Video Watch with OLED Screen

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Ever since I was a child, I’d always hoped for a super futuristic watch that I could talk into and watch TV on it. Or something like that. Well, by jove, it’s arrived! Sort of. ThinkGeek’s Video Watch with OLED Screen ($130) is ready to change us all into futuristic beings in an affordable way. It’s got a 1.5-inch (128 …

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Heroes of day: Bert and Ernie

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Names Bert, Ernie. Job Muppets Special Powers Ernie’s special power is the gift of childlike mischief. Bert is much more cynical and often tires of Ernie’s pranks and gaffes – he loves Ernie really though. Ernie said ‘You’ve got a banana in your ear!’ Bert said ‘What? I can’t hear you. I’ve got a banana in my ear…’ They said …

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Apple TV – better than the iPhone?

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We’ve already listed our reasons why the iPhone sucks – to be honest, we’re much more interested in Apple TV (formerly iTV), the company’s smart new set-top box. It’s essentially an iPod for your telly, coming with 720p video output through component video, optical and analogue audio, and HDMI ports. It packs in a 40GB hard drive for syncing TV …

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R2-D2 home entertainment system comes with Millennium Falcon remote control

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This all-singing R2 unit is a fully-working robot that features a home-cinema projector (much like the movie droid), DVD & CD/MP3 player, FM radio, audio speakers, a USB slot, a memory card reader and an iPod dock. And, best of all, the remote control is in the shape of the Millennium Falcon. Absolute genius. It’s built by Nikko, is currently …

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10 reasons why the Apple iPhone sucks

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Alarmingly, the whole world seems to have gone crazy for Apple’s newly announced iPhone, like it was some magical biscuit made out of crack cocaine. But the man from Brandish, he say ‘no’ to crack… 1 Couldn’t you have come up with a smarter name? You didn’t call the MacBook the iLaptop, did you? Given Apple’s track record of modesty, …

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Bomberman Bakuhatu Plush Bomb Toy

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Fans of Bomberman, listen up. You can now get your hands on a big fat comedy Bomberman bomb to kick and throw around your house! The Bomberman Bakuhatu Plush Bomb is a must have for Nintendo aficionados the world over. The Japanese word "Bakuhatu" means "Explode" and that’s what Bomberman’s bombs do. These rascals sport a lit fuse on top …

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Roberts Sound 23 DAB sound system

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The new Roberts Sound 23 has added CD playback and SD card compatibility to a traditional tabletop DAB radio. The CD player also plays MP3/WMA from disc, SD card or via a storage device, which can be connected via USB or the auxiliary input socket. The DAB features all the usual features, plus PausePlus – allowing you to pause and …

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Wethepeople Nova BMX bike

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Riding a BMX is a lot of fun. OK, it may not be the most dignified mode of transport for a grown man, but who cares? Here at Brandish we don’t claim to be experts on BMX bikes, but are plenty shallow enough to know that this set of wheels, the entry-level Wethepeople Nova, looks great (turquoise is a hot …

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Honda’s 2008 Acura Concept NSX is smoking hot

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Honda, one of the most innovative companies in the world right now, just took the wraps off its Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept, a stunning new design for the successor to the Acura NSX. The car is designed to incorporate a kick-ass, front-mounted V10 engine and a new high-performance, RWD-based version of Acura’s catchily named ‘Super Handling All-Wheel Drive’. Click …

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Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair

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The legendary Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, as well as many of the furnishings. For its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (pictured) and Swan, which are believed to be the first swiveling upholstered chairs. The handcrafted Egg Chair is unique in that sitters can swivel toward the conversation area or away from others in …

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Hero of the day: Wesley Autrey, subway saviour

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Name Wesley ‘Super Wes’ Autrey Job Construction worker, based in New York Special Powers Super Wes, 50, rescued a student who had fallen onto the tracks at a New York subway station. He jumped onto the tracks and rolled with 19-year-old Cameron Hollopeter into the trough between the rails at 137th Street station. Hollopeter, who had reportedly suffered a seizure, …

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Space chair, from Dwell

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Cool online interiors shop Dwell is offering this classic Space Chair for just £69, which is much cheaper than most similar designs. It’s made from plastic and chrome and it’s available in three different colours: beige (pictured), white and silver. The chair also boasts a gas lift pump so you can adjust the height you’re sat at, which means it’s …

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Cocktail Carousel

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If you’re old enough, chances are alcohol features heavily in your life. Booze is your best pal when you’re down in the dumps, and also there for you when you are celebrating. This planet is full to bursting with drunks. Well, for the suave drinker, why not show off to your mates with this cracking Cocktail Carousel? It dispenses one …

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No Smoking ashtray, by Josh Owen

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What can you say about this? Basically, it’s an ashtray. Aping the ‘no smoking’ sign, it makes it a great little ashtray that is actually funny (or ironic dependent on your viewpoint). The ashtray is made of ceramic and 4" in diameter and has a soft foam bottom to prevent damage to your furniture. It has been designed by Josh …

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Predicta Meteor retro TV

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TVs have been overlooked by designers for far too long. By and large, television sets look the same, all with an eye on being sleek and ‘futuristic’. Well, thanks to the clever folks at Predicta, you can now get something that will be retro and cool, as well as having all mod cons. Predicta is a modern company making TVs …

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Most Wanted: Motorola RIZR Z3

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Moto’s new RIZR is based on its hugely successful RAZR, so you know it will be more popular than a batch of piping hot cakes. It’s a stylish slider phone – Motorola don’t normally do slider phones so it’s interesting that they’ve entered such a crowded market – with a 2MP camera, expandable memory and an MP3 player which supports …

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The Dunk Mug

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Tea is the staple diet of every upstanding Briton. For me, the whole point of tea is to dunk biscuits in it. It’s less a drink, and more a dunk receptical. So, Charles and Marie have created the world’s perfect dunking cup. Basically, it’s a dual purpose Dunk Mug which saw The Sunday Express bubbling with giddiness saying that this …

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