Back to basics
On the tablet
This robotic ball hooks up to your handset over Bluetooth and you control it on-screen to move it about, as it phases through its multi colours. That'll keep most occupied enough, but there's also a load of app based games to play with it too. If you have any free time left after all that, you can take it out on the water too.
At the back of kitchen cupboards across the land, lurking away in dark corners, is an array of contraptions purchased or received with good intentions but now left unused, unwanted and quite likely unnecessary in the first place. Here's some that are much more than one-hit wonders - they're full of function and visual appeal so they can stay on permanent display.
Unless you're planning to emigrate Down Under, there's no way of avoiding the advent of earlier evenings; so why not embrace them instead? Make up a list of films as yet unseen and turn your front room into a snuggle-up cinema, with the help of the following nifty home cinema kits.