Once in a while I buy the odd gadget, which is a lie … I buy too many. Occasionally I get sent some products as well and this is the spot where I let you know my opinion as a basic and ‘non-techy’ user (unless it’s a camera of course) and the pros and cons of each product.

iT7 Power Bank


It may seem like I’m on a bit of a portable battery hit lately since my purchase of the Anker Astro the other week but while I was at the Gadget Show […]

Posted by on Monday, 14 April 2014



I’m a Mac user but work in a very Windows-centric world and am pretty much ingrained in the Microsoft ecosystem and used OneNote in its infancy and was pretty impressed. I needed […]

Posted by on Monday, 07 April 2014

Lynktec Trueglide Apex Stylus


Review by: Neil Pearce Steve Jobs famously hated the idea of using a stylus with a tablet device. “As soon as you have a stylus, you’re dead,” he said, and “God gave […]

Posted by on Monday, 31 March 2014

Anker Astro Portable Battery


I’m a little obsessive about battery power. I live in constant fear of my devices dying on me. Up until now the only backup I’ve owned is a battery case for my […]

Posted by on Saturday, 29 March 2014

iOS 7.1


iOS updates have been a lot like buses recently, you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. The recent 7.0.6 to primarily fix the ‘goto fail’ bug and […]

Posted by on Thursday, 13 March 2014

SquareOne Mail


I used to think that email on my phone was a godsend especially when at work. Nowadays it’s a pain in my pocket, constantly pinging and causing some real rage. The other […]

Posted by on Saturday, 08 March 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 2


When I first discovered that I was going have one of these in my grubby little mits this week I wasn’t too hopeful of its chances of impressing me, what with the […]

Posted by on Sunday, 23 February 2014

According to Batwench

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I know that a review has already been done for this phone (see here) but since I was sent one to trial for two weeks I thought that I would give it […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 12 February 2014


I took the chance this weekend to shoot two images in decent light. One is taken with a Canon 6D the other is with a Nokia Lumia 1020. Both are the untouched […]

Posted by on Monday, 03 February 2014

Windows 8.1


OK I’ve finally done it and taken the plunge into the latest version of Windows by installing it on my main PC. Yes, Windows 8.1 is now installed and ready to go […]

Posted by on Saturday, 25 January 2014



In a world of uncertainty about privacy and the enforced restrictions of what you can and cannot look at on the net (especially in the UK) I’m constantly asked about what would […]

Posted by on Saturday, 18 January 2014



So it’s a new year and time for those resolutions. Now one I’m hoping to stick with in 2014 is to get fitter and to motivate myself to try harder I want […]

Posted by on Sunday, 05 January 2014



So I’ve finally got to play with my first next gen console, the PS4. Now before I continue this is more of a first look review rather than in-depth. My brother-in-law was […]

Posted by on Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1520


The official announcement for the Nokia Lumia 1520 was made back in October, which gave me plenty of time to save up; it was clear that this and its little brother with […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Google Nexus 7 (2013)


I’ve been waiting for ages to get my hands on one of these bad boys. In the early days of the iPad Android differentiated itself from the 9.7” giant with the first […]

Posted by on Thursday, 05 December 2013

Clumsy Ninja


Sad to say that ‘Clumsy Ninja’ has provided not a lot more than a catalyst to continue to ‘out’ an ongoing and desperate flaw in the Apple App Model. I’m SO tired […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Google Play Music


I’ve tried numerous cloud solutions for streaming my music and even tried a few bespoke methods of my own but none of them have really hit the mark. Google Play Music has […]

Posted by on Sunday, 17 November 2013



In an ever increasing world of iOS photography apps you’d think it would be hard to stand out but one app seems to have found an edge. DailySpank (and I bet you […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star


There can be no denying that since Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars universe they’ve wasted no time in milking this intergalactic cash cow and no more than on iOS but this […]

Posted by on Thursday, 07 November 2013

iPad Air Smart Cover


      Its useless.   Don’t waste your money.   Ewen

Posted by on Tuesday, 05 November 2013