Led Monitor Backlights

With the purchase of my new Dell 34 inch monitor, I decided to add some led backlights to the monitor. I’ve read some of the benefits but wasn’t sure if I would like them.

After a few days of use, I would definitely recommend them to anyone. They are cheap and easy to install. They can be powered from a usb port on the back of your monitor and cut to fit any size monitor. Currently they are on sale if you use the promo code GT8OMP06 at checkout.

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Amazon Drive Review 2017

After researching cloud storage providers, I decided to use Amazon Drive. Their main selling points for me were unlimited storage for $59.99 a year and their data security and integrity.

I use Amazon Drive to backup of files, photos and videos. So far I’ve managed to use 131.7 GB, which isn’t as much as I thought I would use. Unlimited storage is great but they know most people will only use so much. (more…)

Fitbit Charge 2 Review

My first experience with a fitness tracker was back in 2011 when I purchased the Jawbone Up band. Unfortunately it had some technical issues and I was able to return it. Besides the issues, I enjoyed it even though it lacked features such as bluetooth syncing and a display. Fast forward 5 years, I finally decided to try another fitness tracker.

I have several friends/family that own Fitbit’s. They seem to be the leading the social side of fitness trackers. I liked the features/design of the Fitbit Charge HR, but I was holding out for a larger screen and text notifications. About 3 weeks ago Fitbit released the Fitbit Charge 2. It has most of the features I was looking for. (more…)

Wifi Extender

After my TP-LINK N300 wireless extender started to fail, I decided it was time to upgrade to a more reliable wifi extender. One of the first websites I check for tech product reviews is The WireCutter.  I decided to purchase the NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi Extender from their review. Overall I’ve been happy with the range and performance. I did have trouble with the first time setup because I was using my iPhone and couldn’t click some buttons. Once I tried from my laptop I was able to get everything setup. (more…)

Logitech Harmony Companion

Do you want one remote to rule them all? Is your tv in another room then your cable boxes? If so, the Logitech Harmony Companion remote is for you.

The Logitech Harmony Companion comes with a wireless remote and a Harmony Hub. The Harmony Hub goes in your cabinet and will blast IR signals to all your devices. You can purchase it without the remote and just use the smart phone app, but I’d recommend getting the combo. Setting everything up is a bit complex but Logitech does a great job at stepping you through the process. I did have some trouble getting it to work with my hdmi splitter but once I found the correct model, everything worked. (more…)