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Sengled E1G-G8EW Smart LED Light Strip :: Posted On July 12, 2019
Sengled E1G-G8EW Smart LED Light Strip
The Sengled Smart LED Light Strip works really well. While I didn't actually check all 16 million colors, it does have incredible range to reproduce colors. While I was impressed with the sheer number of colors this reproduces, I was not as impressed with how bright it is. The box claims a 1400 lumen output which should be significantly brighter than a typical A19 bulb. But in actual use it appears to be dimmer than a typical bulb.
Hubitat Elevation C-5 Home Automation Hub :: Posted On July 11, 2019
Hubitat Elevation C-5 Home Automation Hub
Hubitat's Elevation Home Automation Hub is designed to run your ZigBee and Z-Wave devices 100% locally. This concept of local control means your data is more secure and automations happen more reliably and faster. But they aren't just limited to these "local" devices, you can also integrate your LAN devices via Apps, but these will be dependent on internet connectivity and the manufacturer's servers.
Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector :: Posted On April 23, 2019
Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector
There are significant health risks from radon and much of the country lives in areas that are predicted to have high indoor levels. But what can you do? Well you could pay around $25 bucks and get a single test done or you could go out and spend $150 on an Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector which promises to track your radon exposure over the long run. So does this device justify the extra $125?
ZOOZ Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 Simple 3-Way and 4-Way Switch :: Posted On March 28, 2019
ZOOZ Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 Simple 3-Way and 4-Way Switch
ZOOZ is a brand of smart home devices that all use the Z-Wave protocol to communicate with your home automation hub, in my case Samsung SmartThings. We have covered a handful of their items in recent reviews at Bigbruin.com, including their ZSE01 indoor siren and their ZSE18 motion sensor. This time around I am checking out their Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 smart switch which is promoted as offering a simple solution to making 3-way and 4-way circuits smart.
Verizon GizmoWatch Kids Smart Watch Phone :: Posted On March 14, 2019
Verizon GizmoWatch Kids Smart Watch Phone
Parents are always trying to figure out a good balance between watching over their kids and giving them space to grow. Many opt to get their kids a cell phone, but there are those like myself that are trying to resist that temptation. We have looked at a few options recently, like the TickTalk 3 and the Republic Wireless Relay, and now we are going to take a closer look at Verizon's option; the GizmoWatch.
TickTalk 3 Kids Smart Watch Phone :: Posted On March 13, 2019
TickTalk 3 Kids Smart Watch Phone
TickTalk was founded in California back in 2014 with engineers from Samsung and Apple that decided to get together to use their experience in creating wearables to make a smart watch for kids. The base watch sells for $170 and additional bands are $15 each. Besides being able to make calls on the watch, you can also send and receive text messages, it has a built in calculator, it can take pictures, has GPS for tracking, and is waterproof to IP67 standards.

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Asura Genesis Xtreme RGB M.2 NVMe SSD
In this review we took a look at the new Asura Genesis Xtreme NVMe based SSD. This drive is the first product being offered by Asura and is designed for the PC Enthusiast and any situation where storage performance will be a defining factor in the build. hardwareasylum.com
CORSAIR Force Series MP510 480GB M.2 SSD
As expected, the MP510 drive from CORSAIR trades punches with the P34A80 SSD from Silicon Power, since they do feature the exact same Phison E12 controller, two Toshiba BiCS TLC NAND ICs and 512MB of Nanya DRAM caching, meant for different tasks such as ECC, wear-leveling information and more. madshrimps.be
Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset
The pro lineup of mice and keyboards from Logitech has been by far my favorite thing that they have been working on over the last few years. Don't get me wrong I like a lot of their other products, but the pro products have been a lot more subtle with their styling and clearly more in tune with the enthusiasts that you will find on product specific forums and subreddits. For example, the keyboard enthusiasts hating the "gaming" fonts used on so many keyboards and giving the pro keyboard thin bezels. lanoc.org
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master Motherboard
he Ryzen 3000 series is here and that means we have brand new X570 motherboards! I think X570 is where you are really going to see AMD motherboards be on par or even better than their Intel counterparts. This is a huge launch not only for AMD but for all of the motherboard manufacturers as well. The first board that we've got our hands on is the Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master, which sits 2nd Gigabyte's X570 product stack. thinkcomputers.org
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio 8GB Video Card
It's been a frenetic few days in the PC hardware industry. Nvidia took us all by surprise with the timing of its SUPER graphics card launch on July 2, while AMD followed that up with both Navi and Ryzen 3000 launching on July 7. Today things continue with the launch of custom RTX SUPER cards from Nvidia's partners. The card we are looking at is the RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio from MSI - could this be the 2070 SUPER to beat? kitguru.net
Cooler Master Mastercase H100
Cooler Master is taking the H-Series with its 200 mm front fan design and shrinks it down to the ITX form factor for the H100. On top of that, this small case includes a built-in carrying handle for easy transportation, all at an interesting price tag to boot. techpowerup.com
Ergotron WorkFit-TX Standing Desk Converter
Thanks to its impressive build quality, features and 5-year warranty the WorkFit-TX Standing Desk Converter by Ergotron is a great alternative for people who just don't have the extra room required for a full-size standing desk. nikktech.com
ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard
ASRock's Taichi Series of motherboard have always been solid, while providing great value. With the X570 chipset ASRock wants to continue that tradition. ASRock has really seemed to go all out with this motherboard, if you look at all of ASRock's current Taichi boards this is definitely the best looking out of the bunch and really stands out. ASRock has loaded this board with some pretty awesome RGB lighting and a large heatsink that covers the entire bottom half of the board. thinkcomputers.org
GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync DDR4-3600 16GB Memory
Today we have the new GeIL Super Luce RGB memory kit (PN: GLS416GB3600C16ADC)something which has been a long time in the process. We were testing a batch of memory and our test motherboard decided it had enough, which admittedly it served well beyond the duty I would expect. With that being said we rebuilt a nice modern platform and integrated a similar testbench to our existing GPU testbench for even more continuity in our testing platforms as a whole. bjorn3d.com
Razer BlackWidow Lite Silent Mechanical Keyboard
When working at the home office and you have quite a bit of typing to do on the laptop or desktop computer, Razer helps with the their new, compact TKL BlackWidow Lite keyboard that features non-intrusive, all-white keyboard lighting. The Orange Razer-made switches have a similar feel to the CHERRY MX Browns, which are ideal for typing purposes, but do not expect the same level of silence as with the MX Silent variants. For eliminating the bottoming down sound, Razer has included a set of O-rings that can be easily installed by the user on the desired keys. madshrimps.be
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