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DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife – Shogun Series X Gyuto

This is My Review For The

DALSTRONG Chef’s Knife – Shogun Series X Gyuto

– VG10 Steel – Hammered Finish – 200mm – 

I set this as a goal for my weight loss challenge.

I started at Slimming world in March 2017 and By July I had achieved this interim target of 4 1/2 stone
 
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Here are some of the features and benefits…

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Blade
✓Scalpel like sharpness at a staggering 8-12°degree angle per side
✓Incredible Edge Retention at 62+ Rockwell
✓VG-10 Japanese super steel core
✓67-Layered genuine (never etched) Damascus sharpened under the 3-step Honbazuke method
✓55mm wide blade for improved knuckle clearance
✓ Exquisite hammered tsuchime finish is not only beautiful but reduces drag
✓Tapered bolster provides a perfect balance, gently encouraging a natural pinch grip
✓Rust/Corrosion resistant cladding
✓Hand-polished spine
✓Full tang – maximum robustness
✓Triple riveted – even further resilience
✓Beautifully engraved
✓Tapered blade for minimal slicing resistance and non-stick properties
✓Cleans easily
✓Nitrogen cooled for enhanced harness and flexibility
The Handle
✓Military grade G10 handle for life-long durability
✓Highly impervious to heat, cold and moisture
✓Ergonomic handle for superior hand control, agility and comfort
✓Non-slip grip
✓Engraved end cap for further distinction
✓Intricate copper mosaic enhances beauty

Frankly I find it beautiful, and it cuts so effortlessly.

I have used Sabatier since I was in College nearly 40 years ago, I have heard rumours about these knives and their superb cutting ability and edge retention… and they are Just superb.

I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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The MARSBOY mini Bluetooth Speaker

I have put of buying one off these gadgets for a long time… I am heavy into “quality sound” and it annoys me that my kids use their “personal” music players to fill the house with their music… What part of personal are they missing?   Where did the headphones get mislaid!

 

Any way enough of my Grumpy Dad talk …

My wife and I are going away and we want to practice our dancing… well to dance requires music and headphones would seem impractical … especially as we Jive!

OK Lets cover the specs of this little beauty

MarsBoy Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Design And Specifications

  •  108g with a compact design,  
  • 4W  power, 
  • Enhanced bass resonator.
  • 3D Dynamic sound effect inside of this mini speaker.
  • ABS body covered by aluminium-alloy shell.
  • Translucent base shell.
  •  Anti-slip base.
  •  47mm x 47mm (WxH) .
  •  12 HOURS/300 SONGS PLAY TIME –
  • 1800mAh 
  •  Bluetooth 4.0 gives compatibility with all Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  •  Connection up to 15 meters .

The Marsboy Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Initial Impressions

Wow, frankly. As I said in the beginning, I really did not want to buy one of these, but a need arose. My wife and I are travelling on very tight weight limits and needed some way to listen to the same music at the same time to enable us to practice some dance moves, and so I hunted round Amazon.

There are very many to chose from but the Marsboy mini Bluetooth Speaker, stood out from the crowd, and is a prime product so even better

I bought on size, power, and I have to admit price.

This little beauty ticked all the boxes … I also figured that if it did NOT perform I could send it back and as it is a prime offer I would not even pay for the delivery.

Well no need to return it… The Marsboy mini Bluetooth speaker really does what it promises in the write up.

I know it is almost certainly one of very many generic devices … but this just grabbed my eye and it does actually perform very well.

My wife, always the cynic, said how is that tiny thing going to justice to Ruby Brown… But it does and she sounds great through this… so we can have as many practices of our dance routines and moves as we want in Malta without the old way of carrying a ghetto Blaster everywhere.

The Marsboy Mini Bluetooth Speaker

First Use and Connectivity

Instructions are brief, but lets be honest, it has one button! As you turn it on it becomes “visible” to other bluetooth enabled devices, and ready to pair. It showed quickly on my phones bluetooth menu and pairing was straightforward.

Connection range is good, though why you would need the phone 15 metres away I am not sure, and NO I did not bother measuring the gap with a tape measure.

It connected fast and easy, and the sound was enough to fill our dinning room.

I am still in awe of the bass, I have always had a quality stereo in the house, and although this will NEVER compete with my Mordant shorts or the Tannoy speakers in the main living room… it really does do what it says it will and the sound is more than adequate for what I need … will it fill a room full of students in party Mode?

Have not got a clue, I doubt it … but it may well do.

If you are in the market for a mini bluetooth speaker, but actually want one that works feels solid, lasts more than one song without re-charging, ie one that is truly portable…

Then Look no further … In Fact just click the link below and grab one of these while the special price holds …

I am sure you will not be dissapointed

The Buddha Board

The Buddha Board…

Buddha BoardI was Introduced to this on A Wake Up Call Yesterday and Rich Reed From The DEA Events team ( Maestro) shared with us this great tool.

It is a fabulous Idea.

It is basically an Art Board that when you Paint or Draw on it with simple water …

You get an image but that image disappears when the water Dries out.

This is The product Description From Amazon

Paint a picture using just water then watch it slowly evaporate, leaving you with a clean slate.

Simply paint on the surface with water and watch your thoughts come alive.

