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Setting the Scene in Your Backyard: PHILIPS Hue OUTDOOR Lights. Here’s our Review of the Lily Spotlight and the Calla Bollard

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The humble light bulb has undergone a dramatic series of changes in the last decade or so. Incandescents are out, so are fluros and CFL. Even just LED lights are humdrum items. In are the smart lights that can illuminate your indoor and outdoor world in 16 million colours.

Philips just launched a couple of outdoor units, the Lily spotlight and the Calla bollard. Both work in the Hue ecosystem.

We’re shining some light on them in this review.

Anson Belt - the perfectly fitted belt for all sized meals

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Anson Belt - the perfectly fitted belt for all sized mealsNot every gadget runs on power, and the humble belt has seen some reinvention for the "modern" age.

Anson Belt was kind enough to send me one of their "belts without holes" set to review.

Writing an article about belts for me would be a travesty if I don't include a little background. I have a love hate relationship with belts, generally more hate than love although there was a period of peace and prosperity.

Gryphon Connect Smart Router for Family Safety

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Gryphon Connect Smart Router for Family SafetyI first came across Gryphon Connect Smart Router when it was still a Kickstarter campaign. The gestation period for it to become a shipping product took a while but it did arrive in my eager hands about 12 months ago. It has been undergoing an extended live test since.

 

TRAVELON SHOW 2018 – Reviewing an Anti-Theft Wheeled Carry-On and Other Essential Travel Bags

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Read more: TRAVELON SHOW 2018 – Reviewing an Anti-Theft Wheeled Carry-On and Other...It’s time to hit the road again!

Most of us fly regularly and need to take along all the essentials to keep ourselves looking good and fresh for several weeks and carry our electronic friends along as well.

That’s requirement Number One: lightweight travel gear so that we can maximise our luggage allowance.
But it also has to be strong, durable and good looking.

That’s why we again looked at Travelon gear for this year’s line-up of different pieces of luggage.

Owlet Smart Sock 2 – Tracking Your Baby’s Heart Rate and Oxygen Levels. An Aussie Review

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How often do parents check up on their newborns? Most new parents want to be able to check on how bub is doing without disturbing their sleep – or interrupting their own to see if their baby is still sound asleep.

Fortunately, technology can come to the rescue in a very unobtrusive way via the Owlet Smart Sock, a baby monitor that tracks heart rate and oxygen levels constantly and let you know if anything is amiss.

Let’s hear from Karma, one of our writers whose son Asher was born 6 weeks ago.
These are her findings below:

Let There Be Light(s)! - AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights

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When MobileZap introduced the AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights not so long ago, I knew I wanted a bunch of them.

They are billed as “Under Cabinet” lights but can be used in so many applications that every household could easily use a dozen.

What is it and how can we use these handy lights?

Victa Cordless 21” Mower Cuts More than Grass: 82V and Two Batteries for Hours of Mowing

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Spoiler Alert: We’re giving you our recommendation first and the reasons why down below.

This Victa 82V Cordless Mower receives our highest praise: the Editor’s Choice Award.

Actually, because the other two Victa products in their 82V range also received our Highly Recommended rating, we would not hesitate to give our Editor’s Choice acclamation to the whole 82V product line because, more than just individual tools, they are a complete system.

So you reckon this Victa can nicely mow your typical suburban front lawn?
Sure, but when you see what else we have subjected this machine to, you’d be convinced that this is one heck of a powerful beast!

Australian Review: Meade LX 90 ACF Telescope - Stellar Access to the Heavens Made Easier with GPS, Wi-Fi and Remote Control

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Last year we reviewed the Meade ETX 90 Observer telescope which is an excellent unit for people getting serious about wanting to study the observable universe. We liked the build quality and portability of that scope.

This time around Meade sent us the LX 90, which at the AUD4500 price point is a much more advanced unit though similar in design and operation.
The 8" LX90 we reviewed has an 8” diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 2000mm). It’s the smallest in the LX90 series.

Interestingly, this scope incorporates the two features that we would like on every computer telescope: GPS based easy set up and remote access and viewing.

Our anticipation to start imaging the heavens with the optional colour camera as well as with my Nikon DSLR is building as we begin assembling the unit.

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