UPDATE: Wink Hub 2 upgrades my Smart Home, works with HomeKit (sort of!)

Wink, purveyor of smart home hardware, recently debuted their Wink Hub 2 device.  This blog entry digs deeper into the features and benefits of this new system.  I’ll also talk about how having a splintered system (in this case HomeKit, and Wink) can actually work just great, even with your Amazon Alexa voice assistant.  Let’s see how it all comes together!

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UPGRADE: Ring Video Doorbell PRO

Not along ago the makers of the Ring Video Doorbell released their PRO unit.  Now that I’ve had a few months to test this unit, and compare to the standard offering, I’m finally ready to give you a quick review on the UPGRADE you’ll get with the Ring Video Doorbell PRO.  To find out how it compares, keep reading.

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QUICK LOOK: Anova Culinary’s Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Precise temperature control.  Uniformed cooking throughout your food.  And not being chained to your clock as you cook.  These are just a few of the advantages of Sous Vide cooking.  In this blog post I take a quick look at the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, which blends high-tech gadgetry with a must-have kitchen accessory.  Check it out!

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Sleep Tracker Comparison: Withings Aura versus Sense Sleep Pill versus Beddit Sleep Monitor

How long did it take you to fall asleep last night?  Did you stir a lot?  What was the quality of sleep you had?  Did you toss around a lot?  How about your partner?  Is the room too bright?  Too warm?  Too cold?  If you’ve asked yourself questions like these before then perhaps a sleep tracker is in your future.  In our latest blog entry we test & compare three of the most popular sleep tracking devices on the market today: the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System, the Sense with Sleep Pill, and the Beddit Smart Sleep Monitor.

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Comparing Google Cardboard versus Samsung Gear VR versus Oculus Rift VR Headsets

Augmented reality.  Virtual reality.  Head-mounted displays (HMD).  Thanks to popular culture cultivating a desire for this type of hardware, we’re finally starting to get our hands on some proper science fiction gadgetry.  Today we’re comparing Google Cardboard versus Samsung Gear VR versus Oculus Rift VR Headsets.  Do these devices live up to your Hollywood-inspired hopes and dreams?!

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