Review: ZooMoo Preschool Children’s TV Shows And App

As Toddler L gets older, I’m having to carefully consider what she watches on TV. She’s at an age where her little sponge-like brain absorbs everything – and I mean everything. I wasn’t too fussed when she was younger, but I’m now well aware that things like TV are big influences on her tiny mind. […]

Review: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet And Amazon Appstore

As a family that uses a significant amount of tech, it’s surprising that tablets rarely get used in our house. We actually have two and have gone through spells of using them, but they soon fall out of favour for whatever reason. But now that Toddler L is getting older, I’m a lot more open […]

Review: Beko SteamXtra SmartStation Steam Generator Iron (SGA7126P)

There’s nothing that says you’re an adult more than having to do housework. Growing up, your food magically gets cooked and plated up, clothes mysteriously reappear clean in your wardrobe and the disappearing skidmarks you left in the toilet could only be explained by wizardry. Then we grow up. We fly the nest and soon […]

Review: Live And On-Demand Sport Via Eurosport Player

One of the biggest changes to my life since becoming a dad is the lack of control I have over my own TV. That’s right – my own bloody TV. In the past, I used to watch anything and everything I wanted. My weekends often comprised of back-to-back football games – it wasn’t uncommon to watch […]

Review: Philips ADR810 Dash Cam Automotive Driving Recorder

The last few years has seen a rise in a new kind of car tech – the dashboard camera, aka dash cam. Something once reserved for the Police and Sci-Fi films, improved technology, rising insurance costs and ‘crash for cash’ scams – which is worth £400 million a year in fraudulent claims – has seen […]

Review: Ebac 3650e 18 Litre Portable Home Dehumidifier

We’ve always had a bit of condensation on the windows in our house. It’s not really been something I’ve worried about – I’ve usually just wiped it, or more likely, left it. I noticed earlier this year though that we’d started to get a bit of damp / mould on the ceilings of both our bedroom […]

Review: Xbox One S Games Console With Minecraft Favourites Bundle

These days, technology forms an integral part of family entertainment. We play with toys, engage in messy play, go to toddler classes and spend time outside, however tech is pretty crucial too. When we’re in the house, it’s not uncommon to have the TV on (live, catch up or streaming), be listening to music (radio, […]

Review: O2 Home View Smart Home Technology Monitoring System

Last month, I wrote a post about protecting the home with smart technology. This shared my security concerns about our house and my initial thoughts about the O2 Home View package we’re currently testing out. Well, I’m back again with a full – and pretty detailed – review of the entire smart home solution. From […]

Review: Sengled Pulse Pair LED Bulbs With JBL Wireless Speakers

Smart home technology is slowly starting to become more mainstream. We’re not quite at the point of having our own consciousness implanted into a Cookie to control our homes – as per the White Christmas episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror – however, we’re probably not too far away. I’ve dabbled in smart home tech […]

Protecting The Home With Smart Technology

I hate to make sweeping statements, but technology is pretty bloody awesome. With the amount of tech we use these days, you have to wonder how people used to cope – let alone live – without all the gadgets and gizmos we own these days. Remember when you had to physically arrange a place and time to meet up […]