With the long weekend on its way, here is something to ponder… Earlier this week it was reported that electric nailfiles and laser guided scissors (ooh, that could have your eye out – no really – see picture) were, according to UK shoppers, the two most useless gadgets on sale today. But what about useless legal IT gadgets?

We'd like to hear your views on what you feel are the most useless – as in they sounded a good idea at the time but when you actually got your hands on them, they failed to live up to expectations nd you realised it would have been simpler and less hassle to have used a pencil and a piece of paper to achieve the same result – gadgets you've encountered during the course of your work. Here are three suggestions… speech recognition software, time recording barcode reading gadgets of all types (including that strange dildo like 'pen' TFB used to sell) and (for older readers) the Psion Organiser with its non-qwerty keypad. Just post your comments and we'll report the results later. Otherwise (for UK readers at least) have a good holiday.