4 stars
Good neoprene gloves

These neoprene gloves are a good choice for biking in heavy rain. They won’t stay dry but neither will they get cold. They aren’t made from too thick neoprene, so they offer only medium padding, but I expect that this will be enough for most. At around 50€ they are somewhat expensive for what they are. You could just buy some non biking specific neoprene gloves and not be much worse. Yet these are good for sure.

The gloves have touchscreen pads on thumbs. (Credit: GripGrab. Fair use.)


2 stars
Doesn't ring a bell

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This is a full featured clock application. It has all the usual features such as alarms, stopwatch and timer. The app has a clear UI. Everything is as it should.

Except

Except that the alarm didn’t ring any audible bells. Well at least I got a long nap… This may not be the app’s fault per se. Maybe it’s something related to my particular phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro), but nonetheless this unfortunately makes the application useless, for me anyway.

Still, go ahead and give it a try. Maybe it works better on your device. Just make sure to test it before relying on it…

Tested with version 5.8.1.


2 stars
Gimmick bottles with poor usability

Fidlock TWIST is a system for attaching water bottles magnetically to the bike frame. As the name suggests, you have to twist the bottle in order to get it off.

The system works alright, bottles won’t fall. It may also be possible to install these to positions where normal bottle holder can’t, since they typically require some space above the bottle to be able slide it off. These only need the space for a little twisting motion.

That’s it for the positive sides. It’s very inconvenient to place the bottle back to it’s magnetic mount. Basically you have to feel around randomly until it clicks, or look down, which can be dangerous on a road. Traditional bottle holders are way more convenient to use.

Unless you really need to install a bottle to a tight spot in your frame, it’s not worth it vendorlocking yourself to Fidlock. A gimmic product range.