As beautiful as our website is, sometimes the only way to really show off our favourite gadgets is to open the box and mess around with them. Today, we've been messing around with the Click Stick - it's a photo-taking device (compatible with iPhones and Android devices) that's specifically designed to take the best selfies ever!

Want to learn more? Read on, cowboy...

Here's our selfie stick, fresh out of its box. Notice the handy wrist strap, which is a very important feature if you're the kind of person who's constantly dropping things.

Click Stick cradle

This is where you put your phone when you want to take a selfie. The cradle is spring-loaded, which means that you don't have to fiddle around with screws or anything like that to get a secure grip on your smartphone. Once the phone is in the cradle, all you have to do is plug that cable into your headphone port.

Extended selfie stick

As you can see, this telescopic selfie stick has some serious extension! In the photo on the left, the Click Stick is fully retracted (about 20cm long). In the image on the right, we've extended it to its full length - roughly one metre! This means that you really can fit everybody in the photo; it's perfect for weddings, parties, and any other big 'group photo' occasion.

Click stick button

The best thing about the Click Stick is its simplicity. You don't have to download any apps or change any settings - you literally just plug it in and start snapping away! Once the cable is connected to your headphone socket, you simply press the button on the handle to take a photo. No, we're not sure how it works either, but it's very cool!

Gadget Inspector selfie

Here's the selfie that we took with the Click Stick (don't Andrew and Jon look amazed?!) We've just tweeted this picture using the hashtag #clickstick, and we encourage you to do the same once you've got a Click Stick of your own!

TIE Fighter Model

It won't surprise you in the slightest to learn that we are all massive Star Wars nerds here at Gadget Inspector. Our site has always been well-stocked with Star Wars stuff, but our latest addition to this ever-growing pile might just be one of the coolest yet.

We speak of none other than our awesome Star Wars 3D Model Kits! There are four different models available (R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, a TIE Fighter and an AT-AT Walker), but regardless of which one you choose, you can be sure of a very rewarding model-making challenge and a cool Star Wars figurine when you're finished!

Now, we're not the most experienced of model-makers here at GI HQ, but we tried our hand at the TIE Fighter and, actually, it wasn't all that difficult. All you have to do is press out the pieces and connect 'em up - you might need a pair of tweezers for the little bits, but otherwise, it's pretty straightforward stuff!

TIE fighter model in hand

Click here to read more about our 3D Star Wars model kits, or click here to find out how you could win the R2-D2 kit!
Wooden triceratops
It's been more than a decade since Jurassic Park came out, but the way we see it, dinosaurs are due to come back in style very soon. After all, Jurassic World is out soon, and so it won't be long before a whole new generation decides that, hey, perhaps archaeology is a pretty cool career choice.

If you want to get the jump on the imminent rush of dino-fever, now is the time to do it. We've got a bunch of great build-a-dinosaur kits here at Gadget Inspector, and today, we're going to show you how we built our very own triceratops...

Dinosaur Construction kit

Here's what you get in your dinosaur kit - the first thing to do is press out all the pieces!

Building a triceratops

Start with the long spine/tail piece. This is what you'll be slotting all the other pieces into.

Triceratops step 2

Slot the shoulders and hips into the spine, then add the four legs.

Triceratops step 3

Now for the ribs! You should have 5 wishbone-shaped pieces; slot these on top of the spine.

Triceratops step 4

Finally, give Topsy a head so that she can see. Congratulations - you have just built a dinosaur!

Triceratops completed


Click here to see all of our dinosaur construction kits. You can also make a stegosaurus, a pterodactyl, a velociraptor and - yes - even a T. Rex! What better Christmas present for the kids?

UPDATE: Our triceratops is alive and she's joined Twitter! Her handle is @TopsyTri - why not give her a follow? 
We recently re-launched the Gadget Inspector website with a brand new design, and while we don't like to toot our own horns, we must say that we've been overwhelmed by the feedback that we've been receiving!

Here's what the good people of Twitter have been saying about the new 'n' improved

Tweets about Gadget Inspector

It seems like everybody is smitten with our snazzy new site and the glut of glorious gadgets to be found thereupon! Thank you to everybody who has shared their thoughts - in return, we thought we'd do a little something for you...

That's right - if you enter the code 'GOGOGADGET' at the Gadget Inspector checkout, we'll take 10% off the price of your entire order! Consider it a little 'thank you' for checking us out.

Mind you, you'd better be quick if you want to take advantage of our GOGOGADGET offer - that discount code expires on the 31st of October, so you've only got until Halloween to grab you gadgets for 10% less!
If you watch Dragon's Den, you may already know about Victor's Drinks - the people behind these brew-your-own kits convinced Duncan Bannatyne to invest £40,000 in their business, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We recently added an assortment of Victor's products to the Gadget Inspector website, and since it's important to know what you're selling, we decided to give one of the kits a try. Here's how we got on...

Victor's Drinks - Brew Your Own Cider

As you can see, we went for the 'Mixed Berry' version of Victor's Brew Your Own Cider kit. Note that we also sell a Brew Your Own Ale version!

Pouring the cider

Making the cider is easy - you just empty the sachet of powder into the box, add some water, and leave it to brew for 10 day (if you're planning to serve your home-brewed cider at a party, be sure to think ahead!) Once that time has elapsed, turn on the spigot and pour yourself a delicious home-made beverage!

Victor's Drinks mixed berries cider

How delicious does that look? And, yes, we can confirm that it tasted fantastic as well!