whenever i go shopping with my partner i get draged into the gadget shop there are all sorts of things in there for the big kids to play with, the fact that my biggest kid is my partner of 38 who loves gadgets and anything thats just a little bit unusual. We can spend well over an our in this shop with him wanting to look at everything and try it if he can, it's the perfect shop for me to go and buy his birthday presents or christmas presents, you can even find so very good farthers day gifts in there depending on the attitude of your father that is. I have however decided not to go in there with my partner any more, i shall go alone or wait outside as the last time i was in there he decided to sent one of the displays flying by accident, but it was extremely embarassing and i have since tryed to avoid taking him shopping with me as he can be just a little bit embarrassing.
If there is one shop in the city centre that is an absolute must when I am in town shopping with the children it's the gadget shop. Please note that when I say children I do include the 40 year old slightly balding man that likes to follow me around making tutting noises whenever I open my purse. The Gadget shop in Nottingham is actually rather small but the space is used extremely well. Most of the stock is stored in large glass cabinets that span the outer edges of the shop, protecting the more fragile offerings from sticky fingers and hiding the more risqué examples from small, inquisitive eyes. The great thing about this practical use of space is that it leaves the centre of the shop clear for all sorts of toys, games and gadgets to be displayed where they can be touched, played with and generally enjoyed. The shop is brightly lit and everything is very nicely displayed and more importantly, clearly priced. This particular shop sends out a very clear invitation to people walking past. There are clockwork spiders crawling up the window and the shooting to the floor. There are monkeys holding onto branches and dancing in the window, to the delight of any children who happen to be passing. Overhead there are mechanical birds and world war one bi planes circling the room and the last time I went in there was a UFO hovering in mid air in front of me. (Of course hubby now wants one for Christmas!) So what do they sell? Well, as the name suggests they sell gadgets. Fun things. Things with no other purpose in life than to encourage amusement and have grown men snickering in corners because they have found something that makes a farting noise whenever someone enters the room. They sell toys for everyone. Homer Simpson Dartboards and snooker tables, dancing hamsters, plasm lights, glow sticks, inflatables, rude Bluefoot bears and so much more. They sell cookie jars that talk and clocks that fart and robots that do somersaults. My persona
l favourite gadget at the moment is their bulls*it alert. This is a gadget that you hide in the house and you have a tiny remote that fits in the palm of your hand. When someone starts to exaggerate or tell a tall story you press the button and the box emits a different phrase or saying. If you met some of my brother in laws you would realise that this sort of gadget would get plenty of use when they came calling. I would love to see their faces when from behind the sofa came "The air is ripe with the sweet smell of bulls*hit. Can ya smell it?" Another of their new offerings is a game where up to four players each hold onto a handle, attached to a computerised base. The idea is that when the music stops everyone has to press the button on the top and the last one to press gets a small electric shock. We were laughing for ages in the shop as the assistants carried the game around the shop trying to get people to challenge them. The look on peoples faces was really funny. You can't even cheat, as if you press the button too early you get the shock anyway. All of these gadgets are on display in the shop and available for you to try. Staff at the gadget shop have been specially chosen by using the 'big kid' formula in my opinion. They are easily identified by their black trousers and white gadget shop T shirts and these guys are up for fun. I have never seen a frown on any of the faces of any of the staff in this shop. The smiles are genuine and none of them look as if underneath their smiles is a desperate soul who would rather be anywhere else than serving you. They wander the shop encouraging people to touch, try and play with the gadgets on display. They are knowledgeable, easy to approach and very pleasant. Not bad seeing as this shop is always full of kids with very little money but very inquisitive fingers and dozens of questions. The shop can get quite busy but I have never had to queue for longer than a f
