Christmas 2013 http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/news en-GB Brilliant games for next to nothing: All hail the Steam Christmas sale http://www.stuff.tv/brilliant-games-next-nothing-all-hail-steam-christmas-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deck the halls with a load of cheap games for yourself and your friends from the web shop&#039;s annual Christmas sale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Public service announcement: Steam Christmas sale has started" alt="Public service announcement: Steam Christmas sale has started" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Steam%20Christmas%20Sale%2001.jpg?1387533941" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">If you&#39;re going to be getting a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/valve/hands-steamos/feature">Steam Box</a>, you&#39;re going to need some games, right? Here&#39;s your opportunity to stock up - or to gift soem awesome and cheap games to your friends.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Achievement unlocked </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">And what&rsquo;s a Steam Christmas sale without some achievements to unlock? This year, you&rsquo;ll be unlocking Snow Globe badges, which will be used to unlock in-game items in Team Fortress 2, Spiral Knights, Warframe and many more games. Oh, and&nbsp;an emoticon and a profile background too.</p> <p dir="ltr">So how do you get Snow Globe badges? Craft one, using 10 Snow Globe trading cards. You can either <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/market/" target="_blank">purchase</a> them from the Steam store, vote for the <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/#wintersale_communitychoice" target="_blank">Community Choice Flash Sale</a> or stalk your friends for more Snow Globe trading cards. Plus, for every US$10 you spend during the sale, you&rsquo;ll get one Snow Globe trading card too. Check the&nbsp;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/promotion/snowglobefaq" target="_blank">FAQ</a>&nbsp;for more details.</p> <p dir="ltr">Now go forth, and stockpile more games you&#39;ll seldom or never play in your Steam library.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/" target="_blank">Steam</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Achievement unlocked" alt="Achievement unlocked" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Steam%20Christmas%20Sale%2002.jpg?1387533941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/brilliant-games-next-nothing-all-hail-steam-christmas-sale/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/brilliant-games-next-nothing-all-hail-steam-christmas-sale/news#comments Apps and Games Christmas 2013 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:05:42 +0000 Will Findlater 1430296 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 presents for skiers and snowboarders http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-presents-snow-lovers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ermahgerd, sner! These gifts will keep you from straying off-piste when buying for skiers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oakley Airwave 1.5 Recon Goggles" alt="Oakley Airwave 1.5 Recon Goggles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-snow-gifts.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Snow lovers may be dreaming of a White Christmas, but it&#39;s the pistes they&#39;re hankering for.</p> <p>Fill their Christmas stocking with these prezzies to keep them toasty and teched-up on the slopes and mountainsides.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeremy Jones – Further DVD &amp; Blu-ray (£22) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sit back and enjoy some of the world&#39;s most extreme snowboarding antics from Jeremy Jones, one of the pioneers of big mountain riding. Its stunning vistas, insane descents and a large dose of the great outdoors might even rouse you from your post-turkey stupor and have you booking your next trip to the snow.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Blu-ray-Snowboard-Jeremy-Jones/dp/B009OJXTEW" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bG9Z2guhI8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski 3-Finger (£95) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cold fingers can quickly suck the fun out of a mountain session, and the cost of buying sub-standard gloves that fall apart every year soon adds up.</p> <p>These snug, &#39;three-finger&#39; gloves are made from three-layer polyamide fabric with a goat leather palm that&#39;ll last a lifetime. They also feature elasticated &#39;handcuffs&#39; to stop you dropping them off the chairlift. Again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.edgeandwax.co.uk/29645/products/hestra_army_leather_heli_ski_3_finger_gloves_grey.aspx" target="_blank">edgeandwax.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski 3-Finger" alt="Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski 3-Finger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hestra-gloves.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Icebreaker Men&#039;s Bodyfit 200 Oasis L/S Crew (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&#39;ve probably heard it before, but staying warm on the mountain is all about having lots of thin layers rather than one really thick one. This long sleeve base layer top is the perfect start for an alpine uniform. It&#39;s made from merino wool, which is surprisingly warm and (just as important) amazingly stink-proof.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ellis-brigham.com/products/icebreaker/mens-bodyfit-200-oasis-ls-crew/239085" target="_blank">ellis-brigham.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Icebreaker Men&#039;s Bodyfit 200 Oasis L/S Crew" alt="Icebreaker Men&#039;s Bodyfit 200 Oasis L/S Crew" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/icebreaker.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wipeout Portes du Soleil Piste Map Lens Cloth (£10) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No more struggles with soggy, fluttery, disintegrating paper piste maps &ndash; Wipeout prints a wide range of European piste maps directly onto giant lens cloths. So now your goggles will always be fog free and you can quickly stuff the map in a pocket without worrying about not having enough pieces of map left to find your way home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wipeoutstore.eu/product/portesdusoleil" target="_blank">wipeoutstore.eu</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wipeout Portes du Soleil Piste Map Lens Cloth" alt="Wipeout Portes du Soleil Piste Map Lens Cloth" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wipeout-portes-du-soleil.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Burton Tether Lock (£13) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make sure your pride and joy doesn&#39;t go walkabout on the slopes while you&#39;re busy guzzling a vat of molten cheese at lunchtime. This compact cable lock&#39;s coiled design means it can be used as a snowboard tether while you&#39;re out riding, then clipped around something solid with its three-digit combination lock when you&#39;re not.