Your Perfect Gadget Competition

Here in the Dabs office, we take tea very seriously.

Rigidly enforcing a brew schedule which, if anyone has the misfortune to deviate from, will face consequences that will plague the rest of their careers. It acts as the key to our ignitions while we chug away providing you with awesome daily deals.

So you can imagine the atmosphere when we run out of milk.

First, there’s the initial disappointment followed by swift acceptance; we can manage without a brew for a while we say, we won’t be slaves to a piping hot overwhelmingly British beverage.

But it isn’t long before the withdrawal symptons begin; the shakes, the short tempers, the hallucinations. Worst of all, in a desperate attempt to fill the tea shaped void, someone even contemplates getting a machine brew.

This is exactly why we need a gadget or gizmo which tells us when we’re running low on supplies, something like this:


It’s a milk jug which knows when you’re running low on milk. Designed by a Canadian based agency, the jug is fitted with a weight sensor monitoring how much milk is left. Once it has reached low levels, the system will automatically send a notification to your smartphone and use your device’s GPS to suggest nearby locations where you can re-stock on the white stuff.

A pretty awesome gadget for an office that treats tea drinking like it’s an Olympic sport, if only there was a device that did the same for tea bags and we’d be first in the queue to order one.

But it got us thinking, what fictional or generally awesome gadget do you yearn for? Is it real or is it an idea that you ponder about wondering why it hasn’t been done already? We’re looking for creative ideas here folks so be original, and also consider how the gizmo would vastly improve your life.

Post your ideas to the forum: and I shall check them out to see which ones are the best, of which will be awarded prizes!

The competition deadline is Friday 25th May, good luck folks!

    11 thoughts on “Your Perfect Gadget Competition

    1. I would invent a sneeky wife remote control. It would block the signal from the remote to the television whenever you are watching something to stop the husband changing channels around. it would be a simple small gadget no bigger than a memory stick with an on/off slider. When in the on position no signal can be received from the remote by the tv.

    2. My idea is kind of simple but they normally are the best.My mobile phone would be the front of my car radio.When I leave the car I can take it with me and when I return I simply replace it on to the front of my car radio.While I drive it can be used hands free.It would also be a satnav in and out of the car so I would never get lost and it could also locate my car in any big car parks.

    3. Something that automatically prevents people from talking in the cinema, cuts out the rustle of sweet wrappers, stops the kid behind you from kicking your chair and blocks mobile phone signals so that the person sitting in front of you doesn’t spend the entire film texting their mates and surfing the web right in your eye line. There could be an aeroplane version that silences screaming babies and prevents them from swinging on the back of your seat while you’re trying to sleep.

    4. My perfect gadget would be something that can pick the quickest queues, I always seem to be able to pick the slowest, even if it has the least people in it.

    5. My perfect gadget would be something that zaps the kids when they drop things on the floor and leave it for me to pick up!!

    6. I would like my paper shredder to mix the shredded [a[er with a super hard setting glue in the shape of bricks, if we all had one then the bricks which would be waterproof could be sent to third world projects to build houses. Like i say we would all need one to put our recyclable stuff in.

    7. Hi guys, some great ideas that we’ve had here, but I’m afraid there can only be a first, second and third place.

      The Winners are:
      1st: Fenny- for the fantastic idea of cutting out noise in the cinema or aeroplane.
      2nd: Tonyh- for his good couple of ideas for the breakfast maker and voice respondent television, plus his entrepreneur’s spirit through wanting to go on Dragon’s Den with a third idea.
      3rd- ruth23- For her awesome food fax idea, if she worked in the dabs office she’d know how much we all appreciate food.

      To claim your vouchers, email and I will issue you with a voucher code. In your email just say who you are and what your idea is.

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