Category Archives: Electrical & Tech

SoundPEATS Q12 Earphones Review

Both husb and I listen to a lot of music. I good set of earphones is really important, but they have to be easy to use as well. Testing out the SoundPEATS Q12 Earphones has been a pleasure. 

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Win an Amazing Blink Home Security Prize

Blink, the affordable, wire-free, home security and HD video monitoring system, is now available in the UK. Not only that, but they have kindly arranged for one of my readers to win a 2 camera Blink Home Security set worth £199.99. Wow! Continue reading Win an Amazing Blink Home Security Prize

A Constant Battle – Toys vs Batteries

I cannot be the only person who feels this way, but kids toys now need a ridiculous amount of batteries. It’s not one or two. It’s three, or four, or even more. So I asked Varta if they could help. I’ve worked with them before using the amazing power packs they make, so I figured Varta Rechargeable Batteries would be perfect.

This all started when I bought L a toy at Christmas that flagged up a warning before I completed the purchase. I was warned that this toy required 4 AA Batteries and 4 AAA Batteries. Yes one toy needed 8 batteries. 

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A Review of the Lumie Luxe 700 Bodyclock

As you know we are big fans of Lumie here. I have been using the Bodyclock Iris for quite some time and husb has been using the Active 250 for longer. When we found out about the new Lumie Luxe 700 we couldn’t wait to try it out.

Lumie Luxe 700
The Lumie Luxe 700

Now in quick terms the Luxe does everything all the other bodyclocks does but without the aromatherapy function of the Iris but improving the music function of the Active 250 by adding Bluetooth Speakers, not just a Radio. 

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FixMeStick – Review

You may remember earlier in the year I ran a competition giving away a FixMeStick with a one year subscription to the service. At the time I hadn’t had a moment to try mine out, but now it’s had some good use, I thought I’d share my opinions.

FixMeStick is a virus removal tool. It works differently to Anti-Virus software and provides additional protection and in some cases will be the only way to remove a virus.

FixMeStick
FixMeStick

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Easy Ways to Brighten Your Garden this Spring

The weather is turning and like animals coming out from hibernation I’ve noticed my neighbours out in their gardens, starting to do the jobs they’ve been putting off and I am amongst them!

This year it looks like far more of the gardening will be falling on my shoulders so I have been eager to find a few things to make my life easier.

Greengage Tree
A tree I wanted to make a feature of

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Save Money on Y-Cam Security Camera and Alarm System

Y-cam Evo and Protect a simple DIY camera and alarm system that’s great value

Y-cam Solutions, multi-award winning smart security range including Evo and Protect gives peace of mind and makes home security easy and accessible to everyone. With no monthly fees this hassle free tech is  cost effective compared to other solutions.

Y-cam Protect, a DIY alarm system designed to actively monitor your home and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of burglary. Simple to set up, everything you need is in the box so you can secure your home within minutes. Y-cam Evo is a security camera that you can set up in minutes and monitor remotely on your phone, tablet and PC whenever you want.

Protect is part of the multi-award winning Y-cam smart security range, expanding the company’s vision to give peace of mind and make home security easy and accessible to everyone. With no monthly fees it’s hassle free and cost effective compared to other solutions.

Y-Cam App
Y-Cam App

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Lumie Iris 500 Bodyclock

I first ran this review back in November 2015, but as I am still using the Iris every single day and we have since added the Active 250 to our collection, I felt it was time to refresh it a little.  Before I get into the joys of the Iris 500 I thought I’d share a little project Lumie are working on with Leeds University. Continue reading Lumie Iris 500 Bodyclock

Win a FixMeStick

FixMeStick is a simple device that REMOVES viruses and malware from your PC or MAC and you’ve got the chance to win one, complete with a one year subscription to the service worth £59.99.

The FixMeStick® is an external, hardware device that runs before your computer starts enabling it to remove viruses, spyware, trojans, rootkits, and malware that anti-virus programs often cannot. Continue reading Win a FixMeStick

Win a Mini Interactive Book from Zappar

Don’t be put off the small size of The Adventure Suit. It is the biggest amount of fun you can find it such a small space.

The Adventure Suit is the first mini interactive book from augmented reality company Zappar. It’s a great way to combine reading with technology and game play. It could help get kids more excited about reading or just provide a new way to play.

L Battling Dragons
L Battling Dragons

However, you choose to use it you won’t be disappointed. You really, really won’t. Continue reading Win a Mini Interactive Book from Zappar