web analytics

Gadgets & Tech

Currently Loving: February 2016

It’s the first Monday of the month so it must be time for me to talk “stuff”. Since Christmas I’ve been making a real effort at home to reduce the amount of “stuff” in my house, and have taken several bag fulls to my local charity shop. But there is still a place for nice things, especially

What’s In My Bag? Satchel Edition

I love my satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. It’s proper – beautifully made from lovely leather in chocolate brown, and is just starting to age in that well used way after several years use. It was a £2 coin purchase (if you don’t already know, I save £2 coins in  a jar throughout the year

Review: Waking up with Lumie Bodyclock Active

We received a Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 for Christmas after at least a couple of years of thinking about buying one. I am definitely a believer in SAD, and think I suffer from it myself. When the mornings and evenings are dark I go into a state of slump, losing what energy I had built up during

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

It is the season for giving, and I couldn’t let the month go by without at least one gift guide. I naturally decided to take an outdoors theme to my gift ideas list, and all the suggestions on here would be great for anyone in your life who loves getting out and about to enjoy

Currently Loving: December

You said you enjoyed my currently loving in November so you’re getting one for December too! And in the interests of my YouTube experiment you’re also getting a video run-down of everything I’ve chosen this month too – go straight to the bottom of this post if you’d prefer to watch rather than read.  1 | I

Review: Joby GripTight Tripod Mount

When I started to make videos on my phone I realised quickly that propping my phone up against a pile of books wasn’t going to cut it. The number of times I had to stop and put my phone back in the right position after it slipped out of place, even in those first couple

Review: Lifedge “Ultimate Cable”

Lifedge, the company who made the absolutely awesome waterproof iPhone case, are back, and this time with an accessory that anyone who wants to keep their phone charged when out and about in potentially wet circumstances – a rugged lightning cable, or rather the “ultimate” cable!  Why might you want a rugged cable I hear you

Medical ID on your iPhone

I think it is fair to say that all of us would like to think that if you were involved in an emergency situation that rendered us somewhat incapable for a period, a decent human being passing by would do their best to help you in your time of need. One of the things that

Review: Microsoft Lumia 830

Billed as a good value smartphone with all the trimmings you’d expect from the more expensive models, the Lumia 830 looks like any other Nokia – sorry, Microsoft – phone on the market. Its five-inch display is set in a chunky metal case with colourful plastic back, with a now-familiar grid pattern that can be

Shoe Power! Energy Harvesting from Human Motion

With more wearable gadgets being one of the biggest technology predictions of 2015, it is great to see a possible solution to power supply be announced today. A group of German developers from Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft Institute of Micromachining and Information Technology have come up with a fabulous idea to use the human gait to generate power by

Review: Olixar Babyboom Speaker for your Mobile

Did you get some new music for Christmas? Or a new mobile phone, perhaps? If you use your iPod, phone or other Bluetooth enabled music player you may want to consider one of the many portable speakers now on the market. Mobile Fun sent me the new Olixar Babyboom Bluetooth Mini Speaker to try out. This small and neat

Review: Lumia 735 – The “Selfie” Phone

The selfie is arguably one of the biggest photography trends of 2014 – and I suspect it will get even bigger in 2015.They are everywhere. You might not take them yourself (or admit to it), but I guarantee your family and friends do – social media is crammed full of “look at me” snaps, in all