Author: James

Devolo Home Control Review – Home Automation

A lot of the home automation gadgets I have reviewed are relatively closed systems offering specific functionality, and they are great. But one area I have always wanted to review is a Z-Wave home control system. Z-Wave is a wireless networking system for home automation devices; several big companies use this standard in the smart home technology, the most notable being Samsung SmarthThings and Heat Genius. The Devolo Home Control (and other smart home systems like SmartThings & Fibaro) differ from other smart home tech like Heat Genius and Tado, by offering control of dozens of devices to carry...

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Kidde Remote Lync Rechargeable WiFi CCTV Review

Kidde is a well-known company in the fire safety world, but not so much in the CCTV area. However, they hope to change that with eh RemoteLync WIFi camera. I should first point out that there does not appear to be anywhere actively selling this in the UK, and the US-based Kidde shop does not ship to the UK. If you are based in the US, though, you can buy the RemoteLync for $154 which converts to about £123. The RemoteLync has a 640×480 VGA resolution which is arguably poor compared to a lot of competing brands out there,...

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Win a OTT M8S Android TV Box with Kodi installed

Continuing our Christmas giveaways, I have the OTT M8S Android TV Box up for grabs today. This was reviewed back in March and is an excellent budget Android box with all the features that most people want from these things, including Kodi. The specification includes: RAM:2GB DDR3 ROM:8GB NAND FLASH GPU:Octa-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 600MHz Chipset:Amlogic S812 Quad Core Cortex A9 2.0 GHz Support Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.265, HD AVC/VC-1,RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 ,RealVideo8/9/10 Support Media format:Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg HDMI: HDMI 1.4b up to 4K2K For your chance to win just enter via Gleam below. Thanks Win a OTT M8S Android TV Box with...

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Win a Philips ADR810 Dash Cam

Following our review of the excellent Philips ADR810 Dash Cam, Philips have allowed me to give away my sample as part of my Christmas giveaways. You can read the review here and a brief specification of the camera includes: 156° super wide angle lens 2.1 mega-pixel CMOS HS image sensor Full HD (1920x1080p) @30fps Perfect night view 2.7″ LCD display Emergency EasyCapture Automatic recording Collision detection Emergency file protection Fatigue index alert G-sensor It is a great camera and would make a fantastic Christmas present. The competition ends on the 16th and I will do my best to get...

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Philips ADR810 Dash Cam Review

Please note that this dash cam was provided by Philips free of charge. The review is fair and honest with all the opinions expressed are mine alone. This is our second dash cam review, and hopefully one of many. It is becoming a massive market that can help reduce your insurance costs significantly and be a great deal of help if and when you are in a car accident. This, unfortunately, is especially true in the case of fraudulent claims that are on the rise. The ADR810 from Philips is 1 of 2 dash cams Philips has started to...

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