ew minutes to be served. When it comes to the prices in the gadget shop, compared to many of the gadgets sold in other shops, they are very competitive. One of the policies I like is that things aren't sold with what for some stores is the obligatory 99p tag. All the prices are in whole pounds, no pence. (They have a really great January Sale!) Importantly, gadgets are of a good quality. I find that often goods of this type tend to be rather flimsy and badly made. Very often I think some manufacturer's rely on the novelty of an item to sell it, rather than the quality. Everything I have bought from this shop has been of very good quality. When making a purchase gadgets are carefully packed and on one occasion when I had to take something back, they were more than happy to change my toy and offered a refund as an alternative. In my opinion the enthusiasm of the staff, the bright and clever displays, the whole pound price policy and the clever gadgets available serve to make this store almost magnetic. I can't think of many occasions when I have passed by without going in for a quick look at what's on offer. It's nice to go into a shop and not have to worry that the children will get into trouble for touching something they shouldn't. Many of the shops I visit are visited out of necessity. This is one shop I choose to go to. It's fun and it's funky. What more can you ask for. The branch I refer to is in the Victoria Centre, Nottingham. It's open 7 days a week form 9.00 till 5.30. Check it out. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
My friends and I were strolling around Reading shopping centre the other day, like you do, when I noticed this shop: I thought it may be worth a closer look.. and it was! The eye-catching outside display and the see-through glass window where you can see the contents of the shop drew me and probably many others towards the shop and then when you enter, it just gets better. These shops have been open for over ten years now and their tast has lasted through of 'trying to put the fun back into giving, with uniquely different products at affordable prices, backed by superb customer service' which is great to see. The range of products are found by the buying team, who search the world for new products to make available in the gadgetshops or if you choose to buy online, on the internet site. The products are catagorised in to groups so easier to view when purchasing online or put in to sections in the shop like in a specific corner etc. These catagories include Bedroom, Bathroom, Family Fun, Kids Corner, Holiday Gadgets, Music, Lighting and True Gadgets. The products range in price from pretty damn cheap to quite expensive but nothing very much like up to a couple of hundred maybe for most big stuff. There are many sections with many products in. Here's a few examples of what you will expect to find in them; The products for bed and bathrooms include: a mp3 player you can listen to in the shower, a pen camera, a vibrating head massager, an orgasmator, a bra shelf, a singing bird alarm clock and a roll up dart board. Neon lights are also available in a variety of shapes and sizes for a reasonable price. In Family Fun there is a Pop Idol Talent Box, a talking bottle opener and much more, and also, in the true gadgets section, there are things like a one-for-all remote control, LCD chess set and a voice operated Smart Car. There is a whole section for Simpsons themed gadgets and also a section called Bad T
aste full of naked teddy bears and other amusing but rather disturbing items. For the older and more mature buyers, there are things like pull-it corkscrews, a talking pedometer, espresso cups and a lot more. There are some random and cool things in the Body Beautiful section, featuring a Flashing toothbrush, a arse/face towel - where it tells you which end to use to dry which part of your body, coloured contact lenses, hairdryers and a body fat/water monitor. Generally, this is a brilliant shop and a change from your normal clothes, computer games or book shop along the high street. Though I only bought a disco ball which spins round for £5, I had fun looking and spent a good half an hour in the shop. If you go to any of the places where they have one of these stores (there are quite a few around London) or you walk past one and have the time, I would reccomend you have a quick look around because it's rather entertaning. Thanks for reading my review
The Gadget Shop I've been to the Gadget shop a number of times, all with different outcomes, I was given a miny air hockey table once and it worked like a charm and still does, but then i brought a romote control car and the moment i got it, the instructions were no help at all and it didn't work. I've purchased a few items from the Gadget shop and i've found that if the products are of good quality and work till the end of the week it's quite a mirical. Most of the stuff in the Gadget shop is wierd anyway, i mean who would pay £20 to get a certificate saying "you have got an acre of the moon" and when people learn to live on the moon you can get an acre of it (despite the fact that you're probably already dead). But then on the other hand some stuff can be quite funny. So i have came up with the final out come "Be very careful indeed" and it's quite a good idea to keep the reciept handy - You have been warned. It sells things like massage chairs, laser pens and anything that anyone who likes gadgets would want, with thousands of items their are some worth getting, it is probably one of the best places to get pocket and swiss army knives because their cheap and of high quality. Some items are bargains but some aren't - the prices ranging from £2.50 to £3000. The table footballs are most expensive but are of fine quality and finish-their the best in the world, basically The Gadget shop thinks of the wackiest ideas and then no matter how wierd they are sells them. You'll find the Gadget shop placed all over the country, some big, some small but the one in Oxford Street is amazing, the amount of lights their are it will blow you away. Give it a go but caution advised.
