For those who enjoyed my Data backup stories, there will be a new set soon. Why? The owners of Drobo have filed for Chapter 7 Liquidation in the USA. Good luck using these in the future when they finally brick themselves - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. The state of play As reported by AppleInsider and ArsTechnica, StorCentric, owners of Drobo (as well as … [Read more...]
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: The Xiaomi Mii Band 7 – Worth spending the extra?
Time for some more Travel Technology this time focusing on the Xiaomi Mii Band 7. We've asked the question if it's eWaste or useful for the Mii Band 6. But does spending the extra for a Mii Band 7 worth the difference? And why have I ditched it after a good 6 months or so? This is a longer term review - as evaluating health trackers takes real time to judge their … [Read more...]
The one thing I brought, before I checked my luggage in …
Over the past few trips, I've found an item tracker of some sort has saved my bacon, more often than not. That could be a Tile or one of Apple's AirTags. In Hamburg, it helped me find my keys when I accidentally packed them in my suitcase - or even find which belt a bag was sat on at O'Hare. Both have strengths and weaknesses - I find Tiles to be a lot louder than … [Read more...]
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Anker Soundcore Life P2i – Cheap enough to be trusted?
Welcome to another round of “Kevin’s Cheap Earbud/Headphone reviews”. On the bench today, we have the Anker Soundcore Life P2i earbuds. How do they stack up and are they worth the cash? § And what about any privacy concerns? … [Read more...]
TRIP REPORT: Fall Fun in the Windy City – Nigthtime Adventures with the iPhone 14 Pro
Nighttime Adventures with the iPhone 14 Pro Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare (Main Cabin Extra) Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare … [Read more...]
Travel Technology – Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 – Evolution of a classic?
Time for some more Travel Technology that has fallen in my lap - this time, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. I have been daily driving a Surface Laptop for just under two years, so to say I have got more than a healthy interest in how the line has progressed - and is it still one of the best PC experiences going? Surface Laptop? The Surface laptop is a mid to high-level … [Read more...]
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Skullcandy Dime Wireless Earbuds – Does More Equal Better?
Time for some more Travel Technology - this time focusing on the SkullCandy Dime Wireless Earbuds. And we’ll ask an important question - does spending £5 extra on branded earbuds make a big difference? So, splashing out the cash then. What can I say? Airport pricing at work again when it comes to buying stuff in a pinch. But it does show little you have to pay for … [Read more...]
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Apple MacBook Pro 14 Review – Power, at a Price
Time for a Travel Technology review I was hoping to put off for a long time, but alas, a laptop going out of service has forced my hand. Welcome to my review of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021), based on Apple’s M1 Pro Processor. This has been a bit more of a long-term review, as I have had this unit for six months and reflects a lot more of living with the device, … [Read more...]
(Awful) TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY – Vido Sound Wireless Headphones
Time for some (Awful) Travel Technology - featuring the Vido Sound Wireless Headphones with a microphone. Wait. You've pre-judged the review saying they're awful... That's because they are. I've listed to cheaper headphones that make these sound like mud in an echo chamber, with a storm constantly raining through it. Just don't buy these - no matter how rushed or … [Read more...]
Moving to Apple Silicon – The Apple M1 Pro – Migrating off to a new world
Moving to Apple Silicon - The Apple M1 Pro In this series Migrating off to M1 Land The Economy Class and Beyond M1 Macbook Pro 14 Review Day to day life with the M1 A new, if a familiar world Welcome to a new adventure - where I start to get used to life with Apple Silicon. This is a bit more rambling than definitive - but it’s my personal experience from … [Read more...]
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