</p> <p><a href="http://www.snowtraxstore.co.uk/burton-tether-lock-2014" target="_blank">snowtraxstore.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Burton Tether Lock" alt="Burton Tether Lock" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/burton-tether-lock-black.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Airhole face mask (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the mercury drops and the snow closes in, a bit of face protection is the only thing that stands between you and a vicious chapping.</p> <p>As the name suggests, Airhole face masks (they do balaclavas and &#39;tube&#39; ones too) have an air hole, or &#39;silicone-injected mouth grommet&#39;, to make breathing easy while still protecting your mug. Oh, and they come in a variety of patterns and comedy styles. This one is the rather Christmassy Home Alone-inspired &#39;McAllister&#39; print.</p> <p><a href="http://www.snowandrock.com/pws/UniqueProductKey.ice?ProductID=AHO0007RR" target="_blank">snowandrock.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Airhole face mask" alt="Airhole face mask" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Airhole-mccallister.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oakley Airwave 1.5 Recon Goggles (£520) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No mere standard eye protectors, these goggles have a heads-up display that gives you a window to your on-slope performance, showing speed, distance travelled, temperature and pinpointing your position on a piste map. They&#39;ll even locate friends if they&#39;re using the same goggles or running the Oakley Airwave app on their</p> <p>smartphones. Bluetooth connectivity lets you hook it up to a heart rate monitor, access your phone&#39;s playlist and even view incoming calls and texts. A six-hour battery life gives you plenty of time on the slopes while Oakley&#39;s Switchlock tech lets you swap out lenses in seconds to suit the conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.snowandrock.com/pws/UniqueProductKey.ice?ProductID=OAK0601W1" target="_blank">snowandrock.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oakley Airwave 1.5 Recon Goggles" alt="Oakley Airwave 1.5 Recon Goggles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oakley-Airwave.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Millet Matrix 30 MBS (£125) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A hardy day sack that laughs in the face of sub-zero conditions. Whether you just need space for an extra layer, lunch and a hydration pack or you&#39;re doing a serious alpine excursion, the Matrix has it covered.</p> <p>Compression straps keep your load stable, and there are attachment points for skis, crampons, a helmet and even a pair of ice axes should things get a bit Vertical Limit. Throw in its &#39;mobility back system&#39; hip straps which keep it stable while letting your body move freely, and you&#39;ve got a pack you can happily wear all winter long.</p> <p><a href="http://www.zalando.co.uk/millet-matrix-30-mbs-rucksack-red-m5044a018-302.html" target="_blank">zalando.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Millet Matrix 30 MBS" alt="Millet Matrix 30 MBS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/millet-matrix-30-mbs.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BCA Tracker 2 (£260) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those who like to go properly off piste, a transceiver (or &#39;avalanche beacon&#39;) is essential, helping you both to find your friends and to be found yourself. The Tracker 2&#39;s triple receiver antenna will pinpoint their signal quickly, while its easy-to-use interface, multiple burial indicator lights and intuitive search/transmit switch will make sure that no-one gets left behind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.facewest.co.uk/BCA-Tracker-2.html" target="_blank">facewest.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BCA Tracker 2" alt="BCA Tracker 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bca-tracker-2.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BCA B1 Shovel/Probe System (£65) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A transceiver such as the BCA Tracker (above) is no good on its own &ndash; if you manage to locate a buried companion you need to be able to dig them out too.</p> <p>This collapsible shovel packs down small enough to leave plenty of room in your pack for other essentials, and includes a probe in the handle for pinpointing your pal&#39;s position. Don&#39;t leave the chalet without &#39;em.</p> <p><a href="http://www.snowsafe.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=38" target="_blank">snowsafe.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BCA B1 Shovel/Probe System" alt="BCA B1 Shovel/Probe System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BCA-B1-shovel.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giro Combyn helmet (£110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A good helmet keeps your head warm and in one piece too, but most aren&#39;t really designed to withstand multiple knocks. For fans of the snow park (or terminal topplers) this &#39;Soft Shell&#39; helmet is built to take the hits and keep on providing maximum protection for the next time they find themselves doing a &#39;toilet air&#39; off an inadvisably large kicker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.snowandrock.com/pws/UniqueProductKey.ice?ProductID=GIR0086WW&amp;gclid=CIu-2I6bqLsCFY_MtAod7H8A1Q&amp;gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank">snowandrock.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Giro Combyn helmet" alt="Giro Combyn helmet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Giro-Combyn.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Garmin Virb Elite (£350) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This tough, water resistant action cam produces 1080p HD video and 16MP photos which can be neatly framed with its onboard 1.4in colour screen.</p> <p>With GPS and an altimeter on board it can even overlay footage with speed and altitude readings, or be set to automatically record only the exciting bits when you&#39;re skiing downhill and not just sitting on the chairlift. Its ANT+ compatibility means it&#39;ll also record other data such as heart rate and cycling/running cadence with ANT+ equipped accessories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/garmin-virb-elite-inc-carry-case/rp-prod110670" target="_blank">chainreactioncycles.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Virb Elite" alt="Garmin Virb Elite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Garmin-VIRB.jpg?1386769015" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-presents-snow-lovers/feature#comments Christmas 2013 Gift Guides Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:21:28 +0000 Stephen Graves 1430002 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gadgets and presents for DJs http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-djs/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve rounded up the best DJ gear on the planet to make any DJ&#039;s Christmas a rave to remember </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chrismast Gift Guide 2013: DJ" alt="Chrismast Gift Guide 2013: DJ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DJGiftsMainPic.