25 Mar 2022

Review: eufy Indoor/Outdoor 2K Video Security Cameras (SoloCam S40 & E40, eufyCam 2 Pro, HomeBase 2, Solar Panel) Ultimate Comparison

By |2022-06-06T19:28:51-07:00Mar 25, 2022 - Friday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 18 mins. We were in search of a smart, outdoor video surveillance system for our families' mountain vacation home that did not require a monthly fee. It needed to not only protect our property, but also be useful for monitoring it as a short-term rental (think AirBnB, Vrbo, HomeAway.) This article takes a look at a variety of battery-operated Eufy Security Cameras and accessories to see which worked best for different needs.

25 Mar 2021

Review: Netgear ReadyNAS 314 / Ultra 4 NAS with Plex Media Server

By |2022-02-18T19:41:03-08:00Mar 25, 2021 - Thursday|Product Reviews, Reviews, Technology|0 Comments

Read: 13 mins. Losing important data -- documents and treasured photos -- can be a frustrating, sad, and time-consuming ordeal! I had encountered multiple losses over the past, two decades, and that experience prompted me to look into Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices to provide data protection and disaster recovery. The Netgear ReadyNAS series had reliably safeguarded my data and also had been hosting the Plex Media Server: a free software that presents your movie, TV, music, and personal video collection in a beautiful, Netflix-like interface. In this review, I share why the ReadyNAS had become my favorite NAS and provide comprehensive tips on making the most of it.

23 Jul 2020

Review: Feiyu Pocket 2-in-1 Gimbal Camera

By |2022-01-11T15:43:45-08:00Jul 23, 2020 - Thursday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 6 mins. If you like vlogging or taking stabilized, steady videos, gimbals are designed to help you do so. A variety of gimbals exist, but not too long ago, DJI introduced the Osmo Pocket -- a handheld, compact recording device that combines an action camera with built-in video stabilization. It was initially plagued with issues, but DJI enjoyed a good year of success with a one-of-a-kind product... until now. Feiyu brought its Pocket to market recently to become the Osmo Pocket's first challenger. With updated features and an attractive price, there is much to like about the newcomer.

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