Category Archives: Gear Brain

Harman/Kardon Allure: Alluring Sound, Short on Features

Let’s get right to the point: The Harman/Kardon Allure 360-degree Amazon Alexa-enabled speaker ($249.95) is alluring, both aesthetically and aurally. It’s got an unusual Star Trekprop-like smoky opaque plastic topped design with an interior tube that lights up when sound … Continue reading

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Review: D-Link 936L Wi-Fi Camera

There are two distinct reasons why you’d consider buying a Wi-Fi security camera for your home: either to alert you if someone enters your space while you’re away, or to act as sort of a nanny cam to let you … Continue reading

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How did Xiaomi make such a great – and cheap – Wi-Fi security camera?

Wi-Fi security cameras usually come in two distinct varieties: either expensive ($150-$200) and a full-raft of features and options, or cheap (sub-$100) and – well, you get what you pay for in the end. With its Mi Home Security Camera, … Continue reading

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Review: ADT Home Security Starter Kit is a good start – if you add ADT monitoring

The purpose of a home security system is to ease concerns about the safety of your castle and the people it houses. With a standard ADT system, the company installs your system – sensors, motion sensors, keypads, etc. – and … Continue reading

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Thinking of Buying an Apple HomePod? Don’t.

Consider buying an Apple HomePod more of an investment bet than a practical purchase because, right now, it’s a pretty useless device. Like most gaudy objects, HomePod’s aural and aesthetic beauty blinds you of its practical near-worthlessness in comparison to … Continue reading

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Guardzilla 360 Wi-Fi Security Camera review

Here’s my review of the Guardzilla 360-degree Wi-Fi security camera from Gear Brain.

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Blueair Classic 205: Can You Measure the Invisible?

Blueair Classic 205: Can You Measure the Invisible? What is in the air we breathe?

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iPhone X review roundup: Apple’s most important smartphone yet has arrived

iPhone X review roundup: Apple’s most important smartphone yet has arrived For the iPhone’s 10th birthday Apple has binned Touch ID and the Home button in favor of Face ID and a bigger screen — but has the gamble paid … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Buy an Apple Watch Series 3 LTE with a few caveats

7 Reasons to Buy an Apple Watch Series 3 LTE with a few caveats

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8 Best IFA Smart Home Devices for 2017

8 Best IFA Smart Home Devices for 2017 The annual IFA show in Berlin is a showcase for smart home devices — there’s a heavy lean toward products for the kitchen, with large scale appliances front and center. This year’s … Continue reading

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