I have just got to tell you all about a brilliant little gadget from The Gadget Shop. Firstly, the shop itself sells a range of products from The Simpsons corkscrews to wind-up hamsters in a cage that whizzes round. My "find" however was a device to kill flies! And it really works!! It is a thin plastic gun, attached to which is a piece of string and a plastic spiders web (the string stopping the web from being lost when fired.) Now the good bit .... when a fly is resting quietly on your worktop/kitchen cupboard/bog seat you simply aim the gun and fire.....the web leaves the gun at such a speed that the fly has no time to react and is instantly killed. It leaves no mess at all - just a very dead fly on the floor! When you get really cocky you can even shoot them mid-air! One word of warning though - do not leave it in the hands of the kids. My 11 year old shot (accident, apparently) my 8 year old smack bang on his cheek - he cried for about three days. It really stung him but I don't think it could do any really serious damage/injury. This gun only cost £3.00 and would make an excellent stocking-filler. The packaging also gives you the low-down on why flies are so damaging to humans and is a really fun product.
I have to admit to being a bit of a gadget lover. I love technology and can't get enough of clever executive toys. The Gadget shop is therefore a shop that is very dear to my heart and I know from my experiences in the one in Shrewsbury (where it is mostly crammed with people), that it is a shop that is a subject of great interest to many. Indeed, gadget shops are all over the country- I have seen about 10 in my life. I would say that they are usually to be found in a large shopping mall such as Cribbs Causeway in Bristol. Although they have had some of the same stuff for a long time (think UFO lamps, lava lamps and inflatable sofas), I like the way that they are constantly cramming the shelves full of new inventions and toys. I'm not so keen on the way that they have turned very downmarket over the last couple of years, however, and I think the 'bondage starter kit' that has been on display for quite a while is certainly a turn for the worst. There is quite a lot of smut in the shop in general, although most of it is light hearted and good-humoured. Indeed, I must admit to owning quite an array of 'Bad Taste Bears' - a range of ceramic bears in a variety of poses from 'wrestling' with a sheep (use your imagination!) to puffing on a spliff. Anyway, I want to outline a few of my favourite items and accessories that I have bought in the Gadget shop over the past few years in the hope that you too may enjoy hours of fun, as I have, using them. They also make excellent gifts. MY FAVOURITE ACCESSORIES The inflatable chairs/sofas - I am lying in bed staring at the black inflatable chair in my school bedsit. It is much cherished by me and much loved by my friends, who sit there if they want to talk to me. I have had it for 5 months and it hasn't even nearly burst and it comes with a puncture repair kit. They sell for ten pounds for a single sofa and fifteen for a 2 ma
n. I would recommend the black ones because, for some unknown reason, they are made of a stronger material than the others. My shot glass chess set is a favourite with all the family (alas, I can't play it at school). It is an excellent party game and dispels the theory that chess is for geeks. You fill one side with clear/white drinks (vodka, gin, tequila, Malibu, white wine etc.) and the other side with darker spirits such as brandy, whisky, sherry, port, red wine etc. Whenever you take an opponents piece, you drink its contents - the pawns have a low volume like a single shot or less and the king has a volume of about three shots! You can also play suicide chess, which is a lot quicker and more fun. This is where the first person to take all his opponents pieces wins. I also play draughts occasionally, where you treat each chess piece like a single draughts piece. This can be highly amusing if you take three pieces in one go, especially if they are the king, queen and bishop! I bought this for 60 pounds in the sale last year - bargain. Another gadget I have found useful is the multitool, which is priced at around 30 pounds for a big one. This looks like a pair of chunky pliers but on closer inspection turns out to have every tool this side of the Mars incorporated in it short of a sledgehammer and chainsaw. This is a must for anyone's toolkit or anyone in general. This year I picked up a snorting pig in the sale for a tenner. This turned out to be an absolute bargain. It patrols the floor of my room, wandering here and there without a care in the world, occasionally leaving a grunt or snort to remind you its still alive. It's very cool and has been the object of much compliment (and jealousy) amongst my peers. AND NOT SO GOOD? A while back, I bought an inflatable basketball hoop and ball. This has to be the lamest thing on the planet! For a start, it set me back a tenner for a piec
e of plastic. Secondly, it didn't even stand up properly when fully inflated because it had a curved base - how stupid is that? Then (once I'd put water in the base to make it heavy so it would stand up) the net kept sagging so eventually it was almost perpendicular to the base and supporting pillar. Fourthly, the ball burst, leaving me with nothing to throw through the bent hoop that didn't stand up properly. Do not buy this item!
This is my first opinion so wish me luck :-) I went to the Gadget Shop in Birmingham today to do some Christmas shopping with my lovely girlfriend Kittykat18, who encouraged me to write this. There is a gadget shop in most towns/cities now. They all look the same and sell the same things. A glass front with the name in blue lights. The tills are in the middle of the shop, surrounded by a glass topped counter containing things like watches and lighters. The staff all stand in the middle of the store and the remainder of the goods are displayed in glass cabinets around the edge of the store. Some of the goods are on display openly in the corners. If you want to look at any of the things you have to ask a member of staff to open the cabinets. This has put me off in the past-I understand that some of the goods are fragile, but I like to be able to touch things before making a decision as to whether I will buy them or not. The layout is my biggest problem with the store. Today as expected just before Christmas, it was very busy, but on many other occasions I have been in and got frustrated at the lack of space. Only one or two people standing in the aisle blocks it to all the other customers. It must be hell for people with pushchairs or wheel chair users. As for the stock, well as expected, gadgets are the name of the day, with all sorts of things from lamps to clocks on offer. There is a wide selection of novelty lamps such as Mathmos lava lamps, fibre optic flowers and even a revolving police lamp (but don't put it on your car!). There are lots of clocks from inflatable ones to Homer Simpson ones. You can buy "naughty" teddies dressed in bondage gear or porn outfits for £15 and also Miffy and Bagpuss soft toys for the kids (better not give them a naughty teddy though!) They also sell phone cases and some great lighters such as ones with a union jack on and flurescent spiky ones for £4. Take my tip though and
buy your inflatable chair from Argos instead of here as it is cheaper and more comfortable! The prices start from a few pounds and go up into the hundreds, so it's suitable for all budgets. Everything I have bought from there I have had no problems with and has been of good quality. My favourite has to be the wind up radio for £25 and glow in the dark stars for £3. If I had the money I would also buy the electronic massager which goes over a chair, costs £60 and you can sample it in store. Now, KittyKat gives a good massage but sorry love, you don't match up to this particular gadget ;-) So if you are looking for any ideas as to what to buy me for Christmas, there's an idea! If you are looking for a present that is slightly different, this is the place to go. The staff are all young and trendy types in my experience and they are all friendly although not especially knowledgable about the products. They wear a nice looking black uniform which fits in with the trendy image the shop tries to portray. There always seems to be a lot of staff on duty so the queues are never too long, so that's one bonus. One thing I have found is that the stock does not seem to change very often so it is not worth going in every week to see the new arrivals as there very often won't be any! I would prefer it if they had more new stuff come in. I have also found that the shops don't have a very nice atmosphere-the lights are very bright strip lighting, there is no music playing (although today it was nice to escape from the constant Christmas songs!) and it always seems a bit chilly in there. Maybe it's just me.. Well, that's it and I just have one thing to finish with- Gadget shop, sort out your shop layout! P.S. They also have a web site which seems very comprehensive-if you are interested, the address is www.gadgetshop.com Keith
If you're stuck for present ideas then I recommend that you visit a Gadget Shop. Gadget Shop has stores in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. So what does Gadget Shop sell? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It would be impossible to list the complete selection of goods you can buy at Gadget Shop! Basically, as the name of the shop suggests, they sell gadgets... Gadget Shop has seperated the gadgets into categories which include 'alarm clocks', 'bad taste', 'chrome', 'contact lens', 'glasses', 'handyman', 'just for laughs', 'key chains', 'lighters', 'mobile phone accessories', 'plasma and light', 'true gadgets', and 'wine and drink accessories'... so you get the picture - they sell a lot of different types of gadgets! Are they expensive? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a word, no. Obviously it depends on what you buy as to how expensive the item is, but you can find gadgets starting from as little as 50p (maybe even less if you look hard enough?!). For example a Homer Simpson coaster is only £2.00, there are keyrings for 50p, and mobile phone accessories start from 50p too. But there isn't a Gadget Shop in my town... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don't you worry - there isn't one in my town either! Gadget Shop have an excellent shop on-line at www.gadgetshop.com. The website is really user-friendly. If you're stuck for a gift idea there are loads of ways that the site can help you to find the perfect gift. You can click on a link that shows the top gift ideas for under £20, between £20-£60, and over £60. You can use the gift selector - enter a few details about the person you are buying for such as sex, and whether they are 'adult, teen or teenie', the price range you are looking at spending and any key words you want to use in the search. Alternat
ively you can browse through the gadget categories. If you register with the site, it also offers a personal reminder service - you enter a few important dates and details, such as your other half's birthday, your mum and dad's wedding anniversary etc and when it gets close to the date you get sent an e-mail reminding you of the event. Perhaps one of the greatest things about the website is that postage and packing is free! I have bought items from the website on three occassions now, and each time the item has been delivered within three days, very securely packaged. Are you convinced then? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you can probably tell, I am a fan of Gadget Shop! They have a huge range of products within a huge range of prices - it's excellent for purchasing gifts, from little stocking fillers to main pressies! In the stores the staff I have encountered have always been friendly and helpful, and on the website service is fast and efficient. It definitely scores a 5/5 on my scale.