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Christmas time is party time, and what sort of a party would it be without a DJ? From old-skool cool to cutting edge digital tech, this mix has got the lot.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer XDJ-R1 (£850) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DJ tech moves quickly but the XDJ-R1 should have things covered for the forseeable future. It&#39;s a powerhouse of a DJ console, combining a pair of CD decks, internal effects, a USB interface for playback from memory sticks and hard drives, Mac and PC connections plus the option of wireless control via an iPad. Fab.</p> <p><a href="http://www.gak.co.uk/en/pioneer-xdj-r1/84307" target="_blank">Available from gak.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pioneer XDJ-R1" alt="Pioneer XDJ-R1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerXDJ-R1.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Novation MiniNova (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Daft Punk don&#39;t have a monopoly on the robot DJ thing. The MiniNova&#39;s vocoder takes the whimpiest of voices and turns them into fearsome mechanoids. Plug this into your mixer and chat nonsense over any record for instant kudos, or pick a more tuneful setting and actually sing along.</p> <p><a href="http://www.absolutemusic.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/29712?source=googleshopping&amp;gclid=CM3zldXsibsCFWmWtAod4WsABw" target="_blank">Available from Absolute Music</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gFs9i9Wmk3Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Traktor DJ (iOS, from £1.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad DJ dream is becoming a reality with this giant leap in mobile tune-mixing technology. The iPhone app is fun too but you get a lot more control on the big screen. If you know your recipient&#39;s iTunes account name you can gift the app via iTunes (click on the arrow next to the price in iTunes and select Gift This App).</p> <p>Get it for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/traktor-dj-for-iphone/id625335999?mt=8" target="_blank">iPhone</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/traktor-dj/id592052832?mt=8" target="_blank">iPad</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TraktorDJ.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IK Multimedia iLoud (€240) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Take the mobile DJ concept a step further with the iLoud wireless speaker. It&#39;ll go for up to 10 hours on its internal battery, fed via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm cable. It also has a neat trick for guitarists, simulating amps and pedals via the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube/id373524000?mt=8" target="_blank">AmpliTube app</a> for iOS. Oh, and you won&#39;t believe how loud this thing goes; it&#39;s quite remarkable for something this size.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/iloud/" target="_blank">Available from IK Multimedia</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iLoud" alt="iLoud" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iLoud.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD (£140) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might think a hard disk or a bunch of USB sticks are safe place for your music collection, but it only takes one clumsy drop or a spilt drink to wipe out your entire library. This super-tough terrabyte of storage is built to withstand the trials of a life on the road, and comes with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections for speedy transfers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.datastores.co.uk/product/lacie-1tb-rugged-triple-usb-3-0-2/" target="_blank">Available from datastores.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD" alt="Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LacieRugged1TB.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juno gift voucher (from £5) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For a DJ there&#39;s not much that can beat the feeling of browsing and buying new music without spending a penny. With some credit behind the virtual counter your DJ associate can download the hottest remixes or order real physical things, like pristine vinyl &ndash; oooh! &ndash; or bleepy gadgets for the booth or studio.</p> <p><a href="http://www.junodownload.com/gift/" target="_blank">Juno.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Juno gift voucher" alt="Juno gift voucher" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JunoGiftCard.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple MacBook Air, 13in, 2013 (from £950) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&#39;ll have to love someone a lot to splash out the best part of a grand on them, but they&#39;ll love you back for it. You can use a Windows laptop but DJing on a Mac is a more reliable, more enjoyable experience. Solid-state storage and pancake thin design make <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-macbook-air-13in-2013/review" target="_blank">the latest Air</a> travel friendly, and while the 11-inch option is even easier to carry, the 13in screen is better for complex DJ apps.</p> <p><a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-mac/macbook-air" target="_blank">Apple Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="698" title="Apple MacBook Air, 13in, 2013" alt="Apple MacBook Air, 13in, 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MacBookAir13-2013.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Numark IDJ Pro (£250) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/numark-idj-pro/review" target="_blank">The IDJ Pro</a> is a powerful desktop console that uses an iPad to do some of the work while its expansive control panel and audio connections do the rest. You get effects, tempo syncing, EQ, big platters for cueing and scratching, proper headphone monitoring and audio inputs for a microphone and other gear. Great value.</p> <p>Available from <a href="http://www.djkit.com/numark/numark-idj-pro.html" target="_blank">djkit.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Numark IDJ Pro" alt="Numark IDJ Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NumarkIDJPro.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reloop RP-8000 (£585) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Newsflash: vinyl is not dead. Helping it stay alive is this turntable, a super-torquey direct-drive player with loads of modern tricks, including MIDI control, trigger pads, USB connections allowing four decks to be chained and line-level outputs. In other words it works just great with modern gear, including Traktor Scratch and Serato Scratch.</p> <p>Available from <a href="http://www.decks.co.uk/products/decks/reloop/RP8000" target="_blank">decks.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Reloop RP-8000" alt="Reloop RP-8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ReloopRP-8000.