Archive for Debbie Davies

  • HP Photosmart 8250 Photo printer
    4 out of 5

    HP Photosmart 8250 Photo printer

    By 5 September 2005

    Fast cars, fast games, now we have fast printers. Hewlett Packard claims that its new Photosmart 8250 inkjet photo printer produces 4 x 6in photos in under a quarter of a minute. We tried it out with borderless prints, which always take a bit longer....

  • Reebok Pump 2 running trainers
    0.5 out of 5

    Reebok Pump 2 running trainers

    By 23 August 2005

    Eight out of ten people wear trainers for the sake of appearance rather than sport, says the latest research from the sportswear industry. So why has Reebok spent four years and many millions of dollars developing the Pump 2, a technologically superior...

  • Chuckit!  dog exerciser
    3 out of 5

    Chuckit! dog exerciser

    By 19 August 2005

    Dog walkers know the drill - when you take your dog for a walk you want to do everything in you power to make your dog knackered without you having to walk to the moon and back. In steps Chuckit!, a gadget that aims to help exercise a dog by increasing...

  • SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 player
    4 out of 5

    SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 player

    By 16 August 2005

    Here at Gizmogirl, SanDisk is the logical company to buy an mp3 player from. It is the Tupperware of the digital world, with a huge range of tiny containers for storing your digital junk. The company's latest storage device is an mp3 player with some...

  • Lexmark Portable Photo Printer P315
    3 out of 5

    Lexmark Portable Photo Printer P315

    By 2 August 2005

    Tech firms are keen for you to add gadgets to your summer holiday shopping list, none more so than Lexmark with its latest portable photo printer. "It doesn't make sense that consumers can take their digital cameras anywhere, but they have to wait until...

  • Barbara K! girl power toolkit
    2.5 out of 5

    Barbara K! girl power toolkit

    By 19 July 2005

    You can do it! Whether it is fixing, replacing or improving, Barbara K's Toolkit for women empowers even a complete novice to tackle and complete basic home repair projects. That's the promise from Barbara Kavovit, media savvy CEO of Barbara K Enterprises...

  • Samsung E720 mobile phone
    4 out of 5

    Samsung E720 mobile phone

    By 23 June 2005

    Samsung knows how to pack small handsets with lots of features and the E720 clamshell phone is no exception. It is one of the few new handsets to offer extra features without a penalty when it comes to size. The stylish, two-tone phone weighs a tiny 90g...

  • UCO Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker
    4 out of 5

    UCO Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker

    By 15 June 2005

    When it comes to gifts, most dads prefer ice-cream to a pair of socks. Better than a tub of their favourite flavour is this low-tech gadget which combines football and food preparation. Sounds brilliant in theory, so we decided to put UCO's Play & Freeze...

  • Dixons to create pleasure palaces for women

    Dixons to create pleasure palaces for women

    By 10 June 2005

    Electrical retailer Dixons is to turn some of its high street shops into pleasure palaces for women. The high street multiple is planning in-store events for women and better information that explains product benefits rather than listing product specifications....

  • Canon IXUS 50 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon IXUS 50 digital camera

    By 7 June 2005

    Compact and full of gimmicks, but is it enough to impress? We take a look at the Canon Ixus 50, the latest weapon from Canon in the digital compact arena. Playing about with colours is something most of us do after we have transferred digital pictures...

  • Siemens SF65
    4 out of 5

    Siemens SF65

    By 12 May 2005

    The swivel action screen enables the SF65 to work like an actual digital camera. Turning the screen activates camera mode. Holding the phone in landscape, exactly as if it were a digital camera makes it easy to take pictures at any angle. The colour display...

  • Yahoo unveils music service in the US

    By 11 May 2005

    Music stocks hit a low note Wednesday after Yahoo! Inc. unveiled its new online music subscription service and drastically undercut the prices of the current industry leaders. "Yahoo! Music Unlimited" allows consumers to download an unlimited number of...

  • PE-Design Version 6
    4.5 out of 5

    PE-Design Version 6

    By 11 April 2005

    A quick search on the internet for embroidery patterns finds the same old selection of flowers, fruit and butterflies. Even the word, embroidery, summons up a craft obsessed with order and tidiness, with Brie Van De Camp as head of the sewing circle....