This really is a superb shop. Even before you even take a step inside the actual shop you are so impressed by the outsides display. I really love this shop and once you have been in one of these shops you never forget them and keep an eye open for them whichever town you visit. It is a shop that has something for everyone of all ages and nationalities and everyone will be amused and interested in the things for sale here. As we dont have a gadget shop too close to us and we bumped into this one by accident I was pleased to come home and find they had a www site and everything I saw in their shop I could get from their web site and would you believe it not have to pay for delivery. Some of the gadgets are very useful some are just fun some both fun and useful. There are many novelty mobile phone holders, keyrings of all shapes and sizes and novelties, all types of radios in many shapes, all shapes of lava lamps, lighters and the clocks are something else they really are. If you are looking for a very different gift for Christmas this is certainly the shop to go to or even at their web site www.gadgetshop.co.uk. I am sure you will find something suitable for anyone and you will have many a smile at a lot of their goodies.
When first entering my bedroom at home, "wow," is a regular word I hear from visitors, with their face showing an expression of amazement. The reason? Gadget Shop! My first experience of the shop occurred about a year ago in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, where I was drawn in by the neon purple glow which shone around the large lit-up sign above the door. I stood at the shop window, looking through at a room I just wished was mine. After realising how goofy I must look to the many people passing by, I stepped into the shop for a look around. I had spent much of my money already that day, and quickly began to wish I hadn't! Since that day, I have returned to the shop many times and bought loads! Around the large oblong-shaped room were objects I couldn't wait to check out. Each and every wall boasted hundreds of amazing gadgets, so many in fact that the wall was difficult to spot through them. In the centre of the room was a wide, square counter, with a number of staff working behind, who were smiling and joking around with the customers whilst also playing with the many smaller items which surrounded them. I decided to explore the shop well, starting from one side and circling round. I first noticed a large black chair, with a remote control attached. Interested, I sat down and began to tap at the buttons. The chair began to vibrate, and as I pressed each of the buttons, the vibrating motion would change. It felt strange being massaged by a chair, but it also felt great! It was so relaxing, maybe I'll invest in one some time. This product is the 'Massage Pad' and costs £49.95. Above the chair were a number of different clocks, my favourite being a Blue Neon Wall Clock (£29.95) which I now own. It's marvellous! When switched on, all objects in my bedroom instantly change to dark blue, whilst my brighter coloured items stand out fantastically. It works well on brightly coloured clothes too. I'm
talking excitedly about a clock, so I'll move on to the next item. Next in the shop was a whole section dedicated to lights, lamps and lasers of various psychedelic colours. Lava lamps of many different shapes (wide, thin, even rocket-shaped), all for around thirty pounds. As for the shapes of the lamps, there were fluffy lamps with legs, stylish futuristic lamps, and even lit-up flowers and cacti! There were a few laser toys included in this area, such as a thin 'tool' which you wave, and watch as a message appears in the air. I think I spotted a few laser-pens as well. I soon moved onto the fun section, an area made predominantly for children. I noticed a silver scooter with blue wheels for one hundred pounds. This is quite expensive, but reasonable when compared with ridiculous prices I have noticed elsewhere. There was an inflatable basketball net with ball which looked like great fun. Near this was a snooker table and a table-tennis set, among many other games I had never seen in other shops, although, I rarely look at children's games when I do shop. A number of different robotic toys are available too, such as dogs and other animals. Along with the inflatable basketball set are