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Ultimate Ears Roll 2 – Wireless Mini Speaker Review

Ultimate Ears Roll 2 – Wireless Mini Speaker Review

The Ultimate Ears Roll 2 is an upgrade to the first UE Roll, of course being the 2nd model, UE has made a few improvements such as 15% louder sound and longer wireless range of 30m! Design When I opened the box of the Roll 2 I was a little taken back as I thought it was going to be a little ball (hence the name Roll) but it’s actually a flat(ish) disc shape, its fairly light, weighing 330 grams. The Roll 2 has an attached bungie cord which comes in handy as it allows you to hang the speaker up from a hook,  attach it to a backpack or even your belt clip (although I think your pants might fall down!). The Bluetooth wireless connection is fairly good and lives up to its claims of being able to get 30m away, we even tested it at 35m and it was fine! The Roll…
Ultimate Ears Boom 2 – Wireless Speaker Review

Ultimate Ears Boom 2 – Wireless Speaker Review

The Ultimate Ears aka UE Boom 2 is a compact but durable wireless Bluetooth speaker. It's perfect for the outdoors or crazy parties as it’s shock-resistant and fully waterproof. The battery life is also pretty impressive, lasting up to 15 hours on a “normal level” of sound (E.g: not too low but not super loud). Lets look more into this cool little speak in the below review.  Design As mentioned above the Boom 2 is waterproof and can be submerged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes, so no need to worry if you accidently drop it in the pool or if its tarts to rain while outside. It also has a very strong Bluetooth connection, with a mobile range of play of up to 33m. Being Bluetooth, it means there are not pesky wires which we have experienced in some of the high end speakers.  A protective fabric covering…

Hexcup: World’s Best Beer Pong Cups – Product Review

So I know this review is a little out of "left field" for a travel blog but Beer Pong is one of Ben's favourite games and it can be played while travelling, its a great way to make some new friends! We contacted Hexcup to get a set of cups to review and here's what we found: Hexcup was set up on kickstarted and got over 3,000 backers and doubled they pledged goal! Set up by 2 friends, they were able to "kickstart" this awesome project, its simple but unique and quirky! The Hexcups are the first hexagon-shaped beer pong cup which saves you from asking someone to straighten up their cups or having to ask them to move one of their cups back into place after it shot across the table or getting your ball stuck in-between the cups! Ben and his brother Thomas pulled out the cups one night for a…

Loving Australia Owned Hero Gear !!!

Hero Gear is an Australia owned and run website for lovers of GoPro goodies. They offer everything you can think of, check out this insane list!! The wonderful Bryn sent us the really cool TurnsPro - 360° Timelapse Panning device to try out on our New Zealand trip but sadly thanks to Qantas who soaked our luggage, we weren't able to try it out as it got damaged! Camera Stabilisation / Gimbals Filters Floating Section System GoPro Camera Housings GoPro microphones GoPro Mounts Lens Protection Lights Protective and Storage Cases Remote Controls Scuba Diving/Snorkelling Accessories Timelapse Panning Devices Tripod Adaptors Bryn From Hero Gear tells us about his awesome company: We have a Youtube channel that specialises in GoPro HERO camera News, Reviews and How-To’s www.youtube.com/brynmag. We currently have just over 18K subscribers and 4.4 Million Views on Youtube. I have a Technical/Electronics background and have been involved with Cameras, Video and Audio Visual for…

My 6 Favourite GoPro Products from UKPro! 

I''m sure as you already know I'm a massive fan of my GoPro, I'm always on the look out for new or different accessories to go along with my GoPro. I stumbled across UKPro and thought i'd share a few of my favourite products. GOWORX GOKNUCKLES The GoWorx GoKnuckles are a simple and functional handheld grip designed for use with any GoPro HERO camera. The unique patented design provides a secure "locked-in" grip on your camera unlike any other mount. GoKnuckles are lightweight, portable and built from premium materials so you can safely and creatively capture awesome photos and videos. Plus, you can easily mount your camera facing either direction for filming yourself or your friends during actions sports and adventures. RRP:19.99 USD FREESTYLER VIDEO LIGHTING KIT Light up the night with UKPro’s revolutionary Freestyler Video Kit. The Freestyler Video Kit is an all-in-one video solution for filming with the…