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vinyl Recorder (from €3200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ability to cut your own vinyl is a magical thing. Sure, you can <a href="http://www.prices.keyproduction.co.uk/vinyl" target="_blank">get a short run of 12 inch singles cut</a> from around &pound;700, but this device which attaches to your existing Technics 1210 deck lets you do it all by yourself in the shed. If that doesn&#39;t make your DJ friend&#39;s Christmas, nothing will.</p> <p>Available from <a href="http://www.vinylrecorder.com" target="_blank">vinylrecorder.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vinyl Recorder" alt="Vinyl Recorder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vinylrecorder%20copy.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technics Chicago DJ Bag (£22.50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There will never be a cooler brand in the DJ world than Technics. Even if you&#39;ve never smelt a pair of 1210s or scratched a needle across a platter of black plastic, fill this bag full of memory sticks and USB controllers (or your sandwiches), sling it over your shoulder and a visible waft of old-skool charm will seep from your pores.</p> <p>Available from <a href="http://www.djkit.com/technics/technics-city-bag-chicago-t082.html?cat=209" target="_blank">djkit.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Technics Chicago DJ Bag" alt="Technics Chicago DJ Bag" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TechnicsChicagoBag.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer RMX-1000 (£600) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DJ effects add-ons need to be big, bold and bright &ndash; in terms of sound and design. The RMX-1000 uses big knobs and a left-to-right layout that follows the signal path from input to output. There&#39;s a mini drum machine too and it can sync itself automatically to the music&#39;s tempo.</p> <p>Available from <a href="http://www.dawsons.co.uk/pioneer-rmx-1000-remix-station" target="_blank">dawsons.co.uk</a></p> <p>Words by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pioneer RMX-1000" alt="Pioneer RMX-1000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PioneerRMX-1000.jpg?1386397884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-djs/feature#comments Christmas 2013 Gift Guides Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:42:58 +0000 Tony Horgan 1429593 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 gadgets and presents for tech hipsters http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-those-who-hang-hipsters/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to buy for the hipster who has everything, and bought it long before it went mainstream? We&#039;ve rounded up some gifts from the bleeding edge of cool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boomf Instagram Marshmallows" alt="Boomf Instagram Marshmallows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/boomf.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well-dressed, achingly cool and handsome&hellip; you&rsquo;re the person your hipster friend regards as a guru.&nbsp;</p> <p>So, get them started on the pathway to cool with this selection of de rigeur, dramatic and downright essential hipster gadget and gear gifts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pitango bikes (from £375) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;re in a tricky position here. Head to Pitango&rsquo;s website and you can pick &lsquo;n&rsquo; mix components and colours to create your giftee&rsquo;s perfect bike. But how do you know you will get it right? How radical to go with the colours and contrasts? Drop bars or flat bars?</p> <p>Glory or shame await you come Christmas morning, but two things are guaranteed: it&rsquo;ll be unique, and it&rsquo;ll be well-made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pitangobikes.com/">pitangobikes.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pitango bikes" alt="Pitango bikes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pitango-bikes.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Solo Tea Egg (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>British men and women have been surviving perfectly well on humble teabags for many, many decades. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to go buying your own loose tea leaves, and infusing them in a cup of perfectly heated water using this tea &lsquo;egg&rsquo;.</p> <p>Except&hellip; that it looks really cool, it promises better tasting tea, it lets you choose your own perfect blend and it takes longer out of your day than whacking a bag in a mug. So, overall, we&rsquo;re in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.95percent.co.uk/eva-solo-black-tea-egg.html" target="_blank">95percent.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eva Solo Tea Egg" alt="Eva Solo Tea Egg" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Eva-Solo-Tee-Egg.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Native Union Clic Metal (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The trick with cases, for the committed streetwise sass, is to try and find something to cover the back of your iPhone that costs more than the back of your iPhone. Enter the Clic Metal, which uses actual wood (walnut or cherry) along with a provocative flash of actual metal. Pricey, but really, really nice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nativeunion.com/uk/cases/clic-metal-for-iphone-5-5s.html" target="_blank">nativeunion.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Native Union Clic Metal" alt="Native Union Clic Metal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/native-union-clic-metal.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volcom Voyage (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Base layers. You can get them in UniQlo for a few quid. But this person that you&rsquo;re buying for, they&rsquo;re the type that wants a &pound;40 base layer with a cosmic tie-dye design because they&rsquo;re probably going to get all their kit off in an Alpine bar somewhere during a particularly hilarious gluhwein boat race. Well, Santa be praised, here it is.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boardshop.co.uk/volcom-snow-voyage-crew-base-layer-top-space-print/g2151300-spp/" target="_blank">boardshop.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Volcom Voyage" alt="Volcom Voyage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/volcom-voyage.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pebble Smartwatch (US$150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s the watch that simply everyone is talking about, darling. And, unlike most fashionable gadgets, it is more affordable and more customisable than its megacorp copycats. If you can find one, it&rsquo;s the grown-up&rsquo;s Furby of 2013.</p> <p><a href="https://getpebble.com/" target="_blank">getpebble.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Smartwatch" alt="Pebble Smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-smartwatch_2.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Cyber-shot QX10 (£165) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hipster-geek doesn&rsquo;t want a normal camera, despite some of them being quite cool, and some of them being really good at taking pictures.