The cream of the gadget world have come out in force for the annual Gadget Show Live... so what geeky gizmos are on offer this year?
From the reinvention of the bicycle, to wireless headphones, and a flying toy controlled by your tablet, Steve Wilson is here to demo the best new gadget offerings.
Gadgets demoed on the show
SOLOWHEEL, from £1899
The Solowheel is the small, green, and convenient. Essentially it's an electric unicycle and is intended to be used as you would use an electric bicycle. The technique of using it is compared to ice skating, where your feet are relatively free to move over the surface of the ice. This observation has been turned into a concept that has been transferred to the Solowheel to help you balance and steer. With your feet low to the ground and your legs resting against the pads, your lower body acts as one unit, like skating on one skate. Users can ride for 15-20 miles at 10 miles per hour and the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in only two hours. Like Hybrid cars, the Solowheel battery recaptures energy when going downhill or slowing down. The Solowheel is portable so that you can bring it into buildings.
FA CUP APP, free Download
This App can bring the The FA Cup to virtual 3D life. In short, users download the free FA Cup app, which is powered by Aurasma. This lets them point their smartphones at Budweiser beer mats to see The FA Cup magically appear in 3D, custom created with the official trophy (these will be available at selected pubs and bars around the time of the world cup. Phillip & Holly can actually hold the first ever virtual FA Cup above their head! This is a world exclusive to This Morning. It's something that's been created to mark the latter stages of The FA Cup, with the semi finals at Wembley this weekend. It's very simple to use (you literally just point and watch it come to life!).
PARROT 'AR.DRONE 2.0, from £225
After the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 pilot application has been loaded onto an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 connects to the device via Wi-Fi. After connection, all the on-board instruments appear on the device's screen. Press the Take Off button briefly and the four brushless motors turn on and the AR.Drone 2.0 takes off. Flying is very simple. With your thumbs placed on either side of the screen, a control button automatically forms beneath: Press and hold the left button and the AR.Drone 2.0 follows the movement of the pilot's device: it moves forward, backwards or sideways when you tilt the device forward, towards you or to the left or right. Slide your finger over the right button, and the quadricopter rises, descends or rotates right or left. This will go on sale in June.
3M CAMCORDER PROJECTOR CP45, from £245
Mobile Projectors let you share life's little moments with anyone, anywhere, anytime. With lots of features and brilliant images‚ they offer the best shooting and viewing experience. You can create a screen on the go - they're small enough to throw in your bag or even your pocket. There's no downloading, syncing, or waiting. Just press a button to start the show. And there's no more passing around a small screen - the up to 65" projected screen means there´s room for everyone.
JAYBIRD FREEDOM HEADPHONES, from £99
Activated by Blue Tooth - completely forget about your headphones with the Freedom Bluetooth earbuds. No wires and secure fit for sports. The Freedom features a clean, natural looking design and wearing style, 6 hours music and play time, a hard shell magnet sealed carry case, 3 sizes of ear tips, and 3 sizes of secure fit ear cushions for sports.
IPRINTS, from £4.95
There are all kinds of different gloves on the market at the moment that are specially designed to work with your smart phone. However, if you don't want to buy a pair of brand new gloves and would rather use the ones you already have, then iPrints may be the answer. iPrints can fit onto any existing pair of gloves (and can be easily removed without leaving any stickiness) allowing you to use capacitive touchscreens just as easily as if you were using your fingertips.
ISPEAKER DOCK 40, from £56
Groov-e always like to bring you something new and exciting! Here's a new twist in watching your favourite videos on your iPod or iPhone. The rotating Speaker System lets you plug in your favourite electronic device, then rotate the screen for the best viewing angle. Of course it charges as it plays. A fully functional remote control allows you to control iPod menu.