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March Review Roundup


Check out the goodies you can get your hands on in March

Vinci Headphones

Vinci Headphones, reviews, accessories, music

The first set of headphones to be powered by artificial intelligence. Complete with voice control, a built-in screen, smart noise-cancelling and immersive 3D sound for an incredible experience.

Price: £79 www.kickstarter.com

Bluetooth Mouse Mac/PC

Bluetooth mouse, reviews

A sleek, ergonomically designed wireless mouse that uses seamless Bluetooth connection for both PC and Mac. Perfect for lefties, righties and those with RSI or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Price: £79.99 www.penclic.se

BeeLine Bike SatNav

satnav, review, Beeline

A smart, compact bike compass that tells you only the direction to your destination and the distance to go. You pick your own path. Easy to attach and durable, its the newest must-have for cyclists.

Price: £99 www.beeline.co

Under Armour Recovery PJs

Under Armor, pyjamas, clothing, reviews

A new line of sleepwear designed to help athletes recover faster while they sleep, using a TB12 pattern that turns body heat into far infrared. This helps improve blood flow and flush away lactic acid toxins.

Price: From £60 www.underarmour.com

MOTIV Tracker

Motiv tracker, Motiv, review

A smart looking ring that provides exceptional tracking for activity, heart rate and sleep. Designed for day and night use, it can withstand the elements of daily life and track your every move.

Price: £159 www.mymotiv.com

Exante Diet Shakes & Bars

Review, Casio Smart Watch, footwear, sports wear

Exante have created a range of shakes and bars designed to complement your meals. The strawberry diet shake, for example, is ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or even as dessert. With a burst of berry flavour, packed full of protein and nutrients, it’s refreshing and indulgent. Not surprisingly, the strawberry shake is one of Exante’s most popular meal replacement shakes. The chocolate diet shake is 100% gluten-free and packed full of vital vitamins and minerals. Thick and smooth with a delicious chocolate flavour, the chocolate shake is perfect for chocolate lovers who want to keep calories low.

The Strawberry Jam and Yogurt Crunch bars are nutritious, high in protein and uniquely blended to support long-term weight loss goals. These meal replacement bars are key to preserving muscle density and are packed full of essential vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, & K.

The Meal Replacement Chocolate Orange Bar serves as a healthy Terry’s Chocolate Orange substitute and is packed with protein. They’re best eaten as a pre- or post-workout snack. With natural flavours and tangy citrus pieces, these tasty, chewy Exante favourites are a dieter’s delight!

Get 30% off with exclusive discount code ‘BESTFIT’ www.exantediet.com

Shakes prices: Boxes of 7 are £10.49 Boxes of 50 are £60
Jam and Yogurt Crunch bar price: Boxes of 16 are £30 Boxes of 50 are £75
Chocolate Orange Bar price: Boxes of 7 are £14.49 Boxes of 50 are £75

Samsung Gear Fit 2

Gearfit, reviews, sports

Fitness wearables show few signs off waning in 2017. Instead, you can probably expect more to choose from than ever before, with brands introducing new bells and whistles in terms of functionality alongside enhanced designs.

Samsung have weighed into battle with the Gear Fit 2, a reinvention of the original Gear Fit, which has been around since 2014.

At first glance it looks as though little has changed, though the curved touchscreen and AMOLED display have been slightly reshaped to cram in more information to a slightly wider space. The pixel density has also been enhanced, which makes for a much clearer UX. It still fells as comfortable as the first and is now easier to charge than ever, with a forgiving dock much more user-friendly than, say, competitor wearables with plug-in charging.

A quicker processor and greater storage are noteable improvements, and it’s increasingly intuitive, which means it automatically detects your movements – or lack of them – without you having do anything to power the heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope or barometer. Once paired with a smartphone (though not Apple, soz), the experience improves even further.

Price £179 www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-fit2/

TomTom Spark 3

Tomtom, Tomtom Spark, review , SAT-NAV

The latest waterproof TomTom tracker comes fully equipped with Sport Bluetooth headphones and up to three weeks battery life. Tracks steps, distance and calories, and monitors sleep.

Price: £149.99 www.currys.co.uk

Matrix Power Watch

Matrix Power Watch, Watch, wrist wear, accessory

The world’s first smartwatch to be powered by your body heat, this tech-savvy gadget measures calories burned, activity level and sleep using advanced thermoelectric technology.

