The ideal present

For the person that thinks they have everything

There's always that one person that has everything. You're stuck for ideas of what to buy them, perhaps for a birthday, Christmas or other occasion. While the book might give you some unusual ideas it's also a great gift itself.

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About the Book

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Does it sometimes seem that everyone else is doing ‘smarter’ things on their smartphones than you? Do you feel you’re not taking full advantage of some of the amazing technology available today, or perhaps just don’t know that it even exists?

Martin Bailey’s latest book aims to solve life’s little problems one gadget at a time. Including hardware tech, PC/Mac software and mobile apps, it’s laid out in an easy-to-read, concise format with each item covering two pages. It’s written in plain English, with informative illustrations and links to where you can find out more information.

Covering over 100 gadgets, whether you’re looking to improve your golf game, fix your PC and fill it with free software, measure a room using your phone or even alter your state of mind without drink or drugs, The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps has something for everyone.

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  • Cool!

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    Since i've been quite young i've always been rather tech savvy, but lately there's some great new innovations that i just haven't caught up on. This book has loads of gadgets for solving all kinds of issues you didn't even realise you could solve; and some that are just plain weird! Some great ideas in this book for gifts for family members and friends who think they have everything.


    My Dad's always loved gadgets and gizmos, so the book's a great gift for Christmas for him too ;)

     

  • Solves life's little problems

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    Excellent purchase, over 100 useful, futuristic and sometimes a bit creepy (watch and entertain your pet online - or someone elses) gadgets. I'd wholeheartedly recommend getting this book for the coffee table or as a great stocking filler/ birthday present for anyone who could benefit from a little tech help to someone who wants to be at the forefront of modern technology.

  • What a book!

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    Since I received the book the day after ordering with my amazon prime membership, I have not been able to put it down. Such an easy read and full of great products. Its already full of sticky notes on nearly every page for gadgets I need/ want, most of which have a free option so no matter what your budget this book has something that you will need. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making their life easier and more efficient.

  • It's a great read and a valuable guide to this techno world.

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    A brilliant book, I enjoyed reading about all the new gadgets that are available today and I certainly learnt a lot by reading it. I also like the style it's written in, refreshingly simple, not over complex and to a techno phobic person like me, not scary at all!

  • Fabulous pressie for techie novices

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    Great book for anyone out there a little unsure of any type of gadget. It really does teach you step by step instructions, for lots of items on the market. Would consider a must have on you xmas list/stocking filler. Great stuff, from techy dog collars to switching your lights on from your mobile phone. Bargain.

  • This book would make a great gift for anyone that loves gadgets

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    This book would make a great gift for anyone that loves gadgets. Good read very helpful and useful information.

     

  • Brilliant buy! Bought as a birthday gift.

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    Brilliant buy! Bought as a birthday gift for my friend who seems to have everything. Will definitely be buying a few more for Christmas presents. Not only for geeky males

  • Not just Useful but Fascinating too

    Amazon 5-star review

    5 star review

    This book will make a great Christmas present, or just a present for someone you think may already have everything - there's something for everyone in it. Mrs GMR honed in on the pages that covered getting relief from snoring for some reason while I went for the gadgets of the rich and famous. There is a wealth of detail on the many individual gadgets and apps but Martin Bailey's writing style makes for easy reading and his passion for his subject, which must have required an enormous amount of research, is evident.

     

Key Features

Over 100 gadgets

Over 100 gadgets

For business, home and leisure covering hardware, software (Mac/PC/Linux) and mobile phone apps (iOS/Andoid/Windows).
Easy to read

Easy to read

Each gadget covers two pages and is written in plain English, not 'geek speak', with details of where find out more.
Something for everybody

Something for everybody

Plenty of hardware, software and apps - from helping with everyday tasks to getting more out of your leisure-time. Many items covered are low cost or even free.
Unusual ideas

Unusual ideas

Knowledge is power! Once you know a type of gadget exists you can find others more suited to your needs.
  • Software Gadget Featured Gadget:  Kodi
  • Hardware Gadget Featured Gadget: Wallet Ninja
  • Hardware Gadget Featured Gadget: Thync
  • Hardware Gadget Featured Gadget: Airbolt
  • Software Gadget Featured Gadget: Mixxx
  • Featured Gadget: Kodi

    Want to make your TV smarter without buying a new one? Install a free media centre on a PC, Mac, Linux, Android or even Raspberry PI. It'll play any file format you throw at it and can even stream video off the Internet.

  • Featured Gadget: Wallet Ninja

    Add a credit card multi-tool to your wallet for the price of a couple of sandwiches! Made from 1.5mm heat-treated steel this till puts 18 tools in your pocket.

  • Featured Gadget: Thync

    Need to stay focused for a test, or having trouble sleeping? This little gadget will zap your brain with just the right level of signals and, according to people that have tested it, really does relax or motivate you!

  • Featured Gadget: Airbolt

    Never lose your suitcase again with a bluetooth enabled lock that crowdsources security and location, with a year-long battery life. Stray to far from it at the airport and you'll be instantly notified.

  • Featured Gadget: Mixxx

    Hang the DJ with this free Open Source mixing software. Use up to four mixing decks, with many special effects and an 'Auto DJ' feature that mixes tracks automatically for you.