Tefal’s Connected Kitchen: ActiFry Smart XL review

Tefal’s Connected Kitchen: ActiFry Smart XL review

I’ve only just started using my iPad in the kitchen to stream The Chris Gethard Show whilst I cook. But Tefal are way ahead of me and have been integrating (and this pun is fully intended) cutting edge technology, into their appliances. The ActiFry was one of my...
Juice Junkie – Clip on iPhone Battery Pack

Juice Junkie – Clip on iPhone Battery Pack

Juice Junkie is a portable power pack that you can clip on to your wellies for festivals iPhone batteries aren’t exactly know for lasting, so it’s almost standard practice to carry a spare cable and have an eagle eye for power ports. But what if...
Venturer 2-in-1 Windows Laptop

Venturer 2-in-1 Windows Laptop

I’ve been testing a fun little hybrid from Venturer – a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet designed with kids in mind. Running Windows 10 and well under £200 there’s a lot to like about the Venturer without even opening the box. I don’t have kids but I know...
Wraps Talk: wearable wristband headphones review

Wraps Talk: wearable wristband headphones review

I’ve lost so many pairs of headphones it’s truly upsetting. Some I’ve physically misplaced. Others have, through wanton tangling, totally given up the ghost in one ear. So I was delighted to try the Wraps Talk – pair of wristband headphones....
Kito+ healthy tracker

Kito+ healthy tracker

Sure, your activity tracker can count your steps … but what’s really going on inside you? Kito+ is a next level iPhone sensor that a doubles up as a case and gives you the ability to measure your heart rate, ECG, blood oxygen, skin temperature and...
Riva Bluetooth Speaker – Portable Bluetooth heavyweight

Riva Bluetooth Speaker – Portable Bluetooth heavyweight

I look at a lot of Bluetooth speakers and it’s amazing how much bang, one’s buck gets you these days. So any speaker that has the audacity to charge more than say … £50 has to bring something special to the table. The RIVA S is £199 and has a lot to...
Adidas Originals iPhone Cases

Adidas Originals iPhone Cases

Although Edwyn Collins once sung “don’t want to live in an Adidas world with the Adidas boys and the Adidas girls”, what Edwyn failed to note, was how good their original range of moulded suede iPhone cases were. The hard cases for the iPhone 6 and...
Ixion: Smart audio of Norway launches in Harrods

Ixion: Smart audio of Norway launches in Harrods

The Ixion Maestro costs £1,099. But that ceased to matter the moment CEO Tom Austad pressed play on the handmade Norwegian speaker. Launched in Harrods, the tiny square someone transformed from an expensive cube into the desirable object in a shop filled with...
Filofax Blogger Challenge

Filofax Blogger Challenge

Filofax have launched the world’s largest range of tablet cases with a myriad of styles and designs to suit a range of needs – from the understated minimalist to the loud and proud. They sent us the Metropol Elastic Case which is very, very orange. Aside...
MiChime battery-free wireless doorbell

MiChime battery-free wireless doorbell

Knock Knock Who’s there? A MiChime wireless doorbell system The MiChime is a wireless doorbell system (who) that is as easy to install as it is to use. It comprises a wall unit that plugs into a power socket and can change between any of the 25 pre-loaded ring...
reichelt elektronik online retailer launches in the UK

reichelt elektronik online retailer launches in the UK

reichelt elektronik, a leading retailer for tech, electronics, computer accessories and automation in Europe, is bringing its German penchant for efficiency and discipline to British customers. Purposefully ignoring the moribund high street, the retailer will target...
Shoreditch Two Vape Pen review

Shoreditch Two Vape Pen review

Some Vape pens look like ornate steam punk devices. Shoreditch have taken a much less esoteric approach and produced a easy to use device with great minimalist design for only £20. It’s almost enough to make me wish that I smoked. From the moment I open the box...
EPSON EH-TW5210 review: affordable home cinema

EPSON EH-TW5210 review: affordable home cinema

Because I’ve been having a mid-life crisis for at least the past 10 years I own a stupidly big flatscreen TV. However, I’ve literally not switched it on since Epson sent me a EH-TW5210. A tiny Full HD project it’s an amazing use of £500. Please give...
Urbanista Rio In-Ear Water-Resistant Headphones

