Mobile devices have long since become a necessity rather than a luxury and without mentioning any brands there are two giants that dominate the market, however with prices starting at £500 and upwards (and don’t get me started on those contracts) it can be very off putting investing so much money just to send your mates cheeky GIFs and play Pokemon.
The trailblazer 30 from Montane is a close-fitting, lightweight multi-day pack, weighing in at approximately 800g, it is available in either Electric Blue or Charcoal, as the name suggests it has a 30-litre storage capacity, designed for rapid, long-distance mountain trails with its low weight, stability and quick access to your gear.
If you feel you have a handle on life there’s nothing like trying to use someone else’s shower to remind you that you are basically a monkey whacking a coconut against the floor trying to get in. Some showers have so many dials, knobs and buttons it looks more like a cockpit of a plane instead of something to wash the filth off. The Mira Advance Shower has been designed in such a simple, intuitive way that anyone can use it first time…even with a hangover.
A German company, Magura applies to bikes and motorbikes what Germany is famous for when it comes to cars; highly efficient and technical design and engineering. Founded by Gustav Magenwirth in 1893 (where it got its name ‘Gavin Magenwirth GmbH & Co.’, aka Magura), the company creates and distributes highly competitive, advanced-level cycling related products from brakes and suspension systems to helmets, bags, and even sunglasses and clothing.
Imagine an alarm clock that does more than just jolts you awake in the morning, well the Lenovo Smart Clock can play your favourite tunes, let you know whether to grab an umbrella or sun cream and remind you of your daily schedule. That’s because this clock has built-in Google Assistant. Featuring a colourful 4” touch screen wrapped in a soft touch cloth grey wedge design body, it looks attractive without being too ‘in your face’.
Leatherman was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1983, it has now become one of those brands that become synonymous with a product to the point were people call any multi tool a Leatherman, however you will never get the quality you are after unless it is the real deal. The Raptor is a 420HC stainless steel folding shears multitool, with a shear length of 1.9” (4.8cm) and closed length of 5” (12.7cm) with a weight of 5.8oz (164g) making it a great tool for keeping on your person.
Mountain biking is risky enough as it is but throw in poor light conditions and it’s downright dangerous. The PWR Mountain is a modular bike light designed for the rough and tumble of trail and mountain biking with a few added extra features thrown in. This powerful bike light provides up to 2000 lumens of light output, it can be removed from the bike and doubles as a camping light and also becomes a 10000mAh power bank to charge up your devices.
When your working life or even your social life revolves around sitting in front of a screen for hours, you deserve to have some decent speakers. The 104 speakers from JBL One series are compact powered desktop monitors. Created with the mission to give content creators the ability to hear all the details in their audio for better control while mixing and editing, they have drawn on seven decades of JBL professional engineering experience to achieve this.
The FLIR ONE Pro uses ‘VividIR’ thermal image processing that lets you see with greater detail any problem with precision, and allows you to check that the issue has been fully resolved and reassure the customer. Suitable for inspecting electrical panels, looking for HVAC problems, or finding water damage. The new ‘FLIR ONE’ app requires a sign in, which enables automatic warranty registration and access to all the latest updates from FLIR.
Earin is a Swedish based company that take audio seriously, they were one of the first companies to produce truly wireless headphones after a successful Kickstarter project way back in 2016 which is about 50 years in gadget time. At first look the Earin M-2 appears to have the same level of quality and class as their older brother, these small but mighty earbuds are wonderfully light that you could be forgiven for thinking you weren’t even wearing them.