This is part one of a two-part series on my experiences with the SmartHalo 2 bike computer. It’s no secret that I’ve backed a few Kickstarter projects over the years. Some have entirely failed to deliver, some have delivered products so atrocious that it doesn’t bear thinking about, and some have delivered a product that delivers (and sometimes well and truly overdelivers) on the pitch.
One of the PS4-games I picked up relatively early, was Horizon: Zero Dawn. I loved the aesthetic of the trailer, and hoped I’d find it enjoyable. Here are my thoughts:
I have had a Playstation 4 ever since we last moved. While it doesn’t see daily use by any stretch of the imagination, it gets used from time to time. I saw people gushing about Jedi: Fallen Order, and decided to pick it up. Here are my thoughts.
As I mentioned in my favorite things post, the Nintendo Switch is one of those favorite things. One of the games I’ve enjoyed a lot is Firewatch
As I mentioned a few weeks ago in my favorite things post, the Nintendo Switch is one of those favorite things. One of the first games I got for it was Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), a game that has received near-universal acclaim from gamers and reviewers alike. The game is relatively relaxing and chill, and I can absolutely understand why a lot of people like it so much.
As I mentioned in my favorite things post a few weeks ago, I’ve been a gamer for years and years. Going forward, I will from time to time post reviews of games that I play. I think it might be useful to be explicit about the scale I use. The scale runs from 1-10, as follows:
I’ve been a fan of Peak Design for a long time, and have previously reviewed both their Everyday Backpack, as well as their Travel Line, both of which I picked up through Kickstarter. I have been so impressed with the quality of the products that I also picked up their Everyday Messenger bag back in the late summer of 2019. The one I got was the updated version, and I used it on and off until I hit a few problems with it and contacted customer support.
Back in 2018, I reviewed my Apple Watch Series 3. Three years post-purchase, everything I wrote in that review still holds true; the series 3 has served me well on a daily basis since I bought it, with very little in the way of issues, and a full day of usable battery power between charges – though use of GPS or exercise apps tends to drain the battery more quickly.
A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed my Yuba Supermarché transport bike. One of the things I noted that I was missing was some solution to offer phone and satnav integration. As it turns out – and as I knew full well when writing my review – there is a solution for this; the COBI Smartbike Adapter. The adapter replaces the Intuvia display. I got the universal version, which holds your phone with a spring-loaded clamp.
About eighteen months ago, I realized that there was no way I could reasonably justify the costs of owning my much-loved Tesla Model S. Despite the freedom owning a car provided us, the truth was that I drove less than eight thousand kilometers per year, had annual costs for insurance, road tax, and maintenance to the tune of NOK 40’000, and that I defaulted to going by bike or public transport for the vast majority of my travels.