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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.
Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector :: Posted On January 30, 2018
Ecolink Firefighter Z-Wave Plus Smoke and CO Audio Detector
In this review we will take a look at an alarm audio detector that features Z-Wave Plus communication, allowing it to be integrated with SmartThings and other Z-Wave controllers. The Ecolink Firefighter is the device in question, and I picked one up at The Smartest House for about $40 in hopes that I would end the uncertainty surrounding my previous attempt to integrate my smoke detectors using a contact sensor.
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive :: Posted On January 09, 2018
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive
CatDrive is a new product from Halos that is currently in crowd funding on Indiegogo. The concept is fairly simple, a private storage device that is designed to be a multi-user, auto back up device you can access from anywhere. Since it is your own device you won't be paying monthly fees for cloud storage either. Inside the white or black housing is a 1TB 5400 rpm drive, with a dual core processor and 512MB of DDR memory.
EwinRacing Flash Series Ergonomic Office Chair with Pillows :: Posted On December 20, 2017
EwinRacing Flash Series Ergonomic Office Chair with Pillows
I have never reviewed a chair before, but I have sat in plenty of them, so I would say I am fairly qualified to share my opinion. The EwinRacing Flash Series chair is definitely very comfortable, and overall has a very high build quality. I also appreciate that it can accommodate such a range of user heights / weights, as I am quite often left with chairs maxed out and still wishing for a little more room! Not with this chair, as it can go so high that my feet are left dangling.
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.

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The XPG line of memory modules from ADATA is considered to be its enthusiast line. The XPG SPECTRIX D40 is the first DDR-4 4 RAM that features RGB LED. The memory starts off with a base speed of 2,666MHz and is offered in speeds up to 4000Mhz. The kit featured in this review is the DDR-4 3,000MHz version. modders-inc.com
Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-bay NAS Server
We've just recently looked at the latest flagship 4-bay member of Synology's J series of DiskStation NAS units, the DS418j. Now it's the turn of the latest 2-bay unit of the family, the DiskStation DS218j to come under the spotlight. kitguru.net
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD (2TB)
Through introduction of the Samsung 860 EVO, Samsung has done two things that make the EVO a great introduction; they have made it current with their latest 64-Bit 3D TLC V-NAND and they have given more power to their MJX controller, thus creating faster host to host communication. This increases their audience significantly as the 860 EVO now has an open door to workstation, NAS and other business communications where affordable, yet reliable storage is key. thessdreview.com
RHA T20i High Fidelity In-Ear Headphone
With a quick glance, it is obvious that the $200 RHA T20i look the part of a premium in-ear headphone. Whether it's the injection molded stainless steel driver housings, or the fit and finish of the other key touch points, we see fastidious attention to detail. Innovative design does not stop with the appearance either, including high-quality materials and RHA's DualCoil driver system, which provides a clear and focused audio experience alongside the good looks. missingremote.com
Raijintek THETIS Window Aluminum Case
Raijintek is not a highly known name in the US market for pc cases, but is a well-respected manufacture in other countries. During this review, we will be taking a look at the updated Thetis Classic case. The Thetis is an updated version of the popular STYX case. modders-inc.com
MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard
Just one mini-ITX motherboard currently exists for Intel X299 and with constraints like SO-DIMM only memory and steep pricing, system builders willing to put up with a larger footprint would be wise to consider micro-ATX as an alternative. Today we review one of only three micro-ATX motherboards for X299 - the MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC. kitguru.net
Samsung SSD 860 EVO Solid State Drive
Samsung recently announced their latest V-NAND 3-bit MLC nand flash technology, which they've baked into their new SSD 860 solid state drive series. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 500GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO, which pairs their 64-cell layer V-NAND and 512MB LPDDR4 DRAM cache buffer with their new MJX controller to produce up to 550 MB/s reads at 98,000 IOPS and 520 MB/s writes at 90,000 IOPS, and compare SATA 6 GB/s performance against the all the leading competition. benchmarkreviews.com
AMD Ryzen R3 2200G & R5 2400G Raven Ridge APU
Since its launch, AMD's Ryzen CPU has been making waves in the CPU market. With Ryzen, AMD's performance has become relevant once again and the CPUs are able to compete with their Intel counterpart. The next step in updating AMD's portfolio is to release an updated APU. The Ryzen R3 2200G and R5 2400G are the next generation of AMD's … modders-inc.com
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz with Vega 8 Graphics
AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G is the cheapest true quad-core CPU ever released. It also integrates Radeon Vega graphics with 512 shader cores and a modern video decode acceleration engine. Given its price, this has the potential to be the CPU for system builders on a budget, who also want their system to be able to handle light gaming. techpowerup.com
Crucial MX500 1TB Solid State Drive
Crucial has knocked another one out of the park with its new MX500 SSD. This next generation drive combines Silicon Motion's SM2258 with Micron's new 64-layer 3D TLC NAND to deliver good performance, enhanced features and a high level of endurance at a competitive price. In our sequential read and write tests, the 1TB version of the MX500 was able to read at speeds as high as 560 MB/s and write at speeds in excess of 503 MB/s. It also did very well in our random write tests, producing more than 76,000 IOPS at low queue depths. cdrlabs.com
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