Friday, 20 December 2019

Review: Touch Down Wireless Charger

I've been looking for a wireless charging station as iPhone 8+ can also use wireless charging so no more need for cables which somehow always break and die on me after afew months.

Ever since I went to the Apple Store a couple months ago to get my screen replaced after I dropped my iPhone while trying to get a selfie while cycling. Yeah I know what a dumb ass but I was cycling in a park so not like i was riding on the streets. Anyways when I went to the Apple Store I saw they had upright wireless chargers. I had bought a flat wireless charger but was sometimes tricky to get the phone in the right position to get it to charge consistently.

I had always on my mind to find something similar but never found it til today. I went there looking for the normal pre Christmas shop, low and behold there was the Mounted Leather Charger - Business Edition - Black from Touchdown Charging.

Touch Down Wireless Charger
 - Charging: 5w, 7.5w
- Input: Micro USB (Cable included)
- Compatibility: All Qi compatible devices Check your device
- Positioning: Dual coil technology, rest your phone on up right or on its side
- Angel: 52% angle for the perfect viewing experience
- Functions: Sensory device detection
- Material: Premium Pu leather finish
- Extras: Non slip rubber feet
 Available in; Black or White 
Touch Down Wireless Charger & iPhone 8+
Touch Down Wireless Charger & iPhone 8+ 
Touch Down Wireless Charger & iPhone 8+
As you can see it fits my iPhone easily & still very usable when on your desk. Can still be charging when phone is in landscape mode and still charges though my case. Word of warning though don't have any magnetic cards between the charger and the phone as it could corrupt the data on those cards.+

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Thursday, 12 December 2019

More legendary upgrades?

So a few months ago I got contacted by Laurel over at BrommieMods

BrommieMods is a website where you can get Coloured Metal Chainguards And Mudguards / Fenders For Brompton and even arrange complete resprays of your beloved Brompton.

Brommiemods is a small business taking over production and supply of Brompton metal chainguards from Tiller Cycles. It was Graham at Tiller cycles who first invented the metal chain guards and mudguards that are so superior to plastic in both looks and durability. He took it upon himself to manufacture them in his workshop and sell to the Brommie masses. On his retirement, we at Brommiemods are continuing and expanding on his good work. Order your Brompton-compatible chain and/or mudguard with 100% confidence. Satisfaction guaranteed!  

I've had one of Graham's yellow chain guards for yrs.

Anyways I've been using the original Brompton mudguards and over the years I have gone though a few sets of the plastic ones. When BrommieMods contacted me about some new ideas and processes they have undergone with the metal mudguards we had to get something worked out for the legend.

I also had the idea of painting the mudguard stays but BrommieMods had already done something like this  already with a CPT3 project. I still had a spare set of mudguard stays so sent those off to get painted at the same time as the new metal mudguards.

I've had the metal mudguards and stays for a good few months now and ridden in all weathers and conditions. They are TOUGH. I won't getting replacement ones unless I want different colours or something with these puppies.

There are a couple more small upgrades that I haven’t had the chance to install yet but most people wouldn’t even notice unless I pointed them out which I always do when people ask what new with the legend.

As I have said you can approach BrommieMods with any ideas you have and they will see what they can do you get your Brompton PERFECT.

SPOILER: I did get a discount but this in no way changes how I review goods or services. You get honest straight up reviews in my blog ALWAYS!!!

Here is a link to BrommieMods

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Thursday, 24 October 2019

#EGX2019 My first gaming convention

So I heard about this Gaming Show from a fellow streamer on twitch and though this would be a good opportunity to get into the gaming world and see whats out there.

"The UK's Biggest Gaming Event Everything you love about gaming all under one roof, EGX returns to London for 2019! Get down to the ExCeL Center on 17th - 20th October to play major unreleased blockbuster games, hundreds of incredible indie games and much more. What are you waiting for?"

So with an intro like that how could I not go. At the very least I could have some hands  on  a few things I have my eye on to make my gaming experiences more enjoyable.

Sp suited and booted I headed off. This time though I had to leave the legend behind as there probably wouldn't be anywhere to park him safely.

Arrived at the ExCEL exhibition halls and began the queuing process. I have to say I expected it to take a VERY long time but the line moved pretty damn quick. I guess the staff at these places been doing it for a long time and know how to get people moving.

Wasn't exactly sure what to expect, I've been to conventions before in the past but not so game/tech focused. I would at-least get my hands on some games & equipment in development. I've actually looking for  new gaming chair / driving / flight style cockpit

Managed to have a go in one of these GT Omega chairs. I have to say they ffelt pretty good and be looking even closer at these in time.

Came across the HTC VIVE van which I thought was pretty cool. Full standing VR in the back of a van with green screen so when you watch though a camera it looks like your totally in the game itself. Great for streaming and making videos.

While wondering around how could i know spot this glorious gaming chair? Its my exact colours and was actually up for a competition . Just take a selfie and tag it and I was in for a chance to win it.

I did like the little guy sitting and already had a friend of mine call dibs if I do win it :D

A match made in heaven

Cool headphone dude.

I didnt know but at this show there was a huge cosplay presence as well as a cosplay competition 

These predators where hunting at the show to. Pretty scary and pretty damn convincing too. More info here

I was tempted to buy these but I'm already pretty damn cool, well so i tell myself anyways :P

Wish I had as much energy as the Energiser Bunny.

Some serious looking custom hardware at this show to. Man I love this one with the yellow water cooling :)

This one looks a little like mine does with the yellow mesh on ;)

Ghostbusters slimmer getting in on the act.

This was my first ever computer the BBC Micro. Man I loved that thing and got me interested in computers.

Blast from the past :D

I'm always making new friends, this time though the bear wanted to come home with me to meet the rest of the Bee family :D

I wish I was sponsored by a even one of these companies, never know in future.

I thought I wasn't working today? :P ding ding

One of the main reason I came was to see if I could try out any car racing simulators that I could actually have at the HiVE. I tried the PlaySeat pictured below but found it extra hard to get in and out of the seat as its pretty low.

I already have a wheel stand from GT Racing that is modular which I'm trying to get more information on as I see they have a racing seat addition & also an experimental flight stick add on which would set me right up for all the games I play.

I wanted to try out some VR games but as you'd expect the lines where pretty long so I didn't bother but people been saying that the new Avengers game is pretty damn good so maybe I'll get that in time

Well that was my first gaming event. Was alot of fun and EGX2019 was pretty good and i will be back again next year.

till the next ride, bee safe.....