Howard Sneider

Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth headset with noise canceling review

My employer upgraded the various phone systems our many offices were using to an enterprise phone system at the beginning of November. It was the first step to creating a unified communication environment for the entire enterprise. The second step of the upgrade will be a phone app and windows app to allow all communication …

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Cyber Monday Deal on Schlage Smart Lock with Handleset

The Schlage Smart Lock I reviewed here is on sale at Home Depot and includes free delivery. The sale item includes the Schlage Connect Satin Nickel Camelot Smart Lock with alarm and Handleset with left-handed accent lever. The deal saves you $108.56 (38%) off the normal sale price of $287.56 so you can get everything for $179.00. Visit Home Depot for …

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Newsflash – GoPro Fusion 360-degree camera now shipping

GoPro is just about single-handedly responsible for bringing wide-angle action video to the masses. But GoPro is also an adaptive company and not complacent to rest on its past successes. In response to the growing trend of VR and 360-degree spherical content, GoPro has developed Fusion with the ability to capture immersive 5.2K 360-degree movies. 

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt door lock review

Keyless number pad door locks have been a familiar sight at airports and other commercial settings for years. These locks are especially useful for applications where multiple people must share access to a secure location, control of physical keys must be maintained, entry and security access must be logged, and tampering or unauthorized access must …

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The Honeywell Smart Home Security System gives Alexa Eyes!

The Honeywell Smart Home Security System was just announced on Indiegogo ahead of its official debut at CES 2018. This DIY,  self-installed, all-in-one security solution is centered around a camera base station with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree field of view. The system is self-monitoring but also serves as an Alexa enabled speaker, so it …

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Newsflash – Razer Electra V2 Gaming Headsets provide high-end features on a budget

On October 19th, Razer announced two new gaming headsets for value-conscious gamers: the Razer Electra V2 and the Razer Electra V2 USB. Razer has designed this headset to offer great sound, fit and features at a budget price. The sound is generated by custom-tuned 40mm Neodymium drivers. The comfortable fit of the Electra V2 is achieved …

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This handy gadget lets you take 360 NoMatterWhat

The NoMatterWhat Fusion Lens is a lightweight battery-free attachment for an iPhone that allows the phone’s front and rear cameras to capture seamless 360-degree content. The companion app combines and processes the images from both cameras into a 6K resolution composite image.  The composite image is available as 360 view or tiny planet mode. Currently, the …

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TaoTronics 4K action camera review

GoPro has forever changed the approach to action video with their line of HERO cameras.  While the price range of $150-$400 for their latest models is a lot less than comparable professional video equipment, it can still be more than some would like to spend on this type of gadget. Other manufacturers have broken into …

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V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless Bluetooth headphone review

Consumers’ personal preference and manufacturers’ desire to offer differentiated products has lead to an assortment of earphone styles: earbuds, in-ear headphones, in-ear-canal headphones, etc. If the different ways earphones are connected to the audio source or supported by the body are considered then the list stacks multiplicatively. So when V-MODA recently announced the Forza Metallo Wireless as …

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Deal: 20% off Samsung SmartThings ends today!

Samsung SmartThings is having a sale until the end of the day, Saturday, July 29. They are offering 20% off the entire inventory at their online store. Head over to https://shop.smartthings.com/sale to take advantage of this offer to enhance your home with ZigBee, Z-wave and Wi-fi automation. The sale items include the SmartThings Lighting Kit, SmartThings …

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Joopic CamBuddy Pro DSLR remote review

In January of 2017, I wrote a news post about the Joopic CamBuddy Pro. The folks at Joopic enjoyed the news post and provided me a Joopic CamBuddy as a sample to review. The CamBuddy provides WiFi control of the camera’s settings and also provides shutter release triggers from four different sensors: Light, sound, laser, …

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Logitech Spotlight Wireless Presenter review

Throughout most of recorded history, a pointed staff has been the preferred method of directing an audience’s attention towards an item displayed during a presentation. A significant advancement came in the 1980’s with the advent of the laser pointer, which allowed presenters to identify specific items on large screens from great distances.  These days, in …

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LG NeoChef adds precision power control to the kitchen microwave

I remember huddling with my family around the new Amana microwave oven we bought in the early 80’s and defrosting our first pound of meat. When we removed the specimen at the allotted time it was somewhat defrosted in some regions but thoroughly cooked in the corners and still solid in the center. More than …

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