I've been testing a few aerials for my current handheld radio of choice. This experiment is hardly scientific. But I think it's good enough to show you which aerial is the best of the bunch. At least in some conditions. It might also save you some money. Here is a little background. You might want scroll to my findings if you're in a hurry. I started this experiment before I was a licensed … [Read more...] about Best PMR446 or 2m/70cm Mobile Antenna?
(An early version of this blog post was shared on my newsletter last week) I’ve had these beautifully designed wireless ‘smart’ earbuds for almost two weeks now. I bought them through Kickstarter two years ago. They cost $237 (£143.80) and arrived at the end of January. My initial excitement had somewhat worn off. Back then, in 2014 I felt they were verging on science fiction. Now there are … [Read more...] about The Dash from Bragi
The Røde VideoMic Me is a mini shotgun mic and the latest mobile friendly microphone from Røde. There are many small microphones that will plug into the TRRS jack of a mobile device. But up until I tried the VideoMicro I’d not found one I was happy to carry with me every day. The specs of the VideoMic Me are pretty much identical to the VideoMicro. They both use the same cardioid … [Read more...] about Røde VideoMic Me Review
I got my hands on a pre-production model of the FujiFilm X-A2 and as far as I understand the camera is exactly as the one that will be released at the end of February. If anything does change with the final model it will be in the firmware. Rumours are it will be priced sub £500. I have embedded a Storify in this blog as my review is still ongoing. Updating the content in the Storify will … [Read more...] about Hands on with the FujiFilm X-A2
Sometimes I like to jump on my bike and ride for the sake of riding. To tear through (I mean meander) country lanes till my tank is almost as empty as my adrenal glands. And then I like to find my way home again. Which sometimes is easier said than done. Till now. Garmin sent me the Zūmo 590LM to review a little while ago. The week it arrived I took a corner a little low and broke my … [Read more...] about The Garmin Zūmo 590LM Review