asked to ‘Guess the Time’ …

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LauraCasio launched Formula 1 predictor game on Facebook
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Giveaway: Two tickets to the Ford Focus ‘Start More Live’ event

Ford has just launch the new Ford Focus and to celebrate they are hosting an event called “’Start More Live” on May 25 in Central London. In the run up to the event they have teamed up with Tim Lovejoy and Robbie Knox, to hunt down the best of everything from gadgets to golf, stunt driving and food. At the …

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LauraGiveaway: Two tickets to the Ford Focus ‘Start More Live’ event
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iSupr8: Make Ultra Hipster Videos With Your iPhone

If there is one thing that iPhone users apparently love its retro style apps. Both the Hipstamatic and Instagram apps take care of your photos, but what about your videos? They just look so modern and boring. Well get ready to rejoice the iSupr8 is about to fix this by applying a Super 8 filter to your iPhone’s video function. …

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LauraiSupr8: Make Ultra Hipster Videos With Your iPhone
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Olympus TOUGH TG-610 and TG-310 Digital Cameras

Olympus has launched the new TG-610 and TG-310, the latest cameras to join their TOUGH line. As with their other TOUGH cameras, both the TG-610 and TG-310 are waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof allowing you to take great photos and shoot HD movies in almost any environment. I have yet to personally test out these latest models, however, I personally owned …

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LauraOlympus TOUGH TG-610 and TG-310 Digital Cameras

Top 10 Pantone Inspired Gifts For This Holiday Season

Pantone has been defining pigments for almost 50 years, and sets industry standards in colour. Its matching systems and guides are essential for designers and artists for referencing and producing the precise hue, tint or shade. In addition to their colour guides they also have a whole range of products inspired by the now infamous coloured chips. So if you …

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LauraTop 10 Pantone Inspired Gifts For This Holiday Season