How much does it cost to run a portable air conditioner, and how quickly does it cool a room? [Updated with 2022 prices]

UPDATE: This was originally written back in 2021 and somehow since then, back then all we had to worry about was a pandemic. That’s still a problem but we now also have war and a cost of living crisis. What a time to be alive. I have therefore updated this post with more accurate pricing, … Read more

Insteon Guide: Windows 11/10 Home Hyper V installation for Home Assistant Windows Portable (HassWP)

Following on from my previous Insteon posts about setting up Home Assistant Windows Portable (HassWP) and cheap PCs to run as a server for Docker/Insteon. This post is a guide for anyone wanting to get Home Assistant Windows Portable working on a PC running Windows Home. In my HassWP original post, I installed Home Assistant … Read more

Best Portable Projectors for 2022 – Small projectors with battery power & speakers  

The portable projector niche is quite interesting, with a lot of great choices. These are perfect for anyone that does have or doesn’t want a projector permanently mounted in their house. The portable nature gives you the flexibility to take them wherever you go. You could use it in the office for a presentation or … Read more

Proscenic Sping Deals: M8 PRO Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum Cleaner for £375, P11 Cordless Vacuum for £127

Many sellers on Amazon are having 12 day Spring sales, including affordable applicant brand Proscenic. Proscenic M8 PRO Robot Vacuum & Self Empty Station I am a big fan of robot vacuums with laser navigation. They have been one of my favourite pieces of tech in the past couple of years. The Proscenic M8 PRO … Read more

ADO A20+ & A20F+ Foldable Electric Bikes Discount

I have reviewed a couple of bikes from ADO recently and have been very impressed. For the next few days, they are offering a discount on the ADO A20+ and A20F+. The ADO A20+ has a small number of upgrades compared to the standard ADO A20 including: Quick release waterproof line Electric taillight and reflector … Read more

Best Hybrid City & MTB E-Bikes on Amazon: Electric bike buying guide

Following on from my foldable e-bikes buying guide, this post covers hybrid and mountain bike styled bikes. Hybrid & MTB vs Foldable E-Bikes Hybrid and mountain electric bikes are physically larger with bigger wheels than the foldable variety. Obviously, if you plan to go off-road and use these more for leisure than commuting opting for … Read more

Best Foldable Electric Bikes on Amazon: Counter the rising cost of petrol with an e-Bike

Five years ago I reviewed the Volt Connect, at the time I had mixed impressions it was big and quite heavy. While I could see its potential for commuting I think I struggled to separate my fitness focussed lifestyle with the practicality of an electric bile. More recently I have reviewed the foldable ADO A20 … Read more

How to Reduce Electricity Bills: Identifying power-hungry devices & limiting usage

I am lucky that I signed up for a new fixed tariff just before everything got too crazy with gas and electricity. However, I did see our monthly bill rise about 40% and now pay £220 a month, which is a lot for a two-person household. Like everyone else, I have been exploring ways to … Read more

The Best Watches Under $200

You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on a dependable, feature-rich watch to wear about town, track your workout, or take into the field.  Some smartwatches’ prices have dropped significantly without sacrificing much functionality. Numerous lower-tech choices look fine, and monitor time if that is all you want and need. Hence, if you … Read more

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