dozens of other various inflatable gadgets, such as chairs & bean(less) bags, balls and balloons and even a stags head! These all cost less than ten pounds. If you desire an inflatable chair, I would definitely recommend the shop, as many of these are unbeatable! Another section of the room is filled with those objects nobody needs, but buys them for a laugh, such as a ‘Fart Alarm’ and ‘Farting Gnomes’. Many of these small items can be bought for around a fiver. Not bad! Other nice novelty items include the ‘Drinking Hat’ which consists of a hard hat with drinks holders attached, in which you can insert cans of beer or pop and suck the drink through a straw. Every novelty gift shop should h
ave an adult section, and luckily, Gadget Shop makes no exception. There are several kinky items to keep you occupied. Firstly, there are some naughty ornaments, known as ‘Bad Taste Bears’ which describe them well. These bears are shown in many different ‘original’ positions, e.g. grabbing genitalia, enjoying bondage, having fun with sheep etc. There are loads more of these kinky toys, such as ‘Love Cuffs’, ‘Orgasm Slippers’ and a ‘Bondage Starter Kit’. These can be found for around £10 or less. A great atmosphere fills the shop, with kind staff who are always keen to help and answer any questions you may need answering. There are many toys, tools and novelties which you are allowed to use and test out in the shop (the items you cannot use or locked in cases). The shop is popular, and so crowds of people can often cause congestion, but this is rarely a problem. There are quite simply too many products to name, so if you are able to, visit the shop! Gadget Shop will certainly offer something for every customer and deals for every age group, which makes it the perfect place to acquire gifts for a special occasion. Surprisingly, prices are not too high and you can buy many fantastic things for under fifty pounds. To find out more or buy products online, visit www.gadgetshop.co.uk. Sky Digital viewers can shop online with 'Open'. HOT_DOG_GOD 2001
Always having a look in the shop every time I pass, I was glad when they started their online shopping service. I expected the usual £5 delivery charge, even on the smallest items, but it's free! for anything. The site's easy to use, and ordering is very easy, so I decided to give it a try and order myself a gadget... I did encounter problems using my Switch card on the site, it didn't like my details (I have had the same problem with the Argos site). So I opted to pay by cheque. Even the address you send the cheque off to is freepost! The only charge is the goods themselves, no delivery, no postage, nothing. The goods arrived in under a week (due to the cheque). But it is usually next day (after your e-mail confirmation). The goods arrived in a well padded box, not a scratch on them. I must say I am impressed with their service and will be ordering from them again.
I can't think of a better and more fun shop to visit than the gadget shop full of odd and bizarre things to try and buy. I was in Brent Cross shopping centre the other day when i noticed that a Gadget Shop had opened there recently so of course i dragged me daughter in and what a little aladins cave of treasures,Blow up Basketball nets,i-dogs,small dart boards and pool tables,handy tool kits the size of a credit card but my most favorite and one that i bought for the stag that evening was a bright orange drinking helmet,it had a beer can holder and straw so you can drink and go how cool. If you are at a loose end for presents or just want to treat yourself to a little something out of the ordinary thenthis is the place for you. I have bought in the past from their on line store at www.thegadgetshop.co.uk a bath radio shaped like a fish,mini air hockey and table tennis,soft shot air gun type things that actually quite hurt when hit on the butt and my favorite boy's toy the mini dart board with sharp darts(beware only suitable when sober and no cats are in the house. All of this you may think is really going to set you back a few quid but you would be wrong nearly everything they sell is under £25 and most of the novelty presents less than a tenner for instance the Dart board was only £5 mini air hockey£7.99. So get on-line or down to your nearest gadget shop now for all the best toys and presents for adults you could want.
