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April 13, 2016 • Reviews

The Canary is a Home Security Camera That Will Capture Everything In Its Lenses

Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the Canary Smart Home Security Device and camera, and if you’re looking for an awesome smart home product that will not only let you see what’s going on in your home when you’re not there, but also track the elements in the environment you place …

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April 13, 2016 • News

Keep a BIG-i on Your Home with This Personal AI Robot

One of the cooler gadgets that have been announced recently is the NXROBO BIG-i, which is a personal robot that actually gets to know its users. Think of it as your own personal Sonny from iRobot, without the bad CGI.

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April 8, 2016 • Reviews

PeTreaT PetPal WiFi Automatic Pet Feeder: Automate Your Pet’s Feedings and Have Fun While Doing It

I never thought that an automatic pet feeder would be something I’d want or enjoy using, but during the review process for the PeTreaT PetPal WiFi Automatic Pet Feeder, I’ve learned how convenient and fun having one can be. Of course, there are other less expensive automatic pet feeders available, but this one is a gadget-loving pet …

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March 28, 2016 • Reviews

Litter-Robot Open Air Review: Automate the One job That Makes Owning a Cat No Fun

If you’ve got an indoor cat, then you’ve got a litter box of some kind. If you’ve got a conventional litter box, then you know all about the bending, scooping, and discarding of clumped feces and urine that is a necessary evil of cat ownership. There is a better way, and that way is the …

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March 23, 2016 • News

Nest Now Sends a Photo with Your Nest Cam Email Alert

I have a Nest Cam setup in my living room which notifies me every time something moves or makes a sound. I love it and even though at $199 it’s not the least expensive camera you’ll find, I do like that it displays an image within my Nest app alongside my thermostats and Nest Protect.

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March 16, 2016 • Reviews

Avea Flare Smarter Light Is Beautiful and Movable

I’ve become enamored of smart lighting recently and have been playing around with a few brands. Elgato, who just recently rolled out their Eve smart home accessories, also offers a line of smarter lights. These aren’t part of the Eve system but they are impressive. I was sent the $99.95 egg-shaped Avea Flare for review.

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March 15, 2016 • Reviews

HP OfficeJet 4650 MultiFunction Printer with HP Instant Ink Review

I’ve been intrigued by HP’s new line of connected printers that anticipate when you’ll need ink refills — and they send them to you before you run out! The service is called HP Instant Ink, and to try it I was sent the new HP OfficeJet 4650 MultiFunction Printer.

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March 14, 2016 • Reviews

Withings Smart Body Analyzer Wi-Fi Scale and Health Tracker: Stay on Top of Your Weight Loss

Over the past couple of years, I had managed to gain some very unwanted pounds rather rapidly. I thought at first that my weight gain was hormonal, or perhaps I had a thyroid problem. I was running and walking long distances regularly, and I was (sporadically) writing down what I ate, but I wasn’t seeing …

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March 14, 2016 • Reviews

From Box to Better Night’s Sleep Thanks to the Eve Mattress

A little over a year ago, I received a “bed in a box” for review. Fast forward a year, and my wife Raina suggested we move from a queen mattress to a king. Eve Mattress was one of two companies kind enough to send one of their kind mattresses for review; I’ve been sleeping on …

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March 13, 2016 • Reviews

The EZVIZ Mini Indoor WiFi Camera is Huge on Value!

The EZVIZ Mini is an affordable mini camera that streams audio and 720p video over your home’s WiFi network. This tiny HD camera packs a great set of features, including a 130-degree diagonal wide-angle lens, night vision, low 3.5W power consumption, motion sensing ability, and cloud/microSD video storage. The impressive EZVIZ Mini can be purchased …

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March 5, 2016 • Reviews

The SMANOS W020i Wifi Alarm System & HD WiFi Camera Review

I’ve had the opportunity over the past month of reviewing the W020i Wifi Alarm System & HD Wifi Camera made by SMANOS after stopping past their booth at CES 2016, and I can honestly say I love it. Smanos is well known for their home security products, and the W020 Wifi Alarm and IP6 WiFi …

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March 5, 2016 • Reviews

Synology’s RT1900ac High-Speed WiFi Router is a Fully Featured Winner!

