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Good Design #1 : HappyEars

good_design_iconIf I could start all over again, I would get more into design, more specifically, industrial & product design. I get a lot of pleasure in finding products that are very functional and at the same time objects of desire. A lot of times I think on how to improve the existing products or grieve over the design flaws that to me are just so blatantly obvious! Unfortunately it’s a little too late for me to becomes a product designer, but I can still enjoy looking out for the good ones.

I’m starting a new series of articles called “Good … Read the rest


Inateck Wireless Bluetooth Portable Review: A fatal flaw

Updated on 03/07/2016, refer to the bottom of the article


Despite the wide array of gadgets in all shapes and forms available these days, finding the one that suits you both functionally and aesthetically is not an easy task. I have always struggled to buy devices that combine a good design with logical and well thought through features. From buying a mouse, a headphone, all the way to a PC. Even buying a tablet, that was made simple by Apple due to their superior quality, is not a clear choice anymore when they are saturating their own market share with … Read the rest


Books to read: Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik SweetheartSputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I reached to the front pocket of my suitcase and let my fingers feel it. The satisfyingly reassuring feeling of confirming the existence of what you need.

I bought “Sputnik Sweetheart” at Gatwick airport on my way to Stockholm. I did not got a chance to read it until on my way back to London at Vasteras airport. Flight delays being the theme of this short holiday, it didn’t come as a huge shock that the plane would leave 2 hours later. The airport didn’t announce the delay until … Read the rest


Budget sound Part 1: Earphone

Audio: an important part of our interactions with technology. Whether it’s your daily companion device, or at home with your other electronics, good sound comes at a price, perhaps often a little too much! In this series of articles I will attempt to introduce budget solutions for different scenarios based on my experience over the years.

I’ve tried perhaps hundreds of earphones (in-ear headphones) in the past decade! We get so many of them in different situations. In a rush at an airport, or desperate to listen to your music while out and having forgotten your existing one…solution: just grabbing … Read the rest