My Gadget Life – James Haskell

I love Stuff Every time we go on away trips I take a copy of the mag. To be honest with you I spend 90 per cent of my money on gadgets. I often buy so

I love Stuff

Every time we go on away trips I take a copy of the mag. To be honest with you I spend 90 per cent of my money on gadgets. I often buy something and then realise I don’t actually need it and have to take it back.

My favourite gadget at the moment is the Sony TG7 camcorder

I’ve had it for a little while now and it’s an awesome bit of kit. I live in Paris so when I show people around I can film everything, put it into iMovie and upload it to my website really easily. I’ve churned out a few amateur videos with it although I don’t think they’re going to be nominated for any film awards! It also takes fantastic still pictures. I take it everywhere with me.

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I always go to Apple when I want to buy a new computer

I’ve got a G5, a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air that I take everywhere with me – I’m a big fan of the iPhone too. I keep finding more and more apps I want to download. That’s what I love about Apple. If I think about an app I’d like, the majority of the time it already exists. I’ve got a French translator app on there but by the time I’ve typed anything in the girl I was trying to chat-up has usually walked off!

I listen to my pre-game music on my iPhone

I have to remember to switch it to airplane mode first though. The last thing you need when you’re trying to concentrate on preparing for a big match is a text from your Mum reminding you to say hello to your aunt after the game.

I don’t get much time for games

But when I get an afternoon to myself I do love my Xbox. The problem is that I can’t move onto a new game until I’ve completed the one I’m on. I was playing Call of Duty: World at War on the hardest difficulty and it got to a point where I was just dying within seconds of starting the level. I’m gonna have to drop it down a level and start all over again ‘cause I can’t just give up.

I’m addicted to Twitter

A friend of mine got on it and I thought I’d get involved (@jameshaskell). I’ve got quite a few followers now. I like the fact that I can just write: “I’m bored today in Paris – what shall I do?” and get five or six responses suggesting places to go.

James Haskell uses the Sony TG7 Handycam, the world's smallest Full HD camcorder. For more information visit www.sony.co.uk