Tag Archives: tech

Introducing Simples

The Simples home page.

Last week, I found myself trying out an innovative new app called Simples. As you may have already guessed from the name, it’s a product belonging to Compare the Market. Sadly, there were no Russian meerkats in attendance, but I still came away impressed by what I had seen. Simples is a new secure portal …

Review: Babble Band

The Babble Band parent unit and wristband.

Wearable technology has been one of the big developments in recent years. Here’s a great use of it that I wish I’d thought of! Summer Infant’s Babble Band is the world’s first wearable audio monitor. We’ve been using it for the last few weeks ahead of its UK launch. First impressions can count for a …

Evolution of car technology

An underwater car.

I’ve managed to avoid learning to drive for almost 20 years. That may be coming to an end before long, however, now that Kate and I are outnumbered by children. I’ve always had a fascination with technology though and, if I do find myself reluctantly behind the wheel, I’ll be nonetheless happy in the knowledge that there’s …

Review: Hisgadget chargers

A portable charger with a device attached via a USB cable.

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 …

Review: Waitrose Hiku

A Hiku scanning device

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 …