Alex Birch

Vintage Electric’s new Rally may have you commuting off-road

NEWS – Andrew Davidge and his team have been steadily evolving their unique blend of electric bikes since 2013. With the exception of the Cafe model, all of their bikes have looked and felt more like motos in a good way. If you haven’t checked them out, you definitely should. Sifting through today’s onslaught of …

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Uno Drum is IK Multimedia’s new beat creation station

NEWS – IK Multimedia is now taking preorders on a brand new drum machine called UNO Drum. It’s a result of another partnership with Sound Machines out of Italy with whom they developed the acclaimed UNO Synth, so expect big things out of this little unit. UNO Drum is built to integrate into any live, …

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IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp review

REVIEW – iRig’s new Micro Amp looks to pack a lot of power into a small package without many sacrifices. Guitar amps can be very subjective. Can this one fit your sound and portability needs all in one small package? Read on… What is it? iRig’s Micro Amp is a 7.5-15w battery-powered guitar amplifier with …

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WeBoost Drive Sleek cellular signal booster review

REVIEW – Remember phone calls? With so much email, text and work messaging, many of us make far fewer calls than we used to. If you’re a car commuter however, you likely take a few conference calls while driving or even just rely on one of the hands-free assistants who all require connectivity for responding …

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Roland’s BTM-1 speaker lets your phone and guitar take center stage

NEWS – When Roland releases a new product, it’s always worth checking out. Just announced is their BTM-1 speaker, tuned for Bluetooth playback from your phone and direct guitar input. Roland takes their audio quality seriously so we’re looking forward to hearing this in action. Controls on the top look to be; Power, Bluetooth and …

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Silca Seat Roll Grande Americano review

REVIEW – If you’re a cyclist, chances are you’ve heard of Silca. They’re known around the world for their bicycle pumps which they’ve been making for over 100 years. They also make amazing tools and accessories that all have an attention to detail that would be hard to call anything other than obsessive. My first …

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Nomad launches Titanium Band for Apple Watch

NEWS – I have a few Nomad products and have been continually impressed with the quality and attention to detail of their products. This morning I had a fresh new email from them about their new titanium watch band for the Apple Watch. I’ve always loved titanium (my wedding ring is titanium) and very excited …

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Fender American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster®

NEWS – NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) takes over Anaheim January 24-27th and Fender has wasted no time in announcing a brand new guitar that appears to be breaking some preconceptions about what an acoustic guitar can be. The features list almost reads like a fight for what can stand out the most. Ten …

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Monowear Contemporary Leather Apple Watch Cuff and Travel Fold Up review

REVIEW – Monowear makes great accessories for the Apple watch and I personally reviewed two of their bands not all that long ago and wear them frequently. Today’s review is for their Contemporary Leather Cuff as well as a travel organizer. What are they? The Contemporary Leather Cuff is a clean take on a watch …

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