Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

Proporta Leather Memory Wallet Review

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Is your life overtaken with SD-card scoffing gadgets? Do you need a place to keep those spare SD cards safe, cozy and warm? Well the Proporta Leather Memory Wallet could be the ultimate wallet replacement for you. Could be. Unfortunately it doesn’t work so well as a wallet. See you over the fold to find […]

Nokia N900 Versus Motorola Droid/Milestone

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The N900 and Motorola Droid represent the latest and greatest of the smartphone market. They’re closely followed by the HTC HD2 but I feel a compulsion to discount it entirely, not just because I don’t have one to hand but because it’s rocking Windows Mobile, the platform which I fled in favour of the iPhone. […]

The hottest xmas gadgets at Expansys

Friday, December 18th, 2009

There aren’t many shopping days left until Christmas is upon us, and if you’re struggling to choose something for the gadget love in your life, Expansys has come to your rescue with their Roger Butterworth, CEO at eXpansys said: “Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming. To simplify the shopping experience, eXpansys is offering a helping hand […]

Proporta USB TurboCharger 3400 Review

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

After trying out the Proporta emergency travel charger and finding it an extremely handy accompanyment to my array of gadgets I was itching to get my hands on something beefier. Fortunately Proporta delivered once again with their recently released USB TurboCharger 3400.

Powermat Wireless Charger Review

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

As the promise of wireless power draws ever closer to a scary, brain-frying reality the age-old trick of induction is finding its way into more and more consumer devices for the purpose of charging without wires. The Palm Pre is a notable product which you can get an inductive charging kit for. The kit includes […]

Baby biOrb Review

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

To distract from the heavily involved desire to set up a marine aquarium we decided to try the Baby biOrb and set it up in our daughters bedroom. The biOrb range of aquariums are well known for looking good, they’re the Apple of the fish world and, like the gadget manufacturer, they make questionable compromises […]

V-Tech Kidizoom Pro First Impressions Review

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Every now and then I’ve hopefully picked up a toy camera from a store shelf, intrigued by the whole concept of nurturing my daughters early interest in Gadgets. Unfortunately, these always turn out to be simplistic toys which “simulate” the functionality of digital cameras with the basic sounds and aesthetic of the real deal.

Sonim XP3 Review

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

This Sonim XP3 review has been a long time in the making. It’s difficult to know, at the best of times, how to start a review and where to go with it, but for something like the XP3 it’s even trickier. The focus of the Sonim XP3 is not on functionality (well, not entirely anyway) […]

MiFi 2352 Mobile WiFi Hotspot First Impressions

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

I’m perplexed at the widespread, comparatively anyway, adoption of 3g USB dongles in lieu of far better and more flexible alternatives. So perplexed, in fact, that I decided to try one such alternative, the MiFi 2352 from Novatel Wireless, to see if there’s really a glaring flaw keeping it from the mass market, or if […]

Proporta Universal Emergency Travel Charger

Monday, June 15th, 2009

I’ve been using the Proporta Universal Emergency Travel Charger on the odd occasion for a while now. It was a difficult device to actually test in the short run, because you don’t really know if it fits the bill until you have an emergency I-really-need-to-charge-this situation. I didn’t quite get there, but managed to try […]