Synology’s first entry into the router game is a strong one with the RT1900ac. It’s a high-speed, 802.11ac dual band router with speeds up to 1900 mbps. And it’s managed using Synology’s brand of award winning, intuitive operating systems with excellent parental controls and mobile app support. Check out Synology’s RT1900ac now for $149, which …

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March 2, 2016 • Reviews

Audioengine HD6 Powered Bookshelf Speakers Offer Great Looks and Even Better Sound

The first time I went to visit Raina, I made fun of the huge speakers attached to her stereo. “Those are freaking huge!?” I said.  Fast forward a year, and I’m using the AudioEngine HD6 Powered Speakers. These speakers are fairly large bookshelf speakers. They are also the best speakers I have heard in a …

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February 28, 2016 • Reviews

Nanoleaf Bloom LED Lightbulb Review

As time goes on, and my CFL bulbs are popping, I’m gradually replacing them with LED bulbs. I can get LED bulbs at Lowe’s for around 9.99 each. When Nanoleaf sent me the Bloom, I was impressed as it will also add dimming features to any lamp or fixture you have, and it looks pretty …

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February 28, 2016 • Reviews

Rosewill’s Air Fryer Makes Crispy Fries Without the Greasy Oil

If you’re looking for a way to get crispy fries without the greasy oil bath, Rosewill’s Air Fryer is a great option. It’s basically a high-powered convection oven that circulates the heat around all sides of the food so that your food can get crispy without the need for oil. You can purchase Rosewill’s Air …

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February 17, 2016 • News

MiPow PlayBulb Comet Shines Hidden Light Wherever You Want

The MiPow PlayBulb Sphere lets you take your smart light with you. The MiPow PlayBulb Color lets your smart light also rock your tunes. The PlayBulb Comet applies the same smart lighting approach to strip lighting that can bring light under your cabinets, behind your television or, for that matter, pretty much anywhere you want. …

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February 16, 2016 • News

Synology Launches Its First WiFi Router, the RT1900ac Today

Synology Inc., manufacturer of award-winning Network Attached Storage devices (NAS), has launched its first router, the RT1900ac, in the US. The 802.11ac WiFi router broadcasts both 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals for combined data transfer speeds of up to 1900mbps. Boasting a slew of software features, the RT1900ac is perfect for home or office and comes …

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February 15, 2016 • Reviews

Harry’s Shave Plans Review: Is It Good and Cheap?

I’ve long been a blade shaver, and I was hooked on Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide line for a long time.  Well, I am no longer paying Gillette’s exorbitant price, thanks to Harry’s; my face feels better for it, and so does my wallet.

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February 14, 2016 • Reviews

The Logitech Harmony Elite Advanced Universal Remote and Hub Review

If your TV watching reality includes a basket filled with six or seven different  remotes, then I understand your pain. That was how things were at my house before Logitech sent their Harmony Elite Remote to review. I have to say that after a relatively painless setup, the results of consolidating have been so worth it.

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February 12, 2016 • Reviews

MiPow Playbulb Sphere Lights the Night…Anywhere

In the past few months, I have found myself enamored with smart lighting technology. I have lights that can be controlled through my Amazon Echo in three rooms and when Raina and I get a house, I plan to have it throughout. One of the items I expect I’ll put in some rooms is the MiPow …

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February 10, 2016 • Reviews

Finex’s Revolutionary Cast Iron Skillet Makes Your Stovetop More Useful

We’ve all gone through kitchenware pans and a skillet or two in our lifetimes, and to be honest, there aren’t a lot of good quality pans out there that won’t cost you a pretty penny for actual quality. More recently I had my cheap Black Friday skillet legitimately die on me (It was cheap) and I was …

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