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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.
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.

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Roccat Khan AIMO Headset
Roccat's Khan Aimo headset boasts High-Res audio support and 7.1 surround sound alongside a built-in DAC/AMP combo for 110. The Khan also supports LED synchronisation with other Roccat peripherals which includes the new Aimo intelligent lighting. Does the inclusion of an inbuilt DAC/AMP combo offer genuinely better audio performance as suggested on paper, or does this unnecessarily limit you to a purely PC-specific headset with its USB 2.0 connection? kitguru.net
ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card
The ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB is basically the first custom-cooled Vega card that was available on the market and since lately the video card prices started to drop, flagships from both teams started to become attractive again. According to AMD, the manufacturing process has matured and we are seeing more and more boards in stock, while checking online shops. madshrimps.be
TerraMaster F4-220 NAS Server
The TerraMaster F4-220 a 4-bay NAS which features an Intel J1800 dual-core CPU, which is approaching mid-range by NAS standards. This is complemented with 2GB RAM and a single gigabit Ethernet port. These specifications seem perfectly adequate for a home/small office NAS, but as we'll find out later, the hardware is only part of the picture. A significant benefit with buying off-the-shelf NAS devices is that they should come paired with excellent on-board software which can makes use of all that hardware. TerraMaster uses the "TOS" custom operating system, which appears to boot from an internal USB drive. pcreview.co.uk
Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 & Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU Coolers
With cooling efficiency rivaling that of the legendary NH-D15 by Noctua and all-black looks the brand new Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 7 CPU coolers by be quiet! could become the weapons of choice for demanding gamers and professionals alike. nikktech.com
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset
The sound quality is similar to the Arctis 5 and 7, mainly because these come with the same drivers and did not distort even at higher volume levels; the bass levels can be fully customized, while the 7.1 effect is nice to have in movies, but also in games. The solution SteelSeries is offering to the customer in this case is similar to the Razer Surround Personalized 7.1 Gaming Audio Software, and after you do activate the code on your SS account, you will be able to utilize the effects on any other set of headphones. madshrimps.be
Wall Mounting a Middle Atlantic DWR/CWR Server Cabinet
I recently started a project to try to use the space in our utility, er… server room better. A big part of this was getting a wall mounted rack that I could use for our server and the network equipment that also lives in the space. After a lot of research, and some help from my friend Adam who knows a lot more about this sort of thing than I do, I ended up with a Middle Atlantic DWR-12-32. Part of the complexity is that I needed something that would fit a large server chassis (3U/26" deep) which narrows the pool, as well as raising the complexity of the installation because of the necessary weight considerations. Since I was not able to find a great guide on how to mount a heavy cabinet on the wall, this is my attempt to document the process. Most of this will be applicable for any rack you select, but obviously some of it will be specific to the DWR/CWR lineup. missingremote.com
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Air Cooler
be quiet! has built an excellent reputation for its air coolers over the years, with previous models in the Dark Rock series boasting impressive thermal performance as well as low noise levels. The downside, however, has always been the unnecessarily fiddly installation method which surely must have put off many a potential buyer. With its new Dark Rock 4, be quiet! is hoping to provide the excellent performance we have come to expect, but with a much easier installation process. kitguru.net
Kinesis Gaming Freestyle Edge Keyboard
Kinesis, with over 25 years of experience in developing ergonomic peripherals, has brought to market the Freestyle Edge keyboard as part of their new gaming brand. With a split keyboard configuration, extensive customization options, and nothing but Cherry mechanical switches, the Freestyle Edge offers a new take on ergonomics for gamers and casual end users alike. techpowerup.com
Yantouch EyE Lifestyle Bluetooth Speaker
Stunning looks, very good audio performance and the ability to pair two units wirelessly in stereo mode are some of the main selling points of the EyE Lifestyle Bluetooth Speaker by Yantouch. nikktech.com
ASRock DeskMini GTX1060 (Z370) System
The latest in ASRock's DeskMini line, the DeskMini GTX1060 packs Intel's Z370 chipset into a case so small it could be a soda bottle. At just 2.7 liters in volume, the ASRock DeskMini GTX1060 is set to take the small form factor market by storm. techpowerup.com
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