Category Archives: Electrical & Tech

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

Kids & Parents Gaming Tips from PlayStation

A couple of weekends ago we took a little trip to London with L. We had been invited to a Parenting & Kids Showcase with PlayStation.

For L it was a really exciting day, he got to go on the Tube, hang out with Mummy & Daddy, as well as getting to play a lot of games! He had a fab time.

Playstation Kids and Parenting Event
Getting serious about his game

I’m not a massive gamer, in fact I barely touch games at all. Husb loves it be we are always short on time, so his console gets a bit neglected and quite honestly it’s not something we’ve really done with L at all yet.  Continue reading Kids & Parents Gaming Tips from PlayStation

The New and Improved GTech

Not that long ago I reviewed the GTech AirRam K9. I loved it. It has changed my cleaning life. I was way more excited about this vacuum cleaner than any sane person should be. Then I was invited to the launch of the GTech AirRam Mk2.

I'm not the only one who is happy with the GTech AirRam
I’m not the only one who is happy with the GTech AirRam

I’ll admit, I was on the fence about going. I didn’t know what they could do to make it any better and I didn’t want to trek all the way to London to find they had made 2 grams lighter, changed the colour or made the battery last an extra 30 seconds. But I was free that day and I love a day out in London, so off I went.

Oh my word. I am so glad I went. The new GTech cleaners are so amazing. Continue reading The New and Improved GTech

Outdoor Cinema, Any Time, Any Where

Can you remember a little while back I had a fabulous trip to Bavaria with BenQ to check out there latest projector. The GS1. It’s small, easy to use and designed for outdoor use. Perfect for camping and caravanning.

BenQ GS1
BenQ GS1

You may also know that I booked my first ever outdoor cinema trip this year and it was a disaster. With storms, rain and a deflating screen.

Anniversary celebrations in the rain
Anniversary celebrations in the rain

Well I never should have bothered with the outdoor cinema trip because now I’ve got my very own BenQ GS1 and I can have my cinema experience whenever I want. Inside. Outside. Pretty much any time of the day too. In my jammies, with wine, food and without having to queue to have a wee.

In the comfort of our garden
In the comfort of our garden

Continue reading Outdoor Cinema, Any Time, Any Where

Fully Charged with Varta

I’ve been using a Varta Powerpack for nearly a year now. I’m obsessed with it. It’s my lifeline and it travels everywhere with me. Husb has always been envious of my constant power source. So he was really pleased to get to check out the Varta Portable Powerpack 2600. Continue reading Fully Charged with Varta

Our Trip to TOFS Harleston

So this week L and I took a little shopping trip to the newly rebranded TOFS store in Harleston. Because yes The Original Factory Shop, has rebranded!

Continue reading Our Trip to TOFS Harleston

Our Garden Heater from Primrose

Not ready to give up spending time outdoors we have been putting The Firefly Electric Table Top Garden Heater from Primrose to use.

Receiving and building our garden heater
Receiving and building our garden heater

I know it can feel like we get a bit of a raw deal when it comes to Summer in the UK. Heavy rain one week followed by a week of heat almost unheard of. Then before you know it there’s a definite chill to the air morning and evening and the sense that Autumn is knocking on the door.

Continue reading Our Garden Heater from Primrose

The Gtech AirRam K9

We’ve gone through a bit of a cleaning breakthrough here in the Any Way To Stay At Home household. With the help of a list and some fab time saving products I’m feeling pretty smug in my domesticated-ness. So over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my tips with you, this week it the Gtech AirRam K9.

We now follow a weekly cleaning schedule and on that schedule is a little slot everyday for a quick vacuum. This is all very well and good if it was indeed a quick job, but by the time you’ve got it plugged in and unwound the cable, dragged the thing around the house, wound the cable back up and put it away it’s easily 25 minutes of your life gone.

The Gtech AirRam K9
The Gtech AirRam K9

Continue reading The Gtech AirRam K9