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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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MSI Vigor GK40 RGB Gaming Keyboard
MSI made a big splash around the launch of its GK-701 a few years back and the company's relationship with SteelSeries for laptop keyboards means that it now has a lot of experience in 'what gamers want'. The MSI Vigor GK40 is priced as a mid-range product and there is a matching mouse available. With the GK40, MSI's key focus is to deliver a mechanical 'feel' keyboard (using special membrane switches) at a fraction of the cost of a full blown mechanical board.
iBUYPOWER Slate 9200 Gaming Desktop
The PC industry is at an interesting point. Right now if you want to build your own PC it is very hard. Prices of graphics cards are out of control because crypto-miners are buying up all available stock. On top of that the global NAND shortage is causes prices to be higher than normal for memory. If you've been waiting to build you own PC you might be waiting a while as we still do not have any clear idea of when prices will go back to normal. This dilemma makes it the perfect time to consider buying a pre-build system.
CORSAIR Hydro H115i Pro Low Noise RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
The Hydro H150i Pro RGB may be a great AIO liquid CPU cooler but because of its length it's just not for everyone. With the "shorter" Hydro H115i Pro RGB CORSAIR solves that issue for many people not only without sacrificing performance but also with reduced noise.
Gigabyte Z370N WiFi Motherboard
Intel's latest iteration of its mainstream platform, Z370 and socket LGA1151-V2, provides a solid foundation for high-performance and compact systems. All of the major motherboard vendors offer mini-ITX options, though choice is limited in comparison to ATX and micro-ATX equivalents. Gigabyte's sole mini-ITX option is the Z370N WiFi that we are looking at today.
Silicon Power Bolt B10 USB 3.1 External SSD
Bolt B10 was thought as a very compact, light storage device which can accompany you everywhere, while providing quite a bit of storage space. Wear Leveling helps extend the SSD life span, while the LDPC Error Correction mechanisms are in place for protecting against data corruption. The drive is compatible with the latest USB standards, but backwards compatibility is also enabled for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
MSI Vigor GK70 Gaming Keyboard
When we think of keyboards, we see a large bulky device with lots of keys and specific functions. MSI has provided us with an elegant compact gaming keyboard, the MSI Vigor GK70 Gaming Keyboard. Does the MSI Vigor GK70 Gaming Keyboard's elegance end at its looks? We will explore this GK70 and find out.
SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse
After installing two 4g weights on each side of the mouse, we started gaming in CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Guild Wars 2, Diablo III but also tried a bit of Agents of Mayhem; Rival 600 succeeded to keep the comfort level optimal even 2-3 hours of continuous gaming and during this time we did not spot any erratic movement. While our lift-off setting was set at 0.5mm, players that use to lift the mouse more during the sessions should adjust the value as necessary. The main sensor (SteelSeries TrueMove 3) remains the same as with the Rival 310, but sports a more aggressive appearance, while much more RGB segments are available for configuration.
Synology DiskStation DS918+ NAS Server
World Backup Day is slowly creeping up on us. This year we will be celebrating this holiday on March 31st. The whole point of this holiday is to raise awareness of the importance of "Data" in our lives and ways we can protect it.
SilverStone Redline RL06 Case
With the SilverStone RL06 you have a good platform for just about any cooling situation. The three intake fans and open front bezel are great for basic aircooling and if you wanted to use an AIO watercooler you have two really good options for radiator placement.
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 Wireless Gaming Router
Network gaming performance is about a lot more than raw router throughput. With the Nighthawk XR500, however, networking heavyweight NETGEAR is promising gamers the full package - namely, a router that offers not only an excellent connection, but also the necessary features to give gamers the best possible experience.
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