It’s that time again chaps, time for me to guide you ably through the week’s best new products at IWOOT. As always, it’s a heady mix of odd, colourful and fun products guaranteed to put a bigger smile on your face than the England game did on Friday. Which wouldn’t be terribly difficult, to be honest.
Anyway, we’ll kick off (ho ho) with the latest and best way to light up your garden:
Firewinders (pitured on the left)
These spinning lights for your garden are 100% powered by the wind, and look pretty amazing to boot. They’re a doddle to install (just find an appropriate fence post or tree), and once the wind picks up the LED lights on the outside will light up, producing some lovely patterns. And when you’re done with it, just unclip it from the bracket. Simple.
If, like me, you fancy a drink every now and again, then this is an excellent way to make it a little more interesting. With a network of Marioland-style straws and connectors, you’ll have to do some seriously competitive sucking to make sure you get your fair share of the good stuff.
You might not think you have an addictive personality, or that you might not be swayed by a load of teeny-weeny magnetic balls, but you’re almost certainly wrong. We’ve pretty much had to ban these from peoples’ desks in the office because they’re so distracting. Form these magnetic balls into any old pattern you can muster and, if you’re really ambitious, try to get them into a cube again.
Much like our extremely popular Undecover Laptop Sleeve, this dinky version pulls the proverbial wool over the eyes and allows you to hide your smaller appliances inside a battered envelope. So that means your iPhone, your iPod, camera, external hard drive, or anything you can fit in there.
Definitely the silliest products of the week, but boy are they hilarious. Just look at the lolling face, the gormless expression, all of it! All you have to do to get these money box dogs gobbling is put a coin in the bowl in front of them – once you’ve seen it once, you’ll run out of shrapnel pretty quickly. Barking mad, if you’ll excuse the pun (and you should, it’s excellent).
That’s about it for this week, so make sure you make a date for next Monday when I’ll walk you through even more good stuff. ‘Til thenâ€¦