Wireless

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887241 Devolo Magic 2 LAN Triple   Powerline Starter KiDevolo Magic 2

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Dec 30, 2019
It would be nice if we could all sit right beside our modem as that is the point where - however good or bad our signal is – it is at the maximum we will get. If you use Wi-Fi then any distance will mean a drop in signal strength. One choice that will work – even in far flung areas where Wi-Fi is poor or non-existent – is power through mains plugs.

887176 Cyrus soundBuds True Wireless Stereo In Ear Audiophile EarphonePrivate Listening

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Dec 19, 2019
Using wireless technology, this next product should be fine for relaxing listening and while exercising.

887110 Google Nest RouteNest Wi-Fi Router & Point

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Dec 18, 2019
If your Wi-Fi is slow – or even non existent – in the further flung places of your home then you are likely to need a ‘Point’ which duplicates the signal once linked to the ‘Router’. The ‘Router’ sits beside your modem, and the ‘Point’ at a place where it pumps up the signal to reach those places that otherwise will not get a sufficient signal.

887121 Pure StreamR Portable Wireless Digital Radio SpeakePure StreamR

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Dec 16, 2019
This is a DAB and FM radio with presets, it is also a speaker for those who want output from the ‘Aux’ input plus it also has ‘Alexa’ built in. This oval unit has another big plus the ability to run from its internal battery for up to fifteen hours.

886475 Libratone ZIPP 2 Smart Wireless SpeakeAll-Round Sound

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Nov 28, 2019
Offering to deliver music where ever you go is the next product under review.

886232 Skyroam Solis X International Mobile WiFi HotspoSkyroam Solis X

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Nov 22, 2019
Mobile Wi-Fi in almost any country, this is what this small orange coloured unit promises. Like the majority of things today it is run from an iOS or Android App. Once the App is downloaded and the Solis is charged a couple of minutes for setup should have you connected anywhere.

886326 Tile Essentials 202Tile to save your sanity

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Nov 15, 2019
Where did I - you - put my keys, who has moved my mobile, where is my &*%!ing wallet and many more. Perhaps more importantly you could attach one of these – with their permission – to your cat, dog or tortoise to locate then when they become elusive.

886033 D Link DIR%E2%80%911960 EXO AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi%E2%80%91Fi RouteA D-Link Router

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Oct 31, 2019
When playing games there is a wide virtual world out there accessible with an appropriate router.

885662 Zyxel Multy X Tri Band AC3000 Whole Home Wi Fi Mesh SysteZyxel Multy WiFi

Published in Wireless by adrianmorant on Sep 29, 2019
The Zyxel Multy WiFi system has been designed to provide enhanced wireless coverage over an area of up to 4,500 sq. ft.

885592 D Link DCS 2670L Full HD 180 Degree Outdoor Wi%E2%80%91Fi CamerD-Link Outdoor Camera

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Sep 13, 2019
Having recently told you about a camera that looks like the Star Trek R2D2 droid that is stated as usable outside here a real outdoor offering that needs mains power and possibly Ethernet – read on to find out why I say possibly – or Bluetooth but it can also work indoors.

884689 Ring Stick Up Cam Battery HD Security CamerRing Stick Up Cam Battery

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jul 3, 2019
This camera can work indoors or outdoors, possible advantages of the ‘battery’ version over the ‘wired’ version is that you do not need to drill a hole through an external wall; another is that if placed on a shelf it is quickly relocatable.

884317 Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera SysteArlo Pro2 Camera and Base Station

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on June 5, 2019
I recently told you about two accessories the Arlo Doorbell and Arlo Chime that work via an Arlo Base Station and that comes with the HD wireless camera that is what I looking at in this review as well as the all-important Base Station.

884057 ZyXEL Multy Mesh RouterZyxel Multy U

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on May 17, 2019
Often a tall or wide building has problems receiving a Wi-Fi signal from a single point, one solution is power over Ethernet giving a connection to a loft or other far flung place but this could still cause problems with anything that is handheld as signals can be lost. Another possible solution is what I am looking at here Zyxel Multi U.

