Basil's been dangled from a 3,500ft slate quarry in Wales, shlepped across the Hebrides starting in Barra and ending in Stornoway, and biked off the beaten track in Portugal, all with one purpose - to test out tech.
Before starting life as a journalist, he was a personal trainer who specialised in weight loss, having shed a third of his own body weight.
More gym bunny than outdoorsman day-to-day, if anyone's going to put wearables through their paces in a circuit, HIIT session or superset training programme, it's Basil.
Basil is the leading man at YouTube channel Tech OTG.
A decade into tech writing and Basil is a regular contributor to papers like Wired, Evening Standard and Metro, Stuff magazine and a load of sites, from Digital Camera World to Creative Bloq, Shortlist, The Guardian to Shortlist, TechRadar to Trusted Reviews, and of course, the crowning glory of his career - Wareable.