ElliptiGo: the cross trainer for the outdoors

Many people will tell you running is tough on the joints. For people with back and knee problems running can be an issue. However, this should not confine you to cross trainers in the gym. Sometimes you just want to get outside and get some fresh air. Well enter the Elliptigo. What’s an ElliptiGo, you … Continue reading ElliptiGo: the cross trainer for the outdoors

The SteriPEN Sidewinder – The “world’s first battery free water purifier”

There are not really that many circumstances when one would require a battery free water purifier. Although the albeit limited occasions you may require to purify water without the use of electricity, the SteriPEN Sidewinder, may prove invaluable. Claiming to be the “world’s first battery free water purifier”, the SteriPEN Sidewinder, with its ability to … Continue reading The SteriPEN Sidewinder – The “world’s first battery free water purifier”

Hi-tech tinnitus protection earplugs

It plagues nearly half a million people in the UK each year. It causes untold sleepless nights and has no known cure. It makes DJ Eddie Temple Morris brand stereos “sonic weapons”. Tinnitus – usually in the form of a constant ringing in the ear – is a serious affliction. The solution? High-tech earplugs. If … Continue reading Hi-tech tinnitus protection earplugs

Polar Fit heart rate monitor: Feeling the burn

Around 43% of men and 33% of women are overweight. That means at least a third of you need to do more exercise, and there’s an almost even chance that I do, too. Don’t fret, however: Polar, manufacturer of heart-rate monitor watches, is here to help. Introduced to us as, “the perfect solution for those who … Continue reading Polar Fit heart rate monitor: Feeling the burn

Philips DirectLife Activity Monitor: Fighting flab with gadgetry

I freely admit it – I weigh a little more than I’d like to. And unlike a reasonable number of tech journalists I’ve met (naming no names) I actually try to keen the pounds off. Countless salads for lunch (not in one sitting, that would be counter-productive), repeated shunning of donuts and countless gym classes. … Continue reading Philips DirectLife Activity Monitor: Fighting flab with gadgetry

Nicorette’s ActiveStop anti-cigarette iPhone app

If you’re one of the seven million UK smokers who attempt to kick the habit every year, your best Christmas present could be Nicorette’s ActiveStop anti-cigarette iPhone app. Or hypnotherapy. The free app contains five features designed to aid smokers in giving up: target setting, a wish list, distractions, achievement sharing and information. Target setting … Continue reading Nicorette’s ActiveStop anti-cigarette iPhone app

Your Shape: Changing the shape of gaming, and your waist-line

Your Shape is part of a new generation of gaming – the Xbox Kinect generation. The aim is to free you from the shackles of traditional control pads by using the movement of your entire body as the controller. But does it work? Is an updated version of the Sony EyeToy worth a £150 outlay? … Continue reading Your Shape: Changing the shape of gaming, and your waist-line

Health gadgets and apps roundup

How am I feeling? Just ask my phone! More than three million doctors have downloaded an iPhone app that was developed as nothing more than a toy. The iStethoscope allows iPhone users to hold their smartphone against their chest, so that the inbuilt microphone can record their heartbeat. By shaking the device, the user will … Continue reading Health gadgets and apps roundup