Grillbot: BBQ Cleaning Robot

Robotic gadgets often work best when they prevent us having to do tiring and repetitive physical work, and that’s certainly an apt description for cleaning a barbeque grill. Enter the Grillbot: a gadget that looks and works a lot like the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner but for your grill. As with the Roomba, the Grillbot … Continue reading Grillbot: BBQ Cleaning Robot

Gear yourself up for a summer of camping

If you want to get away from it all, take yourself off in a tent (or a camper or caravan if you prefer). Whether you’re off with the kids, heading to a music festival or just looking for the cheapest holiday option, there are a few new gadgets designed to make your camping adventure that … Continue reading Gear yourself up for a summer of camping

Christmas gifts for the green-fingered

It may be frosty out there (and those further north may already have their snow shovels out) but keen gardeners will always be happy to receive something for the outdoors, whatever the weather. So here’s a few gift ideas for the garden… The RainPerfect solar-powered water pump We know it’s hard to think about solar-powered … Continue reading Christmas gifts for the green-fingered

Budding wildlife photographers rejoice with the launch of the Samsung WB750!

Compact, digital cameras seem to be fixated on delivering more sophisticated and proficient lenses in recent months, a focus, which I believe, is well overdue.  The latest camera to be promoting its assets predominantly on its lens is Samsung’s new WB750, which, in featuring the longest ever zoom in the company’s compact camera portfolio, “takes … Continue reading Budding wildlife photographers rejoice with the launch of the Samsung WB750!

Camping? Festivals? A few little extras to make life easier

When I headed off to Suffolk to test out Vango’s Airbeam tent, I also took a few little extra goodies to try out. We’re quite keen on recycling in this house, so I always like to take a look at anything that suggests it is ‘eco’. The Eco-Can is an amusing little number. Not only … Continue reading Camping? Festivals? A few little extras to make life easier

Blown out of all proportion? The Vango Airbeam tent

“An inflatable tent? You’re taking an inflatable tent?” “What if it blows away?” “It might spring a leak!” Just some of the comments I got when I planned to head off to Suffolk with Vango’s latest innovation, the Airbeam tent. Yes, you do get a pump, and yes you do blow it up – but … Continue reading Blown out of all proportion? The Vango Airbeam tent

Overboard: Water water everywhere, so keep your gadgets dry

We’ve got not one, not two but three camping trips planned over the summer holidays – and while I keep frantically checking up on the weather, muttering about how wet it’s been recently so surely it’s going to be fine when we’re away, and making sacrifices to the great sun god at the bottom of … Continue reading Overboard: Water water everywhere, so keep your gadgets dry