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Piaw's Blog · 1h ago

Review: Shimano PD-T400 Click'r Pedal

Ever since I got Bowen his SPD shoes and mounted cleats on it, we've been riding with him fully cleated. He loves it because his feet never come off the pedals, which is a hazard on the tand...
Piaw's Blog · 3d ago

Review: Spigen Rugged Armor Moto G5 Plus Case

The Moto G5 Plus proved to be too slippery for me. Furthermore, the rear camera protrudes from the bottom, and sooner or later I'm going to leave the phone on the ground somewhere and end up...
Piaw's Blog · 3d ago

Review: ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 10

If you use your camera enough, sooner or later you end up with a closet full of camera bags. The key is you want to be able to travel with just the right amount of equipment for the job, and...
Piaw's Blog · 5d ago

First Impressions: Moto G5 Plus (Amazon Edition) 64GB

After I decided that the S7 was unacceptable, I had a dilemma. I could not go back to my 2015 Moto G, because I had given it to my mom so she could have an unlocked phone in Singapore. It se...
Piaw's Blog · 6d ago

Review: Otterbox Defender for the Samsung Galaxy S7

I picked up the Otterbox Defender for the S7 because the phone by itself felt too slippery. The Otterbox promised to toughen up the phone so it could survive drops as well.The case comes in ...
Piaw's Blog · 1w ago

Review: Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup is a great book, and a lot of fun. The idea is that Helen Czerski's going to show you how physics concepts apply to your day to day life, from teacups to weather. The topic...
Piaw's Blog · 1w ago

Independent Cycle Touring now available as a Kindle eBook

I tried several times over the years to put Independent Cycle Touring into the Kindle .mobi format, but it's always been an abysmal failure. Finally, Amazon finally released a tool that woul...
Piaw's Blog · 1W ago

First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy S7

Much as I like my 2015 Moto G for it's price, features (especially waterproofing), and performance, on recent trips I've been forced to face its limitations. In particular, it was missing se...
Piaw's Blog · 1W ago

Review: CamelBak Kid's 2016 Mini MULE Hydration Pack

I visited REI with the intention of buying Bowen arm and leg warmers, and it turned out they didn't have any. So I ended up looking at hydration packs (he can't quite reach the water bottle ...
Piaw's Blog · 1W ago

Review: OMoton Kindle Paperwhite Case

As mentioned before, my wife liked the Origami case, but I decided that I wasn't going to use the stand feature enough for my own Kindle to justify it. I looked around, and picked the OMOTON...