Libratone launches Nordic black version of ZIPP wireless speaker, new Spotify features

For those who like the darker things in life, Libratone launches the new Nordic black version of its ZIPP wireless speaker Featuring an exclusive matte black base, the new ZIPP Nordic Black expands the Danish lifestyle brand’s extensive ecosystem of ZIPP wireless speakers for the home. The introduction of ZIPP Nordic Black comes with a…

Top 10 Xmas gifts for the #swimming enthusiast

Swimming is a great sport, but when it comes to accessories to improve and monitor your performance - or even just to keep you entertained - there hasn't been that much on the market, compared to other popular sports such as cycling or running. That is until now. Here Chris Price looks at just some…

Running: 16 cool clothes & accessories for spring

The clocks have gone back, and it's the time of year when many of us think of dusting off our old trainers, stretching our creaky legs again and going out for a run. There are tonnes of apps for it now, from the NHS' step-by-step Couch to 5K to the hugely popular My Virtual Mission, which allows…

Urbanista Rio earphones review: comfy, with great sound

If you're the kind of person who can't leave the house without some in-ear entertainment, you'll understand that finding some comfortable, decent-quality headphones is high on the priorities list - and that it takes some convincing to switch to an unknown new pair! Yet over the past couple of weeks, I've done just that, and…

Women’s Cycling in the Media event: 5 things we learned

On Wednesday, February 3, a bustling Look Mum No Hands! on London's Old Street played host to the first in a series of innovative bike-themed events soon to hit the capital: How Women's Cycling is Represented in the Media. Organised by Women and Gender Variant Nights (WaG) at the über-cool London Bike Kitchen, which also runs free…

10 amazing reflective items for cycling in the dark

It's autumn again, and as the leaves turn shades of brown and fall to the ground, the clocks go back, and darkness creeps in earlier and earlier. As cyclists very well know, this time of year can be perilous. If you don't pay attention to the time, you can suddenly find yourself riding home in the early…

Cycling in London vs. New York: two cities on two wheels

London and New York, New York and London: two global capitals bursting with wealth, prestige and cultural dynamism, they’re unquestionably twinned at the top of any list of the world’s most marvellous cities. London is a richly diverse, open-doored metropolis, the throbbing heart of England and beyond which owes its thriving existence to no particular…

New colours and features added to Jawbone UP2 and UP3 fitness trackers

Wearables company Jawbone has unveiled a new design with a new strap for  its UP2 fitness trackers and 10 new colours for the UP2 and UP3, further expanding its portfolio of fashion-focussed activity trackers. Crafted by leading industrial designer Yves Behar, Jawbone’s new UP activity trackers are designed for 24/7 wear and can be accessorised with jewellery…

Ted Baker & Quella launch beautiful racer bikes

Bike envy has been taken to a new level, with the launch of made-to-order model by Ted Baker and small artisan bicycle firm Quella. The two British companies have teamed up to create the Italian-inspired racer, which is available in "Redfinn, Bluetail or Greengill". The stylishly retro bicycles feature a unique copper-plated design over a fine steel frame, as well…