My top picks from the Q Technology weekend


I am spoilt for choice with this weekend’s tech event – 18 hours of fabulous technical gizmos that are just a joy to be talking about. I have so many favourites it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to just a few but here goes… 

I love the idea of having the Epson home cinema projector as it is a VERY special price at 13.00 Sat. It has a DVD built in together with twin speakers and a USB socket so you can watch your films, look at you pictures or enjoy a wide range of other media at any size; the only limitation is your wall! It will be on easy payments too so a great opportunity if you have ever been thinking about something like this.

Serif Web Plus software I'm also well impressed with how easy the Serif Web Plus software is to use. Our charming guest is Ellie and she will show you that anyone can design a website in just a few minutes… yes, it’s true. 

I was sceptical but having tried it I can confirm that it is just like a desktop publisher in the way that it works and the results are phenomenal. 

This is so simple you don’t need to get anyone else (and pay for them) to design a web site for you. I truly believe there are web designers looking for new jobs as we speak.

Fetch smartbox - 560885 Perhaps my favourite product is also the most frustrating as I recently had to buy a new PVR (freeview box with hard drive recorder). Unfortunately, I didn’t know we were getting the Fetch TV 8000 smartbox

This is far superior to the box I bought and I am kicking myself I didn’t get this one. It’s a twin tuner Freeview box with a 160GB hard drive and it’s got a WiFi receiver built in. This means you can get any of the BBC iPlayer programs or films on demand downloaded to the box so you can watch them on your TV. 

There is no licence fee and the best part is its really clever so you can start watching the program even before its finished downloading the end. It’ got loads of extra features that make this truly the dog’s proverbials! Catch in on Sunday at 11am.

Sat navs have become really smart. I have had various sat navs over the years and even though I have a Garmin at the moment, which is good, the new TomTom Go 940 Live is in a different world. 

It has a Vodafone sim card built into the unit so you can get live weather reports, and more importantly live traffic updates that the unit will recognise and if it affects your journey, the unit will direct you around the delays. 

This unit is so smart, accurate and quick it has saved me hours on my journey to work this week alone. Together with the fact it can be controlled with your voice and has built in Bluetooth connection for your mobile (plus a load of other features), this is the turbo-charged Rolls Royce of sat navs and then some! Don't miss in on at Sunday at 10pm.

The Q Technology weekend is dedicated to showcasing all the very best of camcorders, printers, netbooks (Toshiba's TSV on Sat is the best price for a netbook I’ve seen anywhere), and so much more.

We will have lots of great guests to explain everything so even if you’re a technophobe, you’re in safe hands with QVC.

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