Maplin archive

  • 3Doodler 3D printing pen now available to the public, exclusive to Maplin in UK
    Gadgets

    3Doodler 3D printing pen now available to the public, exclusive to Maplin in UK

    By 4 April 2014

    Maplin is to exclusively sell the 3Doodler 3D printing pen in the UK, with online orders starting today. It will also be available in the retailer's high street stores from 20 April. The 3Doodler shipped to Kickstarter backers at the end of last year....

  • Maplin launches Packbuster
    Gadgets

    Maplin launches Packbuster

    By 14 January 2009

    Maplin has announced that they are to sell a new product that could end your package opening woes. The apply named Packbuster has three features that are designed to handle different aspects of package opening. A cutter, the "Blister Buster" and a screwdriver....

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: £30 off an ION USB turntable
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: £30 off an ION USB turntable

    By 23 December 2008

    For today's Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion we have an idea for those of you who are struggling to think of what to get a parent, PC-ed up grandparent, or anyone for that matter with a large vinyl collection. It is the ION iTT 05 XL USB turntable,...

  • Electronic firework launcher on sale
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    Electronic firework launcher on sale

    By 20 October 2008

    Maplin is offering an "electronic remote control firework launcher" in time for Bonfire Night. The gizmo claims to dramatically reduce the chance of injury by launching fireworks without a flame and at a safe distance. Battery powered and portable, it's...

  • Maplin launches portable 7-inch TV
    Gadgets

    Maplin launches portable 7-inch TV

    By 15 October 2008

    Maplin has launched a seven-inch portable LCD colour digital and analogue TV. Aimed at soap and sports fans, the compact hand-held TV is designed to be used out and about and can can store and receive over 250 analogue and 999 digital channels, saving...

  • Maplin joins the netbook party
    Laptops

    Maplin joins the netbook party

    By 18 September 2008

    Even budget retailer Maplin has entered the netbook market with an entry dubbed the minibook. The ultra-portable laptop, as they phrase it, is truly compact measuring 222 x 165 x 29.5mm and weighs in at 650 grams, but size isn't everything and the specs...

  • Maplin launches in-car microwave
    Gadgets

    Maplin launches in-car microwave

    By 14 August 2008

    Getting stuck in a traffic jam and feeling peckish can be a bit annoying especially if you like your Ginsters hot. Well Maplin, perhaps being inspired by a BMW April fools gag a couple of years ago is hoping to fix this with the launch of an in-car microwave...

  • Maplin Minibook launches for just £169.99
    Laptops

    Maplin Minibook launches for just £169.99

    By 12 August 2008

    Maplin is going against Asus, Acer and so many others in launching its own mini PC. The Minibook is being described as a stylish, lightweight travel notebook "that is tailor-made for business use or pleasure". It features a seven inch screen, offers word...

  • Maplin launches 320GB media player
    Home Cinema

    Maplin launches 320GB media player

    By 24 July 2008

    Maplin has launches a new 320GB media player to give gadget lovers "the complete digital home theatre system". The device - essentially an external hard drive, with standalone media player - means users can download and store home videos, movies and music...

  • Maplin launches MusicTube waterproof MP3 player
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    Maplin launches MusicTube waterproof MP3 player

    By 8 July 2008

    Maplin has launched a waterproof MP3 player with a "robust", anti-rust aluminium body. With a 4GB memory, the claim is the player can hold up to 1000 songs and has an adjustable arm band. Complete with waterproof earphones and USB cable, the unit is also...

  • Maplin launches Portable Digital Video Recorder
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    Maplin launches Portable Digital Video Recorder

    By 29 April 2008

    Maplin has launched a video recorder and player so you can make your own masterpiece and then watch it for just £179.99. The portable video recorder comes with a digital video recorder, microphone and external camera that clips neatly on to clothing....

  • Mega Sonic Scatter-Cat gun looks cool
    Gadgets

    Mega Sonic Scatter-Cat gun looks cool

    By 16 April 2008

    If you hate those pesky gangs of squirrels who hang around in alleyways at night, or more realistically, want to rid your garden of the neighbour's cats, then this is a pet-safe way of doing it. It can target animals up to 20 metres away with its laser-light...

  • Tactical head cam as worn by police launches
    Cameras

    Tactical head cam as worn by police launches

    By 14 April 2008

    A new high-resolution tactical head camera as worn by the police for surveillance operations is being launched by Maplin. Rather than for use in such tactical operations, the retailer is angling the device as the perfect portable camera for "recording...

