A test of just how much you love your little darlings...?!
So you’re an affluent parent/strangely wealthy child or have simply failed to mature into a placid, dour, sensible adult life… HANNspree has something clearly aimed for you.
Making the perfect (s)re-mortgaging(/s) Xmas gift for the tiny terrors in your life (kids, not parking wardens) is the company’s utterly loveable Sports Line of LCD TVs.
There is a Basketball for Yankee kids, golf (s)cube(/s) ball for bullied kids and football for kids brought up just the right way (note: no rugby balls, because the whole sport is evil). The first two have 15in (1024 x 768) screens with 500 cd/m2 brightness and that latter a 9.6in (800 x 600) screen with a lower 350 cd/m2. Response times aren’t particularly cutting edge at 16ms all round but it shouldn’t make too much difference on screens of this size.
Again the basketball and golf (s)cube(/s) ball match when it comes to viewing angles offering up 150 degrees while the football lags behind with 130 degrees. Each model packs S-Video, composite and VGA connectivity along with a headphone jack (ideal for keeping the little monsters’ din down – though a book could work too) and the basketball and golf (s)cube(/s) ball are all wall mountable.
The big shocker however has yet to come: price. For a little styling ingenuity expect to may a major premium with Amazon listing the basketball for a mind numbing £457, the golf (s)cube(/s) ball for £338.83 and – perhaps most inexplicably – the 9.6in screened football for £530.32 (that’s about £100 more than you can find a Toshiba 32in 32WLT66 on Froogle).
Now there are many questions to ask about this, but despite the long queue forming in my mind a more straightforward one comes first: Of the trio shouldn’t the golf (s)cube(/s) ball have been the small one…?
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