  • Philips Azure Precise GC4130 steam iron
    4 out of 5

    Philips Azure Precise GC4130 steam iron

    By 30 March 2005

    Philips's new Azur Precise GC4130 steam iron is a revolution in ironing, according to the consumer electronics giant. The company has redesigned the shape of the iron's soleplate and its steam vents. The Careeza soleplate is now more pointed and the Steam...

  • Sony Vaio VGC V2S Desktop
    4 out of 5

    Sony Vaio VGC V2S Desktop

    By 22 March 2005

    When it was launched late last year, Sony's VGC V2S was the ultimate multi-tasking device. It could do so many things that we wondered who would have enough hours in the day to make use of all its functions. As well as a desktop PC with wireless keyboard...

  • Pacific Digital MemoryFrame
    2.5 out of 5

    Pacific Digital MemoryFrame

    By 7 March 2005

    Digital photo frames are the latest gadget to offer photographers a way of bringing pictures stuck inside digital cameras to life. Unlike traditional frames, which display a printed photograph, Pacific Digital's MemoryFrame displays digital images on...

  • Fujifilm MP 1000
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm MP 1000

    By 21 February 2005

    Pocket gizmos don't come much more fun than Fujifilm's MP100. This tiny, wireless device uses IRDA (infra red) to receive images from your mobile phone and print instant colour mini-photos. The printer measures 123mm x 30mm x 97mm so slips easily into...

  • iStation PMP1000
    3 out of 5

    iStation PMP1000

    By 18 February 2005

    Would you say no to having a dozen new movies you're waiting to see, always at your fingertips? As a promise it ranks along with a mobile phone with an everlasting battery. Yet a dozen new movies at your fingertips is what Sigma, a manufacturer of processors,...

  • Simply Cook Potato Masher
    4 out of 5

    Simply Cook Potato Masher

    By 9 February 2005

    Whether you're making potato pancakes, bubble and squeak or just plain mash, the first ingredient you need is perfectly smooth mashed potato. Simply Cook's new potato masher uses a roll-and-rotate method to mash potatoes instead of pounding. According...

  • Sony NW-HD3 MP3 Player
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony NW-HD3 MP3 Player

    By 28 January 2005

    Sony finally cracks to the power of MP3, but it is enough to win those iPod lovers over? We take a look and a listen to find out. MP3 is not the only new feature on the latest version of Sony's pocket sized music player. Battery life on Sony's players...

  • Remington Wet 2 Straight ceramic irons
    4.5 out of 5

    Remington Wet 2 Straight ceramic irons

    By 24 January 2005

    What separates Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue from Jennifer Aniston and Catherine Zeta Jones? Hairstyles, of course. The first two are fashionably curly, whereas Jennifer and Catherine have dead straight hair. For the Jennifer look, the breakthrough...

  • Celebrity Big Brother on 3
    2.5 out of 5

    Celebrity Big Brother on 3

    By 20 January 2005

    Celebrity Big Brother has made it onto mobile phones this year. Customers with the 3 network can watch 2 minute video clips of the latest celebrity tears and tantrums for 50p a clip. With several other TV programmes set for your handset, Gizmo Girl decided...

  • Orange SPV C500
    4 out of 5

    Orange SPV C500

    By 17 January 2005

    Can Orange's smartphone and winner of Girl's Best Friend wireless category award at CES 2005 take on the more established models from Palm and HP and more to the point will the small form factored device be able to replace both your phone and your PDA?...

  • BenQ PE 5120 Digital Projector
    3.5 out of 5

    BenQ PE 5120 Digital Projector

    By 10 January 2005

    We never knew it, but BenQ is the world's largest manufacturer of DLP projectors. Until recently, it has made projectors for better-known companies like Hewlett Packard. The PE5120 is BenQ's first home cinema projector bearing the company's name. Aimed...

  • Brother Computer Sew Machine Innovis CS 8060
    4.5 out of 5

    Brother Computer Sew Machine Innovis CS 8060

    By 6 January 2005

    Sewing machines with fancy touch pad controls costing several thousand pounds have been around for several years. In today's sewing circle, the equivalent of the latest media centre PC is a machine that produces multi-coloured, computer generated embroidery...