Ice Watch: A new design by Pierre Leclercq

Craig shows off his new Ice watch exclusively designed by automotive designer Pierre Leclercq 

We all know Ice Watch for their range of great looking and affordable time pieces, but for this sponsored post, I want to show you the latest designs from ex BMW and Kia automotive designer Pierre Leclercq who has created a new and exclusive range of sporty and sleek looking watches for the modern man.

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5 Bluetooth headphones tested

Craig tests five different sets of Bluetooth earphones and tells us his top buy

I run. I run quite a lot, not only for physical fitness but for my mental health too, and when I do I need music. Something to drown out the thoughts of the day and to help take me somewhere else, to lift my mood, motivate and set the pace. I therefore need a good set of head phones.

I need earphones that firstly stay in place, there’s nothing worse than an earbud that continually drops out of your ear while running! They need to be easy to use and pair with my phone, they need to stay connected, and the sound quality needs to be good.

Over the last year I must have spent almost £200 trying to find the perfect set of earphones, and after lots of trials and disappointment I’ve found my perfect set.  To stop you from wasting time and money I’ll take you through five sets of Bluetooth earphones and tell you exactly how I got on with them and what didn’t work for me. So here goes.

Influencer tests five different bluetooth earphones

Tested: bluetooth earphones

Jam Transit Micro Sports Buds

First up and most certainly bottom of my list are the Jam Transit Micro Sports Buds. Priced at around £20 they come with a free water bottle. If that wasn’t a sign that this brand needs to give you something for nothing to buy these I don’t know what is. The first set I bought didn’t work at all so I had to return them for a replacement set.

On the plus side the battery life at 10 hours is quite good. They’re sweat resistant and have a reflective cord. They also have something called ‘Safe Surround’ which eliminates volume on one side, allowing you to hear your environment around you. I didn’t like this as I felt like the sound was only coming from one ear phone. I didn’t get the point.

Aside from the battery life I wasn’t impressed by these whatsoever. Firstly the ear grips are very hard plastic and as I ran they rubbed, causing the soreness. The sound quality wasn’t so great either and my music sounded ‘tinny’ and a little distant.

Lastly the cord between the ear buds is way too long at 55cm (whose head is that wide?!) They provide a small plastic item that you can used to twist the cord around to shorten it but all that did was bounce around on the back of my neck and irritated me. Don’t bother.

Influencer tests the Jam Transit bluetooth ear buds

The Jam Transit earphones. Less than good!

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An outfit for day or night from Debenhams

Craig shares what he wore today with an outfit from brands available at Debenhams including Hammond & Co, Jasper Conran and Red Herring

With the Christmas party season upon on us it’s good to have an outfit in your wardrobe that’s going to take you from day to night, from office to pub, so that you don’t need to trek home to change. At Debenhams you’ll find a wide range of top menswear brands that will help you do just that. So today, for this sponsored post I want to show you some items from their current range that will help you do just that.

Lets start from the top and this great navy checked single breasted blazer by Hammond & Co. Available in sizes 38 to 44 it’s 48% wool. The blue, orange and red check in the fabrics add some interest and makes the blazer stand out from others that are available. It’s a great jacket to team with chinos or jeans, as I have here and is more than suitable for the office but is also sharp enough for a night on the town. View Post