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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.
Xiaomi Aqara Smart Water Sensor :: Posted On November 16, 2017
Xiaomi Aqara Smart Water Sensor
The Xiaomi Aqara smart water sensor is a compact puck-like device that operates on a single button cell battery (CR2032) which uses Zigbee to communicate with SmartThings and other compatible home automation systems. With a price tag that can possibly be much lower than the other two water sensors we have checked out, we'll see exactly what you can expect with Xiaomi's take on this technology.
Dojo by Bullguard Internet Security Device :: Posted On November 15, 2017
Dojo by Bullguard Internet Security Device
Some people figure they aren't at risk since they don't care if someone gains access to their smart fridge or other IoT devices. But often these hackers look for the weak links in your network to leverage them against other more vital network devices. The truth is we all need to take network security seriously; the problem is most people have no idea what they can or should do. This is where devices like the Dojo come in.
First Alert Z-Wave Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector :: Posted On November 14, 2017
First Alert Z-Wave Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
This review is going to take a look at a Z-Wave capable device that is a bit different than the bulk of the other home automation devices we have checked out to date. The First Alert Z-Wave smoke and carbon monoxide detector is exactly what the name implies - a combination smoke and CO detector that can be paired with select Z-Wave controllers to make them smarter than your typical detectors.
Sengled Element Classic LED A19 2700K 9W Smart Bulb :: Posted On October 17, 2017
Sengled Element Classic LED A19 2700K 9W Smart Bulb
In this review we're going to check out an A-19 style LED light bulb that has a Zigbee radio inside, so that it can be controlled by popular home automation controllers. Typical LED bulbs have gotten very inexpensive lately, with high quality bulbs costing just a couple bucks. That the manufacturer, Sengled, can offer what looks like a decent quality LED bulb with a Zigbee radio inside for $9 with Amazon Prime free shipping, does seem rather impressive.

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Zalman Z-Machine X7 Full Tower Case
The days of the giant ATX gaming system are behind us, surely. A single-slot mITX system is smaller and less expensive than a full-sized ATX system, and modern video card performance precludes the need for SLI or Crossfire X for the vast majority of users. What, then, are we to make of Zalman's massive Z-Machine X7 computer case? This is the largest case Benchmark Reviews has seen since the Cooler Master Cosmos: at x by y by z inches and weighing in at almost 40 pounds empty, this glass and aluminum monster will make its presence known with the help of a plethora of RGB fans and lighting effects. benchmarkreviews.com
Crucial BX300 240GB SSD
Crucial's BX300 SSD is a great choice for the consumer looking for an easy and affordable way to improve the performance of their existing desktop or notebook computer. The drive combines Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller with Micron's 3D MLC NAND to deliver a fast, responsive computing experience at a price that won't break the bank. In our sequential read and write tests, the BX300 was able to read at speeds as high as 561 MB/s and write at speeds in excess of 505 MB/s. It also did very well in our random write tests, producing more than 81,000 IOPS at low queue depths. cdrlabs.com
be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Case
be quiet! is a company that when we were introduced to them mainly made power supplies, CPU coolers, and fans. Not that long ago they started to venture into cases and actually made a pretty good name for themselves in that area. Today we have the pleasure of checking out their flagship PC case, the Dark Base Pro 900. This massive case has room inside for some of the most insane setups, comes with three of be quiet's own SilentWings 3 PWM fans, has a removable motherboard tray and modular internal design, two included LED strips, and even an integrated wireless charger for Qi enabled devices. thinkcomputers.org
Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Server
The Synology DS918+ is the successor to the DS916+ and features a new CPU, more RAM, a pair of M.2 slots, and trays with locks. Strangely enough, the older model seems to perform better in real-life scenarios; however, the DS918+ is fast enough to still meet the increasing demands of a home user. techpowerup.com
Creative Halo Portable Bluetooth Speaker
We have tried the Halo while connected to our Android smartphone, the iPad Air 2 tablet but also on PC via stereo cable; the sound quality is great in terms of highs and mids and we were quite surprised how loud this speaker can get without distortions. Creative has build this product with two separate full-range drivers and advertises "big bass" output; this is quite not the case when compared with Roar units which feature a dedicated subwoofer and also the stereo separation is a bit difficult to distinguish because the two mentioned drivers are quite close together. madshrimps.be
Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset
Over the years, Corsair has been providing high quality computer peripherals to the consumer market. With the HS50 Stereo gaming headset, it focuses on bringing outstanding comfort, audio performance, and durability without sacrificing performance and quality. It also has an internal metal headband with metal yokes, and memory foam on the two 50 mm drivers and the top headband cushion for added comfort. Not only is it compatible on the PC, it is compatible with modern gaming consoles and mobile gaming devices. benchmarkreviews.com
Mionix Wei Keyboard
The Wei is Mionix's first keyboard, and part of their new "Get Fresh!" campaign with lighter color shades, optional keycap sets, and wrist rests; color schemes based off food items and clean aesthetics inside and out, which make this a keyboard targeting gamers and professionals alike. techpowerup.com
Patriot Viper V570 and RGB Mouse Pad
In this review we will be looking at two of their top tier gaming products: the Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse and the matching Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad. Both products complement each other well through branding and colorful LED lighting. hardwareasylum.com
Synology DiskStation DS418play NAS Server
Recently we had an opportunity to review one of the newest Network Attached Storage devices by Synology, DS418j. The DS 418j is a very well designed NAS and has plenty of options and features. But, one of the things that it couldn't do with ease is streaming. More and more users seek streaming ability from their home storage devices. modders-inc.com
HP SSD M700 Solid State Drive
The HP SSD M700 is an entry-level solid state drive, with up to 560 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write speeds from the 240GB SSD M700 model, which utilizes 2D Planar NAND technology to deliver solid reliability. Adding to its appeal is the cost of solid state drive technology, which has doubled its storage capacity per dollar from just one year ago. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the HP SSD M700 (model 3DV74AA#ABC) against the competition. benchmarkreviews.com
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