</p> <p>The QX10 will get you noticed, even if its for the fact that you&rsquo;re taking ages to take a photo because you&rsquo;re pairing, and you&rsquo;re placing the lens somewhere clever and you&rsquo;re showing everyone the live viewfinder on your phone. The QX10: little, unecessary, hip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony.co.uk/product/dsc-qx-series/dsc-qx10" target="_blank">sony.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Cyber-shot QX10" alt="Sony Cyber-shot QX10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Cyber-shot-QX10.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yr T-shirt (from £60 (Liberty), from £28 (Topman)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if you were to go all the way to London&rsquo;s Spitalfields Market and buy from a one-time stall-holder who had travelled from Tibet with his bag of five hand-made T-shirts, someone in your Shoreditch local would be wearing the same one. Yr Store is a new idea, letting you customise and print your own T-shirts from machines popping up in London retailers such as Liberty and Topman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.yrsto.re/" target="_blank">yrsto.re</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yr T-shirt" alt="Yr T-shirt" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Yr-t-shirt.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mujjo Originals 11in MacBook Air sleeve (£45) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make your hipster the envy of their local artisanal coffee house with this gorgeous MacBook Air sleeve, fashioned in felt and leather along appropriately minimalist lines. You can also pick up sleeves for the 13in MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mujjo-Originals-Collection-Sleeve-Macbook/dp/B008ONRREM" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mujjo Originals 11in MacBook Air sleeve" alt="Mujjo Originals 11in MacBook Air sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mujjo-originals-Macbook-Air-11in-Sleeve.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boomf Instagram marshmallows (£12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What could be more emblematic of the modern hipster than the sepia-tinged Instagram snap? Now you can make those photos tangible, and delicious, in the form of Boomf marshmallows.</p> <p>Fire up the website, connect to Instagram, pick nine of your favourite photos and you&rsquo;re away. For an added layer of precious, precious irony, make marshmallows out of Instagrammed food pictures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boomf.com/">boomf.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boomf Instagram marshmallows" alt="Boomf Instagram marshmallows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boomf_0.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Revo Monocle 24 SuperConnect Radio (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Produced in association with hipster trendy types Monocle, this digital radio looks appropriately swanky &ndash; and it has technical smarts, too. aptX streaming means it pumps out CD-quality sound, and it&rsquo;ll play nice with iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth connectivity.</p> <p>Oh, and it has a button that&rsquo;ll take you straight to the monocle 24 live stream. Instant credibility.</p> <p><a href="https://monocle.com/shop/homeware/revo-monocle-24-superconnect-radio/" target="_blank">monocle.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Revo Monocle 24 SuperConnect Radio" alt="Revo Monocle 24 SuperConnect Radio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/revo-monocle-24-superconnect-r-525fef1913465.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teenage Engineering OP-1 (£680) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s Scandinavian and it looks like it belongs in a 1980s toyshop, which immediately counts in the OP-1&#39;s favour among the hipster fraternity. But look closer, and it reveals itself as a superpowered synth &ndash; with an arsenal of tricks including a synthesiser, sampler, drum machine, sequencer, multitrack recorder, FM radio and probably the kitchen sink, too.</p> <p>We <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/teenage-engineering-op-1/review" target="_blank">called it</a> &ldquo;the best thing to happen in music gadgetry for years,&rdquo; and we weren&rsquo;t kidding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.soundsliveshop.com/p/Teenage_Engineering_OP-1_Synthesizer/TE-OP-1-SYNTH?CAWELAID=1830894581&amp;catargetid=1820213715&amp;cadevice=c&amp;cagpspn=pla&amp;gclid=CIzwhv3hh7sCFWzItAodhzEAQA">soundsliveshop.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Teenage Engineering OP-1" alt="Teenage Engineering OP-1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/teenage-engineering-op-1.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ziiiro Titan Pocket Watch (£113) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wristwatches are so mainstream. For the achingly hip, nothing less than a fob watch will do. This one, made by Hong Kong-based Ziiiro, combines the whimsy of a pocket watch with the incomprehensible digital displays that design aficionados love. You may not know what the time is, but you&rsquo;ll look cool doing it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dezeenwatchstore.com/shop/titan-black/" target="_blank">dezeenwatchstore.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ziiiro Titan Pocket Watch" alt="Ziiiro Titan Pocket Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ziiiro-titan.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-those-who-hang-hipsters/feature#comments Christmas 2013 Digital Music System Gift Guides Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:22:36 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429541 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 gadgets and presents for Lego fans http://www.stuff.tv/lego/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-lego-fans/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build a better Christmas for Lego fans with this cornucopia of box sets, accessories and games featuring the mighty blocks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Back to the Future DeLorean" alt="Lego Back to the Future DeLorean" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lego-delorean-logo.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone loves Lego&nbsp;&ndash; if you&#39;re looking to brighten up someone&#39;s Christmas, you can&#39;t go wrong with the colourful bricks.</p> <p>Whether you&#39;re buying for kids or trying to find a special something for an AFOL (that&#39;s Adult Fan of Lego, fact fans), we&#39;ve rounded up the best brick-based prezzies this Christmas.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Minecraft village (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lego and Minecraft go together like&hellip; well, like bricks and mortar &ndash; it was inevitable that Notch&#39;s construction game would eventually combine forces with the ultimate physical building block toy.