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ecobee Switch+ Smart Switch with Amazon Alexa :: Posted On April 27, 2018
ecobee Switch+ Smart Switch with Amazon Alexa
The ecobee Switch+ packs quite a bit inside. There is built-in Alexa with microphone and speaker, a motion sensor, light sensor, temperature sensor, night light, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, and it is designed to be controlled through the ecobee app. In addition it can be integrated with HomeKit, Alexa, SmartThings, IFTTT, and Google assistant. And since this is obviously designed to replace a standard wall switch (SPST), you can toggle your light locally.
Sumo Lounge Switch Convertible Bean Bag Chair :: Posted On March 19, 2018
Sumo Lounge Switch Convertible Bean Bag Chair
Sumo Lounge was founded in 2004, so they have been around for quite some time and they know a thing or two about bean bag chairs. Today we are taking a look at the Sumo Switch, and this particular bean bag chair is wrapped in their pitch black cover. The Switch differs from your traditional bean bag chair, and the three Sumo Lounge products we have reviewed previously (the Omni, the Sultan, and the Sway) in that it has a more 'chair-like' structure to it.
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive (Update) :: Posted On March 06, 2018
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive (Update)
A few weeks back we posted a review for the Halos CatDrive 1TB networked drive, and well, it wasn't very good. The app's interface was mainly in Chinese, and quite honestly the basic functionality never worked. The Halos team didn't give up and requested we take a fresh look at an updated version of the device. Since the hardware for the device didn't actually change I will only be revisiting areas of the review that are impacted by the firmware update.
August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge :: Posted On February 26, 2018
August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge
In October of 2017 we reviewed the August Smart Lock with HomeKit. Overall we thought it was a pretty solid smart lock offering. but were left hoping for a little more. One area lacking was its ability to deal with multiple users smoothly, and for remote access. At the time we thought the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge might be the perfect solution to these issues. We have one on hand now, so let's see how it actually works.
August Smart Keypad :: Posted On February 26, 2018
August Smart Keypad
In October of 2017 we reviewed the August Smart Lock with HomeKit. Overall I was very happy with the operation of the lock and that it, unlike many other smart locks, kept its presence under wraps to people outside your home since it only replaces the inside portion of the lock. Well recently I came across the August Smart Keypad and thought I would give it a try even though it sells you out to passers-by. So let's see if this device is worthy of your consideration.
Batteroo Boost Battery Life Extender :: Posted On February 22, 2018
Batteroo Boost Battery Life Extender
Last year I went to a trade show and spoke with the inventor of Batteroo. The presentation almost sounded too good to be true, citing a recent study that showed most discarded batteries had up to 80% of the original energy still stored inside. Of course their device can solve this problem by maximizing all of your alkaline batteries. Currently the product is for sale through Indiegogo and directly from their website, where a 4-pack of AA Batteroos is $10 plus shipping.

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Alienware Aurora R7 (i7-8700 & GTX 1080) System
The Alienware Aurora R7 is the company's latest small form factor gaming PC. Inside its impressively compact, and typically Alienware-styled, case it packs in a choice of top-of-the-line components and can offer reasonable value as well, depending which configuration you go for. kitguru.net
GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Keyboard
GAMDIAS is entering the optical keyboard market with their Hermes P2 RGB keyboard. It features great software and onboard customization, a choice of four optical switches with dust and spill resistance and, of course, a strong RGB backlighting game. techpowerup.com
Arozzi Vernazza Gaming Chair
We try out one of Arozzi's top gaming chair models. The Vernazza offers good comfort and support for users who weigh up to 145 kg. It is no larger than your average chair, but has wide seating and backrest areas even though it adheres to a classic bucket seat design. techpowerup.com
Sennheiser GSP 600 Headset
Sennheiser's GSP 600 is currently the flagship gaming headset in the company's lineup, with a price to match atú219.99. Comfort is a focus for the headset with its thick memory foam earpads, an enhanced ergonomic design with hinged earcups, and contact pressure adjustment on the headband to ensure the best fit. kitguru.net
Synology DiskStation DS418play NAS Server
Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have definitely evolved over the past few years. Yes they are there to give you a reliable data backup for your files, with easy access to these files over the network, or even over the internet. But many consumers are looking for a device to store, and more importantly be able to stream media to all of the different devices in their home. Synology's DiskStation DS418play allows you to not only stream HD video content to these devices, but 4K content as well. It does all of the heavy lifting, transcoding this content so even the smallest, under-powered devices can be streamed to. thinkcomputers.org
HyperX ALLOY Elite RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
If you liked the ALLOY Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by HyperX but its lack of RGB per key illumination was a deal breaker the brand new ALLOY Elite RGB model should fit like a glove. nikktech.com
Creative Metallix Plus Portable Water-resistant Bluetooth Sp
After fully-charging the speaker (a full charge takes about five-six hours), we did pair it to our Huawei P10 Plus smartphone and started listening to tracks on TuneIn Radio but also SoundCloud; right away, we were not only impressed by the overall volume of such a small speaker, but also its ability to handle bass! Creative has quite a bit of experience in this area and the custom-tuned drivers along with the passive radiator seem to do wonders. Judging by the Metallix Plus performance, it is ideal to bring it with yourself at small, private parties but can also handle the outside environment since it was built with IPX5 splash proof capabilities. madshrimps.be
Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Liquid CPU Cooler
Pairing top of the charts cooling efficiency with impressive RGB effects the Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition AIO Liquid CPU Cooler by Thermaltake is simply put the best model of its class money can buy today. nikktech.com
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
A key feature of the Ballistix Tracer memory is the RGB LED lights across the top of the modules. These consist of 16 individual LEDs that are addressable 8 LED pairs. Pairing the LEDs allows them to have a wider brightness range which can be helpful when you consider the second feature. hardwareasylum.com
MSI B350m Gaming Pro AM4 Motherboard
Shopping for a budget motherboard can often be an exercise in frustration. That is until you just give in an buy the one that looks nice in your case. When it comes to the MSI B350M Gaming Pro, it has the looks, and a few extras that might make it jump to the top of your list. modders-inc.com
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