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The Translate One2One

Summer is officially here and, for the lucky ones amongst us, that means it’s almost time to pack our bags and jet off to more exotic climes. But, if you’re not bilingual (and, let’s face it, most of us aren’t) and you're worried about the language barrier then we’ve got just the thing.

never worry about not speaking the language again! Are you tired of pointing at things when ordering on holiday? Maybe you’re one of those who speak extra slowly but still can’t get your message across? Fear not, we’ve found a way that you can speak a new language without having to do a thing!

The new translate One2One is an earpiece that accurately translates spoken conversations almost instantly.

It’s also fully independent and with 3G built in, means you don’t have to use your phone or download apps.

It’ll cost you around £140 and could transform your next holiday!

@all: Would you try the translation earpiece?

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The Ori

Ever wished you had a bit more space in your home? Maybe you’ve already tried pushing the sofa to the very edge of the lounge to make way for a side table or maybe your bedroom doubles up as your office? If changing spaces are your thing then let us introduce Ori.

The Ori furniture unit This handy furniture unit allows you to rearrange your space without lifting a finger. Literally. The voice-activated unit means you can transform a bedroom to a lounge simply by saying the words.

Ori gets its name from Origami which makes sense when you consider how easily it folds to transform to something else. The unit has been developed by designer Yves Béhar and MIT and is set to be rolled out this summer. They’re already accepting pilot partners to trial with.

We imagine it doesn’t come cheap (‘if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it' sorta thing) but it would certainly make apartment living a breeze.

@all: Is the Ori something you’d be interested in trying out?


The next generation of doorbell

Ever wished your doorbell could be a little more helpful? Probably not but that’s because you didn’t realise its capabilities until now. The new Ring is so much more than a mere doorbell!

never miss a parcel again!

Ever wanted to see who was at the door before you go all the way down the stairs? Ring can help.

Ever wished you could let the postman know to leave the parcel in the porch rather than leave a card? Well now you can.

The next stage in doorbells, the Ring doorbell allows you to monitor your home from your smartphone, tablet or PC. The Ring features a wide-angled lens, a built in microphone and speaker so you can see hear and speak to whoever’s at the door wherever you are!

It’s not exactly cheap as doorbells go, with the most basic model starting at £159 but it might mean that never again will you wait in all day for a parcel only to discover a Royal Mail ‘Sorry we missed you’ card on your doormat!

@all: Would you try a Ring doorbell?


The My UV Patch

L’Oreal has entered the world of the future with a brand-new adhesive patch that measures your exposure to UV rays and lets you know when you’ve had enough sun!

The My UV Patch Connected to your smartphone, the app will let you know when your sun protection has run out and offers you customised advice that is geared to your skin tone.

It was launched in 2016 by La Roche-Posay who are known for being committed to skin protection and might just be the skincare of the future.

@all: Would you try the My UV Patch?


Fidget spinners

If you’ve spoken to a 7-year old in the last month then you’ll know exactly what this top trnd is, The Fidget Spinner.

Fidget Spinners The fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy and, up until a couple of months ago, barely anyone had heard of them. The toy was supposedly invented to aid children that have trouble focusing (such as those with ADHD, autism or anxiety) and consists of a two or three pronged design with a bearing in its center circular pad. The individual holds the center pad while the toy spins.

They suddenly exploded into people’s consciousness a couple of months ago and since then have been facing bans in increasing numbers of schools.

What are your thoughts? Useful toy for kids who need them or annoying distraction?