It’s Friday and we thought we saw the sun about an hour ago so of course that makes us want to buy things. Here are the 6 things Team Gadgette has been lusting after this week.
Gamer in Chief Emma
You Crack Me Up Easter egg
After launching our #EggAid charity campaign, my need for some Easter eggs of my own to feast on has been unstoppable. There’s so much delicious chocolate out there, so many different routes to deliciousness, that my sweet tooth has been left a little dizzy. Then I found the You Crack Me Up egg from Hotel Chocolat. Sure, it’s extravagant and will probably leave me feeling nothing but regret but it mixes milk chocolate and caramel-infused white chocolate. Caramel-infused. White chocolate. Not only that, the chocolate shell is obscenely thick and filled with adorable Easter-themed mini chocolates too for…sharing.
£27 from Hotel Chocolat and can be picked up in-store free of charge or delivered straight to you for £3.95. I’m probably going to pick it up, I won’t be moving much after I’ve eaten it.
Mighty Wine Glasses
I am fairly accident prone; I drop things, I spill things, I fall over. So when I see something that could help me minimise the damage I dish out to the world, I’m inclined to jump on it. Or at the very least trip over it. These wine glasses from Firebox boast that they’re ‘unknockoverable’ and I’m probably a good person to test that. They have a special smartgrip technology on their base which creates a vacuum on a flat surface. The vacuum can only be released when the glass is lifted straight up, so no more knocking red wine onto white sofas!
£24.99 from Firebox, also available in whisky and pint glass versions.
I’ve been getting excited about virtual reality for a while, but considering the state of my laptop I wasn’t holding out much hope of being able to jump straight in with Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Fortunately, I do have a Playstation 4 and since Sony announced this week that the PSVR headset is coming in at £349, pre-ordering one is definitely on my to-do list. Hell, I might get a second one for weekends. Having tested the headset before, I know I’m not going to be disappointed.
£349 from Amazon.
Science Officer Jen
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Limited Edition Blu-ray + Bonus Disc
It was only days ago I last saw The Force Awakens in the cinema (you don’t want to know how many times it’s been now) but the Blu-ray is already available for preorder and will arrive next month. I’ve been desperate to bring the movie home since first seeing it in December and this version has all the bonus documentaries required to keep a fan like my happy for hours. The extras include a full making-of for bringing the movies back to life; footage from the first table reads; and loads of documentaries on things like building BB-8, scoring the film with John Williams, and how ILM created the visuals. I can’t wait to be able to watch this at any time. Still shipping Finn and Poe by the way.
£15 from Amazon.
I feel my life would be considerably better if I owned this. The Handbag Light is, get this, a light for your handbag. How many times have you spent rummaging around looking for your keys or some other vital item in the dark and bottomless pit of your handbag. “But I’m sure it’s in here!” The Handbag Light does what it says on the tin. What’s cool about it is that the shape won’t damage anything else in there so it’s fine to bounce around with your fancy devices. Even better, you don’t need to try and find the little glowing egg first as it lights up automatically! It senses when the bag and it’s dark, then it lights up. When you close the bad it turns off again, which means the included AA batteries last for thousands of nights out.
£19.99 from Firebox.
It’s been a pretty crap time recently for fans of LGBT* movies. Let’s try and forget the white-washing and trans-erasure of utterly dreadful Stonewall film last year. Don’t even get us started on The Danish Girl. We usually find the best LGBT* films are indies and it’s the big studios that let us all down. Fortunately last year did have a terrific mainstream LGBT* film in the shape of Carol. Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol is a romance about a young photographer and older woman struggling with divorce. It looks great, the chemistry is perfect, and it’s available on DVD in 3 days time!
£9.99 from Amazon.