A boozy brit’s summer gadget guide

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A rundown of the best booze related gadgets this summer, with a good old British twist!

A rundown of the best booze related gadgets this summer, with a good old British twist!

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  • 1. A BOOZY BRIT’S SUMMERGADGET GUIDE‘Ello, ‘Ello… What’s all this then? Well, it’s a guide forthe biggest boozy Brits to get through the summer!
  • 2. Indeed it is a very pleasant thing,there is plenty of fun to be had –but it is something that mightneed just a little bit ofencouragement.To get yourself into the mood forfrivolity take a gander at these topboozy gadgets for an all-roundgood time.
  • 3. Natives to our green and pleasant land know how to have goodtime, rain or shine, so make sure if you are merely a visitor thatyou pay close attention to make yourself blend in that little bitbetter.
  • 4. You know what makes life more fun? Alcohol.This little beauty is a pop up wine glass that fits nicely in your pocket so that ifyou decide to pick up a bottle of wine and take it to the park you won’t look likea tramp.Indeed, the opposite. Be prepared, and you’ll enjoy an air of sophistication too.
  • 5. There is no reason why we Brits should berelegated to technical insubordination justbecause of our healthy love of booze. It’s just notcricket.The iBreath breathalyser for iPod is small enoughto carry around in your pocket. It works much inthe same way as a normal breathalyser, but itpowers itself through your iPod’s battery.The most remarkable thing is that it’s also an FMradio, so the ride home can be even moreenjoyable.
  • 6. You need to keep cool and maintainyour royal poise if you’re going to makeany kind of impact. But if you’rethrowing a casual soirée with plenty ofwine and cheese, you may want tokeep yourself and your guests cool.One fan that makes a big difference is adistinctly British one from Dyson. TheDyson Air Multiplier amplifies air flowand pulls it through to blow cool airgently around the room; there are norotating parts either so it’s very quiet.It’s also nice and light, so you can takeit from the kitchen to the bedroom for acool night’s sleep.
  • 7. It’s undeniable that Britain as a whole is alittle bit on the drizzly side. Perhaps that’san understatement. Yes, it’s true – theBritish weather, especially in the summer,has a very unpredictable nature.You don’t want this to happen when outon your lovely picnic, equipped with yourpop up wine glass, but if it does then theSamurai Umbrella will be very handy.Unlike the smaller umbrellas, this one hasroom for two.
  • 8. One thing that makes Brits popular, whether we like it or not, is our tendency to be justslightly eccentric. Whether it’s becoming obsessed with the weather or train spotting –Brits have some funny habits.These interesting anatomical carafes make the wine drinking experience just that littlebit more fun – if a little bizarre.It certainly will make balmy summer’s night’s dinner parties a little bit more interestingby provoking some conversation.
  • 9. It’s not strictly a gadget, but it is a very interesting way of keeping up withfriends – even if you’re not in the same place. You are able to ‘Check In’with every beer that you have and you will earn points for the more exoticbrands that you consume.There are also some interesting graphs to view, so you can take a look atthe damage done after the summer is over. It’s a great way to keep trackof how much you drink, and at what times of day you tend to have atipple.
  • 10. If you’re out and about, perhaps attending a summer festival where glasses aren’tpermitted, but still want to have the feeling of dripping that fine golden nectar intoyour gullet from a glass then the pocket pint is the way to go.Much like its wine related counterpart we looked at earlier, it is a collapsible glassdesigned to perfectly mimic the pint experience.It’s made of sturdy plastic and collapses to just 4mm in size. This would make anice gift for couples when paired with the pocket wine glass.
  • 11. After the calorific intake of beer on a particularly heavyweekend the next weekend needs to be a little bitmore laid back – gin and tonic perhaps?There are many different ways to take your spirits, buta nice flask like this wonderful one from The StanleyWorks will do just nicely.It could also make a nice addition to your camping orfestival trip, once you’ve made your way to the front ofthe stage and your idol comes out you might fancy adrink as the tunes start playing – but risk losing yourplace.
  • 12. There are so many problems associated with alcohol,but one of the most challenging ones is drinking anddriving. Of course, it can be fatal – but there are alsoconsequences including fines and imprisonment foreven relatively moderate offenders.You could use your iPod breathalyser, but that looksjust a little bit odd if you’re in a bar. Something muchmore subtle is the Kisai Intoxicated watch fromTokyoflash. It has a breathalyser built into it, and youcan get a very accurate reading quite easily.
  • 13. There are many different ways of enjoying asummers day, sometimes with alcohol relatedgadgetry and sometimes with only thecompany that you keep. Whatever you end updoing, when you start to relax you will want tokeep some tunes on in the background.So, why not use a gadget from a wonderfulBritish company – Phillips.This Phillips DAB radio has some excellentfeatures, and a Union Jack emblazoned uponthe front – so you can get a sense of patriotism(subtle as it may be) as you toast with yourfriends.
  • 14. Well, I must say ‘goodbye internet’! I’ve really enjoyed finding allof these fun and slightly ridiculous gadgets and putting themtogether. Hopefully now the Great British Summer will be justthat little bit more enjoyable for you.What did you think, did I miss anything out that I should haveincluded? Make sure you comment and let me know.Also, please add me to your circles on Google+ for all the latestnews and updates.
  • 15. Gadgets sourced from RED5, Engadget and Gizmodo.http://www.davidsteele.com/ibreath-breathalyzer-fm-transmitter-for-ipod-iphonehttps://www.dyson.co.uk/fans/fansandheaters.aspxhttp://www.tokyoflash.com/en/watches/kisai/intoxicated/http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2013/04/2013-04-17-22.10.55-100033594-large.png