Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

God Bless Us, Everyone!

December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from The Fold!

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I heard that if you stare at the child on the left for longer than four seconds – Beelzebub returneth!

Happy Holidays!

Dré

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 22

December 22, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #22 – Lomo Fisheye Camera

An iconic camera. So much has been written about its impact on photography, that to sum it up here would be an exercise in futility. Therefore, those interested can read all about the cheeky bulbous chappy here.

The model above is available from Gadgethub, although you can find various models all over the internet. I saw a rather fetching wooden-panelled one, but it was sold out. For shame.

To play us out, we have Xzibit with, you guessed it, Paparazzi. Lady Gaga can go catch a hot one.

Kristian

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 21

December 21, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #21 – Chivas Regal whiskey

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12 years of nurture go into this big beauty of a beverage. That may not sound like much by scotch standards; do not be fooled. I’m sure 4.5 litres later you’ll have your old man whimpering into your arm till the new year, heavily intoxicated and overly reminiscenct. This is the perfect gentleman’s gift, a gift to calm the nerves, warm the soul and hibernate indefinitely. The bottle is too big to be poured, so a cradle is provided to help ease the task. A task which becomes more taxing as the old man transforms into a gibbering mess who decided that 3 litres just wasn’t cutting it.

Orders can be made here

Buy out the bar and done. Simple’s, as the smug rodent Borat would say.

Dré

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 20

December 21, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #20 – Zune HD

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As the only alternative to Apple’s white thing, the Zune has endured its fair share of jokes and scorn. Microsoft has taken four years of ridicule to forge this rather fetching Zune HD. As one of the only players ou there that can match the iPod Touch in specs, aesthetics and pricing. This makes the Zune a perfect gift for the three people in the world who do not own an iPod and do not wish to. Here are the specs:

Specifications

Initially released models include a 16GB capacity in black and a 32GB capacity in platinum. Other color and size combinations, including those beyond black and platinum, are available through Zune Originals. The specifications as listed by the official web page of the Zune HD, as well as reported by various sources are:

Screen material: glass covered OLED display
Screen size: 3.3 in
Screen resolution: 480 x 272 px, with 16:9 aspect ratio
Input: Multi-touch screen, built-in accelerometer
Operating system: Windows CE
Storage: 16 and 32 GB flash memory
CPU and GPU: Nvidia Tegra APX with one ARM11 and one ARM7 processor cores and 6 other cores for dedicated tasks such as graphics, audio, video, and HD video processors
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) with Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2 authentication modes and WEP 64-bit and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES encryption modes
Built-in rechargable 3.7 V 660 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery with up to 33 hours of audio playback (wireless off) and 8.5 hours of video
Size: 52.7×102.1×8.9 mm (2.07×4.08×0.35 in)
Weight: 74 grams (2.6 ounces)
A Wi-Fi version of the Zune Marketplace
HD radio tuner
Unicode Support
Equalizer
Web browser (based on Internet Explorer Mobile 6 for Windows CE)
Games
Audio output: Analog RCA and Optical Digital out (additional dock required)

Audio support:
CBR and VBR audio, up to 48 kHz sample rate
WMA Standard up to 384 kbps (DRM protected files can be played only if purchased from the Zune Marketplace)
WMA Pro stereo up to 768 kbps
WMA Lossless stereo up to 768 kbps
Unprotected AAC-LC (.mp4/.m4a/.m4b) up to 320 kbps
MP3 up to 320 kbps

Video support:
DVD resolution and frame rate, up to 10 Mbps bit rate, CBR or VBR for:
H.264, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.1 + B-frames support
WMV Main and Simple Profile, Advanced profile up to Level 2.
720p HD resolution, up to 14 Mbps bit rate, CBR or VBR for above supported video profiles
MPEG-4 Part 2 Simple Profile up to 4.0 Mbps bit rate
720p high definition video output – HDMI or Composite (additional dock required for both)

Purchases can be made here

Today we have Mr Sway Dasafo. Enjoy.

Dré

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 19

December 20, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #19 – Key Fob Camera

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Still looking for that perfect gift for an aspiring spy? Me neither, but the Key Fob camera looks like a great little device to document those petty festive squabbles that start once Auntie’s Bailey’s dries up. Watch their faces drop as you play back footage on boxing day. There you have it, apparently mince pies did contain mince – now get the fuck out the house. See you next year!

Here’s the description.

Go undercover and record vital video evidence with this compact Key Fob Video Camera. Designed to look like a car remote control key fob this cunningly concealed camera can record high quality video and audio footage wherever and whenever you need it. The Camera has 2GB of internal memory so there is no need for fiddly memory cards, and is easily downloaded to your PC via USB.
This little camera blends in beautifully, just attach it to a set of keys and no one would ever be any the wiser as to your covert operation. The Key Fob Video Camera is powered by an internal battery that is charged via USB. Helpfully you can also set up a timestamp to appear on recorded footage so you know exactly when everything took place.

