This year was an awesome one in terms of cool gadgets, slick tools and creative gaming. These are our Top 10 Must Haves…tough decisions were made and yes we may have left out some pretty obvious gadgets but it is a Top 10.
These beauties rocked our world and with festive times around
the corner perhaps you’ll find some inspiration to rock someone else’s
Better yet – you could be rocking out with a PSP courtesy of Sony Playstation…. check out the details below on how to win!
Here are the hottest Must Haves, in no particular order – they’re all cool.
If you haven’t seen or heard about the iPhone then you’ve probably been living under a rock. Apple’s hot, cool, sexy, chic mobile phone has been the talk of the town. Better still, South Africans can actually buy the latest 3G iPhone…. legally. No more smuggling and hacking…so toss your old iBrick and get the real deal.
This is the Big Daddy of slick, cool, on the move gaming and mobile entertainment, it’s available in black, white and pink and is uber-portable. Release your frustration while waiting for the bank manager by kicking some butt in WWE Smackdown or test your mental capacity with Brain Bender or just chill and watch a movie.
When Wii launched it was refreshing to see that someone had taken the couch out of gaming. Bad golfers can now practise (hide) in the comfort of their own homes. The usual reclined thumb-numbing game action has made way for 80s style tennis tournaments, complete with wigs, sweatbands and tiny tennis outfits.
Yet another monster gaming console on our list, the addition of the Xbox LIVE broadband gaming service has taken gaming and home entertainment even further. Skop and skiet with the popular ‘Gears of War’ or wrap your ‘Lips’ around the latest music offering (everyone loves to sing.)
Ridiculously inexpensive and ridiculously small; about 5cm x 5cm when fully extended to enhance the bass. The ShoX mini speaker rocks. You can plug the speaker directly into your laptop, iPod, PSP or similar plus if you buy an extra small connection you can listen to tunes on your cell phone. It charges using a USB port so there’s no need to mess around with batteries and it brings big sound for such a small unit.
Apple hit the ultimate high in mind-blowing design yet again with what is quite possibly the hottest looking laptop ever. The sleek, sexy awe-inspiring design of the MacBook Air astonished most of us and apart from being the most stylish portable office it’s also thin enough to slip into an envelope, cut cake, use as an expensive Frisbee or slice cheese.
This small and stylish gaming console packs a real punch and is the perfect addition to any handbag, we chose the pink one on purpose…. but don’t worry boys, the DS Lite is available in 6 other colours. Wave goodbye to boring plane journeys, road trips and long queues and instead take the time to Train your Brain while waiting at home affairs or the vehicle-licensing department.
Ok so this is girly (well, unless you’re a big haired dude.) ghd ceramic styling irons have become the ultimate fashion must have and have saved many of us from bed head / bird’s nest or messy beehive disasters. They’ve just launched the ghd IV limited edition purple gift set – styler, clips and travel hairdryer all in pimping purple. Nice.
People have played this until their fingers have disintegrated and they’ve been hospitalised for arm cramps. Never before have we seen a game with such widespread appeal…. at one stage it was everywhere; even featured on South Park. Guitar Hero achieved the unthinkable, it made the 80s closet rocker socially acceptable and has bred a whole new generation of ‘cool’ air guitarists.
It’s not a game anymore…the new 80gig PLAYSTATION®3 console with dual shock control, wireless controller and internet ready wi-fi is one mean gaming machine. The Playstation Network enables online gaming so you can immerse yourself in the multi-player modes of GTA IV or warble with a fellow Mariah Scarey in a Singstar duet.
We’ve giving away an awesome PSP courtesy of Sony.
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Comment on this post – tell us:
• What is your ultimate 2008 Must Have? and Why can’t you live without it?
The most creative comment will win the Sony PSP…get cracking!
The winner of the PSP is Zola Ndimande (NEFRETITI)
Well done Zola!