Packing List – My travel life in two bags

James - Two Bags

Whenever I’m about to leave a place I’ve been for a while I like to take stock of my gear and assess what I need and discard what I don’t. I’ve never documented a packing list so when a friend posted what’s in his bags I thought I should do my own. I travel with […]

Camera Review: Olympus PEN E-P3 – Like a DSLR, without the weight

Olympus PEN E-P3

This is my review of the Olympus PEN E-P3. I bought this camera when it was on sale with a two lens package deal (14-42mm and 40-150mm Zoom Lens). At the time of this review I’ve owned the camera for 2 years and it’s by far my favourite camera I’ve owned. Before I review, a […]

Bag Review: REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Backpack

REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Convertible Luggage – 25"

Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip

Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip

Being on the road with a bag full of electronics and staying in places that have limited power outlets, one item of travel gear that has become essential for me is a power strip. I was staying in a tropical budget guesthouse which had only one power outlet in the room. Normally I would make […]

Kindle Paperwhite Review – The ultimate travel e-reader

Kindle Paperwhite

Continuing with the Travel Gear series, this is my review of the Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Paperwhite Review My first e-book device was a Kobo, which turned me into an e-reader convert straight away. While I liked the size and weight of the Kobo, I found that there were books that weren’t in the Kobo store […]

A long-term PC users review of the Macbook Air

Shopping for Macbooks

So I bought a Mac. I was the last person to think I would switch over, especially as I had been using PC laptops for so long. April 2012 marked ten years since I bought my first laptop, and in that decade I owned four laptops, averaging 2.5 years per laptop (which is roughly the […]

Samsung Galaxy SII Review

Samsung Galaxy SII in hand

Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 with 8MP Camera and Touchscreen Last year I finally made the switch from a burner phone (you know, one that just makes phone calls) to a smart phone. I got a Samsung Galaxy S which served well as an introduction to these incredible pocket computers. I have since upgraded to […]