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Old Fashioned Flood Lights are Boring & Dumb – Feit Makes Them Colorful & Smart – Review

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A majority of my lightbulbs and wall switches in my home are smart. They can be controlled by Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and by smartphone apps. They are hooked into scenes to provide automated ambiance and remote control. But only recently, has my outdoor lighting joined this smart home generation. And, with the addition of Feit Electric smart WiFi bulbs, my backyard has transformed from boring, dumb, and inefficient lighting into one that is colorful, smart home enabled, and much more energy-efficient. (*Disclosure below.)

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The Autonomous Smart Desk 2 Just Wants You to Stand Up to Work – Review

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It’s a proven fact that sitting at your desk for many hours a day is bad for your health. And, it doesn’t matter if you hit the gym before or after doing a long stretch of desk work. At a minimum, you need to get up out of your chair at least once an hour and for a few minutes minimum. But if you simply can’t do that, there have been advances in desks that allow you to convert your workplace from a sitting desk to a standing one. Some are manual and some motorized. But the concept is the same, you raise or lower your desktop to convert from a sitting desk to a standing desk. These sit-stand desks, like the Autonomous Smart Desk 2, have had their technology improve over the years, making them an essential to any office, home or at work. (*Disclosure below)

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Nixplay Next Generation Smart Frame – Nice New Hardware, Same Great Experience

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Smart Home, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I am a huge fan of Nixplay and all of their digital frames. There is simply something wonderful about being able to share digital photos on various frames, no matter where those frames are located. I have a digital frame at work, my parents each of NIxplay frames, and we have many around our home, allowing good memories to bubble back up to the surface. Nixplay just introduced their Next Generation Smart Frame, which actually looks like it will be a collection of various new smart frames. And I got some early hands-on experience with the new 9.7″ 2K digital picture frame, and it’s definitely a nice upgrade. (*Disclosure below.)

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PaMu Slide Plus Bluetooth Earbuds Review – Great Sound & Charges Your Smartphone Too!

In Audio, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Mobile, Review, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

For the past few weeks, I have been testing out the Indiegogo-driven PaMu Slide Plus Bluetooth earbuds. The company behind these earbuds, Padmate, has been developing Bluetooth and audio products for some time, and with their latest product release, the PaMu Slide, they have literally destroyed records on crowdfunding. As of this writing, they have raised over SIX MILLION dollars for the PaMu Slide earbuds. Can you say, crushing it? So what’s all of the hype about? It’s just a set of Bluetooth earbuds, right? Wrong! Read on for my review. (*Disclosure below.)

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7 Reasons Why (If You Have a USB-C MacBook Pro or Air) You NEED the HyperDrive Pro 8-in-2 Hub – Review

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I recently started a new job, and one of the “perks” was getting a new laptop. And, as luck would have it, I received a new 13” MacBook Pro with TouchBar. This model also comes with four Thunderbolt/USB Type-C ports. All of my other MacBook Pros were non-USB Type-C and had lots of different ports on the side (USB A, HDMI, DisplayPort, SD, etc.). So this was a new tech adventure for me as much of my other “connected” devices were of the older type connection. So how was I going to embrace USB Type-C (which is an amazing technology, by the way) but also be able to connect some of my older devices like USB drives, Mics, Monitors, SD cards, and the like? Well, I got my hands on the HyperDrive PRO 8-in-2 hub for USB-C, and it’s a perfect solution (that looks great too)! (*Disclosure below.)

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