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.

My Data Manager


As geeks we like our data and get a bit tetchy if we can’t get our fix. A lot of us are lucky enough to have unlimited data plans but many people […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 17 December 2014



One of the most important things in my life is access to my emails but access that is simple to use and can help me be more productive especially on my mobile […]

Posted by on Saturday, 29 November 2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview


1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…10? Yes Windows 10 is here, well I say here, I mean announced, I say announced, I mean you can get your hands on the technical preview right now and I’ve been […]

Posted by on Friday, 03 October 2014

Swype Keyboard for iOS 8


Well iOS 8 is upon and with it comes third party keyboards and surely the best of the bunch has to be Swype and I’m not alone as its rocketed to the […]

Posted by on Thursday, 18 September 2014

Jawbone UP


So after umming and erring over it I’m finally into the world of wearables. I would like to say that it was a decision made on my own merit but my lovely […]

Posted by on Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Moto E


For the last few weeks I have been playing about with Android on the Moto E, Motorola’s latest entry level smartphone. As you would expect from a phone you can buy sim […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Screenguardz BodyGuardz Pure


I have not used any kind of screen protection on my phone for a while, not because i am careful (trust me i am not) but because i could never get the […]

Posted by on Monday, 07 July 2014

Jolicloud Drive


Now as many of you may well be aware I’m a bit OCD when it comes to backups. Since the introduction of cloud drive services I’ve pretty much signed up for every […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 24 June 2014



Duet has to be one of the most simplistic but addictive iOS games I have ever played. The aim of the game is even more basic, navigate two balls or as the […]

Posted by on Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Everdock pro by FŪZ Designs


The Everdock pro by FŪZ Designs is a charging dock with a difference. It is “designed to support virtually ALL smartphones and tablets. Accommodating lightning, 30-pin, micro-USB, and auxiliary cables, the EverDock […]

Posted by on Sunday, 27 April 2014

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