Digital Reviews Network

Popcorn For All - Syabas Popcorn Hour A-110 and B-110 Network Media Tanks Reviewed

VideoWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: Popcorn For All - Syabas Popcorn Hour A-110 and B-110 Network Media Tanks...In March we took a look at the original Popcorn Hour A-100 and it quickly became our in-house media playback device of choice. Sure, it wasn’t perfect - but its near flawless display of 1080p content, along with its incredible ability to playback almost every file we threw at it, made us sit up and take notice.

Now, less than five months later, Syabas has announced two new Popcorn Hour models which we have been lucky enough to get our digital hands on.

Read on for our experiences with the new Popcorn Hour A-110 and B-110 NMTs as well as a comparison and update on our take of the original A-100 Network Media Tank.
 

 

 

D-Link DNS-323 Compact NAS RAID Box Review

StorageWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: D-Link DNS-323 Compact NAS RAID Box ReviewComputerworld has recently reported that in the next few years the sum total of Earth’s data will be in the two zetabyte vicinity. One Zetabyte is equal to one billion gigabytes.. in case you were wondering.
 
My personal and family data storage is still a little off that, but it has increased significantly since the birth of our child four years ago. This data is mainly in the form of digital photos and videos or work documents and it is all over the place: DVDs, CDs, hard drives in different PCs, etc.
 
The D-Link DNS-323 NAS RAID box offers a relatively inexpensive long term storage solution which can keep all your data in one place, allow universal access and when setup as a RAID 1 device, secure it from hardware gremlins.

Read on for more..

 

DIY Kyoto Wattson: Energy Monitoring made Elementary

MiscellaneousWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: DIY Kyoto Wattson:  Energy Monitoring made ElementaryWatts in a name?  Well, that must have something to do with electricity, doesn't it? 

It's pretty elementary as Sherlock Holmes would say to his inquisitive offsider, Watson.

 

I love the name that DIY Kyoto has given to this energy monitoring device. 

Do It Yourself Kyoto is also pretty indicative of the type of company behind this. 

So let's see what the Wattson is capable of telling us apart from all the pretty colours and numbers.

 

Seagate Show: FreeAgent and Maxtor Drives – A Quick Overview

StorageWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Seagate Show: FreeAgent and Maxtor Drives – A Quick OverviewA slew of Seagate drives landed on our desk the other day in the middle of what seems like the hard drive hunting season: after the initial flurry of excitement about increased SSD capacities it looks like hard drives are back in the limelight with new capabilities.

 

 

We will be doing in-depth reviews on a number of them such as the Drobo robotic storage system, the Rebit and hopefully also the Seagate BlackArmor.

 

 

For now, let's have a very quick look at what else Seagate offers:

 

Bluelounge The Sanctuary- One Stop Charge Station

Industry NewsWritten by Kevin Cheng on .

Read more: Bluelounge The Sanctuary- One Stop Charge StationI am the first person to admit that I have plenty of gadgets and my rooms are cluttered with various different chargers despite my best attempts to consolidate and minimise. 

The Bluelounge "Sanctuary" appeals with its simple and compact design where my gadgets can be charged at one convenient location. 

The Sanctuary, on surface, looks like an open box.  Hidden below the top tay is an universal charger with 12 built-in adapters to cater for most popular gadgets on the market.  It is also large enough to accomodate items that are part of one's daily routine such as car keys and wallet, making it a one stop shop before you head out for the day.

 

The Sanctuary is available here for USD$129.95.  Full compatibility list available on the website.

Popcorn Hour A-100 Network Media Tank Review

VideoWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: Popcorn Hour A-100 Network Media Tank ReviewIn creating the original Xbox, Microsoft unwittingly helped create the single most affordable and feature packed media player of the Standard Definition age. The free open source Xbox Media Centre (XBMC) software - when coupled with a modified Xbox - sets the standard for home theatre playback.

Is the Popcorn Hour A-100 the new High Definition equivalent?

Swann Communications Digital Private Eye - Reviewed

MiscellaneousWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Swann Communications Digital Private Eye - ReviewedThe need for security – often in the form of covert surveillance – is rapidly increasing in our modern world.

Our homes and businesses follow the trend set by governments and law enforcement agencies.

I was looking around for an unobtrusive recording device that would have motion activation and take reasonable good pictures at set intervals.
I think I've found exactly that when I came across the Swann Communications Digital Private Eye. And as a bonus it also functions as a webcam.
Let's see what it is all about.

 

Digital Reviews Network: Digital Camera, Mobile Phone, GPS & Much More...

This is your home for in-depth and independent reviews of all things for our digital lifestyle: from computers to cameras, from mobile computing and GPS to software. We are headquartered in Australia but have specialist reviewers on three continents.

Our relationships with many manufacturers and suppliers often result in DigitalReviews Network getting the scoop on certain products and being able to be the first site to bring a detailed review on these.

We’ve been publishing reviews since 2002 with our flagship site, DigitalReviews.net, an ever-growing and popular site to learn more about your intended purchases.

facebook-48twitter-48youtube-48RSS Feed

Member Login

          Forgot login?