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ZOOZ ZSE29 Z-Wave Plus S2 Outdoor Motion Sensor :: Posted On February 12, 2020
ZOOZ ZSE29 Z-Wave Plus S2 Outdoor Motion Sensor
The ZOOZ ZSE29 is an interesting product. As a motion sensor and a SmartThings device it definitely works very well, but determining how appropriate it is to use this outdoors will have to be seen after some time installed exposed to the elements. My gut tells me that the physical design and the stipulations that this outdoor rated device has to avoid heat, sunlight, humidity, and wetness may lead to a fairly short usable life.
D-Link EXO AC2600 Router with EXO AC2000 Extender :: Posted On February 10, 2020
D-Link EXO AC2600 Router with EXO AC2000 Extender
D-Link's DIR-2660 and DAP-1820 offer a great way to start your mesh network. As with many mesh networks, this setup can be configured with a wired backhaul which would help some of the bottle neck issues I mentioned, but most people are resistant to running wires. So where this unit shines is in its scalability. You can start with just one extender or add several to cover even more area. Also a big benefit of this mesh system is having a few Ethernet ports on the router.
D-Link DCH-S161 Wi-Fi Water Sensor :: Posted On January 10, 2020
D-Link DCH-S161 Wi-Fi Water Sensor
The D-Link DCH-S161 is roughly a 2.7" square white box that is about 1.2" thick. It uses (2) readily available AA batteries which are included to get you started, and houses a built in 90dB alarm siren. The unit comes with a sensor probe with integral cable that is about 6 feet long. It is wall mountable and is operable through the mydlink app, Google Assistant and IFTTT. Surprisingly Alexa is not included on this device.
D-Link DSP-W118 Wi-Fi Smart Outlet :: Posted On January 10, 2020
D-Link DSP-W118 Wi-Fi Smart Outlet
The D-Link DSP-W118 Wi-Fi Smart Outlet is significantly smaller than their older model, coming in at about 2.5" x 1.5" x 1 3/8", and is more or less the same size and format as other smart outlets on the market whether they are Wi-Fi, Zigbee, or Z-Wave. This outlet is designed to be controlled primarily by the D-Link mydlink app. It is also compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT.
KeySmart Pro Smart Key Organizer With Location Tracking :: Posted On November 27, 2019
KeySmart Pro Smart Key Organizer With Location Tracking
While most of the KeySmart key organizer simply organize your keys like a Swiss Army knife, the Pro model adds a few additional features that turn it into a smart device. In addition to an LED flashlight to help you light up any key hole, the KeySmart Pro also has a USB rechargeable implementation of Tile's location tracking technology built in. You will not only be able to keep your keys organized, you can find them using the Tile app on your phone
Piper Computer Kit STEM Learning Toy :: Posted On November 26, 2019
Piper Computer Kit STEM Learning Toy
Following the Piper created blueprint, kids can physically build their own computer, and then learn the basics of electronics and programming as they work through a series of interactive video game like tutorials and adventures. Piper was in attendance at a recent media showcase event, and after getting an entertaining hands on with their system there, I was very excited to bring one home and see if my nine year old son was as excited as I was to check this out.

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TeamGroup T-FORCE Dark Z DDR4 3600 MHz Memory
Memory is one of the crucial components that can really make or break your experience with your freshly built or newly upgraded PC. There are so many modules from as many manufactures, where do you start? TeamGroup recently released its T-FORCE Dark Z memory modules. These modules come in 2666, 3000, 3200, and 3600 MHz speed.
Scythe Mugen 5 Black RGB CPU Cooler
The brand new Mugen 5 Black RGB CPU Cooler by Scythe may not share the same impressive looks and cooling efficiency as the Mugen 5 ARGB Plus but thanks to its very good price/performance ratio and the Kaze Flex 120 RGB PWM fan it's still certainly worth checking out.
Optimus Signature V2 CPU Block
Alongside the Optimus Foundation CPU block, we saw it fit to also cover the company's flagship Signature CPU block. In its second version, the Signature V2 for Intel CPU sockets features to good effect a thick unibody brass top and mounting bracket, as well as the cooling engine and other features of their Foundation block.
Fractal Design Define 7 Case
The case I am talking about is the Define 7 and could easily be one of the most comprehensive cases I have ever reviewed. The Fractal Design Define 7 is a case that checks all the boxes making it an easy choice for PC builders looking for a versatile chassis design that can accommodate ambitious builds while leaving room for the inevitable upgrade.
Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4-3200 XPOWER Turbine RGB Memory Kit
The XPOWER Turbine RGB 32GB kit from Silicon Power does offer wide compatibility for configuration in terms of LED lighting, while the Samsung ICs are carefully selected from the factory, in order to stay stable at the programmed XMP timings. In our case, the kit has performed interestingly well at 3000MHz instead of the rated 3200Mhz, which leaves us suspecting that the pre-programmed timings were more relaxed than the kit was capable of. When testing with the rated CAS timings and leaving the others on Auto, we managed to squeeze more performance out of the kit, but going further was not possible since the system was unable to boot.
Aerocool NightHawk Duo ARGB Case
The NightHawk Duo ARGB is the solid version of the AirHawk Duo ARGB utilizing an acrylic front instead of a metal mesh design.With essentially the same styling, it offers quieter operation at the cost of thermal performance to cater to those who want as much visibility and cool RGB fans but prefer silence above all else.
AOC CU34G2X 34in 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor
A year or so ago, the 34in curved ultrawide screen was an ostentatious novelty, and not something you'd want for gaming. No 34in screen had 144Hz adaptive sync, and all were aimed more at general media usage than Triple-A gaming. But now the game-focused models such as ASUS' monster PG35VQ and MSI's MPG341CQR are arriving regularly. The AOC CU34G2X takes things one step further still - 34in 144Hz ultrawide screen gaming for around 500.
Philips TAPH805BK Noise Cancelling Headphones
My first few experiences with active noise canceling weren't all that great. It did cut out noise, but I was also often left with a headache or pressure in my ears from it. In the end, I accepted that maybe active noise canceling just didn't jive for me. Well, this year, with my phones all dropping their headphone jack I opened myself back up to Bluetooth audio devices. When I saw that Philips introduced a new wireless noise-canceling headphone I thought I would be open-minded and try active noise canceling hoping that I might be able to cut out some of the noise when working remotely.
KnewKey Rocksete Keyboard
The KnewKey Rocksete aims to impress with both sight and sound alike, combining a typewriter-style keyboard with a JBL surround sound system. Featuring two separate batteries and two different lighting systems, the Rocksete is a fusion of two peripherals for those who are looking for a portable peripheral solution.
Tesoro Gram Spectrum TKL Keyboard
Tesoro decided the Gram Spectrum series of keyboards from 2016 deserves a TKL version, and the newer Gram Spectrum TKL reaps the benefits of their updated software suite, too. It is a low-profile keyboard employing 3.5 mm travel mechanical switches while offering full 16.8 M per-key RGB backlighting and good build quality for under $100.
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