The Floating Light make-your-own lamp

Floating Light feature image 2

The Floating Light from SUCK UK is a rechargeable, waterproof light that you can plop into a glass of water to instantly amp up the ambience. I really shouldn’t get this excited over a tiny light, but I can’t help it! It’s just so… nifty. For one thing, it’s remarkably bright – like, … [Read more...]

Acer Iconia One 8: First look


Meet the Iconia One 8: a budget tablet so sensitive that you can operate it with a pencil.  The lowdown: Intel® quad-core processor Android™ Intel Atom Z3735G Quad-core 1.33 GHz 8” WXGA (1280 x 800) Wi-Fi 16 or 32 GB Flash Memory MicroSD card slot 300 Kilopixel (Front … [Read more...]

Paperwhite – rekindle your love of reading

Tablet vs Paperwhite comparison.

The Kindle Paperwhite: it’s great, buy it! Fine, fine, I’ll do an actual review – but the above is a pretty good summary of how the following few paragraphs are going to go. My previous experience of a Kindle was with the original, which worked well enough but had the downsides of being laggy … [Read more...]

Tefal OptiGrill – Steak-Baking Made Easy

The new OptiGrill, from Tefal

The people at Tefal have been very busy bees ; they've brought out a whole new rash of products, from saucepans to steam generators. Also new is the OptiGrill, a grill that makes cooking so ridiculously easy, you don't have to do an awful lot to produce brilliant-quality food in the comfort of … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones: The winners and losers

Game of Thrones Finale

This week: Valar Morghulis was season finale that couldn't quite match last week's episode, but kept me gripped nonetheless. While the UK has been enjoying a rainy double bank holiday courtesy of her Maj, the many Majesties in Game of Thrones have continued to squabble and work their way through … [Read more...]