Thursday, 26 May 2011


I was asked if I would like to try a TRION:Z dual loop bracelet and then review it for the blog.

First port of call was the Trion:z website to find out some more information.

"Designed to balance the body's magnetic and electrical fields, Trion:Z combines the therapeutic properties of magnets and negative ions, bringing you the most powerful complementary health product on the market today."

This is what the site has to say about the dual loop bracelet
Trion:Z’s original dual therapy bracelet combines Trion:Z’s patented Ionic AND Magnetic therapy into one unique and stylish wristband. With TWO identical loops of Negative Ion releasing “Mineon Health Fibre®” and twin patented ANSPO orientate therapeutic magnets, making it the most powerful ionic wristband on the market.

Dual Loops of Mineon Health Fibre® Negative-Ion producing material:
50- 100 stronger than any other product on the market 2 x 1,000 Gauss Magnets with patented ANSPO technology
Over 20 stylish colour combinations
The theory behind magnet therapy is that when a magnet is placed around a specific joint or body part, more blood is attracted to that area, leading to an increase in oxygen and nutrients. The combination of increased oxygen and nutrients leads to a faster healing process.

Well that's most of the scientific spiel out of the way; so how has it worked for me?

I have to admit that I am sceptical when it comes to things like negative ions and magnetic therapy's, I have tried magnets in the past for pain relief and found they didn't work.

Also the website and information that comes with the bracelet doesn't seem to make any real claims that the bracelet will improve performance or help with pain relief.

At present I'm walking roughly 15-25 miles a week: I also have a few little niggly pains in my knees and ankles.

So far I have worn the bracelet 24/7 for the last week and have to say that it has done absolutely nothing for me.

I don't find that the walking time has improved or that my recovery time has got better, the niggly pains are still there.

All I can say about the bracelet is that its a fairly nice design; I usually wear some kind of bracelet, be it this one or my usual Cobra bracelet.

The only other thing to say is "Your Mileage May Vary"

Thursday, 5 May 2011


I love trying new things; whether it's new equipment or a new piece of tech or playing with the code within the blog to make a scrolling blog list.

I enjoy the thrill of adding new features and seeing them either work or fall flat and then having to work out where I went wrong, and all this for someone who has a very basic knowledge of this kind of sort.

Since getting the Kindle I have wondered how I could get some personally content on to it. First off was to get the Londonbackpacker blog on there; although personally I can't see the point of this, as there are enough apps on the kindle to get the rss feeds through the kindle browser and the 3G network.

After that I turned my attention to getting an ebook/let on to Amazon and the Kindle. The only real piece of writing was the Journal from last year's TGO Challenge.

So this was converted into a .mobi file (this is the format that the Kindle eReader works in) and sent to the Kindle Direct Publishing site and within 24 hours the ebook was on the Amazon site and ready to download.

The ebook has been up for a few weeks and without any mention of it, I have managed to sell a few.

So here the shameless plug, if you click the TGO Challenge box at the top of the blog, it will take you to the page with information on how to obtain the ebook.