At first glance the Dyson DC62 Animal doesn’t look like much of a vacuum; in fact, it looks more like a metal detector than a vacuum cleaner. The first thing that came to mind was how such a small handheld unit, especially a cordless one, could do the job of a full sized vacuum. Fortunately for me, for today anyway, I live in a very dry area, almost back on to a transit station and have a significant amount of carpeting in my home, so there’s never any shortage of testing material – dust, sand and other sediment – that needed to be sucked up.
Before trying out the Idol X, I had never used an Alcatel OneTouch phone before. In fact, I knew very little about the phones and TCL, the company that makes them. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from a phone of a less recognizable brand than say, a Samsung, LG or HTC product.
But the Idol X makes quite an impression.
It’s a no-brainer to get some sort of cover or protection for your iPad these days and there is certainly no shortage of options, especially those that try to compete with similar offerings from Apple.
At the risk of sounding repetitive, there’s no shortage of battery packs out there on the market. They come in all different shapes, sizes and capacities. However, one neat little package is the Lifesaver II emergency battery pack by Mio, which stands out amongst others with its minimalist design and fast charging capability.
Don’t you just wish your favourite headphones or speakers were wireless? If your wired audio accessories have a 3.5” connector or jack, a new little gadget –ClipR by Muse Mini – can turn them wireless through Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC (Near Field Communication).
ClipR acts as a transceiver in the form of a lightweight rubber polymer coated disc, shaped like a bulked up poker chip – 42mm wide and 8mm high.