Top 5 innovative gadgets for your home

By Pippa Thompson


1. Roomba® 880, from the new 800-series from iRobot, £599,  Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 10.21.05

Are you perfectly happy, on any day of the week, to walk barefoot to your front door, to let a baby crawl across the floor, maybe even to practice yoga – without a mat? If you owned a new Roomba® 800 Series robot you wouldn’t hesitate. Whatever kind of vacuum cleaner you use now, you will never have experienced anything quite like the Roomba 800 Series. Thanks to their revolutionary AeroForce™ Performance Cleaning System and its pioneering Tangle-Free AeroForce™ Extractors, it’s an astonishing 50% more effective at removing dust, dirt, hair and debris from all floor types than even their own previous, market-leading, models. It’s also easier to use. Put simply, nothing else comes close.


2. Miito, by Chudy & Grase, £80, www.miito.deScreen Shot 2014-12-18 at 10.26.19

“One day of extra energy use (from over filling electric kettles) is enough to light all of the electric street lights in England for a night” warns sustainability strategist Layla Acarlogru. The Miito is an innovative product that eliminates the heating of excess water by boiling only what is directly in your cup. It produces less limescale, less noise and wastes far less energy than a conventional kettle. With its sleek futuristic design and accessible price point, it’s set to change the way we think of our tea making for ever. Sadly the product is so fresh it’s not yet in stores, but the Miito is definitely one to look out for.


2667U-BaByliss-Curl-Secret-SHADOW-20_5_13-Copy-1-300x1583. Perfect Curl, by Babyliss, £165,

You’ve tried tongs, heated rollers, wands, crimpers twiddling those GHDs and still come out with limp kinks and a various array of burns. Babyliss have released a gadget that is set to make curling your luscious locks as straight forward as straightening. Chose a small section of hair and the handheld device will suck it up and curl it for you, releasing the perfect curl when you open it back up. An amazing product that will transform your party preparations and leave you with those bouncy hollywood curls you’d always longed for.



Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 15.38.344. Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool fan heater Nickel, £389.99,

The long range heat protection on Dyson’s dynamic duel product allows you to feel direct heat throughout your room. The cooling fan provides powerful airflow and high air velocity to cool you effectively. Air multiplier technology draws in surrounding air and amplifies it, and no chopping blades means no buffeting. The sleek design of the AM05 is safe, precise and energy efficient. A quality investment buy, great work Dyson!




5. CPR 202 Call Blocker, £59.99, www.cprcallblocker.comScreen Shot 2015-01-09 at 15.40.39

Do you come home from a hard days work, sit down to relax with dinner and get abruptly interrupted by a plague of telephone calls – only to discover an unwelcome string of PPI offers that and cold calls. The CPR Call Blocker is the answer you’ve been dreaming of, the power to cut these nuisances out of your life for good. The gadget is pre programmed with all rogue telephone numbers known to the Call Prevention Registry and the ability to block unwanted callers with the touch of a button.

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