Hot Stuff: Gadgets that get us hot under the collar

All bored and mopey this week? Here's an idea, or rather four, on which to spend your blues away.

Shimmy to the Beats by Dr. Dre Neon Mixr headphones, game up a storm with Havoc's feisty gaming mouse, point your (running) feet in the right direction with Nike and TomTom, and shine your face with the Philips VisaPure.

Beats By Dr. Dre Limited-Edition Neon Mixr Headphones

The original Beats not loud enough for you? Get your eyes on the Neon Mixr cans that come in neon rainbow shades, bright enough to make a myopic leprechaun stop in his tracks. Within the Beats’ signature earcups nestle 40mm drivers for deep lows and a custom diaphragm for the smoothest mids and highs, and they also twirl 270 degrees for one-ear sound monitoring if you’re moonlighting as a DJ. As the lightest member in the Beats family tree, these portable cans also fold away for easy storage on the go. 

Price: $370 at Nubox, Newstead and Digital Style.

CM Storm Havoc

Don’t let your gear hold you back from gaming victory - upgrade to the CM Storm Havoc gaming mouse and click your way to an all-kill. With 8 programmable buttons, you can store up to 4 macros directly on the Havoc’s onboard 128 KB memory and won’t have to waste time stretching your fingers all over your keyboard for your most-used moves. And if you’ve to sit for ages to beat your score, the Havoc makes sure you won’t get a bad case of gaming wrist with its grippy rubber skin and thoughtful ergonomic curves. You can thank us later when you have successfully pwned all your friends.

Price: $99 at Newstead, CH Computer, Cyberminds, PC Themes and Fuwell.

Philips VisaPure

Give your face a good gentle scrub with the VisaPure. It massages and cleans at the same time with its ‘Dual Motion’ technology to make people do a double take at how radiant you’ll look. As the brush heads are swappable, it caters to various skin types and suitable for even the sensitive-skinned. All you have to do is team it with your daily cleanser to get your face squeaky clean. Don’t let its pink hue put you off - you can share it with the missus without anyone ever finding out you use it too.

Price: $229 at major electrical and departmental stores. Replacement brush heads start from $14 for normal skin to $21 for exfoliating skin.

Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom

For those who like to keep a watch on their health (literally), the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS pairs up with TomTom in new team colours of Anthracite and Red. Download the Nike+ Running app to track and share distances covered with the 10 million member-strong Nike+ community because, obviously, there’s no motivation like competition. Whether you run by day or fly by night, you will have no problem keeping an eye on pace, location and distance via its high-viz backlit LCD display. Now all you have to do is peel yourself off that couch and put your running shoes on.

Price: $279 at Harvey Norman, Challenger, Newstead and Courts.