Seiko recently announced three new limited edition “Black Series” Prospex dive watches, which were released in the first quarter of 2018.
These three Prospex watches take existing vintage designs and redo them in a modern and popular black scheme – a design idea that is unlikely to fail.
Aggressive, legible, and handsome, the black dials, tan hour markers, and white & orange hands (done in Seiko’s Lumibrite) keep from messing up the original aesthetic of the pieces.
Seiko state that the Black Series watches are inspired by night diving and are designed to achieve maximum legibility.
With a reported (but unnumbered) sole batch of 300, these limited editions are sure to be much sought after by any Seiko collector.Some have reported a mere 30 items were initially made available to the UK – that however I can not confirm.
The Collector does just that – collects sets, puts them away somewhere safe and then, maybe, one days sells them for a profit – or at least hopes to.
Then you have the Builder – they tear the box open, tip out the contents and have fun building up whatever was inside.
I’m a bit of both- collecting and building. Some sets I put away, some I build and some I buy a pair of, one to build, one to collect.
This set : 75885, the Lego Speed Champions Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC is one such set I doubled on. Why? Because I really wanted to build one and then I though it’s only £12.99 and there are an awful lot of both Ford and Lego enthusiasts so it would do no harm to buy a second and keep it pristine. Who knows someday it might be worth a bit more?
I am still currently using that very case and have been since writing the review. I am still hugely impressed by it along with its build quality and durability. No doubt it was expensive at the time but it still looks as new and despite being used daily there isn’t a mark on it.
Casio G-Shock GBA-800 Unboxing and Initial Review (GBA-800-9AER)
At CES 2018, Casio introduced two new G-Shock watches to its ever growing collection of tough timepieces. Known as the GBA-800 and GPR-B1000, both devices connect to the G-Shock Connected app to help track different metrics and information.
The relevant watch to this review is from G-Shock’s new G-Squad series, the GBA-800 — a hybrid fitness watch that you can adds a little bit of fitness tech to G-Shock’s already iconic style. It comes in six different colour models – and of course the poster child for the series is the almost day-glo yellow (or is it green) model.
Using a built-in accelerometer the watch measures your daily steps along with your walking or running pace, the amount of steps you’ve taken will be displayed on the watch, both as a figure and a graphic.
So to wet your appetite here are a few of the promo shots released for the watch…
Controversial title there isn’t it? Well that’s exactly the question I have struggled with since the announcement of the DJI Mavic Air. Which one should I get the DJI Mavic Pro, or the DJI Mavic Air. The DJI Spark was truthfully never even in the equation.
I should point out straight away I am a drone novice. A first time flyer, with no experience whatsoever. I didn’t know what to expect, whether I would even enjoy flying a drone, or whether I even actually needed one. To be honest I didn’t ‘need’ one, but I had wanted one for quite some time. I was constantly checking out the Phantom series, but I really wanted it to take it whilst out and about on the bike, so the Phantom didn’t really cut it. The anouncement of the Air then made me think this is the one, easy to transport in the top box of the bike, quick to set up, quick to get in the air and user friendly settings for the camera – which is quite nicely spec’d to boot – surely this is the winner.
Then I started doing my research – a lot of research.
The 2018 Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival (MotorcycleFest) ran at the Eikon Centre, Lisburn from Friday 2nd February 2018 – Sunday 4th February 2018. The event has been running at the Eikon Centre since 2016 and seems to be going from strength to strength.
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To keep things short and sweet I was looking a new logo for this very site. However as the site is effectively my hobby and makes no money I wasn’t looking to spend a fortune on a logo for a personal blog – and I am not very good at art – whether computer or pen based.
So I started looking for a cheaper option. I had previously used fiverr – which is where my initial (motorcycling) logo came from :
When I changed my bike from the red BMW F800GSA to the yellow R1200GSA the logo got a slight make over too, subtle eh?
For the sake of completeness there was a logo prior to this, which featured predominantly my long enduring Devil Dude :
Disclosure :I purchased this Mous Limitless iPhone X Case direct from Mous.co for £43.95 (GBP) Delivered, the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product. Like me you may have seen the Sponsored Adverts on Facebook or some other social media for a company called Mous. Mous make phone cases and have a few under their belt already (from iPhone 6 to iPhone X as well as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus). The Limitless case that this review refers to was funded via crowd funding. Their indigogo campaign almost raised $2.5 million : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/protective-iphone-x-and-8-cases-mous-limitless#/
The advert that caught my attention was one outside the Apple Store in London where they went in and purchased an iPhone X on release day, popped it in their case, walked outside and chucked it up in the air. This all being done right in front of a crowd of Apple fans looking to go in and buy the very phone that was now taking a live flying lesson with a combined drop test onto the concrete right in front of their own eyes.
That’s a ballsy move and on watching how the case coped with drop after drop and even being offered to the public to have a go my mind was made up. The order was placed with an expected shipping date of 21st November 2017.