Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

Aibo – Mark II

I see that Sony have just announced a new version of Aibo, the robot dog. I must admit I was rather taken with the first version of Aibo and half-seriously thought about getting one until Sony pulled the plug in … Continue reading

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Temptation

Yesterday I went to Arnhem to listen to a pair of the Kii Three speakers. They were being demonstrated in WiFi Media. They are a new product from a young company, and have had very good reviews in the audiophile … Continue reading

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Le Roi Est Mort – enfin

So Microsoft has finally admitted that the Windows Phone (or more precisely, the Windows Mobile operating system) is frozen. And as befitting the times where formal policy statements are apparently no longer issued via press announcements, the news was delivered … Continue reading

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Now It’s Amazon’s Turn

I often castigate Microsoft here on the blog for their seemingly boneheaded decisions. Now it’s Amazon’s turn in the spotlight of shame. I’ve been using their Kindle app for Windows 8 ever since it was launched back in 2012; never … Continue reading

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Microsoft Band – Time for Plan B

Ten months ago, I treated myself to a Microsoft Band 2 for Christmas. A combination of fitness band and smartwatch, I really like the functions that it offers. However, a brilliant idea has been let down horribly by poor hardware … Continue reading

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Strike 2…

Back in March, I blogged about my experience with the Microsoft Band 2, summarising it as a “nice idea, but bad execution”. After three months of use, the strap had begun to split. I bought it from Amazon UK, and … Continue reading

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A New Lease of Life

As I’ve mentioned before, the speakers in my Hi-Fi system are a pair of QUAD electrostatic loudspeakers – the ESL 57 model to be precise – and this year, they will be forty years old. They still sound pretty good, … Continue reading

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