Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Synology DS918+ and the Synology Cloud

While it is always exciting to take a look at Synology’s latest NAS hardware, Synology’s new additions to its DiskStation Manager and support packages makes the DS918+ a powerful personal cloud device.

Click here to read my review of Synology's new Productivity apps.

Great hardware as usual and solid Google app clones on your private server without the privacy concerns.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Segatoys Homestar Original

Back in 2008 I reviewed the Homestar PURE and found it to be a great little home planetarium.

This time, I review its updated big brother, the bigger and brighter, Homestar Original.

Click here for my review.

Best way to see stars without leaving the house

Bushnell Optics and Fotopro Tripods

Whether it was due to Hans Lippershey or Galileo Galilei, humans have been using lenses in cylindrical pipes to enlarge their world for centuries.

Click here for my review of Bushnell’s Trophy Extreme Spotting Scope along with some accompanying tripods from Fotopro.

Good Spotting Scope and Decent Tripods.

Focal 2017/2018 Lineup

Following up on my review last year of the very impressive Focal Sphear in-ear headphones, I now take a look at Focal’s 2017/18 lineup: The Sphear S, Spark and Spark Wireless earphones.

Click here for my review.

Both wired variants are fantastic.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

ZTE Blade V7 Plus

While Apple and Samsung battle at the top of the segment, more affordable mobile phones are gaining traction with users.

The Blade V7 Plus is ZTE’s entry into the affordable market and it’s a beauty.

Click here to read my review.

She really is a looker. Nice cheap phone really.

Terra Master D2-310

While Networked RAID devices are a dime a dozen, Direct Attached Storage (DAS) RAID units are a rarer breed. And Terra Master’s D2-310 has a leg up on the competition: This box attaches via USB-C.

Click here to read my full review.

Not the greatest build but decent performance.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless

With Apple unlikely to reinstate the 3.5mm headphone port on its upcoming iPhone 8, wireless headphones are in.

Click here for my review of V-Moda’s Forza Metallo Wireless Bluetooth earphones.

Decent Bluetooth earphones