24 November 2015

FEATURE: Winter cycling

Two wheels, one life.

Say that cycling is good for the environment, helps reduce congestion, and is a great way to stay fit and active, and you'll hear no arguments from us. We're all keen cyclists here; from those of us that cycle every day to the office, to casual riders who hit the mountainous trails at the weekend. However, as much fun as it is, cycling can get dangerous in the Winter, with darker nights and cold, icy conditions. To that end we've gathered together a bunch of kit that has helped to keep us pedaling away and – crucially – stay alive.

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23 November 2015

COMPETITION: Win Og On The Bog from Drumond Park

Toilet humour. 

Prepare to cause a stink and to poo-poo your opponents if you win the bog, sorry... big prize in our latest competition. Offering another treat of a game from our chums at Drumond Park, you could be walking away with Og On The Bog! That'll make Christmas Day fun, won't it? 

22 November 2015

REVIEW: Roku 3

Stream on.

Test Pit Towers is no stranger to the Roku, the set-top box you plug into your TV to stream services such as Netflix, Now TV, and BBC iPlayer, and in fact this review will be of the fourth device from them that we've tested. We don't mean to jump the gun here, but we've clearly saved the best for last. We review the Roku 3.

19 November 2015

REVIEW: MEGA Bloks Halo Flame Warthog from 2014

Hot stuff.

As 2015 begins to draw to a close, we've basically ran out of new MEGA Bloks Halo sets to review. But, so keen are we to keep a Halo-like presence on The Test Pit, that we're starting to take a look at older sets that are still available to buy. And so to kick things off we built the Flame Warthog from 2014.

18 November 2015


Code in the hole.

Back in our day, the most useful thing you could take with you from school was a few GCSEs and your life (we went to really rough schools). But these days it seems that one of the most important skills kids can pick up while young is coding and programming computer software. But because not everyone has access to a computer, how do you make sure the kids can get the best possible start? Easy, you grab a Raspberry Pi 2, load it with simple programming software, and package it with everything a kids needs to get started with, and be excited about, coding. We review the Kano.


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