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Reolink RLC-520 vs RLC-522

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Ever since the market has gotten flooded by IoT devices, a lot of people have looked past the traditional DVR surveillance systems and fully embraced the far more affordable stand-alone IP cameras as a means to keep intruders away from their properties. The problem is that only a few are able to offer a very … Read more

The Best Rugged Smartphones of 2020

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I am sure most of us saw or owned a phone before the smartphone era when the devices were thicker and a lot less compact, suitable mainly for calling and rarely for occasional basic gaming, but tough enough to handle a few drops to the ground. Then came the touchscreen phones (which were still tough … Read more

GameSir T4 Pro Gaming Controller Review

The GameSir T4 Pro is a multi-platform gaming controller designed to work with pretty much all available consoles (including the Nintendo Switch), as well as with your PC (both Microsoft and Apple OS) and even with your smartphone. The first two categories have been well served over the years by the tech manufacturers, while the … Read more

Best DOCSIS 3.0 modem of 2020

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The DOCSIS 3.0 modem has been around for quite some time and its reach has spanned over both the entry-level segment (4×4 and 8×4 downstream / upstream channels) to the higher-end side where the modems can theoretically support Gigabit tier Internet data plans (24×8 and 32×8). I know that the DOCSIS 3.1 modems have entered … Read more

Hohem iSteady X Gimbal Review

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It’s true that the built-in smartphone camera stabilizer has come a long way and there is far less shakiness when capturing a video but the gimbal’s role into the videography, be it professional or amateur, has pretty much remained unchanged. And that’s because it’s quite hard to get those smooth rotations and keep the camera … Read more

Best wireless access point of 2020

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The best wireless access point is a networking device that should be able to keep up with the fast pace of tech development by implementing some of the latest technologies suitable for both small and medium businesses (allowing the creation of large scalable networks), as well as for the home user, especially as an equivalent … Read more

Reolink RLC-520 Camera Review

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The Reolink RLC-520 is an affordable outdoor-suitable security camera built to withstand a harsh weather and, just like its predecessor, it offers a 5-megapixel resolution (2560x1920p), motion detection and night vision up to 100 feet. Indeed, the RLC-520 offers the same features as the RLC-410 (it’s pretty much identical regarding the internal hardware), but it … Read more

The best smart water bottles of 2020

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It’s not that easy to spot the best smart water bottle from the variety of available devices since for the regular user, it may seem that you can just snap in a couple of sensors to a regular water bottle, add a mobile app and you’re set, you now have a smart device, but, while … Read more

TaoTronics Tri-band WiFi Mesh System Review (TT-ND001)

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The TaoTronics AC3000 is the first WiFi system developed by the Shenzhen-based company and while most manufacturers have decided to test the waters at the beginning with a dual-band system, TaoTronics has boldly entered the market with a tri-band WiFi mesh system. This puts the TaoTronics AC3000 in the same category as the Eero Pro, … Read more

Sakobs DS5102 Mini Soundbar Review

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I have tested the Sakobs Mini Soundbar DS5101 a few weeks ago and, while the device was very compact and had multiple ways available to connect to your audio sources, the sound quality could have been better. Sakobs reached out and said that they have an upgraded model (DS5102) that has improved not only the … Read more