As the water slowly evaporates, your creation fades, leaving the board clean and ready for new ideas.

Based on the Zen idea of living in the moment.

Includes brush; just add water; have a moment of Zen anywhere. “Magical” board records your thoughts before “freeing” them into the world.

I was enthralled at this way of dissipating any negative emotion, literally painting them out and watching them fade away.

I watched as Rich Described it and determined there and then to get one as it was a far better way of getting rid of emotions.

I loved the principle and Now I have one ( Thanks Amazon Prime )I love it even more …

In a convenient fold away “LapTop Style” This can travel any where with you

Lightweight and convenient It now sits in pride of place next to my computer

Ready to bring me back into the now

If you would like to own your own Buddha Board

They are available from Amazon.co.uk

Just click this link

 

I have only had mine for a morning and I love it already

 

Steve Greenhalgh

TruWise Selfie Stick

TruWise Full Function Selfie Stick

TruWise Selfie StickThis is my review for the TruWise Bluetooth Selfie Stick .

I have been looking for a new one for a while, as the jaws on the old one were becoming, er less grippy, and I find it disconcerting to say the least to put a £700 piece of tech on the end of a £10 stick, and waft it over the edge of a skyscraper.

That said I was becoming more dissatisfied with the last one as the controls were clunky and not really compatable to the phones I was using.

So When I was able to try the newTruWise Bluetooth Selfie Stick  I jumped at the chance.

I was looking for

  • Better Camera Controls
  • Security for my equipment
  • More versatility
  • Long Life

So when I saw that the TruWise Bluetooth Selfie Stick comes in aluminium, and with a full bluetooth control system I was tempted, but couple that with a life time warranty and the ability to integrate this stick with my tripod, and I was sold.

The Controls

By utilising a purpose built app Available from either the play store or the iPhone App Store the camera is as fully functional as if you were holding it. You can switch easily from front to back camera ( great for periscope) zoom controls all work, switch from still to video all via the remote.

The Remote is neat and very precise and is chargeable via mini usb. The Best part though is it is detachable. I found this as a real bonus on a recent periscope as I was able to set the phone on a tripod and move away completely and yet remain in control … Fantastic

Security

Attaching the phone is straightforward, the jaws are the usual spring loaded affair, but the grip is upgraded and better attached, (My first lost it’s soft grip after a day) The adjustment controls are precise, the camera /phone does not sag over to one side, and you are in control of the tech which is, after all, the most important thing.

Increased Versatility

I use video a lot and I have always struggled to get my phone in a position where I can do face to camera work with no shake. With the TruWise Bluetooth Selfie Stick , this is solved as the selfie stick attaches directly and easily to my tripod, HUGE BONUS.

 

Longevity

I have been using the stick everyday for the last 2 weeks, and it is a seamless integration into my tools bag. The jaws are still strong and the soft rubber grips still intact. I forsee a longlife for this tool. All that said the TruWise Bluetooth Selfie Stick, comes with a life time warranty, so total piece of mind.

To Summarise 

A selfie stick is, at the end of the day, a selfie stick.

  • What makes this one stand out?
  • It is well made
  • It has the fab little remote
  • far better functionality of all the controls ( The phone is fully usable)
  • It integrates with my other equipment
  • It is compact,lightweight, and reasonably priced

I have to say that I was given a substantial discount in exchange for my unbiased review, that said though after 2 weeks of use, I would really miss it, it has become a much used, and trusted piece of kit in my Video/photo equipment bag, and I will be using it for a long time to come.

If you are looking for a quality selfie stick that keeps you in control of your phones camera … Look No Further

Mosiso Bohemian Style, Canvas Laptop Briefcase

Mosiso - Laptop Briefcase / HandbagThe Mosiso Bohemian Style Canvas Laptop Briefcase, is a great combination and snazzy style, and great practicality.

You will certainly never lose this case in the crowd, it is zany and magical looking.
The case is really well made and strong. It does a great job of protecting your lap top.

With a super soft interior, it will keep the factory finish that your lap top was given when it left the factory.

The Mosiso Bohemian Style Canvas Laptop Briefcase, is so colour full I loved it straight away. I have had a sleeve like this, but my son liberated that , and I was really pleased when Mosiso asked me to review this version. It has handles and is so much more than just a sleeve.

The Mosiso Bohemian Style Canvas Laptop Briefcase,

  • Outer canvas fabric of the case is printed with Bohemian style patterns that enable you to carry your MacBook / laptop / notebook / Ultrabook computer in a uniquely sleek style
  • Features a polyester foam padding layer and fluffy fleece fabric lining for bump and shock absorption and protection of your computer from accidental scratches
  • Slim and lightweight; does not bulk your laptop up and can easily slide into your briefcase, backpack, or other bag
  • Top handles of the case enable you to carry your laptop in comfort, and can tuck away in the pockets when not needed
  • Suitable for most popular 15 inch MacBooks; may not snugly fit all computers due to variations in the sizes of different models

I love the flexibility of this case, it is a carry bag and a sleeve, it protects and enhances I just love the look of it .

I was given a huge discount on this case, in exchange for my honest review…. I have to say I love it, I thoroughly recommend it…