TomTom’s new GO range of sat nav devices puts motorists back in control of their drive. You can easily access travel information you need via the high-resolution touch screen. Simply zoom in and out to find and explore places on the map with your fingertips, then tap on the map to get an instant route to a destination. The new GO series comes with lifetime TomTom Traffic, pinpointing exactly where delays start and end, helping you get to your destination faster. You can connect to this service either via your smartphone or, with the GO 5000 and 6000, straight out the box. You can also download a brand new map four times a year, free of charge. Prices start at £159.99 for the TomTom GO 400. Available from Halfords, Curry’s and other leading electrical stores. For more info, visit www.tomtom.com
Looking to get fit in the New Year? The ultra-slim TomTom Runner GPS Sport Watch delivers at-a-glance performance information such as distance, time, pace and calories – to make it easier for you to achieve your fitness goals. Featuring QuickGPSFix, an extra-large display and full-screen graphical training tools, the TomTom Runner also tracks indoor runs using built-in sensors so you can monitor pace and distance on a treadmill. The unique one-button control lets you navigate easily through the menus and then sync, analyse and share your stats on popular running sites and community platforms. The TomTom Runner is priced £149.99, on sale at John Lewis, fitness retailers or from www.tomtom.comAlso in the range is TomTom Multi-Sport (£179.99) for those who cycle and swim as well.
The average home now has four or more audio-visual devices with about 180 different functions on their remote controls, and it’s become impossible to understand all the buttons. The new Infinity remote from One For All has a unique SmartScreen that simplifies each command by lighting up just the keys you actually need. Hit ‘TV’ and it automatically groups together the main functions for operating your TV, making it far easier to use than multi-button remotes. There are three modes – Watch TV, Watch Movie and Listen to Music. Flick the remote to the right for example and it will light up the keys to operate your set-top box. When you’re ready for bed, just flip it over and it turns off all your devices without pressing anything at all. It controls six different devices and the most popular brands can be set up in less than a minute. In white or black, priced £89.99 from Curry’s or from the webstore at: www.oneforall.co.uk
Dremel’s new DIY and craft kits bring the opportunity to gift the fun of handicraft to the family in two very different presents:
The Dremel 3000 Multitool Project Kit consists of a powered multi-tool, 45 accessories, four attachments including the Flexshaft, the Shaping Platform, Detailer’s Grip and the Comfort Guard – and all the materials required to make a wooden car with the kids over the Christmas holiday. Once Christmas is over, the Dremel 3000 will allow you to pursue your own projects all year round. It makes light work of precision cutting, sanding, routing, polishing and engraving. Switching accessories is fast and easy with the integrated wrench that enables you to change accessories without a spanner or key. RRP £89.99
The Dremel VersaTip Decoration Kit provides the perfect gift for creative family members based around a cordless soldering iron with its array of different tips – along with wooden snowflake and star shapes, an embossing pen, red, gold and silver embossing powder, and 70 hot fix rhinestones. Have fun making beautiful decorations over the festive period. After Christmas, the six-in-one Dremel VersaTip is a hobbyist, crafter and model builder’s dream tool. It comes with a soldering tip, hot cutting knife, heat deflector, hot blower head, soldering tin and a flat wide flame head and is packed into a reusable tin storage case. RRP £44.99.