</p> <p>The latest in Lego&#39;s officially licensed Minecraft series, this Micro World biome comes complete with Pig, Villager and Zombie Micromob figures, and can be combined with the existing Lego Minecraft sets to create a whole Minecraft world.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Micro-World-The-Village-21105?fromListing=listing" target="_blank">lego.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Minecraft village" alt="Lego Minecraft village" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-minecraft-village.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Adult watch (from £70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kids have been wrapping Lego watches around their wrists for ages &ndash; now it&#39;s time for the grown-ups to get in on the act. This new collection of Lego watches from Clictime ranges from the understated Multi-eye watch to heart and skull designs, to an endearingly goofy bit of wrist candy sporting a Lego minifigure head.</p> <p>In true Lego style, you can customise them &ndash; the straps can be dismantled and connected together in different colour combinations. They&#39;re not available to buy just yet, but we&#39;re assured they&#39;ll be out in time for Christmas &ndash; check back for more details.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Adult watch" alt="Lego Adult watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-watches.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Creator: Sydney Opera House (£250) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One for seriously dedicated Lego-heads, this mammoth set is built on an operatic scale. Still, for those with the skills to master its 2989 Lego bricks, it provides ample rewards.</p> <p>The curved forms of Sydney&#39;s iconic Opera House require the use of advanced building techniques, and there&#39;s a good six or seven hours of build time to be had here. And the end result is spectacular.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Sydney-Opera-House-10234?CMP=KAC-SAHCSEU8&amp;HQS=10234" target="_blank">lego.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Creator: Sydney Opera House" alt="Lego Creator: Sydney Opera House" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-sydney-opera-house.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Marvel Super Heroes (£41) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A joyous love letter to Marvel Comics that manages what even Joss Whedon couldn&#39;t &ndash; bringing all of the Marvel superheroes, including the X-Men, Spiderman and the Avengers &ndash; together to battle Doctor Doom.</p> <p>As well as an engaging storyline crammed with even the most obscure Marvel characters, you also get a whopping open world to explore, jam-packed with challenges and side missions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-Marvel-Super-Heroes-Xbox/dp/B00CHHKJFA" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Marvel Super Heroes" alt="Lego Marvel Super Heroes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-marvel-superheroes.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Back to the Future DeLorean (£35) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lego&#39;s crowdsourced Cuusoo programme has come up with a brace of awesome new sets dreamt up by fans &ndash; and none is closer to our heart than the Back to the Future DeLorean.</p> <p>It comes with Doc Brown and Marty McFly minifigures, spare parts so that you can recreate the time machine from each of the three films, and is simple enough for kids and adults alike to assemble. Great Scott!</p> <p><a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1379424.htm?CMPID=GS001&amp;_$ja=cgid:12415553070|tsid:41361|cid:166600950|lid:54869318213|nw:g|crid:34613900070|rnd:16356027091916055982|dvc:c|adp:1o1" target="_blank">argos.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Back to the Future DeLorean" alt="Lego Back to the Future DeLorean" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-delorean-2.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Moleskine notebook (£12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.&quot; So sayeth the Good Book.&nbsp;There are some childish things you don&#39;t want to put away, though &ndash; this notebook may be for taking sensible minutes in business meetings, but it comes complete with a Lego plate embedded into the front cover, letting you customise it to your heart&#39;s content. A good book, indeed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9788866130093?redirected=true&amp;gclid=CPWriL_DhbsCFUYTwwod8CYAIw" target="_blank">bookdepository.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Moleskine notebook" alt="Lego Moleskine notebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-moleskine-2.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Star Wars Ewok Village (£200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Star Wars fans gripe about Return of the Jedi&#39;s Ewoks, calling them childish inventions created only to sell toys. That&#39;s as maybe &ndash; but those toys are <em>awesome</em>.</p> <p>Look at this gorgeous Ewok village, for example &ndash;&nbsp;complete with Ewok traps and catapults, speeder bikes, rope bridges and secret hidey-holes. You also get 15 minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and a brace of the Emperor&#39;s finest Stormtroopers. You know, the ones who were beaten in open battle by a bunch of teddy bears armed with sticks.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Ewok-Village-10236" target="_blank">lego.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1920" height="1338" title="Lego Star Wars Ewok Village" alt="Lego Star Wars Ewok Village" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-ewok-Village.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Belkin Lego iPhone 5s Builder case (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This iPhone 5s case may look like it&#39;s entirely frivolous, wrapping Jony Ive&#39;s gorgeous smartphone design in a primary-coloured Lego brick. But scratch the surface and it&#39;s actually rather clever &ndash; you can construct your own iPhone stand, photo tripod or camera dolly on the back of your phone with Lego bricks. Or just turn it into a toy aeroplane.</p> <p><a href="http://www.belkin.com/uk/p/P-F8W283/" target="_blank">belkin.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Belkin Lego iPhone 5s Builder case" alt="Belkin Lego iPhone 5s Builder case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/belkin-lego-iphone-case.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego salt and pepper set (£5) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the Lego fan who has everything, this condiment set is fantastic, plastic and stackable. Just don&#39;t try to eat your dinner with Lego knives and forks.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Salt-and-Pepper-Set-850705" target="_blank">lego.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego salt and pepper set" alt="Lego salt and pepper set" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-salt-and-pepper.