Tag: gadgets

November 20, 2022
November 18, 2022

I’ve been looking at Power Stations. By that, I don’t mean Battersea or Hinckley Point. I mean the battery backed boxes that can power mains kit when there is no mains electricity available.

February 17, 2021

I’m sure I could be doing better things with my spare time, but I have had great fun diving down the rabbit hole of Calibre, the ebook library software.

November 30, 2020

There aren’t than many pictures from official sources that shows the Oculus Quest 2 with its original strap. One might almost think they are ashamed of it. The Oculus Go came with a fabric strap that was pretty good; it split into two bands that…

October 18, 2020

At the end of last year, I signed up for a Kickstarter for a hand held instrument called Orba. It is a hand held synth and MIDI controller, but importantly, it was sold as much on its internal capabilities than as a control for external sources.

October 13, 2020

Yes, I’ve bought an Oculus Quest 2, to add to my VR collection.

Why, when I already have an Oculus Go and an underused Quest?

August 22, 2020

I would love to be able to buy an EV version of my Berlingo car, which is a perfect shape for me. With the right specs, I’d buy one tomorrow. Citroen have toyed with me in the past, by announcing that they would be available…

I had ruled Citroen out of my car search. But now look what has just come along. The Citroen e-C4.

August 14, 2020

I found that the Fire HD10 won’t fit my existing tablet stand. It is narrower than the smallest setting of the stand’s clamps, and longer than the largest setting.

August 8, 2020

One of the joyful things about sorting through various stuff was rediscovering my Yi 360 Camera. I’d bought this as an improvement over my original Ricoh Theta, but then didn’t do much with it last year, due to having to keep my leg elevated due to cellulitis. The camera wasn’t lost – I knew where it was, but it had turned into an anticlimax.

The one downside of the higher resolution camera was that it eats batteries.

June 12, 2020

I have more than one tablet here, no-one would be surprised to know. Not counting my Kindle Paper, which is a different thing entirely, I have two Fire 7 tablets (one purchased, one a gift) and an ancient Google Nexus 10.

June 6, 2020
June 5, 2020

Not planning any live performances, as my hand isn’t sound enough to be reliable. But I’d like to get some of my recent compositions recorded, and also I want to do some video for Food Adventure So, after experimenting with one or two cheaper solutions…