Monday, July 27, 2015

The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

I've recently purchased the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard for my living room setup. The package includes the smart keyboard, a control hub, and an IR blaster extender.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My thoughts on the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer

A few weeks ago I bought the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer. I would of preferred buying the WS-30, but there was a good discount on the WS-50. The biggest difference between them is that the WS-50 provides the ability to measure body fat, heart rate, room temperature and CO2 levels. Both still automatically upload your weight. But is a "smart" weight scale worth having?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sony 64GB microSDXC (SR64UY2A/TQ)

On Amazon Prime Day I was looking for a new 64GB microSD card for my GoPro Hero 4. I was able to grab the Sony 64GB microSDXC (SR64UY2A/TQ), although I could not find any information on it online and the Amazon reviews were pretty generic. It is just an SD card, after all, so nothing here will be very exciting. But I will show some basic information about the SD card performance in order to help anyone else in the future.

These are initial tests with the card being brand new. I will update in the future after the card has been used a bit to see if the performance still holds up. But based on the results, I am pretty happy with the card. Since the card is guaranteed a minimum of 70MB/s read speed, you must consider yourself lucky for any extra you do end up getting.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Are WeMo switches really that bad?

If you look through the reviews found online, you will notice that many people are not very happy with their Belkin WeMo devices. They mention random disconnects, unable to connect to their WiFi routers, and unresponsiveness. But even reading through all of that, I decided to get some WeMo switches and see for myself if it is really as bad as people say. The benefit of WeMo is that they use WiFi, which means a control hub is not required to manage them. I will share my experiences with the two devices I have, the WeMo Insight Switch and WeMo Light Switch.