Features:

Video format: 640×480 AVI
Still image format: 1280×960 JPG
Recharges via USB
2GB internal memory
Records video and audio
Videos can be time stamped

You can pick one up here

Today we’ve got a bit jazzy. You may have seen this guys Inspector Gadget rendition a while back. Anyways, here’s a certain theme tune


Dré

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 18

December 19, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #18 – Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt

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Quite simply, fresh. Although Ralph Lauren can’t stake a claim as the inventors of the polo shirt – that honour goes to Lacoste, if my sources inform me correctly – RL’s are possibly the most iconic. In a classic vibrant red, 100% cotton with a subtle logo on the breast, this polo is perfect for those wanting to rock a preppy look this season. Which you do, trust me.

Available now from asos.com.

And now, simply for the immortal line ‘Ralph Lauren was boring before I wore him’, is Rhymefest feat. Kanye West – ‘Brand New’

James

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 17

December 17, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #17 – Frankie Boyle Tickets.

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Ingesting Frankie Boyle’s comedy is for me, a guilty pleasure. His shocking and downright horrible humour satiates the beast within. You know, that itchy, grumpy little bastard that would love to slap people that walk slowly, berate teenagers that piss about on the train as if everyone is in on the joke and kill idiotic celebrities in fantastically ironic ways. No? Must just be me then. Nevertheless, listening to Boyle’s jokes and tirades are a cathartic experience in the same way S&M must be for Eton tutors or Formula 1 bosses.

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Having made Mock The Week what it is, Frankie is now focussing on his solo career. His DVD, Frankie Boyle Live was very well received and cemented his status as one of Britain’s most outspoken comedians. It was so successful that even writes for The Sun now for god’s sake! Although I can’t say I approve.

Next year, the Scottish comic will embark on a new nationwide tour. All the details you need can be found here. We’ve got ours already!

And now, with a music choice that would undoubtedly piss Frankie off, I present to you Frankie Boyle look-alikes The Proclaimers, performing their seminal hit, (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles.

Kristian

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 13

December 13, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #13 – Super Mario Chess Set

super mario chess set

I could talk about the combination of a beloved franchise with the thinking man’s Playstation. But I won’t. I could talk about the beautifully crafted figures and the joy this gift could bring to both young and old. But I won’t.

Look at that picture again. Closer.

Yeah, Luigi is the queen – not Princess. I always thought they were brothers; the moustache should have been the give away I suppose.

Joking aside, this looks like a great family gift and in the age of waggling motion sticks and weight boards, a bit more lateral thinking wouldn’t go amiss. Plus Gza would approve (no homo).

Here is the description. What exactly is a classic Mario pose? Apparently the one above.

This chess set is the first and only chess set that features the most beloved and popular Super Mario characters in their classic poses, making this a must-have for every Nintendo fan!

The chess board and pieces feature unique designs, taken directly from the Super Mario video game franchise. The 32 hand-painted figurines include including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Birdo, Goomba, and Magikoopa, and come packaged in a collectible tin!

Purchases can be made here.

As for the music – there could only be one tune. Enjoy.

Dré

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 12

December 12, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #12 – Beats Tour In-Ear Headphones

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We all need love a bit of music in our lives. Dr Dre says why not make that life a bit more sonic?

Here’s the details.

The Beats Tour in-ear headphones by Dr. Dre boast newly developed speaker technology to reproduce clear natural vocals, detailed highs and deep powerful bass without distortion. Wired with high-performance Monster Cable, they sound superb and are designed to stay completely tangle-free.

Features:

No more knots with tangle-free cable design.
Precision response thanks to low mass, wide bandwidth driver.
Sound-isolating eartips in multiple sizes provide a perfect fit to seal out noise.
Duraflex protective cable jacket for maximum tangle resistance and durability.
MicroStrand conductors to extend frequency response.
Patented magnetic FluxTube for more natural audio reproduction.
24K gold contacts that ensure maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.
Rugged protective case for superior protection.

Dre’s Beats Headphone range boasts an army of celebrity endorsements and positive reviews. Dre’s latest offering, the Beat’s Tour In-Ear headphones have a unique ribbon wire that make them impossible to tangle. Saving you precious minutes that could be filled with some rather glorious Aftermath beats – or something with a bit more weight. The price has been bumped up due to the name attached but the sound quality is rivalled only by the high-end audio products.

This is the perfect gift for that peroxide yappy friend of yours or a nice little treat to see you through the winter months.

You can buy them here for £119.95. But I would suggest heading to a certain online auction site where they sell for half the price.

Go pick up a pair, plug them in and press play.

Dré

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 11

December 12, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #11 – Dane-Elec Z-Pen

zpen

I actually own one of these. I would say it would be very useful for someone who has legible penmanship. Alas, not this lefty.

This bulky little pen may not look that impressive at first glance, but it has some very serious credentials. Still confused – here’s what it does:

The Zpen by Dane-Elec is composed of a pen and a receiver.

It will allow you to:

WRITE with the pen, on any kind of paper
(with the receiver on top of your page)

DOWNLOAD your handwritten notes on your PC
and view them on screen.

FIND keywords back on your handwritten notes.

CONVERT your handwritten notes in digital text,
to use it on your standard word processing.

That’s right, it converts your notes into text format. A perfect gift for the apathetic student or gadget obsessed sibling.

At 65 quid it’s a reasonable sum. Pick one up here.

The chosen song speaks for itself. Were pretty limited when it comes to songs about pens, but the Beatle’s gave it a bloody good go.

Dré