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Sengled Element Classic BR30 9W Smart LED Floodlight Bulb :: Posted On February 16, 2018
Sengled Element Classic BR30 9W Smart LED Floodlight Bulb
We covered the Sengled Element Classic LED A19 9W smart bulb in the fall of 2017, and I have been keeping my eye on their expanding lineup of products since then. Recently there was a deal on one of their other smart bulbs, the Classic BR30 9W smart LED floodlight bulb. This bulb is typically just over $14, but it does wind up being just over $7 with some promotions at Amazon. I picked one up to see how I liked it and decided to write up a little something about it.
Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector :: Posted On January 30, 2018
Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector
In this review we will take a look at an alarm audio detector that features Z-Wave Plus communication, allowing it to be integrated with SmartThings and other Z-Wave controllers. The Ecolink Firefighter is the device in question, and I picked one up at The Smartest House for about $40 in hopes that I would end the uncertainty surrounding my previous attempt to integrate my smoke detectors using a contact sensor.
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive :: Posted On January 09, 2018
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive
CatDrive is a new product from Halos that is currently in crowd funding on Indiegogo. The concept is fairly simple, a private storage device that is designed to be a multi-user, auto back up device you can access from anywhere. Since it is your own device you won't be paying monthly fees for cloud storage either. Inside the white or black housing is a 1TB 5400 rpm drive, with a dual core processor and 512MB of DDR memory.
EwinRacing Flash Series Ergonomic Office Chair with Pillows :: Posted On December 20, 2017
EwinRacing Flash Series Ergonomic Office Chair with Pillows
I have never reviewed a chair before, but I have sat in plenty of them, so I would say I am fairly qualified to share my opinion. The EwinRacing Flash Series chair is definitely very comfortable, and overall has a very high build quality. I also appreciate that it can accommodate such a range of user heights / weights, as I am quite often left with chairs maxed out and still wishing for a little more room! Not with this chair, as it can go so high that my feet are left dangling.
D-Link COVR-3902 AC3900 Wi-Fi System :: Posted On December 08, 2017
D-Link COVR-3902 AC3900 Wi-Fi System
D-Link has lately become known for their high end routers that look like they could be from another world, but they have also been making solid entry level performers and everything in between. Surprisingly one thing they haven't done up to now was a mesh network. Today we take a look at the COVR-3902 AC3900 Wi-Fi system. This unit consists of an AC2600 router and an AC1300 Wi-Fi range extender that promises a combined 6000 square feet of coverage.
EZVIZ Mini Trooper Wi-Fi Security Camera System :: Posted On December 05, 2017
EZVIZ Mini Trooper Wi-Fi Security Camera System
The wire free design of the EZVIZ Mini Trooper Wi-Fi security camera system is incredibly useful in certain situations. I can see these being very attractive for renters who can't run hardwired cameras or someone who is just looking for a heads up that someone is poking around their stuff and wants an easy solution. You really can't get much easier. But this ease does come with some drawbacks. Really everything is centered around one potential issue: the batteries.

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Drevo Joyeuse 96-Key Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
The last keyboard from Drevo that I took a look at was the Calibur, which actually turned out to be one of my favorite keyboards of 2017. So getting a new keyboard from Drevo it definitely has a lot of live up to. Today we have the Joyeuse, which is a 96-key keyboard that features low-profile mechanical switches, an aluminum alloy housing, wireless capability, white LED backlighting, and a super-thin design. Drevo tells us this keyboard is really made for office settings and typists, so we wouldn't call it a gaming keyboard, but we are going to put it through the paces… thinkcomputers.org
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P Case
At CES 2018, Cooler Master unveiled their new cases in the MasterBox lineup. The all new Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P features an acrylic side window, interrupted only by the side-mounted IO. The front panel shows off the Q300P's pair of included 120mm RGB LED fans, which will also support a 240mm radiator. modders-inc.com
Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard
The AORUS Ultra Gaming Z370 motherboard from Gigabyte does support the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen2, USB DAC-UP 2, the newer Realtek ALC1220 CODEC, shielded slots, plenty of LED headers for extra programmable RGB lighting, a swappable overlay for Accent LED and more! The UEFI interface is really easy to use and we were quite impressed by the overclocking capabilities of this particular model. The board is also accompanied by a ton of extra software, so we can perform most of the system tuning settings without even entering the BIOS. madshrimps.be
Asus ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming Motherboard
So I've been tossing around the idea of giving our Crush build an upgrade to one of the new Core-X CPUs and sadly the Asus Rampage VI Apex doesn't fit so I reached out to Asus to see if they have anything that might fit the bill in their X299 boards. They had the ROG Stix X299-XE Gaming and I figured I should get it in and see just how it compares to all of the other X299 boards we have had in. I knew it fits the dimensions needed for the Case Labs case but is it going to be what I need otherwise? Well, I'm going to take a closer look at its features and then test it to see how it performs. Read on if you are interested in finding out what it has to offer. lanoc.org
SilverStone TS12C Dual Drive Docking Station
A docking station provides a quick and easy way to connect bare drive mechanisms to a computer, and is an essential part of any enthusiasts' tool kit. For backup or simply data transfer, the ability to easily connect to a bare drive mechanism is very useful. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests SSD performance with SilverStone's new TS12C Dual Drive Docking Station, which brings dual drive support, offline drive cloning, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 SuperSpeed+ connectivity to the party. benchmarkreviews.com
Noctua NH-L12S CPU Cooler
For our first CPU Cooler review this year we have another Noctua product. We are going to have a look at the Noctua NH-L12S, the successor to the award-winning NH-L12. The NH-L12S is a low profile cooler with a 120mm fan, up from the 92mm fan on the NH-L12, four heat pipes with Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), and soldered joints & nickel plating. It's aimed at the HTPC and Small Form Factor market, or even a Home Server if you need decent and quiet cooling. hardwareslave.com
XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4 3000MHz Memory
The XPG line of memory modules from ADATA is considered to be its enthusiast line. The XPG SPECTRIX D40 is the first DDR-4 4 RAM that features RGB LED. The memory starts off with a base speed of 2,666MHz and is offered in speeds up to 4000Mhz. The kit featured in this review is the DDR-4 3,000MHz version. modders-inc.com
Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-bay NAS Server
We've just recently looked at the latest flagship 4-bay member of Synology's J series of DiskStation NAS units, the DS418j. Now it's the turn of the latest 2-bay unit of the family, the DiskStation DS218j to come under the spotlight. kitguru.net
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD (2TB)
Through introduction of the Samsung 860 EVO, Samsung has done two things that make the EVO a great introduction; they have made it current with their latest 64-Bit 3D TLC V-NAND and they have given more power to their MJX controller, thus creating faster host to host communication. This increases their audience significantly as the 860 EVO now has an open door to workstation, NAS and other business communications where affordable, yet reliable storage is key. thessdreview.com
RHA T20i High Fidelity In-Ear Headphone
With a quick glance, it is obvious that the $200 RHA T20i look the part of a premium in-ear headphone. Whether it's the injection molded stainless steel driver housings, or the fit and finish of the other key touch points, we see fastidious attention to detail. Innovative design does not stop with the appearance either, including high-quality materials and RHA's DualCoil driver system, which provides a clear and focused audio experience alongside the good looks. missingremote.com
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