19 April 2014

REVIEW: Lightwave RF Home Automation

Home is where the automated heart is.

These days home automation isn't just reserved for the likes of Tony Stark, as basic control over some of your house's functions is as easy as opening a smartphone app. Whereas last year we took a look at Philip's Hue lighting system, this time we were interested in trying a product that gave the user even more control options. We found it in the Lightwave RF Home Automation range.

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14 April 2014

VIDEO REVIEW: LEGO Star Wars Droid Gunship

This is the droid you're looking for

We love drones here at The Test Pit, regardless of whether they use wheels, wings or propellers. But even we have to admit that one day drones will become self-aware and kill us all. And they'll probably look like this.

Once again we tear open the box, rip open the little plastic bags and get building on one of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, the Droid Gunship #75042. Sit back, press play and be thankful that all the flying robots have to shoot these days are little plastic darts.


11 April 2014

REVIEW: TP-Link 3G Mobile WiFi

Hi, WiFi

"Excuse me, but do you have free WiFi here?" That's a question we've all asked at some point, especially those of us that need a high speed internet connection even while at a funeral. But the vicar giving your grandfather's eulogy will never have to be bothered again, because you'll already have your own personal WiFi hotspot thanks to the TP-Link 3G Mobile WiFi.

10 April 2014

FEATURE: The Manper Session #3

A close shave.

In previous Manper Sessions (a male pampering session) we've merely hinted at all the great kit out there to help a chap keep his face as fresh as a ten minute old daisy... until now. Delving into the depth of the internet (its quite useful once you get past all that porn) we have sourced three new pieces of cleverness which will soon be part of your morning shaving routine.

An eight day beard might be considered the most attractive form of facial hair for a man to carry, but to those people we merely scoff. Poor unshaven sods... they're missing out on so many cool things.

3 April 2014

FEATURE: Male Compression Vests

Spanx a lot

Let's be honest here chaps; some of us aren't as trim as we may once have been, or wish to be. This can lead to occasional sad feelings, particularly when encountering an ex partner who seems to be as thin and as gorgeous as they were at 18. Damn them to hell.

Say, for example, you have a wedding to go to, one you know will be attended by old flames and friends you want to impress. Do you go the gym solidly for a month before the big day? Nah, you pop a compression vest on under your suit, thereby trimming your growing beer belly by a few inches and maintaining your reputation as The One Who Never Seems To Put On Any Weight.

But which compression vest to buy? We take a look at a couple...

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