The VQ Rosie-Lee is a DAB digital radio and Bluetooth speaker that gives modern technology a retro feel. Let’s start out by stating the obvious; this radio is beautiful. It had a throw-back design, available in black leather with a walnut face, cream leather with an oak face, or a range of grey and silvery combinations, these simple but effective designs make the Rosie-Lee suitable for a wide range of tastes.
The BH51M is a cycle helmet with many innovative features including indicators, Bluetooth, speakers, handsfree phone calling, GPS and an SOS alarm. I was quite concerned that with all the technical aspects the rider may look reminiscent of a Martian, however upon opening the package I was pleased to see otherwise, instead this helmet looks very similar to many other cycle helmets and doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb.
The Audition Pro headphones from Avantree are low cost headphones with high cost visuals; this stylish headset comes with beautiful minimalist design, the earpads are lovely and soft and can be adjusted for a personalised and comfortable fit. It was the ear cups however that proved to be a bit of an issue, for some reason, no matter how the headset was adjusted the bottom of both the cups didn’t sit flush to the skin, this was the case for both me, with a small head and slightly sticky out ears (sorry folks, I’m already married) and a colleague with a larg
The KitSound BoomBar 2+ is self-described as “retro inspired design meets modern innovation”, meant to look like an 80’s boombox, personally, I think the design looks rather modern and not very retro or 80’s – it’s lacking all the knobs, defined edges and bare bone design of 80’s boombox so does this mean the sound quality is equivalent to a 30year old machine?
The Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth are quite beautiful to behold - available in 5 stylish colours: True White, Tomato, Dark Grey, Black and Indigo (by far my favourite colour and the sample we received), this minimalist design isn’t just a pretty package but also comes with 30+ hours of wireless playtime from a single charge.
These headphones try to give you everything all at once for a low price but do they deliver? The Ausdom M05 are wireless Bluetooth headphones with a built in microphone that allows you to take calls. Starting with aesthetics I was impressed with the build quality for the price and they are pleasant to wear with sufficient padding around the ears and on the adjustable headband, the ear pieces also pivot all the way round so you can lay them flat in your bag which is convenient.
For me and probably most people when you see the brand Marshall you think of huge amps and cabinets, rock concerts and the possibility of crowd surfing and then thinking against it as you could just crash to the bottom of the pit. I had no idea that they had branched out into headphones and having had a look into their collection they have quite a range of other tech including their own smartphone called London.