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Gear & Gizmos: Accessories to sin

Go on, be a devil. Here are some ideas to tempt you (and stop you being caught).

by Adam Gale
Last Updated: 01 Feb 2016

Pierre Marcolini Sac Intense Chocolats


It's no good. You can't fight it any longer. Indulge your secret passion for extravagantly luxurious chocolates. Belgium's finest haute chocolatier roasts his own cocoa beans to ensure you're treated to only the most sumptuous aromas. Technically, these melt-in-your-mouth morsels are meant as a gift, but as the saying goes, charity begins at home. A word of warning though: if the sugar doesn't give you diabetes, the price tag might just give you a heart attack.

Rating 3/3

Secret Storage book

€30.99 plus shipping

If you've got something to hide, the smart thing is to keep it in plain sight. The expertly hollowed out compartment in this 60s 'classic' makes an ideal hideaway for your nefarious stash. Basic Book-Keeping fits nicely on your office shelf, yet has the power to repel all but the most bored of browsers. Its problem, of course, is that not everything worth hiding can fit within an 8 x 5.25 x 0.65 inch compartment. A Glenfiddich miniature, yes, your patent leather catsuit not so much.

Rating 2/3

Chester Jefferies Paris touchscreen ready gloves


So apparently patent leather catsuits aren't appropriate for MT. How about these stylish capeskin gloves instead? Project an air of KGB cool while keeping your hands toasty. Lightweight and water repellent, they're the perfect accessory for the travelling business person who doesn't want to get their hands dirty. Best of all, by a wonder of nanotechnology they also mimic the human touch on smartphones and tablets, allowing you to keep your fingerprints all to yourself.

Rating 2/3

Confession: A Roman Catholic App

£1.49, iOS

You're feeling a little guilty after all this naughtiness and you want some oldschool absolution. Perhaps you could try Confession, the first app to be sanctioned with an imprimatur, the official doctrinal blessing of the Roman Catholic Church. Swipe through the 10 Commandments to see just how far you've fallen. A handy aid to reflection - if Catholicism's your bag - but for everyone else it might be a bit heavy. It will also do very little to soothe your chocolate hangover.

Rating 1/3

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