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Review: Watchbot 3.0 Security Web Cam

I’ve always joked with friends on Twitter that I’d love to be able to spy on my bunnies when I’m out to see what they get up to. I think, like many pet owners, I dream that they might have a double life like they do in cartoons. You know what I mean, right?! A

Review: Delikatessen iPhone Cover from Tucano

I have tried out a fair few iPhone cases over the last couple of years and I have to say I think this new one I’ve been sent to review is one of my favourites. It is the Delikatessen from Tucano, and it has something I have never seen in gadget cases before – texture.

Review: Nokia Lumia 1320

Following my review of the Nokia Lumia 925 I was given an opportunity to try out another one of Nokia’s smartphone offerings – the Lumia 1320. I was loaned a bright yellow one to try out for a couple of weeks. As all my reviews here on Splodz Blogz are based on my own personal

Review: iPhone 5 Telescope Camera Lens

I love the convenience of my iPhone for taking photos. I love how I can hold it in my hand and grab a snap at any given moment. The quality isn’t bad either – fairly decent clarity and file size meaning I’ve been able to take part in a couple of photography exhibitions showing pictures

Head Up Display for Motorcyclists from Skully

Motorcyclists! How often have you been on a journey and got lost? Come off the motorway at the wrong junction? Watched your mate take a turning you didn’t think was right? For those of us without a TomTom Rider or similar already, here’s a new idea from Skully – a helmet with a brand new

Review: A Stylus with a Split Personality

Meet the Hex-Styli, a multi functional stylus that Mobile Fun reckons is one of the best on the market. They sent me one to try out. This six-in-one stylus has a omnidirectional stylus tip for accurate on-screen interaction, integrated ballpoint pen for jotting down notes, a printed ruler on the body, a built in spirit level, and a Phillips

Review: Nokia Lumia 925

For the last three weeks I have swapped my beloved iPhone for a very shiny Nokia Lumia 925, which I’ve had on loan from Nokia to try out. It’s been an interesting test, starting with incredible frustration over not being able to find anything or type simple words using the keyboard, to actually feeling a

Review: Wrappz Personalised iPhone 5 Case

Personalised bits and bobs make great present ideas; Wrappz specialise in personalised skins and cases for phones, tablets, e-readers and other similar things – and the simple online user interface means it is an absolute doddle to create a unique product for yourself or someone else. Wrappz got in touch to see if I’d like

Nuisance Calls

I imagine most people have come across the problem, or at least know of it: the dreaded nuisance telephone call. We get around 4-6 each day to our BT landline, but very rarely to either of our mobiles, perhaps due to the higher cost of calling a mobile phone. We have caller ID, and some

Review: Light Switch Timer

We all know one excellent piece of police advice when we go away is to set an automatic timer on one or more lamps so it looks like there’s someone at home. We’ve been doing this for years, using a plug timer on a couple of mains powered lamps. This product review is for a

Review: Ozeri Kandle

Do you live with someone who likes to read in bed? I do. LincsGeek often wants to read a chapter or two on his Kindle when I’m already well on the way to sleep. But of course this means that a light must be left on. There are a number of solutions. Obviously the latest

Review: Bloom FM iPhone App

Waaaaay back before the summer I was given an opportunity to test out the Bloom FM app for iPhone. Six months on, my subscription has run out, and it’s time for me to tell you all what I thought. Bloom is a free radio-style music streaming app for iPhone and Android that allows you to

Review: Hornit Bicycle Horn

There is a lot of talk at the moment locally and nationally about cycling safety. There are campaigns to encourage people to wear helmets (an absolute must if you ask me – it’s definitely better to smash a helmet rather than your head if you get hit or make a mistake), and several to improve

Review: SIGG Classic Bottle and Alu Box

It has long been generally accepted that packing up your own lunch to take to work is cheaper than buying lunch every day. Being organised with our at-work-food-intake by making it in advance also helps us keep track of what we are eating and look after ourselves nutrition-wise; and it leaves our lunch break for

Review: Belkin Pleat Sleeve for iPad

I honestly don’t know what I would do without my iPad. I bought it on the day the iPad2 launched, for the simple reason that I really (really) wanted one. Since that day it has been so well used I’m surprised it’s not worn out (it certainly looks well used!). I use it for everything: