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ecobee Switch+ Smart Switch with Amazon Alexa :: Posted On April 27, 2018
ecobee Switch+ Smart Switch with Amazon Alexa
The ecobee Switch+ packs quite a bit inside. There is built-in Alexa with microphone and speaker, a motion sensor, light sensor, temperature sensor, night light, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, and it is designed to be controlled through the ecobee app. In addition it can be integrated with HomeKit, Alexa, SmartThings, IFTTT, and Google assistant. And since this is obviously designed to replace a standard wall switch (SPST), you can toggle your light locally.
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.

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Tesoro Zone Evolution Gaming Chair
With designs inspired by automotive racing seats, gaming chairs have become one of the next big items to add to your setup. With designs and models from many of the names and brands we have all come to know, gaming chairs seem to be here to stay. We have taken a look at a few chairs in the past few months, and today we are back with a model from Tesoro. The Tesoro Zone Evolution is an ergonomically designed gaming chair with a larger seating area and a good number of features. Grab a seat and follow along as we take a look at the Zone Evolution. thinkcomputers.org
MSI B360 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard
There are many suitable alternatives to Z370 motherboards for prospective buyers of Intel 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" processors. KitGuru has already assessed a number of H370 motherboards and today we are examining the B360 chipset, specifically MSI's B360 Gaming Pro Carbon, pitched as a more affordable but slightly cut-back variation of H370. kitguru.net
Jonsbo CR-201 RGB CPU Cooler
Looking to equip your brand new RGB illuminated HTPC system with an stunning CPU air cooler which would feel right at home? If yes then Jonsbo has you covered with their latest CR-201 RGB model. nikktech.com
Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Headset
After wearing the Outlier Black for a while, we were impressed how light it does feel and comfortable, given its choice of materials (mostly plastic). The custom-tuned 40mm Neodymium magnet drivers do sound really nice while playing music of different kinds and did not distort even at medium to high volume levels. The headset does use a SBC audio codec in Bluetooth mode; when you do choose to playback audio content only, you won't have any quality issues, but as soon as we did enable the headset to take phone calls, the quality has dropped. We would recommend using the Creative Outlier Black with the AUX-in cable for phone calls, because you won't have any quality drops this way. madshrimps.be
Cooler Master WR530 Wrist Rest and MP510 Mouse Pad
So when it comes to peripherals most people think of their keyboard and mouse, maybe their headset. But with some things, especially your mouse, you need other hardware to get the best possible performance. Wrist Rests for keyboards add to comfort and can help prevent long-term issues and well mouse pads are needed most of the time for your mouse to work or at least work well. So it's no surprise that keyboard and mouse manufacturers would get into the market. Cooler Master has sold wrist rests with some of their keyboards and they have had a few different mouse pads. Well, today they are introducing new lineups of both and I'm going to take a quick look at them. lanoc.org
HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset
Here's something we've all been waiting for: HyperX finally made a wireless gaming headset! It's called the Cloud Flight and aims to not only continue the legacy of its excellent wired brethren, but to also be the best wireless gaming headset on the market. Does it deliver? In more ways than one! techpowerup.com
GAMDIAS ZEUS P1 RGB Optical Gaming Mouse
Thanks to its very fast and accurate tracking performance, dual-stream RGB lighting system and a very enticing offer for US readers the ZEUS P1 RGB Optical Gaming Mouse by GAMDIAS should really be in your crosshairs. nikktech.com
Alienware Aurora R7 (i7-8700 & GTX 1080) System
The Alienware Aurora R7 is the company's latest small form factor gaming PC. Inside its impressively compact, and typically Alienware-styled, case it packs in a choice of top-of-the-line components and can offer reasonable value as well, depending which configuration you go for. kitguru.net
GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Keyboard
GAMDIAS is entering the optical keyboard market with their Hermes P2 RGB keyboard. It features great software and onboard customization, a choice of four optical switches with dust and spill resistance and, of course, a strong RGB backlighting game. techpowerup.com
Arozzi Vernazza Gaming Chair
We try out one of Arozzi's top gaming chair models. The Vernazza offers good comfort and support for users who weigh up to 145 kg. It is no larger than your average chair, but has wide seating and backrest areas even though it adheres to a classic bucket seat design. techpowerup.com
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