Stuff’s Top 6 Celebrity Gadget Endorsements

It’s not just us mere mortals who are into our tech. Yes, those bastions of humanity we like to call celebrities have their gadget favourites to

It’s not just us mere mortals who are into our tech. Yes, those bastions of humanity we like to call celebrities have their gadget favourites too. Here’s our top six…

George Foreman Grill

Anything George Foreman really likes he puts his name on. As a result, all of George’s mates have tattoos they’re more than a little embarrassed about, but on the bright side they, and the rest of the world, also have George Foreman Grills. The Teflon-coated slanted cooking surface means the fat drains away from your food resulting in more healthy knockout nosh.

U2 iPod

Back in the iPod's heyday of 2004, as it swallowed up the world in the march to MP3 domination, everybody's least favourite bleating do-gooder, Bono, spoiled a perfectly good fourth gen iPod. Plastered in the colour scheme of U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album with the band's signatures scrawled on the back it was unique among all of Apple's iPod models in that nobody bought one.

Monster Beats by Dr Dre

On the streets of South Central Los Angeles, there isn’t much that won’t get you shot. Using the bundled buds that came with your iPod is a dead cert to see you get a cap in yo’ derriere, so step forward Dr Dre. As head keeper of head-noddin’ beats on the streets he’s looking out for his fellow residents by producing his own heavy duty cans - these Monster Beats.

Gwen Stefani HP printers

Ignore the bad ska punk band that she used to make her name, Gwen Stefani has done more for tech than you’d think. It’s a little known fact that her clothing label was originally to be called I.N.K.J.E.T. rather than L.A.M.B. because of her love of printers. An empty cartridge sent her into a rage, however, and at the last minute the name was changed. That’s right, Gwen, you keep it real, girl.

Joy Division Limited Edition Zune

How much say Ian Curtis had in the creation of the Joy Division Zune we're not sure, we had him down as more of a Creative Zen kinda guy, plus there's the fact that it only went on sale 28 years after his death. Still, we dig the back that's emblazoned with Peter Saville's iconic Unknown Pleasures artwork and the built-in FM tuner let’s us dance, dance, dance, dance, dance to the radio.

Samsung Beyonce phone

Before she was just Jay–Z's lady of leisure, B had developed a good line in the endorsement trade, the bread and butter of any record–label shackled celeb. Her Samsung backed blower, The B'Phone (Sammy keeping up its tradition of god awful names), dropped in 2007. Drop us a line if you've ever, ever seen anyone pull one out to the sound of Crazy in Love. Because we sure as hell haven't.