25 Jan Safer cycling – Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones

Here at GG2G we don’t like listening to music through headphones when we’re cycling for the simple reason we can’t hear the sound of the street around us, and that makes for unsafe cycling. One of the team was pulled up short by a copper who said headphones on  bikes are illegal. We’re not sure about that but the safety message hit home and we’ve not listened to music on two wheels since. That could all be about to change with these Aftershokz Trekz Titanium, headphones that use ‘bone conduction’ to deliver the tunes while allowing ears to hear all ambient noise; sort of headphones for the head and not the...

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25 Jan iLook out for my iPad – Greenwich Leather Accessories

[caption id="attachment_16358" align="alignright" width="300"] iLove my iPad[/caption] We can remember a time when those without a clue were predicting the demise of Apple Computers; too niche and too expensive. Then along came the iPhone and the iPad (and iTunes) and the world turned out to be, flat afterall. Very flat. There are thousands of companies making accessories for these essential 21st century devices but few make them as well, or as understated, or as elegant as Greenwich MMXV (that’s 2015 for non Romans). Conceived, by all accounts, over a few pints in a country pub. You may think £60 for a phone case and up to £200 for an iPad cover is a...

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10 Dec Noise Cancelling Headphones – Philips SHB8850NC

Philips breaks the mould with these high spec noise cancelling headphones for third of the price of many competitors, claiming an impressive 97% reduction of ambient sound -  up to -20 decibels. What they lack in the name department they make up for with a raft of features: Bluetooth and battery powered, so no wires getting in the way on long flights; the rechargeable batteries ought be good for up to 16 hours of play (if the charges fails there’s a cable to plug them into the MP3 source); ‘smart’ tap controls for adjusting volume and making and receiving calls; and a built in microphone. Philips SHB8850NC £89.99 /

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08 Dec Sleep Tight – Sound Oasis Travel

Sleep isn’t a problem around here. One of us slept through a hurricane during which a tree crashed through the roof of the cabin next door. Another time one of the team was so shattered fell she asleep in a disco. Sadly not everyone can nod off quite so easily which is why the Sound Oasis Travel is proving so popular.  Roberts used to make a pillow speaker enabling users to doze off with their favourite radio station playing softly through the goose down. Compared to that the Sleep Oasis Travel version is a bit new age massage parlour, with a repertoire of soothing sounds from spring rain to bamboo...

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