Now that I am more laptop orientated, I have collected quite an interesting little bag of accessories for my portable system. There’s a device to connect an ordinary PS2 keyboard and mouse to a USB port, there’s a USB light. There’s some PCMCIA cards for various tasks, and numerous other bits and pieces. Now, I have just noticed something that I think I need to add to the collection.

The WinTV HVR-900 is basically a stick with an aerial that plugs into a USB port and gives you live TV - quick, easy and simple. Seemingly, UK users can get up to 40 digital freeview channels, and the whole thing costs just £74.99. I think I will ask Santa for it.