Reviewed: The Sony Speaker With Google Assist

Craig reviews the Sony LF-S50G hands free 360° speaker with built in Google Home Assist

With busy lives and a desire for everything to be instant, the world has embraced technology that allows us the ability to do what we need to do when we want to do it, to help keep us organised, provide information, recipes and music at a single command.
With Alexa having established her place in the market with the Amazon Echo, the Dot and the Sonos One there’s another contender for top spot, and that’s the Sony LF-S50G with Google Home Assist. Today I’m going to tell you exactly what I think of it.

Product

The product that we’re looking at today is the Sony LF-S50G hands free speaker with Google Home Assist. At 162mm tall and 110mm wide is a good size and is larger than I expected. It’s also light at just 750g.

With the ability to connect the speaker via Bluetooth to a number of devices, including lights, heating and TV it’s a real helpful hand around the home. Simply download the Google Home app, set the speaker up with a few simple steps and you’re ready to roll.

The Google assistant is there when you need answers. Just say “Hey Google” before your question and she’ll respond. Ask her to play music and within seconds your room will be filled with the music of your choice via the 360° speaker. Just an FYI at this point but the British version does have an English accent.

The speaker is water resistant, allowing you freedom in the kitchen and bathroom, and has touch free control. A simple swipe of the hand will skip the next track or play and pause while a circular motion with a finger tip will alter the volume. Alternatively just ask for the sound to be turned down!

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Know your shoes

Craig of That Dapper Chap tells us everything we need to know about the difference between the various styles of men’s shoes

Any dapper gent worth their salt needs great shoes. He also needs to understand his shoes to ensure that he wears the right shoe for the right occasion.

Confused about the differences between an Oxford and a loafer? Unsure what a kilted brogue is? Unsure if you need Monk straps in your life? Worry no more, That Dapper Chap is here to help and tell you everything that you need to know.

Blogger tells us the difference between mens shoe styles

Mens shoes are available in a wide range of styles but can you tell which each style is?

Oxford

If you’re looking for a formal shoe for the office or a smart occasion Oxfords are the way to go. They tend to be very plain, unobtrusive and inoffensive. They are a very neat lace up shoe, and the section with the eyelets for the laces is sewn under the top section of the shoe. They may come with or without a toe cap and tend to be available in black and brown more than other colourways. A black tie event may call for a pair in patent leather for impeccable elegance.

Influencer tells us the difference between different types of mens shoes

Oxfords: Patent black leather from Cheaney. Brown leather from Cheaney and Oxfords with a toe cap from Next

Derby

Another great formal option, a Derby only really differs from an Oxford in that the section that contains the eyelets for the laces is outside and not stitched under the top section. Again they can come with or without a toe cap.  Both Derby and Oxford shoes can come in patterned leather or with brogueing and other details, so they don’t need to be plain if you fancied something a little more interesting.

How to tell the difference between Oxford and Derby shoes

Derby’s: black leather ‘Rutherford’ Derby shoes from Barker. Barker ‘Benedict’ and Robinson’s ‘chester’

That Dapper Chap describes the types of mens shoes

Me wearing Oxford shoes in brown suede by White Stuff

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Clothing By A Day’s March

Craig shares details of A Day’s March, a Swedish men’s clothing brand, and shows us his favourite pieces from the latest collection.

Influencer shares some of the range of clothing by A Day's March

Just some of the clothing available from A Day’s March

Established in 2014 by  Marcus Gårdö, Pelle Lundquist and Stefan Pagréus, they got together to create an affordable range of staple items that reflected their own style, which would stand the test of time  and help the wearer create a functional and stylish wardrobe. With their mantra “part of your life, your armour and your friend” at the front of their minds A Day’s March was born. 
Menswear from A Day's March

A smarter look from A Day’s March with their classic overshirt and chinos

Influences from the range are of course Scandinavian at the forefront, with elements of Italian style and a classic American element mixed in. It’s a relaxed collection that can be mixed and matched to suit the occasion. The range is also sustainably sourced across Europe and the guys wanted to address the issue of throwaway fashion, making sure that all of the pieces stood the test of time and wont date too quickly. Their £25 100% cotton T-Shirt has in fact been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, showing a real desire to ensure their clothing has ethical roots. View Post