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big boys toys; Everybody seems obsessed with streamlining their life these days. Matt Thomas takes a look at the best folding gadgets on the market.

1On your bike...

Most folding bikes are whimpy little things. This military number is an entirely different beast. Used by the US marines you can drop it from a helicopter and ride it off with no noticeable ill effects. Coming in a range of colours including camouflage green and olive drab this is the most macho way of getting to work short of driving a tank.

Montague Paratrooper Folding Bicycle, pounds 749 from www.foldingbikes.biz 2Burn it up...

Pesky old barbecues eh? Taking up all that space in your garden shed. Well not anymore. This handy-dandy gadget, a briefcase-looking grill, folds flat for easy storage and transport. Just remember to let it cool before you try to pick it up.

Notebook Portable Flat-Folding BBQ, pounds 24.99 from www.gadgetshop.com 3Tap it out...

Fed up of losing all that space on your desk to that boring old keyboard. Well why not buy a folding keyboard? Hewlett Packard have come up with this Transformers-type of affair that folds up to something about the size of a pack of cards leaving room for something much more exciting.

HP IPAQ Bluetooth Folding Keyboard , pounds 89.99 from www.amazon.co.uk
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Date:Jun 23, 2009
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