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As consumers we purchase products we
think will enhance our UK leisure travels and holidaying. Now
Mike's a Gadget geek and loves his tech, so we tend to thoroughly
evaluate a new product after purchase. Here you can review our
reviewed product articles and see how each product performed as we test
it both 'in the lab' (erm, alright then, at home) and on a trip.
There's links to relevant resources at the end of each review for
further research. Over time we add to and update our product
reviews to maintain this as a useful resource for our fellow
tourists. So, enjoy our reviews!
& Android Apps review reviewed Mar 2013
There's plenty of choice out there in the smartphone arena and, after
careful consideration, we went for an Android mobile device from
Samsung. On multiple fronts the phone we chose certainly proved a
worthwhile accompaniment to our travels and hobbies, sometimes in
unexpected ways, and with the amazing amount of apps available this
became a vital tool for us out and about. So... why did we find
it so indispensable and what are the most useful apps for the
tourist? Check out our twin reviews - smartphone and apps.
Two Way Radios review reviewed Oct 2010 (updated
Oct 2011, 2012)
We've already got a pair of walkie talkies still performing as tested
in our first ever product review so why buy more? And why another
review on what is pretty much same product? If you view our
original review (below) you'll see we had a few issues with them at the
time, and we obtained this new version at no monetary cost (that's got
you interested!), coupled with the fact we haven't done a review for a
few years and need to keep our hand in, and anyway this new review is
really a mini review as much was covered originally. Phew!
So, if you're after a professional looking two way walkie talkie take a
look here at our mini review!
Digital Camera review
reviewed Oct 2008 (updated
Sept 2009, Oct 2010, 2011, 2012)
Realising that our old cameras were getting a little long in the tooth
and raggedy around the edges we updated them with the Ricoh Caplio R7
digital compact camera. Our first major trip with it was our holiday in Gower, so have
advancements in digital camera technology produced worthwhile new
features or are they just pants? Our review reveals all.
Digital Camcorder review
reviewed Oct 2006 (updated
Aug 2007, Sept 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
We purchased the Panasonic NVGS280 combined camcorder and digital
stills camera and used it extensively on our Somerset holiday in 2006.
Some features were very very good, while others were very very
bad! Read our unbiased review, many points are relevant to other
models in the series too.
Sat Nav review reviewed Sept 2005 (updated
Oct 2006, Aug 2007, Sept 2008, 2009, Oct 2010, 2011, 2012)
The Garmin etrex Legend is a small handheld Satellite Navigation GPS
receiver which we thought would be a useful gadget to use on our walks,
maybe even replacing our maps. We first used it on our Dorset holiday in 2005 and whilst
we found some excellent useful features, we also found some very
serious limitations! Our review is also helpful to users of other
Sat Nav units.
Talkie Walkie review reviewed Oct 2004 (updated
Keeping in touch with each other while touring usually involves a quick
call on the mobile - or shouting! So we purchased a pair of
talkie walkies to communicate over short distances and found them
useful in Devon in 2003 and
again in 2004 on our Highland
holiday. 'Alpha Brava one nine, come in please,
over'... 'Receiving you loud and clear, go ahead with your
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