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. Read More

Syma X5SW Quadcopter Review

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.

 

Lightning iPhone Cable

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 Read More

Ergo Depot Jarvis: Standing Desks Review

I’ve been considering a standup desk for some time now primarily for the health benefits. After some research, I decided to purchase the Ergo Depot Jarvis standing desk. Overall it’s been wonderful. It raises to a max height of 51″ which is suitable for someone like me who is 6′ 5″. Check out this calculator to estimate the correct height. It is very well built and feels sturdy with a 350lb lifting capacityI plan to buy a standing desk mat to improve the comfort when standing for long periods of time.

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Alternative to Keurig: BUNN MCU

Recently I was in the market to replace my Keurig coffee maker. I was tired of paying around .50 cents per cup and wanted to find a cheaper solution. I tried different brewing basket for the Keurig (Keurig My K-Cup and Ekobrew) but they would leak and the coffee would be watered down.

I did some research and discovered the BUNN MCU. It comes with 4 different attachments that allow you to brew a variety of tea and coffee using K-Cups, ground coffee, soft coffee and tea pods, tea bags and loose tea. Read More

Brother MFCJ450DW Printer Review

Recently I was in the market for a new color printer. My main requirement was for the printer to be reliable and the ink to be cheap.
I decided to purchase the Brother MFCJ450DW new model(MFC-J680DW) for $72.00. The main selling point is there are several companies that sell compatible ink cartridges for cheap. I purchased  a 10 pack for $18.99 which is the same price as  1 authentic Brother black cartridge. What a savings! Read More