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Box Appetit Lunch Box

Recently, I had started using my Tenba Messenger bag as my work bag. Now one of the things I tend to bring along is a lunch box, as my wife packs my lunch for me each day. But I did not feel that the containers we had were truly leak-proof and hence I set out to look for better alternatives. I popped into TK-Maxx to see what they had available, as they do seem to have a wide range of products available. The one which caught my eye was the Box Appetit Lunch Box – they only had this in pink, but I’m not bothered by the colour, as long as it does its job. Price £9.95 (RRP £19.95). Continue reading Box Appetit Lunch Box

RAVPower 64GB iPhone Lightning Flash Drive USB 3.0

Many years ago, I had bought the first USB drive for iPhones and iPad – Photoflash i-FlashDrive. Back then it cost a fair bit of money and was very disappointingly slow, to the point of being unusable. Hence I had not paid any attention to subsequent USB drives for the iPhone until now. As I had need of one, after researching online I finally settled on getting the RAVPower 64GB Lightning Flash Drive with SD card reader – cost £39.99 from Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading RAVPower 64GB iPhone Lightning Flash Drive USB 3.0

Peak Design Everyday Sling Bag

In the many years I have been into photography, I have been looking for the perfect or ideal camera bag – in fact over time, I have bought at least 8-10 such bags, with some working better than others. But each have failed to hit the mark, as I still keep looking for that ultimate bag or two. As can be expected, people may change camera system over time, which means that their needs from a bag also changes over time. Hence a bag which meets the mark initially, may not necessarily do so with time and change. I recently decided to invest in the Peak Design Everyday Sling, to see if it would become my ultimate camera (and other stuff) go-to bag.  Continue reading Peak Design Everyday Sling Bag

Peak Design Capture Lens Kit (Sony E-mount)

I have been a fan of the products from Peak Design, a company based in San Francisco, who come up with innovative products to make the photographers life a whole lot better. I have had their Capture clip and Cuff (wrist strap) for holding my camera for quite a few years now. Hence when I revisited their website to look at their range of bags and noticed that they had a great solution to aid the changing of camera lenses, I knew I had to buy one to try out. Hence I bought the Sony E-mount version, although I have emailed their company to suggest they make the Micro 4/3rds version as well. Continue reading Peak Design Capture Lens Kit (Sony E-mount)

TP-Link Archer VR2600 VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

Towards the end of last year, we had a period of about 11 days when we had no internet access owing to an issue with our Internet Service Provider – BT Optic Fiber network had a hardware problem, coupled with a failure of our BT Smart Hub (Home Hub 6). However, the replacement Smart Hub failed two weeks later, which prompted me to look for an alternative, more reliable Modem router. I settled on the TP-Link Archer VR2600 as it was the fastest one-box setup which was reasonably priced at £159.99 on Amazon. Continue reading TP-Link Archer VR2600 VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

iPad Pro 12.9″ Accessories

When the iPad Pro 12.9″ was initially released in November 2015, I had considered buying it but had resisted as it did not have the necessary accessories which would make it more useful for me. The biggest reason was that there was no mounting solution similar to how I use my iPad 4 bedside. But as my iPad 4 was proving too slow, and I wanted a larger screen, I had to look to some DIY to convert my current mount to hold the iPad Pro. I’ve also bought a few accessories for it to make it even more useful. Continue reading iPad Pro 12.9″ Accessories

Metz 52 AF-1 flash for Olympus/Panasonic

On Christmas eve, I unfortunately had an accident and dropped my Olympus E-P5 with my FL-600R flash on board, a short distance onto a thick rug. That jolt was enough to break the hot-shoe foot of my Olympus flash. As I tend to use flash photography for indoor photos, it was essential for me to have a flash I could use. Hence I had to look for a replacement or get it repaired. Then I saw in the Amazon Lightning deals that they had the Metz 52 AF-1 for Olympus on offer for £125.40 (RRP £209). Hence I snapped it up before the offer ended. Continue reading Metz 52 AF-1 flash for Olympus/Panasonic

Vivis 20,000mAh Battery Pack

One of the things I do worry about is for my portable devices to run out of battery, especially the iPhone which is essential for work, contact with friends and family, as well as accessing emails and social media e.g. WhatsApp, Messenger. I’ve seen my wife run out battery so many times, and hence I am aware of the usefulness of back-up batteries. Hence when the Vivis 20,000 mAh battery pack came up on the Lightning deals on Amazon for £18.39 (RRP £22.99), I just had to buy one. Continue reading Vivis 20,000mAh Battery Pack