I’ve been a long time listener of podcasts while I drive and workout. It’s a great way to learn and pass the time that is usually wasted. I generally listen to tech/developer podcasts. They help me stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends. If you are not listening to any podcasts, I’d highly recommend checking out the podcasts below. (more…)Follow @Tim_Leland
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…)Follow @Tim_Leland
If like to listen to music or podcasts then a bluetooth speaker is essential. The sound quality is much better than your smart phone. They are great for parties, the beach/pool or just listening to music at home. Below are 3 reviews of different speakers I’ve owned. I have them listed from best to worst. (more…)Follow @Tim_Leland
After researching the Amazon Echo and Google Home, I couldn’t decide which device to buy. So what should you do when you can’t decide? Just buy both of course! It’s also helpful when you plan to blog about them.
tl;dr If you plan to just buy one device, I’d go with the Echo unless you really need Chromecast support.Follow @Tim_Leland
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…)Follow @Tim_Leland
I’ve been using the standard Dell keyboard for several years. After reading TheWireCutters review of the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard I decided to purchase one. At first, it was hard to type because I was accustomed to the straight and flat Dell keyboard. The gap in the middle and the different key sizes have taken some time to get used to. I’ve almost had to relearn how to type. (more…)Follow @Tim_Leland
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…)Follow @Tim_Leland
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…)Follow @Tim_Leland
I have been a fan of the company Syma for quite some time. I currently own the Syma S107 and Syma X14. They have survived many crashes and still are flying. Recently I came across the Syma X5SW and was amazed at the price and FPV camera. So far I’ve been impressed. It has held up from several crashes, works well in medium winds and has good range. The camera is only 0.3 mp so don’t expect great quality. It has the ability to take pictures and record video but requires a smart phone. The videos and pictures save directly to your device. I also purchased several extra batteries which I highly recommend getting.
So you’re in the market for a new lightning iPhone cable that is longer and more durable than the one apple sells. If you search amazon, you’ll come across thousand of different brands. Some even claim to be authentic apple cables but reviews will prove them to be fake. Also many lighting cables will have large plastic ends that will not work with most cases and will cause your iPhone to report “This accessory may not be supported”. How to identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning connector accessories (more…)Follow @Tim_Leland