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Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell
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2 out of 5 eggs feels incomplete 08/17/2016

This review is from: Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell

Pros: -its an awesome idea
-sets up fairly easily to wifi
-motion record
-looks nice
Going by specs alone the unit is great. it looks nice on the wall, records motion activated video well, was easy to connect to wif, .and feels fairly well made.

Cons: -app is buggy at best
-camera angle
-horrible instructions
-horrible lag
-quiet speaker
-no resistor
while it is intended to be installed with an existing doorbell it can be installed without one as well. This requires a power supply and a resistor as one is not included. This would have worked great as my dog does not like door bells, however the other drawbacks killed it. People would often leave before i ever got the notification there was someone at the door. When I did get the call in time the delay in talking back and forth made it almost not worth using. The volume of the speaker leaves people asking you to repeat yourself fairly often making what should be a 1 minute conversation taking 4-5. the camera angle is adjustable, but i had to place a wedge under it as it would not aim high enough to get most faces.

Other Thoughts: the concept is great, but there are bugs that need to be worked out, i would wait and see if they make a second model and improve some of the problems this one has.

iRULU U8 Smart Watch Bluetooth Google Android and Apple iOS Compatible Music Play Photo Function Fitness and Sleep Tracker Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: *comfortable
*decent battery life
*screen protector

The watch was comfortable. What features i could get working worked fairly well. The battery lasts a full day with regular use. Comes with a pre-installed screen protector. The apps that don't rely upon the phone work well enough, though the buttons on some, such as the calculator, are so small they make the app pretty much useless.

Cons: *poor compatibility
*no developer supported app
*bubbles on screen protector

The included manual has basic bluetooth connection instructions, a web address and qr code that is supposed to take you to a place to download the app needed for all the apps to work, but they both lead you a dead link. I tried 10 of the apps that were available and none of them gave complete functionality. I could get the phone and music to work but not messages, camera, or anti lost. It came with a usb cable for charging the watch, but no power brick, While it does have a speaker phone, the speaker is extremely quiet and I usually end up using my phone's speaker. This wouldn't be much of a con except this makes my phone see the watch as a bluetooth headset and defaults to it for every call.

Other Thoughts: Most of the watch's short comings could be solved by a working app, but it appears the developers have given up on it. Without full functionality I feel as though this is just a new version of the classic calculator watch, technically useful, but you find yourself not really using it because the hassles outweighs the benefits.

Securifi Almond+ Long Range Touchscreen Wireless AC1750 Router / Range Extender + Home Automation Hub (3 Minute Setup)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * The unit feels well made with a decent weight.
* It fits in your hands well, allowing you to hold it like a bulky tablet while you adjust settings.
* Simple setup, mine took just under 2 minutes.
* a stylus is included, with a molded in cavity that holds it secure so it wont fall out and be missing when you need it most.
* Can add sensors to smarten up your house.
* Wall and desk mount.
* Snaps on and off the wall mount so you can hold it comfortably while adjusting settings.
* Great wifi range.

Cons: I haven't really found much. The owners manual is pretty much non existent and just touches on how to get the setup process started. A couple of the apps included are highlighted as beta, and it would have been nice to see these as complete by the time it hit the shelves considering one of them is the clock. The other is weather. The screen is a little small, which isn't an issue until you get to the on screen keyboard, at which point i switched to the stylus.

Other Thoughts: I went into this with my thought process being, if it is a consumer product with a touch screen it should be simple and intuitive to use, so i decided to not even look at the manual until after setup or i hit a snag.

Right off the bat in setup they tell you there is a stylus in the top right corner. This Shows that it is a well thought out product. I gained about 30 feet in range over my previous router, and it now covers my property completely. Adding home automation to a router makes setting it up with your smart phones and tablets a little easier than stand alone units, and you'll have on less component to worry about. Over all I am more than satisfied with this product as the pros just completely over shadow the cons


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Display Name: Chris B.

Date Joined: 10/30/08

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  • First Review: 04/29/09
  • Last Review: 08/17/16
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