Review of 360fly HD Camera

360fly is a 360 camera which shoots 360 degree panoramic video, in this review we will be telling you what we thought of the camera and if its worth the price tag! What’s so special about the 360 Fly? The 360Fly boasts that it has a 360 degrees camera which shoots 360 degree panoramic video using the single fish eye lens – which isn’t exactly 100% accurate as its more 240 degrees than 360 however none the less it’s a pretty cool device.  Design and use: 360fly's camera is best described as a small black orb/eye. The controls are simple as there's just one button. Press and hold it to turn the camera on or off,  it also vibrates to acknowledge the command or you can press it briefly to start and stop recording (something I didn’t realize until I had used it a few times,  to make a video I had to try juggle…
Phonesuit Elite Series review – Luxury Battery Case

Phonesuit Elite Series review – Luxury Battery Case

The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case Series is one of the best in build battery packs on the market! It gives your phone power on demand, by using an Advanced Chipsets and Smart Power Management software the PhoneSuit Elite can deliver fast, efficient power when you need it most. We got the PhoneSuit Elite 6 Plus case to try out. What’s the Phonesuit all about? The great thing about the Phonesuit is you can charge your Smartphone just about anywhere. It increases your battery life without the need for a power outlet, extra wires or shutting down apps and hoping that you can get through the day on the 1 battery. The PhoneSuit Elite 6 Plus Battery Case can provide up to 80% additional iPhone 6 Plus power. More iPhone time to talk, chat and run your favourite Apps, I know that I can easily use my battery from full to…
Nomad ChargeKey for Bitesize Charging on the Go

Nomad Key for Bitesize Charging on the Go

In the day and age of technology and the need to have your phone charged at all times, the Nomad Key is perfect for travellers and non travellers alike. It’s made of two hard plastic ends connected by a flexible rubber middle for hard to reach places such as the back of your TV etc. One side is the thin USB connector that can be plugged into a your TV, computer or a wall adapter for charging your device. The other end has the Lightning connector for charging and syncing your iPhone or apple products, as well as a small loop that can be used to attach the Nomad Key to a keychain, backpack or anything you can think of! Most people don’t leave the house with our their keys but you can often forget taking along your charger cord (I’ve been caught out so many times with this, hoping…

Journey All-In-One Charger – Review

 The  Journey All in one Portable Charger is different from others on the market as it’s a true all in one charger, continue reading to find out why… Multiple Charger The Journey All-In-One Charger powers Apple, Android, Samsung, LG, HTC and more! You can even charge three devices simultaneously at super-fast speed. No need to carry around multiple cords for all your devices. The device comes with the Lightning Cable, Micro-USB Cable, and USB Out port. AC Wall Charger (Foldable)  Each Journey is designed to be the only charging device you will ever need. The battery pack comes with a foldable AC-Wall Charger for ease of recharging the device itself. However the charges does come with a Micro-USB cable for times you aren’t near an outlet. Up To 200% Extra Power  PhoneSuit's custom High density lithium-ion 3500 mAh Battery cell coupled with an advanced chipset & electronics can deliver the…
Fugoo – The Best Portable Wireless, Waterproof Speaker

Fugoo – The Best Portable Wireless, Waterproof Speaker

Design: The design of the Fugoo speaker is sturdily built and is constructed with plastic and accents of rubber, coming together to offer shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof package. At the heart of each Fugoo is its core: a tough, IP67-protected center. We were supplied with a core, along with a Style and Sport jacket for review.  The Style jacket adds a layer of honeycomb-patterned plastic to the core, making it look stylish (hence the name), the style is covered with mesh fabric and has shiny plastic detailing. Where as the Sport option offers the same fabric to cover up, but comes with a thicker plastic shell and more rubber to protect the Fugoo in case of an accidently drop or rough and tumbling if using it while on the go.  On one side of the speaker, there's a microUSB port and a 3.5mm port for easy of charging. The other…