Tech

Review: Tefal OptiGrill

A Tefal OptiGrill.

One of the things I intend to do before too long is to start cooking and freezing meals for once the baby has arrived. I intended to do as much when we were expecting both Dylan and Xander but didn’t get round to it, so I’d say it’s fairly likely that history is set to repeat itself. Just …

Review: Vileda Cleaning Robot

With two kids and a cat in the house, our floors are rarely perfectly clean – a little bit of understatement for you there. If I’m being really honest, I just can’t be bothered to do the vacuuming every day. I was very happy, therefore, to hear from Vileda who have branched out into producing electrical …

Review: Hisgadget chargers

Disclosure: I received these Hisgadget chargers to review and keep. This post also includes an affiliate link. What’s worse than a device running out of charge? Several devices running out of charge at the same time. And what’s worse than that? A laptop with a paltry number of USB ports at said time. A first …

A week with 4G

One of the gripes I’ve always had with internet access on my phone is how slow 3G can be at times. I write a fair chunk of my blog posts while I’m on my way to and from work, as well as answering emails and there’s nothing more frustrating than the connection timing out before a post …

Review: Braun CoolTec

Disclosure: I received a Braun CoolTec to review and keep.  If, like me, you’re a bloke with sensitive skin, the new Braun CoolTec may well be of interest to you. It’s the world’s first shaver which reduces irritation by cooling your skin as you shave, without the need for gel. It does this by using …

Review: WaveWall phone case

Here’s a phone case with a difference – it protects more than just your phone! It can also reduce the risk of radiation from it damaging your fertility. The WaveWall has been designed for those who, like me, keep their phones in their pockets. According to statistics on the WaveWall website, infertility affects one in 25 men, …

Review: Waitrose Hiku

I love gadgets about the same amount as I love food, so this one is right up my street! It’s called a Hiku and is a new device that Waitrose is trialling in the UK at the moment. I was lucky enough to be one of the first few people in the country to put one through its paces. And …

Left to my own devices

At the risk of sounding like the enthusiastic bloke in a hat on The Fast Show, isn’t technology brilliant? It’s amazing how many gadgets and gizmos we have at our fingertips these days that make our lives so much easier. To be sadly honest, I’d be stumped without most of the white goods we have in …

Review: Fitbit Flex

Like a lot of people, one of my new year’s resolutions is to take better care of myself. So when giffgaff offered me the opportunity to review a Fitbit Flex, I jumped at the chance. Almost quite literally, which is very much in keeping with what it does. For anyone unfamiliar with this kind of gadget, it’s …