883985 F Secure FCHXBRQN001G2 SENSE secure routeMaking Protection Sense

Published in Wireless by mfereday on May 7, 2019
Some of us reside in an environment that could be best referred to as one that is based on the Internet of Things (IoT) with interactive devices everywhere.

883813 Netgear TP Link AC750 Dual Band Wi Fi Travel RouteA TP-Link Router

Published in Wireless by mfereday on May 2, 2019
With 5 antennas and a slot for SIM card entry, this router caught my attention.

883527 WD My Passport SSD Portable StoragMy Passport Goes Wireless

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Apr 13, 2019
Whether Brexit goes through or not, a passport will be required.

883362 thumbsup Unicorn Wireless ChargeUnicorn Power Charging

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Apr 2, 2019
Mixing a mythical past with modern technology.

Manchester Goes 5G

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Feb 26, 2019
The arrival of 5G technology is underway as testing begins in earnest and Manchester by Vodafone.
Power over Wi-Fi, range extenders and Wi-Fi Extenders are all ways to allow you to get a signal where you may not be able to do so normally, here an offering from Devolo called Magic 2 to allow places that otherwise would need a carrier pigeon to get information in or out help to allow you to stay in touch. Be it loft or basement you can now have connection.

880439 brando Remote Weather Station Alarm ClocBrando Weather Station

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Oct 10, 2018
While most will know Brando for ‘Everything USB’ they do have other items in their portfolio and here is one a Weather Station complete with an external measure and a plus point over lots of others the internal unit can be both wireless and wired.

879670 Aud Click by iLuv Portable Wireless Speaker Amazon AlexiLuv Portable Speaker

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jul 23, 2018
This small unit can work with Alexa should you wish. It is both a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker. It becomes an ideal desk accompaniment and for someone like me that is a poor speller it can get you out of a hole when Microsoft Word fails to correct it for me.

879605 Devolo dLAN 1200+ Wi Fi AC Powerline Starter KiCombining Powerline and WiFi

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Jul 12, 2018
Well known as a home networking specialist, Devolo has recently updated its solution to curing the problem caused by a weak WiFi performance. This product, offering WiFi anywhere in the home, is the company’s dLAN 1200+ WiFi ac Starter Kit.

879477 devolo Home Control StarteA Smarter Home

Published in Wireless by mfereday on June 26, 2018
When turning your home into a Smart environment, a Home Control Starter Pack, such as the product developed by Devolo, could be an appropriate route to take when enhancing certain features

879437 Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600 MU MIMO Wireless Cable RouteA Powerful Router

Published in Wireless by mfereday on June 21, 2018
Looking to add some extra power to a home network you might want to consider the Armor Z2.

878737 moshi twilight sleep storieA Book at Bedtime

Published in Wireless by mfereday on May 26, 2018
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let me tell you a story to help ease your journey on the road to slumber.

877806 devolo dLAN 1200 triple+ Powerline adaptedevolo dLAN 1200 triple+

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Mar 2, 2018
Where Wi-Fi cannot reach there is an alternative to a very long Ethernet lead and that is using power sockets to transfer the signals. Providing the router and the external point are on the same ring main you can get a strong signal it could be your basement, loft or garage.

876296 qabuQobuz (part 2)

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Oct 29, 2017
Early in the summer I told you about what Qobuz expected and now after a few months of regular use I can tell you about what I have experienced, and, also what a rare answer from Qobuz has had to say to some of my concerns.

875822 Amazon Echo Dot 2nd GeneratioEcho Dot from Amazon

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Oct 22, 2017
This is a small flat circular device that you talk to – and it can talk back – it can also give you information and even play music from a range of sources. Other joys it can tell you time and set alarms to wake you so ‘Alexa’ from Amazon is here.
This is a Bluetooth tube speaker with bright green ends all round speakers and black rubber sides. None of that really matters as turn it on to a music source of your choice and marvel at the sounds coming from the unit then play the same music through your Notebooks speakers, it’s no contest this unit from Braven is a winner.

875525 Edifier R1010BT 4 inch Bluetooth Wireless SpeakerBookshelf Speaker System

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Sep 19, 2017
With a model number that has a binary feel, this next product offers dual speaker connectivity.