SwiftKey Android app gets pink with its latest theme pack

Interior lights update

Posted: 26th September 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt
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Next on the hit list was the interior lights….. gone is the yellow tinge after fitting LEDs.

I used these.


The end result is really nice, although the picture doesn’t really do it justice.



Next will be the foot well lights!

Polargs fitted

Posted: 30th August 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt
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I couldn’t stand that horrible yellow tinge of the side (DRL) lights, so fitted some Polargs this morning.


They provide a much whiter light.

I bought these:

Vauxhall Insignia Mats: £11.84 Delivered!

Posted: 19th August 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt

Yeah I know, not that exciting but at £11.84 delivered I just had to share this one!

The mats are supplied with fixing points for the front and an additional heel pad for the driver side.  All 4 mats fit perfectly and were just £11.84 delivered!

They were purchased from Value Car Mats with the discount code “iwantadeal”.



2009 Vauxhall Insignia SE 2.0 CDTI 160

Posted: 19th August 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt

’tis my new baby :)


Click the photo to enlarge it.

Time to revive

Posted: 18th August 2014 by icraigt in Blogging, iCraigt, Just Life, Social Media
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It seems I have been rather busy of late…. who knew that life at Jaguar Land Rover could be so all-consuming?

That’s not a dig, just a fact. I am extremely busy. Would I have it any other way? Probably not! :)

Anyway, this blog has taken a very clear back seat (pun absolutely intended). I have a few posts in draft which I will dust off first but it’s time I took to the keyboard again.

Let’s see how it pans out!


The latest Pebble app release brings with it improved Bluetooth connection reliability.

That’s something I hope makes good inroads into the issues of connecting to Pebble after a shutdown.

Good news on the wearable tech front from CES. Sony are entering the segment with a range of devices under its SmartWear Experience concept.

Read more on the Display Search Blog.

From fitness trackers to fashion accessories, it seems like the wearable technology industry has gained momentum on the market.  Thanks to these gizmos, we now have better ways to share information, analyse our health and add style to our outfits.  Currently, the most popular items out there are Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

But apart from these, are there any other wearable gizmos that are as trendy and nifty as them? Let us find out in this article.

Sensoria Socks


Photo courtesy of Nicola since 1972 via Flickr Creative Commons

To help runners veer away from injuries, Heapsylon developed an activity tracker that can identify running styles that are dangerous for athletes.  Unlike other gizmos that count footsteps or distance, it calibrates the weight distribution on your feet while walking, running, or standing.  With a custom-designed app, it will coach runners with the proper footwork to reduce the risks of getting injured.

Because of its analytical features, it is an ideal accessory for a device like the iPhone 5S.  According to O2, Apple’s latest handset is now equipped with an M7 coprocessor that continuously measures data coming from the device’s gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. With these two gadgets, users will have a holistic analysis of their walking and running patterns.


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For those who are enthusiastic about honing their skills in golf, Golfsense is a swing analyser that you attach to your golf glove.  Using an iOS or Android app, you can determine how much you have improved over time.  Its sensor records the way you swing the club, your tempo, backswing plane, wrist release, and other factors that make you hit or miss the ball.  It also has this Cloud Synchronization capability that lets users share their results on the internet and analyse their improvements.


Photo courtesy of this_is_id via Flickr

Photo courtesy of this_is_id via Flickr

Overseeing your activities at night, Larklife is a smart wristband that has the ability to determine how much sleep you are getting using an app.  For insomniacs, this gear is very beneficial because it picks the right time in a sleep cycle to wake them up, thus improving their sleeping patterns.  Furthermore, it replaces noisy alarm sounds with a vibrating action.

NFC Ring

Photo courtesy of Tech_Glam via Flickr

Photo courtesy of Tech_Glam via Flickr

This simple accessory has two built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) transmitters for sharing public and private information. It can lock or unlock NFC-enabled doors and smartphones without physically touching them. It can also be used to share data like Wi-Fi passwords, website links, photos, and contacts with other users.

GER Mood Sweater

Photo courtesy of SENSOREE via Flickr

Photo courtesy of SENSOREE via Flickr

GER stands for Galvanic Extimacy Responder – a technology which was based from the classic lie detector test. It analyses the emotions of the wearer and presents them as an interactive light show on the collar. A tinge of aqua represents a relaxed and calm composure, while a red tone expresses exhilaration or nervousness.

These are just some of the highly recommended fashionable wearable gizmos that one should check out in order to be updated with today’s technological trend. We are certain that other wearable devices will soon be launched on the market, but so far, feast your eyes on the ones we’ve mentioned above.

Do you other fashionable tech trends in mind?

About the Author

Jennifer Birch is a freelance tech writer with a strong passion for consumer gadgets, wearable devices, and industry news. She commonly shares her ideas on Techie Doodlers. Connect with her on Twitter: @WrittenByJenni.