BETTY BOOP ROTATING LAMP: $89. Light up your room with a little style with this Betty Boop Lamp. It won’t charge your iPod or play internet radio, but it looks really cool. If the classic cartoon is one for you, Boop-oop-a-doop your way on down to funkygifts.co.nz
ENVIR – CURRENT COST REAL-TIME ENERGY MONITOR: $183.50. It’s never been easier to keep track of your power use. Just set up the Current Cost EnviR in your household and it cranks out a detailed view of your energy consumption and cost. You can also hook it up to specific devices to see how much juice they’re chugging – a great way to keep track of your power use and to find ways to save on your power bills. Check it out at smartnow.co.nz
MINI DIGITAL SPY CAMERA: $83.90. Have fun playing James Bond with this thumb-sized mini digital spy recorder. This teeny-tiny gadget packs a 1.3-megapixel camera and 2GB of internal memory. You can also set it for manual or sound-activated recording. Being so small, it has a huge range of uses – from home security surveillance to babysitting monitoring, making your own movies or recording business meetings. Available from JayCar.
PORTABLE DVD PLAYERS: by Sony, $499.95.
Take your favourite movies on the move with this sleek DVD player. It has a seven-inch screen with up to five hours of battery life. Great for long-distance trips, killing a few hours, or soothing the little monsters if they’re screaming their heads off. Check it out at sony.co.nz
MOOKIE SKIPMATE: $34.99. Get your kids up and jumping with Mookie – not the latest singing, dancing stuffed animal but a fun game for kids that stealthily packs in the exercise. Clip the Skipmate to the stylish belt and off they hop. It has two different skipping modes to maximise the fun – the first counting the skips and calling out encouragement; the second playing four songs to jump along to. Suitable for girls 5 years and up.