Urbanista Rio In-Ear Water-Resistant Headphones

If headphones ever gain sentience I’d be arrested as I’ve killed an unreasonable amount over the years. In my defence … you’re honour it’s never intentional. But there’s something about my rough and tough gadget blogger lifestyle that...
GEAR4 BookCase: Stylish protection for your iPhone 6S

GEAR4 BookCase: Stylish protection for your iPhone 6S

I just threw my phone on the floor. And I wasn’t angrily talking to Sky customer service about how terrible their broadband was. I was just showing a colleague … and dare I say friend … how good the Gear4 iPhone case is. The Gear4 Bookcase has been a...
Sleeping With Other People review

Sleeping With Other People review

The modern RomComm formula has been firmly embedded in people’s minds since When Harry Met Sally oversimplified Woody Allen’s masterpiece Annie Hall. But in a world of casual hookups, Tinder dates and dicpics is there any space for romance in the modern...
Jagermeister Blogger Challenge

Jagermeister Blogger Challenge

Jagermeister asked me to be inspired by a box of Jager treats. I don’t drink. I do own a lot of puppets. This is the result. #JagerInspo Vote for me on facebook.com/jagermeisteruk #JagerInspo Share!Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...
Gear4 Soundwave: Budget Beats

Gear4 Soundwave: Budget Beats

Gear4 are one of the UK’s largest consumer audio brands and makers of the Street Party – one of my early, much loved Bluetooth speakers. They’re back with the Soundwave, a solid entry in a crowded category that feels like an affordable take on a...
Double down with the August Bluetooth Stereo Pair Speakers

Double down with the August Bluetooth Stereo Pair Speakers

I love Cornelius and his beautiful musical collages were the soundtrack to a lot of my childhood. And great sound mixing that takes advantage of the joys of stereo can be lost on some modern Bluetooth speakers. UNLESS you try the new MS515s from August – an...
emicro one: Motion controlled scooting

emicro one: Motion controlled scooting

Being whizzed around is the new hotness. We’ve seen a real explosion in mobility devices this year with hoverboard, self-balancing unicycles and more all zipping up and down the streets. Micro Scooters want in on this and have released the emicro one – the...
Booq Boa Shift laptop backpack review

Booq Boa Shift laptop backpack review

I love a good backpack. And the Booq Boa Shift is a good backpack. Seemingly designed with a well-read student in mind, the Boa Shift has an uncanny ability to squirrel away way more than is obvious at first glance. I rode the 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior...
Smanos x500 and W100 home security alarms

Smanos x500 and W100 home security alarms

It’s a dangerous world out there and at any moment someone could be scheming to steal my Best of the Best DVD. And if that’s you, then stop in your tracks buster. I now have protection in the form of Smanos’s x500 and W100 home security alarms. The...
Freka’s Limited Collection N°1: A fresh take on fresh air

Freka’s Limited Collection N°1: A fresh take on fresh air

There’s something in the air, and it’s not Phil Collin’s iconic drum fill. Freka are concerned about the levels of pollution in the air and high fashion and have launched a facewear filter that tackles both. I’ve never been cool, so can’t...
AuraBox by Divoom

AuraBox by Divoom

AuraBox from Divoom is a bluetooth speaker that mixes the magic of sound and light. I’ll say this straight away – it’s not the world’s greatest speaker. But it’s so much fun. You can hook into the app and have a great bedside clock,...
Pulse by Sengled – Lightbulbs with bluetooth JBL Speakers

Pulse by Sengled – Lightbulbs with bluetooth JBL Speakers

JBL Sengled Bulb Sengled have put a bluetooth speaker in a lightbulb. Why they have done this I’m still not sure. I’m pretty sure no one asked them to, and having used it for a week I still can’t explain the appeal beyond “it’s pretty...
Pure One Mini Series 3 DAB Radio

Pure One Mini Series 3 DAB Radio

The compact design and size of the latest Pure One Mini DAB makes it perfect for the kitchen, garage and travelling. It’s easily made portable by simply using 4xAA batteries and for longer term portability, a ChargePAK D1 delivers up to 20 hours battery life and...
Toshiba FlashAir – hands on review

Toshiba FlashAir – hands on review

Toshiba’s FlashAir is an SD Card with built-in WiFi that will beam images from your camera to your smartphone/tablet. The mobile app is reasonably well designed and functional (although far from slick), and transfer between devices is painless. Whilst you create...