For this review of the WD_Black P10 Game Drive, we welcome another new face to the team. Peter Bower is a mixed bag of tricks. In former lives, he was a professional photographer and videographer, published writer, English academic, award winning poet, hater of soup, website manager, social media guy, ginger, and creature of the night. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of SWAMP and VoTogs. He is still a ginger and now finds himself a government employee. When he’s not working, he is a semi-serious gamer and lover of live music, bad movies and action novels. His website is well out-of-date, as is his Facebook. But you can say hello to him on Twitter @OeterB.
Just how smart can you make a home, and why? There are many buzzwords floating out on the internet, a confusing mishmash of technologies, standards, capability, compatibility. To dip my toes in the water, our friends at D-Link has kindly sent us a review unit of the Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W118) to play with.
About two months ago, our esteemed Editor Emeritus Martin had a play with the D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system and came away very impressed. D-Link was kind enough to send me a sample with McAfee protection. This one has been on my desk for a few weeks, so how do I feel about it?
I have been using an Arlo Pro 2 system for a while, ever since someone broke into my car at home a few years back. The wireless and portable nature of the Arlo Pro 2 made it perfect for a rental property. Now that I am in the process of moving to a permanent abode, Arlo have kindly supplied a Arlo Audio Doorbell to test.
Dual monitor setups is pretty much the bare essentials for most people these days. Aside from wasting a lot of precious desk real estate, sitting monitors directly on the desk surface is awful ergonomics. The smart play is to invest in a monitor arm, but not all monitor arms are born equal. This review is even more relevant as Australia heads into these uncharted social distancing territories and mass work from home. What does DRN think of these in the home office?
There are a few things many of us take for granted in life: air, water, health ... electricity, internet. We are so conditioned to our creature comforts that any interruptions to "normal" can cause major flow on effects. I remember a period when the kids (and their mother) thinks the world has ended if WiFi has gone down, and I am sure many parents could sympathise here. With thanks to CyberPower, we get to bring the focus on keeping one of our essentials running longer, and better.
What do we mean by that?
And how does this mouse help anyone with RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury?
And what if you don’t have RSI (yet) – is this mouse any good for you?
Come along and I’ll show you why I give this mouse a huge thumbs-up.
For my next trick, I am writing the most challenging review I have had done to date. The Logi MX Keys landed on my desk as an early Christmas present, a desk which was dismantled shortly after and packed for a staged move to a house which is still not ready for habitation. Nevertheless at DRN we press on in the face of challenges and bring you our thoughts on the MX Keys.
Tile is one of the early names in the Bluetooth-enabled tracking space. Their Kickstarter campaign in 2013 raised a cool $2.6 million smackeroos and yours truly backed 8 units at the time. Since then the team has not sat back on their laurels, but have continuously refined and improve on their offerings. They have been kind enough to send through the new Tile Sticker and Tile Mate 2020 for review.