20 Mar 2011

Review: Withings Body Scale

Like many geeks, I sit on my backside all day. Since I started jogging (using Get Running, naturally) I’ve been fitter, but I’ve not lost any of my over-ample girth. Over the course of this winter I’ve probably gained a stone1. At nearly 18 stone2 now, something needs to be done. And what does a […]

28 Oct 2010

Review: Duragadget Kindle 3 Leather Case with Adjustable Stand

In my marathon Kindle 3 review, I bemoaned the price of the official Amazon Kindle case (£30 for the basic version!) Also, though it’s great that I can put the Kindle down on a table and read it — it doesn’t fold itself shut like a paperback would — the slightly-glossier-than-paper screen means it’s more sensitive to viewing angles […]

7 Oct 2010

A Month With the New Kindle 3

Introduction ‘There are two kinds of fool. One says, “This is old, and therefore good.” And one says, “This is new, and therefore better.”’ — Dean Inge. In July, Amazon announced the new Kindle, the Kindle 31. From what I could gather, it didn’t seem to be a big leap forward, technically — more a gentle refinement of an already […]