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Xiaomi’s Mijia hub (Mi Home): more than a hub

I have been dismissing the idea of buying a "hub" device for a while. I run a NodeRED server and adding yet another hub...

I’m almost a heavy weight champion: Koogeek S1 Smart Scale –...

Up until now, I had a great excuse to be on the heavy side of my BMI charts. The scale I had, had been...

Who needs a smartwatch? – Xiaomi Mi Band 3 review

After my Mi Band 2 review, I came to the conclusion that Android Wear cannot justify its price tag. I'm referring specifically to LG...

Sport tracker vs smartwatch: MI Band 2 – review

I bought my smartwatch LG Urbane nearly three years ago. I had been super excited that it would change my life and free me...
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Add an eye to the Octopi: Camera See3CAM_CU30 – review

I'd love to have 3D printer at home. For now, the only access to one is via local Hackspace. The 3D printing jobs are...

A serious upgrade! YIHUA 992DA+review

In December, I treated myself to a serious upgrade. Frankly speaking, I wasn't planning on forking out that much money on a soldering iron,...

Premium portable power without breaking the bank – Dodocool DP13

I travel for work a lot. Every month I cover up to 1200 miles just for commute purposes, and my job is office based!...
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Cable managing with BESTEK 8 Way Surge Protected Tower with USB...

Sometimes, I come across a product that is really good, but due to the lack of interactivity, it is also a very hard to...
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Fingbox: Home Network Security System – review

There are plenty of networking tools out there but this one is mine. The Fing app is my weapon of choice when it comes...

Sennheiser PXC550 Bluetooth headphones – review

I retired my no longer trusty Sennheiser RS140 RF after seven or eight years of excellent service. It's fair to say, the headphones served...
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Tinkering on the go! MiniDSO TS80 review

I'm testing TS80 portable soldering iron. Is it better than TS100 and does it have to be to win your heart? Let's find out.

Why this Atorch U96 USB tester/meter is awesome

This Atorch U96 USB meter/tester comes with extra cables to give you even more functionality! A must have tool in your electronic toolbox!
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BENEXMART Tuya Zigbee kit

When it comes to home automation, Aqara and Xiaomi aren't the only Zigbee options - first look at Benexmart Zigbee kit and functions.
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Sonoff Mini – great switch, but…

Sonoff Mini comes with DIY mode and lets you control your lights via wall switch as well as the internet
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Shelly 1 – brilliant software, flawed hardware

Shelly 1 is a smart switch that comes with great software, but less than stellar hardware