Feeds

Ten... tech treats for mum

Ready for Mother's Day, lads?

Intelligent flash storage arrays

H2O water-powered radio

RH Numbers

You'll need to factor in the cost of plumbing this boy in, but once hooked up to your ma's bathroom tubing, it'll give her as much music and chat as she likes during a shower.

The clever FM tuner is driven by a tiny generator turned by a waterwheel within the device. So whatever your radio tastes, you can tune in for free. There's a built-in rechargeable battery that's topped up every time the H2O gets used, so she can carry on listening while drying.

H2O Shower Radio

Reg Rating 75%
Price £35
More Info H2O

iRobot Roomba 581 robot carpet sweeper

RH Numbers

Of course dad should be helping out, but, let's be honest, it's usually mum who gets lumbered with keeping the place tidy. Give her a helping hand with the Roomba 581, a stumpy cylinder of a gadget that hums around the room, avoiding the furniture, cables and the cat, and all the while brushing up dust and debris into its cavernous interior.

It'll bimble around the room it's set down in, or you can define areas of coverage using the three bundled beacons to guide it.

And the good thing is, it actually works. Its battery gives it the power to do four rooms for you.

iRobot Roomba 581

Reg Rating 75%
Price £400
More Info iRobot

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that
The format that wouldn’t die is officially in remission
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.