Mammut Mini Scissors Review

Mammut mini-scissors

  • Product: Mammut Mini Scissors
  • Manufacturer: Zweibrüder/Mammut
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  • Rating: 3.5/5

There are dozens and dozens of miniature tools out there. However, most omit a potentially very useful item – scissors. At the very budget end (under £5), the Mammut mini scissors claims to offers scissors – and other tools – in a tiny package. But does it succeed?

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Xiaomi 10000mAh Power Bank Review


  • Product: Xiaomi 10000mAh Power Bank
  • Manufacturer: Xiaomi
  • Buy on Amazon
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  • Rating: 5/5


A portable power-bank is practically a must for those who own a smartphone and use it regularly. It’s the difference between running out of battery at a crucial moment and having uninterrupted use of a smart device all day. Xiaomi are building a solid reputation as a mid-high end smartphone and accessories manufacturer. So is their power bank the one for you?

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True Utility Clip Telepen (TU256) Review

Clip Telepen
We were fans of the original True Utility Telepen, and indeed, it earned it’s place on our daily keyring. You really begin to notice all those occasions when you would be rooting through drawers to find a writing implement, when you are always the guy with the pen. The keyring pen is a genuinely useful idea. Alas, after 12 months, our concerns about the closure of the pen were somewhat confirmed, and we had begun to find the lid attached to our keyring, but the actually pen body in our pocket. Luckily, we never lost the pen, but it seems likely that some people will. So, does the new design Telepen fix this issue, and will it replace the original on our keyrings? Continue reading

Spyderco Bug (C133) Pocket Knife Review

Spyderco Bug Pocket Knife

Today we have perhaps the smallest functional knife you’re likely to come across – the Sypderco Bug, a knife just 4cm long when closed and just over 7cm when opened. It’s also very competitively priced at under a tenner at many retailers, and just £7 at some stores at the time of writing. But does it actually work, or is it just an impressively small gadget that’s not really very useful? Continue reading

Veho 360 Portable Popup Speaker (VSS-001-360) Review

Veho 360 Portable Speaker

  • Product: Veho (VSS-001-360) 360 Portable Popup Speaker
  • Manufacturer: Veho
  • Buy on Amazon
  • Rating: 2/5
 We all carry portable music players these days – even if it’s one built into our phones. But there’s nothing worse than the sound of tinny music blasting out from a phone speaker (especially when it’s someone else’s music!).  Can a speaker about the size of a slightly squashed golf ball deliver any decent audio? Continue reading

True Utility Telepen (TU46) Review

Update: there is a newer version of this item reviewed here – True Utility Clip Telepen
How many times have you needed to make a quick note, only to discover you can’t find a pen? If, like us, the answer is every time you need to write something then True Utility believe they have saved the day with the innovative, expanding TelePen – small enough to fit easily on a keyring. But can you actually write with the thing, or does it just waste valuable keyring space?