From gardening to cookery, from cycling to photography when something gets in the way we have the gadgets to help. Try new things and find the useful stuff that helps you do it. Explore our directory, many of the items we list can be bought with a click and delivered to your home.
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Range of carving knives with looped handles set at a right angle to the blade to facilitate grip and maintain wrist in neutral position.
Pressure activated plug that automatically empties excess water if water level reaches capacity. Prevents baths or sinks from overflowing. Comprises: material which changes colour when water is hot.
Bedding cover that can help relax and soothe through light pressure to the body. Bedding cover is positioned under the mattress and then over the top of the bed covers, and is joined by a chunky zip. This provides a cocoon-like sleeping environment. Comprises: stretchy cotton material that enables movement while ensuring the covers stay on; zips are positioned at the head and foot ends of the bedding for access by the user; can be placed under bedding when not in use; reduces risk of falling out of bed; machine washable. Options: range of sizes, including bespoke.
Corded telephone with call blocker. Comprises: hearing aid compatible; blocks up to 1000 nuisance calls; speaker and ringer volume controls; built in digital answer machine; 200 name and number memories; caller ID; call log. Requires Caller Display service from the network provider to block nuisance calls and for caller ID features.
Device for finding lost items. Comprises: two mini tags intended to be attached to anything the user does not want to lose, and one hand control; when the user is attempting to find a lost tagged item the hand control has a set of light which indicate the distance to the item's location and the tag flashes and beeps to provide further guidance. Additional tags available.
Spill-resistant holder designed to assist with carrying drinks from one location to another. Comprises: plastic construction; curved arm with looped fabric handle which the user places their hand into when ready to move; slip-resistant, removable coaster on round base; can be used to transport cups, mugs, glasses and small bowls.
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Steve was worried about falling on his stairs, due to visual impairment and a stroke. Now he is using his homelift to travel safely between floors.