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Mindstorms EV3 (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve already featured the Mindstorms set in our Christmas Gift Guide for makers, but it bears repeating &ndash; this awesome set comes complete with a programmable EV3 brick that can be controlled over Bluetooth using the Mindstorms iOS or Android app.</p> <p>You can use it to build one of three robot creations out of the box, or let your imagination run wild &ndash; the EV3 brick features an ARM 9 processor running a Linux-based OS, USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and can be hooked up to an array of sensors.</p> <p><a href="http://direct.asda.com/LEGO-Mindstorms-Ev3---31313/000747841,default,pd.html&amp;cmpid=ppc-_-ad-pla-_-ggle-pla-_-Toys-and-Games-_-000747841&amp;cm_mmc=ad-ppc-_-ggle-pla-_-Toys-and-Games-_-000747841&amp;istCompanyId=71f4ae42-94c5-4821-aa58-05eff6da2486&amp;istItemId=xptiiltat&amp;istBid=t" target="_blank">asda.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Architecture: UN Headquarters (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lego for grown-ups, this kit shuns the smiling minifigures in favour of a serious architectural build based on the modernist United Nations headquarters, as designed by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer.</p> <p>Build it, then stick it on a shelf in your study and nod sagely at it while stroking your chin.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/United-Nations-Headquarters-21018?CMP=KAC-SAHCSEU8&amp;HQS=21018" target="_blank">lego.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Architecture: UN Headquarters" alt="Lego Architecture: UN Headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-un-headquarters.jpg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Space minifigure key light (£6) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A perfect stocking filler for a Lego fan, this keyring is based on the classic Lego Space minifigure &ndash; <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/10-best-lego-minifigures-ever/feature" target="_blank">greatest and best of all Lego men</a>, and we&#39;ll hear no argument about it. And he has a light in his foot, so he&#39;s not just a pretty face.</p> <p><a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/lego-spaceman-key-light-assorted/p567686#default" target="_blank">johnlewis.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="717" height="717" title="Lego Space minifigure key light" alt="Lego Space minifigure key light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-space-keyring.jpeg?1385634387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/lego/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-lego-fans/feature#comments Christmas 2013 Gift Guides Lego Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:08:05 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429516 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide: 12 creative gadget gifts http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-creative-gadget-gifts/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How do you buy for someone who&#039;s constantly sketching, humming, strumming, building, brainstorming and transforming? We&#039;ve got all the answers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Christmas Gift Guide: 12 creative gadget gifts" alt="Christmas Gift Guide: 12 creative gadget gifts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/12-creative-gadget-gifts.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Passive pressies won&#39;t cut it for those with a mind forever voyaging. Things to make and do are the order of the big day, so we&#39;ve lassooed a dozen of the best creative gifts to keep fidgety fingers gainfully employed for the festive period and beyond.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build Your Own New York Cards (from US$1.50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pick and choose as many postcards as you like to assemble a miniature model of the Big Apple. Some cutting and folding is involved but nothing to trouble anyone who owns a scalpel. Take a couple for desktop trinkets or go to town and build a backdrop for a stop motion remake of King Kong.</p> <p><a href="http://www.buildyourownnewyork.com/order.html" target="_blank" title="BuildYourOwnNewYork.com">BuildYourOwnNewYork.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Build Your Own New York City" alt="Build Your Own New York City" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BuidNewYorkComp.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outside the Lines (£8) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Society tells us that colouring in is for children only. Society also tells us that doodling on notepads is bad, so why not put two crayons up to Society and get a grown-up colouring book. It&#39;s a lot more fun than doodling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outside-Lines-Artists-Coloring-Imaginations/dp/0399162089" target="_blank" title="Amazon.co.uk">Amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Outside the Lines" alt="Outside the Lines" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OutsideTheLines.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aluminium photo prints (from £30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Enlargements are great, canvas prints are even better, but a pucker picture on aluminium beats them both. Landscapes, black and whites and arty shots work best rather than family album snaps, with highlights being picked out in silvery rainbows when the light catches them from the right angle.</p> <p><a href="http://photo.jessops.com/posters-and-canvas/aluminium-prints.html" target="_blank" title="Jessops">Jessops</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aluminium prints" alt="Aluminium prints" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/AluminiumPrint.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Little Bits / Korg synth kit (US$159) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A wonderful idea for so many reasons, this kit is a collection of analogue synthesiser components that you can clip together in various arrangements to make your own fully playable techno machine. You&#39;ll be cutting it fine for Christmas but you can pre-order from the States, shipping from 6th December.</p> <p><a href="http://littlebits.cc/kits/synth-kit" target="_blank" title="LittleBits">LittleBits</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LittleBits / Korg synth kit" alt="LittleBits / Korg synth kit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LittleBitsKorg.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Umbra Conceal Bookshelf (£10.50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arty books deserve an arty bookshelf, and this one is just perfect, making it appear as if your tomes are floating on air (or glued to the wall at the edges). Of course they&#39;re not. It&#39;s all done with mirrors, isn&#39;t it?</p> <p><a href="http://www.redcandy.co.uk/product-umbra-conceal-bookshelf-small.php" target="_blank" title="RedCandy.co.uk">RedCandy.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Umbra Conceal Bookshelf" alt="Umbra Conceal Bookshelf" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/UmbraBookshelf.