Category: Gadgets

How to automatically backup your phone every time you charge it

How to automatically backup your phone every time you charge it

Backing up your phone can be a bit of a chore sometimes, especially as you travel. You have to fire up your laptop, connect your phone, launch the relevant software and wait. Imagine, though, if you could back up a phone – be it Android or iPhone – without the need for a laptop at […]

What travellers really want from hotels

What travellers really want from hotels

What is it that we really want from hotels nowadays? For me, luxury travel is all about service and attention to detail and, when it comes to rooms, hotels aren’t always getting it quite right. Free WiFi is thankfully becoming more commonplace (despite some notable exceptions) but in some cases, the provision of in-room facilities […]

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 4 drone?

What’s it like to fly the DJI Phantom 4 drone?

Despite having been founded only 10 years ago, Chinese technology company DJI has grown to be comfortably ahead of the game when it comes to the drone market. You may have already read my initial review of the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone, but now DJI have taken us by surprise with the introduction of […]

Win a smartwatch, tablet, portable WiFi hotspot and more!

Win a smartwatch, tablet, portable WiFi hotspot and more!

To celebrate the launch of their new smart watch, the ‘Nigma’, WorldSIM are giving away a collection of their best travel gadgets. One lucky winner will win a smartwatch that can be used as a phone as you can put a SIM card inside, a 7” Android tablet, a portable WiFi hotspot so you can […]

4K photography - so easy that even a child can do it!

4K photography – so easy that even a child can do it!

If you’re a regular reader you’ll have seen me posting about 4K photography a few times over the last few months. If you’re new here, here’s a very quick summary – 4K photography is when you shoot in HD video, and the quality is such that you can pick out a single frame and yet […]

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

What’s it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

A drone has to be one of the ultimate gadgets nowadays so you can imagine my delight when I got to trial the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone recently. DJI, if you haven’t heard of them already, are comfortably the market leaders when it comes to drones, controlling around 70% of the global market, and […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

Men aren’t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging. Whether the man in your life travels for business or pleasure, we hope […]

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been trialling a rather special camera this last few months – the Panasonic Lumix GX8 from Lumix UK. Retailing in the UK at £1099 with the 14-42mm lens, not only does it offer superb image quality but it’s also amazingly compact and has consequently taken the DSLR market by […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest ‘tried and tested’ review round-up is from two trips that I made back-to-back. First I went to Lisbon with Infiniti and became aquainted with the new Q30, before returning ‘home’ but only getting as far as a hotel at the airport because I was heading out to Dubai the next day to familiarise […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

If you haven’t already seen it, my last special feature reported on our stay at Stone Lodge, the gatehouse to the beautiful Combermere Estate in Shropshire. During our week there, we enjoyed some fantastic weather for the time of year and there were a few new items we were able to trial, and you will […]

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it's mishandled when you travel

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it’s mishandled when you travel

If you’re a frequent traveller – and perhaps even if you’re an infrequent one – chances are that at some point you’ve had a problem with your luggage. Perhaps it’s been dropped, hurled about, left out in the rain, emerged on the luggage carousel torn or half open, or perhaps it’s not even emerged at […]

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

10 top tips for improving your 4K photography

As many of you may recall from my introduction to 4K photography last month, I have been trialling the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera and its 4K capabilities. The camera allows me to shoot HD video at the rate of 30 frames per second, with each frame providing me with a high resolution photograph that can […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

Those of you who read about our trip to North Cornwall will know already that we had a great week, and were spoilt with both wonderful accommodation and some great weather. On my last trip we tried out just three new items – an advanced backpack, a high quality travel organiser and an app that […]

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

Win a new Sigma lens for your DSLR camera!

If you have an interest in photography, you’ll be familiar with the name Sigma.  Although the company lends it name to a range of camera models, it is best known as a manufacturer of quality lenses. Some of you may recall that earlier this year I road-tested the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro | Contemporary lens on […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Spring

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Spring

This post is a continuation of our new, regular series of quarterly fashion round-ups, both for him and for her. For her, see this post, and for him, read on. Greens and blues have been dominant across many of the SS15 collections and statement stripes are also said to be in vogue. Whether you’re looking to adopt […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

As many of you will have already seen, I had an amazing time on my last trip to Tokyo and Singapore. I was able to pack so much into the week, which was great, but also able to trial a few more travel-related items which I share with you here in my latest ‘tried and […]

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