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Limitless Innovations JumpSmart Vehicle Starter Power Bank :: Posted On August 08, 2019
Limitless Innovations JumpSmart Vehicle Starter Power Bank
Recently we were contacted by Limitless Innovations about their JumpSmart Vehicle Starter Power Bank. All of the jump starters I have seen appear to have their designs rooted in your typical power brick. They are rectangular and add additional connections to accommodate the needed functions. The JumpSmart takes a different approach and started with roughly a flashlight shape and built the jump starting platform around that.
Breadcrumb Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker :: Posted On August 06, 2019
Breadcrumb Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker
In 2017, Breadcrumb developed their second product, and the subject of this review, the Mini Portable Bluetooth Location Marker. This compact, watertight device can be used to keep track of any item using GPS and Bluetooth, but for the outdoorsman it may be of particular interest to mark the location of a tree stand, or perhaps a backpack that had to be put down to lighten the load while hunting.
Sengled E1G-G8EW Smart LED Light Strip :: Posted On July 12, 2019
Sengled E1G-G8EW Smart LED Light Strip
The Sengled Smart LED Light Strip works really well. While I didn't actually check all 16 million colors, it does have incredible range to reproduce colors. While I was impressed with the sheer number of colors this reproduces, I was not as impressed with how bright it is. The box claims a 1400 lumen output which should be significantly brighter than a typical A19 bulb. But in actual use it appears to be dimmer than a typical bulb.
Hubitat Elevation C-5 Home Automation Hub :: Posted On July 11, 2019
Hubitat Elevation C-5 Home Automation Hub
Hubitat's Elevation Home Automation Hub is designed to run your ZigBee and Z-Wave devices 100% locally. This concept of local control means your data is more secure and automations happen more reliably and faster. But they aren't just limited to these "local" devices, you can also integrate your LAN devices via Apps, but these will be dependent on internet connectivity and the manufacturer's servers.
Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector :: Posted On April 23, 2019
Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector
There are significant health risks from radon and much of the country lives in areas that are predicted to have high indoor levels. But what can you do? Well you could pay around $25 bucks and get a single test done or you could go out and spend $150 on an Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector which promises to track your radon exposure over the long run. So does this device justify the extra $125?
ZOOZ Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 Simple 3-Way and 4-Way Switch :: Posted On March 28, 2019
ZOOZ Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 Simple 3-Way and 4-Way Switch
ZOOZ is a brand of smart home devices that all use the Z-Wave protocol to communicate with your home automation hub, in my case Samsung SmartThings. We have covered a handful of their items in recent reviews at, including their ZSE01 indoor siren and their ZSE18 motion sensor. This time around I am checking out their Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 smart switch which is promoted as offering a simple solution to making 3-way and 4-way circuits smart.

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MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke OC Graphics Card
Now that we have custom Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards there are a lot of options to choose from. One of the more interesting cards and one that has had a lot of hype behind it is the MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Evoke OC. The reason for all of the hype first comes from the design, which MSI has gone with a champagne-colored metal shroud and full-cover backplate.
Seagate IronWolf 110 240GB SSD
Seagate's new IronWolf 110 SSD is the world's first SSD designed from the ground up for use in NAS devices, aimed at all-flash arrays or for use as tiered cache in NAS devices that support caching. It uses a combination of an in-house Seagate controller and Toshiba 3D TLC NAND.
Silicon Power P34A80 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD
The 1TB version of the P34A80 SSD does not disappoint at all and in many cases, we have seen even higher read speeds than its 512GB version counterpart. The caching is improved thanks to the double capacity of RAM and well optimized firmware and after the SLC portion gets filled up, we can expect write speeds hovering around 1GB/s. One extra fact to consider is that this product is offered with no less than 5 years warranty, quite enough for a consumer-oriented SSD!
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU
The Ryzen 5 3600X is the next CPU from AMD that we will take a look at. Our previous coverage of the new AMD CPUs focused on their 12 and 8 core versions. The Ryzen 5 3600x is a 6 core 12 thread CPU running at a base clock of 3.8 GHz with a boost clock of 4.4GHz.
Patriot Memory Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
We have tested the V370 RGB Surround with different audio material such as YouTube music clips, standalone MP3s, games and movies. At the default, non-Ultra Bass Response setting, the low frequencies are not very punchy, the accent being put more on mids and highs; if the audio material you are listening does contain lots of vocals, then this is the mode you should operate in. However, the headset really becomes alive after enabling the two dedicated mini subwoofers, and we felt the vibration even when only holding the earcups in your hands; this is definitely the mode to be used with games and action movies!
Gigabyte AORUS RGB AIC NVMe SSD 512GB Solid State Drive
The Gigabyte AORUS RGB AIC NVMe SSD 512GB is a speedy NVMe SSD with proven hardware and cool RGB effects in the PCI Express add-in card form factor.
AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT Video Cards
Well I'm a little late to the party on this one, during the mad dash to the combined NAVI and 3rd gen Ryzen launch I ran into a lot of issues with our GPU test bench and late in the process after spending almost a full week in the original testing I dropped everything to switch the bench over to X570 and redid all of the work. The good news that gave me time to come in with numbers running on a faster and more accurate system to what a lot of you might be looking to run the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT on. So today I'm going to take a look at what AMD has going on with their long-anticipated launch, check out the two reference models they sent, then put them through our tests to see how they perform. The Ryzen 9 3900X was a monster, it will be interesting to see how an all AMD system will perform.
Thermaltake Core P90 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Case
If you're looking for an large open-air chassis to put on your wall the Core P90 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower by Thermaltake deserves your attention.
MSI MEG X570 Ace Motherboard
Today we are checking out another new X570 motherboard. This time it comes from MSI and it is their MEG X570 Ace. MSI has not changed their naming this generation so we know the MEG series is their premium line of motherboards. The MEG X570 Ace sits as MSI's 2nd best motherboard in their X570 range of motherboards. Even so, it has pretty much all of the premium features you would want in an X570 motherboard like a 12+2 digital power design, three PCI-Express 4.0 M.2 slots, WiFi 6, 2.5 GbE LAN, and even an infinity window with RGB lighting!
ioSafe 1019+ 5-Bay NAS Server
With the ioSafe 1019+, businesses and consumers can sleep a little better at night knowing that their data is safe from disasters. In addition to a thick, metal enclosure, this 5-bay NAS uses patented technologies like DataCast and HydroSafe to protect its hard drives from fires up to 1550 F as well as being submerged in water up to 10 feet deep. Needless to say, the 1019+ is rugged enough to protect your data during your average office (or house) fire along with the dousing it will get when the fire department comes to put it out. When it's all over, you can take the hard drives out, pop them into another ioSafe (or Synology) NAS and be back up and running in no time.
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