Which is the best smart home security system? Blink, Hive or Arlo?

Home security has gone from being complicated and expensive to simple and cost effective. We now have cameras that are wire free, run for months off batteries and you can access them from anywhere in the world. It’s now really simple to keep an eye on your home whether you…

Setting up and testing a TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

The TP-Link HS100 is a smart plug you can control from your phone, tablet, Amazon Alexa or Google Home and is very simple to setup. In this review (and video) I unbox the smart plug, connect it up to my phone and set it up with Amazon Alexa. Setup The…

Unboxing, settings up and review of Blink XT home security system (with video)

Home security used to be expensive, require specialist installation and completed but not anymore. Home systems are now easy to install, low cost and simple and in this review look at the Blink XT home security system. Blink were recently acquired by Amazon and offer both indoor and outdoor cameras….

Video: Zyxel Hybrid Cloud Wireless Access Point Review

In this video I unbox, setup and test the Zyxel Hybrid Wireless Access Point (NWA1123-ACHD). The access point plugs in to your router or switch and with a few settings in the browser you can be up and running. It supports two modes of operation: Locally managed or via Zyxel’s…

Microsoft Surface Go Review (with video)

In this review, I look at the brand new Microsoft Surface Go. I am a big fan of the Microsoft Surface range, going right back to the original Surface RT. The build quality, performance and design have made Surface one of my favourite PC brands. Microsoft have just launched the…

Acer Holo 360 Camera Review (with video)

In this review, I will be looking at the Acer Holo 360 camera. Since getting in to virtual reality, I have become interested in 360-degree pictures and videos. You can take 360 photos using a smart phone but it requires you to take multiple shots and then they are stitched…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #664 – Not Magic and not a Leap?

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry, Richard and I talk over the weeks tech news. We talk live streaming video in 360, Windows 10 builds, how using a better PC Windows Mixed Reality really improves the experience, Your Phone and Microsoft Edge gets the thumbs up. We also discus…

Video: iClever Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set

If you are on the lookout for a new keyboard and mouse you should checkout the iClever wireless keyboard and mouse set. Priced at £32.99 (on Amazon) the set comes with a rechargeable keyboard, battery powered mouse and USB wireless receiver. The keyboards and mouse connect up to a PC…

Video: Setting up and review of Netgear’s Arlo Pro Wireless Security System

In this video, I unbox and setup a Netgear Arlo Pro security system. I already have a couple of Arlo Q standalone camera (see my review from last year) but the Arlo Pro cameras are wireless and connect to a base station. The system comes with a base station, which…

Video: Zyxel Multy X mesh WiFi System review

In this video, I review the Zyxel Multy mesh router. The system is a Tri-band AC3000 system with two unit which covers 464m2 range with a single SSID and password (£249.99 on Amazon) Installing the system is quick and easy, I used the Multy Android app (iOS is also available)…

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