Thumbs Up archive

  • Thumbs Up's iPhone 5 Pop Case, for those with a bubble wrap fetish
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    Thumbs Up's iPhone 5 Pop Case, for those with a bubble wrap fetish

    By 4 April 2013

    There have been some spectacularly impractical iPhone cases. There was the Lobster Mobile Telephone Case, inspired by Salvador Dali, and the Ear Case for iPhone 4, which is shaped like a giant, well, ear. There was also the iPhone case shaped like a Motorola...

  • April Fool's Day 2012: The best stories from around the web
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    April Fool's Day 2012: The best stories from around the web

    By 1 April 2012

    Gullible gadget-lovers gather round, April Fool's Day is upon us. Being wiser than Gandalf when it comes to electronics, rarely do we fall for any potential trickery. But some of the gadget-related spoofs can be particularly dastardly, difficult for even...

  • Ear Case for iPhone 4 - love it or lobe it!
    Phones

    Ear Case for iPhone 4 - love it or lobe it!

    By 26 August 2011

    UK gadgeteer Thumbs Up has followed up on its wacky 1980s retro iPhone case with quite possibly the silliest mobile accessory yet. Designed specifically for the iPhone 4, the company's Ear Case is exactly that, a handset protector shaped like a giant...

  • Thumbs Up Fish Eye Lens for iPhone makes the world a rounder place
    Phones

    Thumbs Up Fish Eye Lens for iPhone makes the world a rounder place

    By 19 May 2011

    Gadget developer Thumbs Up has crafted a lens attachment for the iPhone that replicates the fish eye effect normally achievable through the use of dedicated cameras. The cunningly titled Fish Eye Lens for iPhone comes with a slip case and lens attachment,...

  • Thumbs Up's 80s Retro iPhone case at The Gadget Show Live
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    Thumbs Up's 80s Retro iPhone case at The Gadget Show Live

    By 12 April 2011

    The yearning for all things retro continues apace (even though The Ting Tings seemed to have buggered off) and there's nothing that screams 1983 than a "brick" mobile phone. However, not only is it hard to get hold of a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X these days,...

  • Spy camera disguised as car key fob coming soon
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    Spy camera disguised as car key fob coming soon

    By 31 August 2009

    A new spy camera is due to be available in the UK next month that takes the form of a everyday object most people would not glance twice at (unless, of course, they've read this news story). The new miniature camera is cleverly disguised as a car remote...

  • USB classic joystick for PC gamers announced
    Gaming

    USB classic joystick for PC gamers announced

    By 28 May 2009

    Online retailer Thumbs Up is heralding a return to old school style video gaming with the launch of a USB classic joystick. Styled on classic home arcade system's joystick (it's unlicensed, so we'll name no names), the retro controller connects to your...

  • Talking digital phrasebook "Travel Translator" launches
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    Talking digital phrasebook "Travel Translator" launches

    By 11 May 2009

    If foreign languages aren't your strong point, you might need this in your life. The Travel Translator is a little pocket-sized device which translates your shouting at the locals into the appropriate regional dialect. The unit claims to translate happily...

  • Thumbs Up offers Star Trek VoIP Communicator
    Phones

    Thumbs Up offers Star Trek VoIP Communicator

    By 5 May 2009

    Thumbs Up is now offering the officially approved replica of the original series' Communicator as a VoIP phone. The replica gadget has a built-in microphone and speaker that allows it to be used for two way voice communication with most internet messaging...

  • iSwim waterproof MP3 player launches
    Audio

    iSwim waterproof MP3 player launches

    By 18 September 2008

    The iSwim is a waterproof MP3 player now on sale in the UK. Weighing in at 11 grams, the player is designed to be worn around the neck for swimming, beach and bath action. The iSwim comes complete with a pair of specially designed contoured headphones,...

  • iPod gets Lego-esque speaker system
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    iPod gets Lego-esque speaker system

    By 14 August 2008

    iPod accessory maker Thumbs Up has launched two new iPod accessories this week for the waterbaby and desk jockey. The iBlock is a docking station come speaker that most Lego fans would be proud of. Taking their power from the iPod, these speakers don’t...

  • Wi-Fi frame offers Facebook photo feed
    Cameras

    Wi-Fi frame offers Facebook photo feed

    By 11 June 2008

    The eStarling 2.0 Wi-Fi photo frame has an email address so you, and friends and family, can email pics directly to the device. In addition, it can accept RSS feeds from sources such as Flickr, Photobucket and Facebook so that you can have a constant...

  • USB KeyShark keystroke recorder launches
    Gadgets

    USB KeyShark keystroke recorder launches

    By 19 May 2008

    The USB KeyShark from Thumbs Up is angled as either suitable for "monitoring appropriate use" or as an extra back-up tool, the KeyShark can be connected to a keyboard to record every single keystroke that is made. The KeyShark plugs in between your keyboard...

  • Digital photo frame fridge magnet launches
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    Digital photo frame fridge magnet launches

    By 9 April 2008

    Displaying fave pics in the kitchen by sticking them to the fridge with a magnet has just been given a kerazy 21st century twist with the launch of a new product from Falcon. They've taken a digital photo frame, shrunk it down to give it a 2.4-inch, 320...

  • T-Sketch, the light-up write-on t-shirt
    Gadgets

    T-Sketch, the light-up write-on t-shirt

    By 7 April 2008

    You can let your message or artwork shine on­ literally with the T-Sketch tee from trade site Thumbs Up. The "ingenious" new T-sketch features new tech that means whatever you write or draw on it will be converted into an illuminated message or design....

  • i-Fly Vamp remote control bat launches
    Gadgets

    i-Fly Vamp remote control bat launches

    By 26 November 2007

    A remote-controlled flying toy that's a little different, Thumbs Up are offering the new i-Fly Vamp. This malevolent-looking bat is described as one of the latest generation of RC flyers and is said to offer "an unparalleled level of control and stability...

  • Hydro-Fly remote controlled plan that can land anywhere
    Gadgets

    Hydro-Fly remote controlled plan that can land anywhere

    By 28 May 2007

    The trouble with remote controlled planes is that you have to find a big enough spot of land to treat as a runway. In steps the Hydro-Fly from Thumbs Up. A unique radio-controlled hydro-plane racer that takes off and lands on any surface, including water....