A few weeks ago I was approached by one of the creators of CordSkinz informing me that they had created a product that would aid with the age old issue of tangled headphone cables. Initially I was a bit reserved of the idea but then that was because I am very meticulous about rolling up my headphones after use for exactly this reason and wondered if there was actually a need for a solution? I have recently replaced my BOSE IE headphones after six years of great use when one earpiece decided to stop working which could be attributed to either then hundreds of miles running with them, the great British rain ingresssing or the constant rolling and unrolling I subjected them to? To replace them I simply bought the BOSE IE2. A little boring but they are the best In-Ear headphones I have ever used but I digress.
The market for ‘fitness trackers’ has appeared to boom in recent months with undoubtedly the biggest surge being around the new year. This is when I admittedly bought two. The first one I bought for my partner and the second when I saw hers and done the guy thing of “hey, I could do with one of those” purely to justify the spend on new tech.
Models; I chose to go with the Fitbit Charge (around £99.00) due to the fact that it had a working display which could be used as a watch as well as being able to view exactly, in the loosest of terms, the amount of steps you have taken or flights of stairs climbed. This was as opposed to the Fitbit Flex (around £50.00) which had the simple ‘four lights’ display that lit up as you progressed towards your daily goal but offering no other indication of how much you had actually done. Had the Fitbit Surge (around £150.00) been on sale at the time I was searching then I would have more than likely stretched myself to the larger price tag for the functions it offered.
Following a hectic start to 2015 (career change, house move, young addition) I have not had time to keep up to date with the blog sadly. I have however got lots of material to be blogging about which will all come in due course. In the mean time I still have just enough time to thrash out 140 characters on twitter. If you would like to continue to follow me and get updates then please follow me on @therunjogblog on twitter.co.uk
I’ll be back up and running soon!
Around six weeks ago I received an e-mail from Airia asking me if I would like to review a pair of their new trainer, the ‘One’. It’s always flattering to be asked to review equipment and especially something unique like these trainers. I done a little bit of research into what made them so ‘new’ and had a look around the website. The first thing you notice is the shape of the sole and immediately think ‘how on earth will my feet fit into that curve?’. Having been sufficiently intrigued and curious I agreed that I would try them and see if they really did ‘make you run faster’ as they claimed.