One of The Test Pit's first ever reviews was of a remote-controlled ball called Sphero. We absolutely loved it (as you might have imagined) and have therefore kept a close eye out for the next product from Orbotix. It seems that the re-reinvented ball is actually tubular, and the next generation in connected toys is not called Tubulo (as we suggested), but rather... Ollie. We took it for a roll.
22 October 2014
Brush up on this bathroom gadget.
Connected technology is everywhere these days and its pretty impossible to do anything without somehow being connected to the internet, or at least to another gadget that is. But never fear technophobes, as you'll always be safe in the bathroom. Your morning routine remains delightfully old school, with not a trace of modern gadgetry. NOT ANYMORE YOU LOSERS!
No, it would seem that now even toothbrushes come equipped with Bluetooth, so prepare your teeth for an thoroughly modern brushing, thanks to the Oral-B Smart Series Pro 6000.
21 October 2014
Can you hear what I hear?
In the first of this year's Christmas Stocking Fillers features (and we've got a shed load of others planned) we take a look at some newly released musical head gear. Headphones are always a safe bet gift for an audiophile friend, but with so many of the mothers out there to choose from, picking the right pair can be a Christmas conundrum. That's why we've selected five of our favourites and duly tested the crap out of them. So deck the halls and crank up the volume, eh?
20 October 2014
See you, Jimmy!
As the nights get longer and the weather starts to hate all humankind, you can be sure that Autumn has well and truly started. In no time at all the sun will be a thing of mere memory, and bright daylight-filled afternoons something that used to happen. If you're a cyclist than this time of year can be particularly dangerous as it gets harder to be safely seen while on the road. What you need is a set of Lezyne Micro Drive bike sets, courtesy of cycling accident solicitors Cycle Aid.
15 October 2014
Living on the edge.
If you, like us, spend most of your time jumping out of aeroplanes, skiing down mountain sides and scuffing up the half pipe on your BMX, chances are you’ll want to share your exploits with the world. Trouble is, simply describing that 15,000 feet sky drive you just completed doesn’t make for a very exciting YouTube channel – what you need is an action cam. Believe it or not, GoPro is not the be-all and end-all of the market, as we discovered after testing the KitVision Edge HD30W Action Camera.