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build your own life-size human skeleton (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve pretty much said it all there in the headline. It starts out as a book with pages that you pop out into little cardboard shapes. Fold them, bend them, put them on the side until figure out if they&#39;re a leg bit or an arm bit, and before you know it you&#39;ll have full-sized skeleton to hide in your closet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/6199/Build-Your-Own-Life-Sized-Human-Skeleton" target="_blank" title="Firebox.com">Firebox.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Build your own life-size human skeleton" alt="Build your own life-size human skeleton" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HumanSkeleton.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adjustable Alphabet Cake Pan (£22) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;ve got something important to say, say it with cake. But probably in no more than three letters because these cakes come out pretty big. LOL. Get a few if you want to bake your letters simultaneously.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/ALPHABET-LETTERS-NUMBER-CREATE-DECORATING/dp/B008Z5ZAB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1384410809&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=adjustable+alphabet+cake+pan" target="_blank" title="Amazon.co.uk">Amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Alphabet Cake Pan" alt="Alphabet Cake Pan" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/AlphabetCakePan.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PicPaperie (from US$14) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Personalised gift wrap can be yours via this California-based start-up. It&#39;s currently in the funding stage via <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com" target="_blank" title="Indigogo">Indigogo</a> but early contributors can place orders that should arrive in time for the big day. Upload your pics, choose your layout and the job is done. Or you could print some yourself at home, which might be a bit quicker and cheaper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/picpaperie-turn-your-photos-into-beautiful-gift-wrap" target="_blank" title="PicPaperie">PicPaperie</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PicPaperie" alt="Personalised Instagram gift wrap" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PicPaperie.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NIKEiD sportswear (£varies) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The NIKEiD concept allows you to choose from a huge range of sports shoes and bags (including men&#39;s, women&#39;s and children&#39;s), and customise the colour and material of each element via the NIKEiD website to create your own unique attire.&nbsp; Gift cards can be ordered from the site too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/c/gifts/nikeid-custom" target="_blank" title="NIKEiD">NIKEiD</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="NIKEiD" alt="Customisable trainers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NIKEiD.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A4 Personalised Photobook (from £30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can hardly go wrong with this one. Either compile the book yourself online or via the iOS app, uploading and dropping your pics onto the pages, or if your loved one would rather create their own, get a voucher from the Photobox site and let them do the business as they see fit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.photobox.co.uk/shop/photo-books#p=a4-personalised" target="_blank" title="Photobox.co.uk">Photobox.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Photobox Photobook" alt="Personalised photobook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Photobook.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PJ780ve (£1110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, that&#39;s over a grand for a camcorder, but this is a real stunner. It&#39;s capable of pro-quality TV footage, with brilliant &quot;floating lens&quot; image stabilisation, connections for bolt-on extras and a built-in projector that&#39;s actually more useful than you might think. Too steep? Try its little brother, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-hdr-cx410ve/review" target="_blank" title="Sony CX410ve review">CX410ve</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-pj780ve-hd-1080p-camcorder-24-1mp-10x-optical-zoom-gps-32gb-3-lcd-screen-with-projector/p231871951" target="_blank" title="John Lewis">John Lewis</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony PJ780ve camcorder" alt="Sony PJ780 projector camcorder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SonyPJ780.JPG?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Akai EIE Pro (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who wouldn&#39;t want this sitting next to their computer? Your creative type certainly would, as it&#39;s got everything they need to interface with all things audio, whether that&#39;s podcasting, music recording or MIDI interfacing with techno bleep boxes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.juno.co.uk/products/akai-eie-pro-electromusic-audio-midi-interface-expander/416687-01/" target="_blank" title="Juno.co.uk">Juno.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/AkaiEIEPro.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Posterista (from £5 for PDF) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This ingenious UK web app delves into your Instagram, Facebook or 500px accounts creates montages for real-life posters from them automagically. Grab your giftee&#39;s logins choose from the various options (landscape and portrait orientations, layouts of just squares or a mixture of squares and rectangles, dark or light backgrounds and size of the poster), and you can instruct the service to send them a beautiful print, framed print, or a hi-res PDF file that they can print themselves. Neat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.posterista.co.uk/" target="_blank">Posterista</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Posterista" alt="Posterista" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/posterista-3.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Foldable.me (US$12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The spawn of the brilliant minds at Mint Digital, Foldable.me allows you to easily create a Minecraft-esque mini figure of whomever you want, using the Mii-like tools. Make one that looks like your granddad and the service will dispatch it to him in an envelope. He can build it on Christmas day instead of drinking too much whiskey.</p> <p><a href="https://www.foldable.me/" target="_blank">Foldable.me</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Foldable.me " alt="Foldable.me " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Foldable.Me_.jpg?1386965093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-creative-gadget-gifts/feature#comments Christmas 2013 Gift Guides Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:15:23 +0000 Tony Horgan 1429087 at http://www.stuff.tv