There's a song being played a lot on MTV and the radio at the moment called "Girls Like Shopping". The video shows a group of about four girls in a department store, disappearing behind curtains in changing rooms trying on all sorts of different clothes, coming out in different outfits each time, smiling and grinning at each other then leaving each shop with an ever increasing number of bags hanging off their arms looking happier and happier as they are weighed down with clothes. The whole video reminds most men watching of a point that is relevant to this review: Men don't like shopping. From the 8 year old boy who has to try on four identical pairs of trousers only to be asked questions like "Is this one more comfortable" and "Do you think this one's long enough?" by his mother to the old man who realises that all of his shirts are worn out and he's going to have to buy some new ones, men HATE shopping. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Anything that can be bought quickly and easily and then spoken about at length defies this rule. That's why games consoles are sold as one big box. You pick up the box, walk up to the counter, pay for it and then walk out of the shop. As long as there's no queue, you can be in and out of the shop in less time than it takes to down a pint. There is one more exception, though. Men often enjoy looking at cool new stuff. If it's something that we've never seen before and which looks interesting (and which we can talk about in the pub later), then we're prepared to spend a few minutes looking at it. This is why The Gadget Shop is one of the only shops on Earth where men can actually enjoy the shopping experience. They've got massage chairs that you can try out in the shop and a range of inflatable furniture unmatched by any other "try before you buy" stores. They've got little robotic dogs that stop moving if yo
u shout at them and models of animals dressed in bondage gear and trying out some BDSM (you don't believe me? Go take a look in the shop!). They've got shot glasses with funny jokes about booze printed on them, and an entire chess set made out of shot glasses (for the alternative rules game where you have to take the obvious forfeit when one of your pieces is killed). Last time I was in there, they had a ball the size of a football that turned into a wire grid a meter and a half across if you tried to pick it up (it's difficult to explain without a diagram). It provided a few minutes of amusement in the shop as my friends and I all tried it out, and a few hours of amusement in the pub later as we tried it out after 9 pints. They also do room decorations. I don't mean the nice little framed pictures of country cottages that are on offer in most department stores, I mean things like those cool balls filled with lightning, stuff that your friends will be impressed by if they come round. Of course, practically everything in the shop is a waste of money. The ball that turns into a giant grid is stashed away under my bed and will probably be sold on Ebay in the next few weeks (it would have ended up in a car boot sale a few years ago), but unlike stuff from most shops, most of the stuff that the Gadget Shop has on offer is actually fun to buy. One final word on the Gadget Shop. Most women hate it. There are some girls who think that the stuff is cool and who will have just as much fun as the blokes playing with it all in the shop, but a lot don't. If your girlfriend likes shopping for clothes, then think twice about taking her with you to the Gadget Shop with you... unless you actually want a two hour argument about what counts as a waste of money and how buying an expensive dress and wearing it once could make anybody "feel better"...
Ok slight exaggeration, but I can spend hours in this fantastic shop checking out the various contraptions. I find it soo fascinating! They have a massive range of items, there’s novelty and technical things. Another great thing is that delivery is free. So there’s no faffing around trying to fit huge lamps and the like into bags. The prices are incredibly reasonable which is a bonus. It takes about five days for the delivery, which is pretty good. The sell fantastic gadgets that can make excellent birthday gifts (they also giftwrap it for only £2 if you want!). I’ll be going back to University next month, and want to give my sterile room a more interesting look. I’ve been looking for cheap nicknacks to keep me entertained and to distract myself from the awful magnolia walls and ceiling (urgh!). Here’s just some of the cool things that they sell: robotic dogs, cuddly toys, keyrings,ashtrays , contemporary lighting, CD Racks, funky contact lenses, micro skooters, photoframes, phone covers, shot glasses,flashlights, inflatable spacehoppers, lava lamps, all sorts of clocks, novelty pens, personal alarms, cool Simpsons gizmos, and much much more. The staff at The Gadget Shop are friendly and helpful. They don’t hassle you if you spend a long time in the shop, they just let you get on with it. I can never visit the shop without buying something (no matter how small!). If you like gadgets too, I’d recommend a nosy at their website (www.gadgetshop.co.uk). It’s easy to find things and if your looking for all things green (or red/orange blue etc) its split into categories to make it easier to browse through. Thanks for reading!
Gadgets, I love them. You can never have too many gadgets. The Gadget Shop has always been one of my favorite places to shop, but the shops are nearly always overcrowded with people and you have to fight your way through the shop to see the things you want. But no more, the Gadget Shop is online. Hurrah! And its an excellent service they offer too. The site is very well laid out. Everything you want is easy to find. All the product are catagorised so you can easily find that particular something you're looking for. But what if you need to buy a gift for someone but you don't know what to get them? The Gadget Shop has that sorted too. They have a gift selector. You just tell them who the gift is for and how much you're willing to spend and any other info to narrow the search down anf they come up with a list of products that fit the description. There is also a nice "wish list" feature. Using this you can add things you want ffrom the site to your wish list and then your friends and family can access the list and purchase the items on the list, safe in the knowledge that they are buying you a gift that you really want! Ordering is secure, easy and you can pay by the usual methods including Splash Plastic and Smartcreds if you don't have a credit card. You can access the details of all the orders you have made online and keep track of orders currently being processed. Most orders arrive within 5 days and delivery is FREE! I have used the Gadget Shop frequently and have never had any problems.(Apart from spending lots of money on gadgets!) One last tip, check out the sale section. There are always some great bargains to be had.