The Iota Alpha speakers from Neat are a dark horse among the more ‘high-end’ stereos on the market. With their strange looks, almost like a cross between a tumble-drier and a half-finished robot from a 50’s TV show, it’s easy to think that their sonic output will be similarly whacky. However, these little knee-high speakers have got a few surprises inside that shatter these mocking first impressions.
Native Union are very good at creating things you probably don’t need but will almost definitely want; they have the magical ability of turning the mundane products that usually blend into the background into showstopping centrepieces. Having said that, you are, of course, paying for the aesthetic upgrade.
If you feel like you have a handle on life, there’s nothing like trying to use someone else’s shower to remind you that you are basically a monkey whacking a coconut against the floor trying to get in. Some showers have so many dials, knobs and buttons that it looks more like the cockpit of a plane rather than something to wash the filth off.
Fun fact: Melitta Bentz invented the first coffee filter in 1908 - get this woman a statue! This opened a whole new way of preparing the black wake up juice. Today Melitta AromaFresh (now you know why they use that name) allows you to wake up to a cup of coffee made from freshly ground beans or pre-ground coffee; that’s always worth getting up for!
Ok, so the middle of winter isn’t necessarily the time you will be looking for some new sunglasses. However, with wet roads and the low sun, it is just as easy to become dazzled at this time of year as it is in summer, plus everyone looks cool in sunnies and it will detract from the extra chins you gained over Christmas.