You’re probably holding something right now (a magazine, say), which means that for the time being, at least one of your hands has absolutely no chance of doing anything else, thereby slashing your potential manual potency by a good 50 per cent or so.
Tablets are particularly thumb-intensive, which is where iBeani comes in. Nestle your portable computer into one of these snazzy, squishy bases and you’ll regain unfettered use of both extremities, enabling you to type and swipe with previously unimagined ease.
Available for just under £25 in a variety of finishes (some rather, ahem, gaudier, than others), the iBeani can even be used as a travel pillow.
Wallowing in a tepid soup of post-Sunday-football filth
Denon’s HEOS HomeCinema system, however, combines plaster-shaking oomph and audiophile finesse in a couple of compact, unobtrusive boxes with hardly a cable in sight.
Television sets must be feeling somewhat unloved of late.