This selection of 10 fireplaces should be at the top of every geeks Santa list this Christmas.
1. Rotating fireplace with "optional" remote
This Diva is always the center of attention. What else would you call a rotating remote controlled fireplace that comes with a LCD television and a DVD player? The remote feature is actually optional, but who would want a fireplace like this and choose to get up to physically rotate it.
The Diva fireplace also features a, PC and Bose sound system, and comes in a oak, birch or rosewood cabinet. Handsome sliding doors conceal the electronics until they are ready for use. Of course al everything comes with a cost, and depending upon the features you choose, the Diva costs between £12,000 and £16,000.
2. Fireplace In A Can
This fireplace is small enough to carry from room to room. This Electrolux fireplace, designed by Camillo Vanacore and made by Electrolux starts out as opaque, then slowly turns transparent as the flames grow and the capsule gets hotter. Once the fire is out and the flames cool, the Electrolux returns to its original white ceramic appearance.
3. iPod Fireplace
The modular EcoSmart fireplace features an adjustable open fire. Almost any home could use a fireplace; and one that can fit just about anyplace in your home is ideal. The EcoSmart Fireplace fits the bill because it can be installed nearly anywhere. The clean burning denatured ethanol canisters require no utility hook-up. The EcoSmart Fireplace is easy to maintain and is available in several different models. It’s a perfect gift for anyone... the college student, the parent or even the klutz.
4. Xbox Fireplace
Download your very own Xbox 360 fireplace for a mere 400 Microsoft points. This simulated fireplace game cartridge comes complete realistic looking and sounding smouldering embers and flickering flames. Best of all, it requires no skill to operate.
5. Vok Multimedia Fireplace
Relax, warm your toes and enjoy your favourite tunes with the two-part CalSpas FRP-4300 Fireplace. It features a monolithic mock-stucco finish and a built-in iPod station with 4"x9" speakers. The iPod dock is completely hidden from sight. The CalSpas FRP 4300 Fireplace has the look of a solid stone arch with columns that display the gentle flames emerging from Lava Logs.
There is no information available regarding the price of this unique fireplace, but it’s a sure bet that a good deal of your hard earned cash will be going up in smoke in order to bring this beauty home.
6. Eco Friendly Open Flame
The EcoSmart fireplace is an adaptable open fire. Got a spot that could be made more exciting by having flickering flames issuing forth? The modular EcoSmart can be installed there. Fuelled by (and easily refuelled with) denatured ethanol, it's a clean burning fire with no utility connection. Easily maintained and offered with attractive minimalist surrounds, the EcoSmart is the perfect gift for the klutz, the parent and the habitually drunk.
7. Cardboard Fireplace
Have you not got a couple of $1000 to spend on a fireplace? Well this $24 fireplace from Urban Outfitter is for you!
Believe it or not, this fireplace costs only $24. When it comes to faux fireplaces, this one can’t be beat with its ‘crackling fire’ DVD that give the look, sound and feel of a real fire aglow in the hearth.
8. Steam Punk Fireplace
Many features of this fireplace resemble design elements of steampunk – especially the antique brass trim and the industrial inspired lighting.
9. iPhone Fireplace
FirePlace iPhone app is available in a brand new version that comes with the following features:
* attractive life-like fire animation
* authentic sound effects
* the ability to create custom background music to set the mood with playlists from your personal iPod library
* automatic shut-off features allows you to set the timer after you are lulled to sleep by the roaring fire
10. Fireplace/Grill Transformer
At first glance, the Lumos Outdoor Fireplace looks like any other outdoor grill; but the truth is it will not only cook your steaks and burgers, but it will warm your entire backyard as well. When in the grilling mode, the chimney stack can be folded to the side, and turns into a convenient shelf or cutting board. How’s that for versatility?