Electronic firework launcher on sale

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 programmed to only store one remote ID at a time, ensuring there is no risk of accidentally setting off the neighbours' fireworks.

With a launch distance of up to 25 metres, up to five fireworks can be set off in sequence at one time with a 12-second safety timer.

The new "Launch Kontrol Remote Firework Launcher", product code A55JA, is available from Maplin for a special offer price of £19.99.