Category Archives: Review

Cooling towels

Recently while walking around TK-Maxx looking at the various sports paraphernalia, I came across a few towels which were called cooling towels. These are supposed to cool you down while you exercise, wicking away moisture from the body and using evaporation to dissipate heat faster than what the body is capable of doing. Hence I decided to do a little research on this over the internet. And I decided to buy two different versions of cooling towels to try and to compare. Both bought from www.amazon.co.uk. Continue reading Cooling towels

Withings Steel HR Activity Tracker Watch

Now for this year’s birthday, my family wanted to buy me something which would be useful. Initially I thought about the Withings Steel HR but was not completely sure that I would like using it. But my family convinced me that it was worth getting and hence they bought it for me. The aim was for it to track all my activities throughout both day and night, including the number of steps I’ve taken, calories burnt and my heart rate. And the fact it looks more like a watch than an activity tracker, meant I was likely to use it. Continue reading Withings Steel HR Activity Tracker Watch

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)