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.

12 Apr 2021

Review: Epson Workforce ES-580W WiFi Color Duplex Desktop Scanner with ADF

By |2022-02-16T14:47:55-08:00Apr 12, 2021 - Monday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 7 mins. Epson's newest, wireless desktop scanner for business or home office scans to an Apple/Android smartphone, tablet, cloud storage, USB thumb drive, and NAS without needing a computer. It can do so in color with support for duplexing (copy both sides of a page) and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to turn documents into searchable, editable files, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF. With a touchscreen control panel, business-class features, and a 100-page ADF, scanning of large batches of documents had become much more convenient. Alas, there are some areas that Epson needs to improve upon.

2 Oct 2020

Review: Linksys Velop Mesh Tri-Band Router (vs Eero Pro)

By |2022-02-25T18:01:32-08:00Oct 2, 2020 - Friday|Networking, Product Reviews, Reviews, Technology|2 Comments

Read: 15 mins. The need for reliable and speedy WiFi throughout the entire home has become important in modern times as more and more devices connect wirelessly. Like many consumers, you very likely came across dead spots in your house where the WiFi signal was either weak or non-existent. Consumer "mesh" WiFi routers promise to solve this issue, and in this article we will explore what they are, and how the Linksys Velop AC router compared to the Amazon Eero Pro.

11 Jun 2020

Review: SONOS Arc and SONOS Audio System

By |2021-09-09T22:22:12-07:00Jun 11, 2020 - Thursday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 15 mins. When my wife and I had purchased our home, I wanted to wire the entire place with speakers for entertaining and relaxing. The cost of doing so took me by surprise, and when I discovered the Sonos wireless speakers, there were many reasons for why our family decided to go with that solution. Many years later, we got more invested into the Sonos ecosystem because of the excellent sound quality, convenience, and smart features offered by their products. Recently, the Sonos Arc was released, the company's newest and best-sounding TV soundbar yet. How does it compare to the Playbar, Beam, and Playbase? Read on to find out.

5 Apr 2020

Review: Rachio R3e Sprinkler Controller

By |2022-02-16T14:58:01-08:00Apr 5, 2020 - Sunday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 8 mins. Smart sprinkler controllers promise to make garden and lawn care easier and more convenient through WiFi-enabled features, remote control, and a wealth of data unique to your watering areas. Coupled with weather forecasts, you may save money in the long run by watering more efficiently. Rachio released its lowest-cost model yet with the R3e that should appeal to an even wider range of customers.

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