It’s been a quiet but happy Christmas and I must confess I actually bought this for myself, but I love it: a small wind-up radio/torch. There’s not much call for the torch around here, but I love the sound, the feel and the low carbon footprint this little gizmo brings. Can there be anything more satisfying than cranking a handle to listen to the radio? Plus, there’s nothing quite like listening to BBC Radio 4 at breakfast.
Another Skype wannabe: Gizmo: A free phone for your computer:
Gizmo is a Free Phone for Your Computer
That makes calling as easy as instant messaging
An internet telephone. As simple as an instant messenger. Now you’re talking.
Make all your calls from the comfort of your desktop. With Gizmo, it’s point, click, talk. For free.
Say goodbye to high price calling, and say “hello” to anyone online, anywhere on earth.
Works on Macs, Windows and Linux.