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This review is from: Wemo Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Works with Alexa
Pros: At first I wondered why anyone would need such a thing as this but I ended up thinking of quite a few different great uses for it. The first thing I did with this was plug my power strip for my entertainment system in to it. Now when I'm away from the house, sleeping, whatever, I can shut it off. Most electronics these days have standby modes which use a good deal of electricity or at the very least they have little red or green lights telling you their current power status. Making sure these devices are actually completely powered off means I'll be saving on my electricity bill. Another use was to plug in a lamp or radio in to it so I can turn it on or off from across the room when I feel like being lazy, which is awesome!
The setup for this device was extremely quick and simple to do. I even noticed features I didn't delve in to like schedules so if you have kids you can plug this device in and it stops your kids form watching tv or playing video games after a certain time of day.
One other thing I was thankful for on this device was the manual on and off switch so just in case your phone isn't with you or isn't working, you can turn it back on by hand, simple, smart.
Cons: Nothing to say here, hopefully the price goes down in the future so I can buy five or six of these, the smarter my house becomes the better.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EZVIZ Mini HD 720p WiFi Home Security Camera with Motion Detection, 130 Degree View, Night Vision, Works with Alexa using IFTTT (Special Offer 12 Month Cloud Storage w/ 7 day Playback)
Pros: For starters, this camera is perfect for almost any job. If you need to check on your baby at home or in another room or you want to point it through a window at the front entrance to your house, all you need is an internet connection. Once the camera is setup the first time on your internet connection, you never have to worry about it again. If you need to move it simply unplug it and plug it in again somewhere else and the internet reconnects.
The software package is simple to figure out and comes with a few great features for such a low cost camera. For example, night vision comes on automatically so whether its day or night the camera adjusts perfectly. Out of the box the camera does not record video as there is no memory for which to store it. Buying a small micro sd card and plugging it in to the side solves that problem quickly.
The quality of the camera also fits nicely for the price. I feel like if I threw it across the room it would be perfectly fine. As it is my cats have already hit it off of a shelf more than once without issue. The fix for that is to use the mounting plate and sticky pad that comes with the camera so you can mount the camera on any flat surface and adjust it to fit what you need.
Lastly, if you need multiple cameras and the ability to see more than one at a time the software already comes with the capabilities to check on multiple camera at once and of course at any place on the face of this earth that you can get an internet connection from, or if your willing to spend your phones data as well.
Cons: The only negative to this camera for me was the setup. It wasn't hard to figure out per se, the directions were pretty clear, however they were far more complicated than they had to be. Instead of allowing me to input my network details and connecting the camera like any other web enabled device and simply connecting, it gave me troubles. I put the info in but it wouldn't connect and it took 2 minutes to tell me it wasn't working which should have been a few seconds. Then it wanted me to take a picture of a QR code using the camera but it wasn't just a picture, i had to hold it at the right length from the phone which wasn't told to me and keep it there for 3 or 4 minutes. Then it failed... Quite annoying but not enough to take away from the general quality of the camera a lot because it's only a one time setup.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SteelSeries Rival 100 Optical Gaming Mouse - Forged Red
Pros: Great ergonomic shape that fit well in my hand which is about average size I would say. I love the color of course!
The bottom of the mouse sports two metal "pads" for lack of a better word which allow the mouse to be used as if its on a mouse pad on almost any surface. The DPI is also at just the right level for my laptop and desktop.
The cable design isn't braided like many of the mouse at a slightly pricier range however the rubber they used still feels not only very sturdy but very smooth and easy to move around.
Cons: 100% the price is a problem. I can add a little more to this price and get a razor mouse with a braided gold plated cable that comes with software to customize almost every feature imaginable. On the other hand the price can be chopped in half and Ill get a mouse at about the same quality. For some people a brand is everything and this mouse has very nice quality, but I'm not sure it warrants the 35$ price tag. That is why I took off an egg.READ FULL REVIEW