Ring Video Doorbell Wired Announced – Smallest & cheapest video doorbell but requires existing wires

I have covered a lot of video doorbells recently, and Ring has now announced another new video doorbell to the market. They have traditionally dominated in with the battery powered options, being the only viable solution until the wire-free Eufy doorbell arrived, and more recently the wire free Arlo. While all the Ring doorbells can … Read more

Amazon Echo Flex + Motion Sensor Review – Doorbell alerts and Philips Hue motion sensing on the cheap but is it good vs the Philips Hue sensor?

I impulsively bought the Amazon Echo Flex and the addon motion sensor during the Black Friday period. The Flex was £14 but the motion sensor £15, all in all, a cheap buy as far as my compulsive tech spending goes. What I hoped to achieve was a relatively affordable motion sensor for Philips Hue lights … Read more

Yale Linus Smart Lock Review– Is this better than the Yale Conexis L1 or Nuki?

Announced back at CES 2020, the Yale Linus Smart Lock has only recently been made available. This adopts a different approach to the Conexis L1 smart lock, and it addresses the concerns many users had with that. The lock retains its old-fashioned cylinder allowing you to optionally use you key when leaving or entering your … Read more

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire Free Review – A superb Ring Video Doorbell alternative

The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free was announced at the start of this year and will be made available across the usual online channels from the 2nd of February. While the security camera market is saturated, there are not many good battery-powered video doorbells, so the new Arlo Essential is a welcome addition to the … Read more

Reolink RLC-822A 4K Security Camera Review – 3x zoom & wide angle make this superior vs RLC-820A & RLC-810A

Reolink is quickly padding out their smart detection camera product line-up. I have previously reviewed: 5MP Reolink RLC-510A 4K Reolink RLC-810A 12MP Reolink RLC-1220A The new Reolink RLC-822A is a 4K dome camera with the addition of 3x optical zoom. This additional feature incurs a small premium of £10 compared to the two other 4K … Read more

Neos Smart Home Review: With SmartCam, leak & motion sensor for smart home security on the cheap

Neos is a relatively new company to the smart home scene being established just four years ago. Targeting the UK market, they appear to have been quite successful garnering a significant number of positive reviews on the likes of Amazon and Trustpilot. They even have a well-reviewed Android app, which is quite rare for new … Read more

Annke NC400 IP Security Camera Review – A cheap 4MP True Full Colour Night Vision PoE Bullet IP Security Camera

Recently I have reviewed a lot of the superb Reolink cameras camera, which I think are a range of cameras that offer some of the best performance for your money on the market. In the past, I reviewed the Annke 4K POE camera and was quite impressed with it, at the time it offered a … Read more

Arlo Wire-Free Video Doorbell vs Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs Eufy Wireless Doorbell – Which is the best battery powered video doorbell?

I am a big fan of video doorbells, in a period of time where the vast majority of my shopping is done online, I get packages daily as well as regular pickups due to the nature of my work. Thanks to COVID-19, delivery people have changed the way they work, so it is less likely … Read more

MooSoo MT710 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review – Is it good vs Eufy RoboVac 30C?

MooSoo is one of the growing numbers of brands offering robotic vacuum cleaners on Amazon. While the Eufy Robovac range of vacuum cleaners may dominate the affordable end of the market, many of these lesser-known brands offer equally impressive performance and often at a lower price point.   Specification Multifunctional Voice Control Sweeping Robo:The smart … Read more

How to improve your WiFi signal for Ring Video Doorbell, Eufy & Arlo to stop delayed alerts / lagging

Smart video doorbells have been one of my favourite pieces of tech in the past few years (I am easily pleased). As someone that receives packages daily, if not multiple times per day, old fashioned wireless doorbells were a nightmare. Often I wasn’t in the room with the chime, or I just wasn’t home, then … Read more

Reolink RLC-1220A Review – A 12MP Dome PoE Home Security camera with person & vehicle detection

Following on from my review of the superb Reolink RLC-510A and RLC-810A cameras, I have been sent the brand new and yet to be released Reolink RLC-1220A. It should be available soon, and you can buy it from here. The is a monster 12MP camera offering a recording resolution of up to 4096×3072. Similar to … Read more

EZVIZ C3X Dual-Lens Colour Night Vision Security Camera Review – Hikivision tech gets trickled down

The EZVIZ C3X is the latest outdoor camera from the consumer branch of Hikvision. This new camera sits at the top of the outdoor range and priced accordingly at £149.99. The camera adopts a lot of the technology you find on the commercial Hikivision cameras. Combining a dual-lens colour night vision recording with smart object … Read more