  • Maplin offers cheapo "sporty cam"
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    Maplin offers cheapo "sporty cam"

    By 29 January 2008

    Maplin has launched the "Mini Pocket DV with Sporty Cam". Fitted with a detachable sports camera that can be attached to clothing, this digital video camera is designed capture all your sporting action. The 10-megapixel DV camera has a digital image stabiliser...

  • Mini electric bumper cars for kids
    Online

    Mini electric bumper cars for kids

    By 6 November 2007

    "All the fun of the fair at home" claims Maplin and we might just have to agree. These funky, brightly-coloured bumper cars offer a top speed of two miles per hour - fast enough for your 2- to 6-year-old no doubt, and give 40 minutes of drive time on...

  • Maplin offers sub-£200 HD camcorder
    Cameras

    Maplin offers sub-£200 HD camcorder

    By 29 October 2007

    Maplin says it's "pushing the boundaries of dual digital technology" by launching its new high definition (720p) digital video camcorder with 8-megapixel still camera. The camcorder will cost £199, which the cut-price retailer says, considering the device's...

  • Maplin offers funky lime green USB VoIP handset
    Phones

    Maplin offers funky lime green USB VoIP handset

    By 4 September 2007

    There's nothing particularly wow in the spec for this handset - it's a wired USB offering with customisable ringtones that supports Skype. But for anyone who craves colour in the dreary black, grey and beige world of the office, the fresh lime green shade...

  • Maplin launches 7-inch in-car DVD player
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    Maplin launches 7-inch in-car DVD player

    By 22 May 2007

    Maplin has launched an in-car DVD player with a motorised 7-inch TFT screen that retracts back into the dashboard when you're not using it. Not a huge amount of info available but we can tell you that it also features an FM/AM radio, has connectivity...

  • Maplin launches budget GPS
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    Maplin launches budget GPS

    By 1 May 2007

    Maplin has unveiled its latest "plug-n-drive" technology with its 3.5-inch touchscreen GPS with built-in MP3 player. Although there is nothing wholly unique about the product's features, with most satnavs, like the recent Harman Kardon incorporating MP3...

  • Maplin launches £125 Wi-Fi phone for Skype calls
    Phones

    Maplin launches £125 Wi-Fi phone for Skype calls

    By 13 February 2007

    Maplin Electronics has launched its offering to the mobile VoIP market with a new SMC Wi-Fi Internet Phone. In - you guessed it - white, the phone lets you easily make calls via Skype without being attached to your PC. It works through any open wireless...

  • Personal GPS Tracker lets you snoop on your loved ones
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    Personal GPS Tracker lets you snoop on your loved ones

    By 22 January 2007

    Maplin Electronics has launched a rather creepy new device in the form of the Personal GPS Tracker. Meant to be used in times of emergency so that you can be easily found if lost or stranded, it can also be planted on someone or in someone's car, and...

  • Maplin launch Heated Massaging Car Seat for cold mornings
    Gadgets

    Maplin launch Heated Massaging Car Seat for cold mornings

    By 21 November 2006

    Feeling a bit cold in the mornings, but haven't got one of the buttons that heats up your car seat? Well help is at hand as they say. A new remote control heated car seat and body massager is the latest driving gadget from Maplin Electronics to be launched...

  • Maplin Electronics looks to solar power
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    Maplin Electronics looks to solar power

    By 11 April 2006

    Maplin Electronics has launched a new range of portable solar panel chargers for those looking for an eco-friendly solution to powering that electricity guzzling iPod or mobile phone. According to the company “the lightweight, compact 'Scotty' personal...

  • Jacket with built-in central heating goes on sale in UK
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    Jacket with built-in central heating goes on sale in UK

    By 30 January 2006

    It might be devilishly cold outside but Maplin Electronics has launched a new range of clothing with its own in-built central heating system. Maplin Electronics' new range includes a body warmer and gloves. Both have been designed with new fabric technology...

  • Maplin launches 8-inch LCD Freeview DVB-TV in UK
    Home Cinema

    Maplin launches 8-inch LCD Freeview DVB-TV in UK

    By 26 January 2006

    Maplin Electronics is this week unveiling its new 8-inch LCD Freeview DVB-TV in the UK. Designed for those who want to catch up with their favourite TV shows no matter where they are, the new portable LCD Freeview DVB-TV from Maplin Electronics offers...