Price: £120 www.indiegogo.com

Move 2520 DAB Radio

Radio, Dab Radio, gadget, review

A lightweight, pocket-sized personal DAB digital & FM radio that offers 15 hours of non-stop listening, and comes complete with in-ear, noise-cancelling headphones.

Price: £79.99 www.pure.com


Smarty Pan, Review, cooking pan

A high-tech cooking pan that uses temperature and weight sensors alongside a companion app to give you step-by-step instructions and real-time calorie and recipe info. Perfect for the kitchen-phobics among us.

Price: £183.50 www.smartypans.io

Heck Sausages

Heck, Heck Sausages, Healthy Sausages, Reviews

Is there such a thing as a healthier sausage? HECK yes!

HECK has a great solution for anyone wanting to embark on a healthy eating plan without giving up their beloved bangers.

Launched last year, HECK Chicken sausages have raced up the pecking order to become the nation’s favourite gourmet bangers with a healthy twist and now slimmers, ‘free-from’ groups and those wanting to stay in shape without giving up their favourite foods are tucking in.

Among the key benefits of HECK Chicken Sausages…

They’re high in protein, low in fat, gluten free and yet still delicious. And, like all HECK sausages, they contain a high meat content – minimum 85% lean, farm-assured British chicken (reports suggest the healthiest sausages are those with a high meat content).

They’re not packed with fillers to bulk them out and they’re free from nitrates or nitrites (salts which help kill bacteria in products like bacon, salami and chorizo, and linked to a recent health scare).

They’re also lower in calories and saturated fat (70% less fat) than regular pork sausages.

Debbie Keeble, HECK company founder, says: “We are all becoming more focused on healthy eating and reducing our red meat consumption, and people are increasingly looking for their favourite foods but in a healthier form. Our chicken range is perfect for anyone who loves sausages but can’t or doesn’t want to eat pork. We receive many emails and letters from families to say their children love them too.”

Based in Bedale, North Yorks, the Keeble family behind the HECK brand are passionate about creating new variations, flavour combinations and taste experiences for sausages, as seen in their square sausages for the BBQ, heart-shaped patties for Valentine’s Day and Christmas Baubles (delightful seasonal meatballs).
On a mission to prove that not all sausages are created equal, the family uses minimum 85% British, high-quality and farm-assured cuts of lean meat and everything in the range is low in fat and gluten-free.

HECK Chicken Italia Sausages (340g/10 sausages per pack, £3)
With basil, roasted tomatoes & mozzarella.

HECK Zesty Chicken Sausages (340g/10 sausages per pack, £3)
Bursting with peppery watercress, a squeeze of lemon juice and a smattering of black pepper.

HECK Smoky Paprika Chicken Sausages (340g/10 sausages per pack, £3)
Filled with flavours of Spanish sunshine including roasted red peppers and smoky paprika.

Asda, Booths, Co-op, Costco, Morrison’s, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose


Price: £3.00

Rab Electron Pluto Jacket

Jacket, electronic jacket, clothing, review

A mid-weight technical down jacket designed using a water-resistant Pertex outer shell and stitch-through construction for year-round climbing (or general outside activity). Varying size baffles eliminate cold spots and reduces bulk.

Price: £230 rab.equipment/uk

iLuv Smart Shaker

Smart Shaker, ILuv, review

A vibrating pillow alarm designed to replace that shrill morning wake-up call with a gentle, effective vibration. Comes complete with companion app, snooze button and bluetooth connectivity.

Price: £34.99 www.mobilefun.co.uk

Slydes Poolsiders

Slydes, Slydes Poolsiders, footwear, review

Available in sheek chrome gold, these slip-on poolsiders offer a quick-drying single-bandage upper, contoured footbed and patterned outsole for grip.

Price: £22 www.slydes.co.uk

Casio WSD-F20 Smartwatch

Casio, Casio Smartwatch, Watch, Wrist Wear

The first smartwatch to run Android 2.0, this fully featured gadget includes a dual-layer touchscreen LCD and comes complete with GPS, sports tracking and sturdy battery life.

Price: $500 (Pre-Order) www.wsd.casio.com