Wireless light switches are awesome, so no wonder more and more companies are making them now. Usually they have 2 switches in 1, so you can connect 2 lights (or other devices) to the switch and control them via “smart life” app once they’re connected up.
Switch itself is super easy to connect if you have common sense and basic knowledge of how electricity works, but if you’re unsure how to install it, then you can find more details on the video review below.
You can also turn the switch on / off manually as it has to “buttons” on it, however if you want to connect it up via app, you must have the switch within wireless coverage, so make sure your router’s wireless is strong enough to reach the switch (you can test this with your phone or other mobile device to make sure signal is strong near where you want to install the switch). Once switch has been setup via app, you can then control it from anywhere in the world via app. Smart Life app also allows you to set timers or schedule and it says it supports Alexa, Google Home Assistant and IFTTT too.
Even tho this is EU switch, it will work perfectly fine in UK too as you only need to connect mains power cables to it, while i’m not so sure about USA, because USA uses 120v and not 220v. And in case you’re in doubt, this switch is not just for lights, as it’s a mains power switch, it can switch anything that works on 220 volts. If you keep forgetting your cooker on all the time, you can set it on a timer that it turns itself off after like 1h in case you forget cooker on. I’m not sure about wattage tho, it doesn’t say how much it supports, but I think it’s about 5000w or so, it’s hard to find a device that takes over 2000w anyways, maybe some heaters, but they usually have their own timers and switches and they also have a plug, so for heater you should be looking for smart socket and not a wall switch.
Check out the video review for all the details and step-by-step setup and how to install tutorials.
Got another RGB LED smart light bulb here, these things are quite cool and easy to setup and they get more popular by the day. One of those is not enough to light up your entire room, but it’s enough for some TV or PC light, also if you’re under or close to the light bulb, it’s good for reading too, however the color modes are rather dim, they’re purely for effect and not suppose to light up the area at all.
It can be controlled via “Smart Life” app, which is available for iOS and Android (maybe something else too?) For more details and setup guide, check out the video review below.
It’s quite simple device, yet very useful! This smart wireless socket can come in handy in many situations, such as turning on coffee machine, turning your lights off ..etc and it can all be done wirelessly, Smart Life app allows you to control this socket from anywhere in the world! As long as the socket is connected to your local wifi (which you setup in the app), then your socket is always online and can be controlled under your Smart Life app account.
On video I forgot to show the part in the app that shows electrical meter. This plug is capable of showing voltage and amperage that goes through the socket and can calculate exact wattage used. Also has monthly reports that shows how much power has gone through this plug during each month, it’s really neat feature! and it’s rated for 3500 watts max, so it’s more than enough to connect your home appliances to this (cooker, coffee machine, toaster, heater ..etc)
For more details, unboxing and step-by-step setup guide, check the video review below:
Recently I got my hands on a small VPN Router that supports WireGuard and OpenVPN protocols. It’s a tiny router that is powered via USB and it has other great features too, such as 3g/4g dongle tethering ability (so that you can share your 3g or 4g internet)
Best feature about this tiny router is that it supports VPN services, such as WireGuard which is provided by TorGuard online privacy protection services. Once setup, any device connected to this router will then automatically be behind the VPN, that includes all wireless devices. So you can connect your console, mobile device ..etc to it and have it protected by VPN!
It has 1x WAN port and 2x LAN ports, 1x USB for 3g/4g dongle tethering and even a SD card (not sure what it’s for). Another excellent feature is that once VPN has been setup, you can assign VPN on / off to the switch on side of the router, so with flick of a switch, you can turn VPN on / off. It really comes in handy. However wireless range on this router is quite poor 🙁 It’s advertised as “travel router” so I guess range is not that important. I was 5-6 meters outside my room, in my car and my tablet already had connection issues.
Review of a simple clip-on (lapel / lavalier) microphone. It’s rather decent quality mic and it has “adapters” for phones and PC, so it works on pretty much any device. It uses usual 3.5mm audio jack, so any device that uses 3.5mm mic socket, is supported.
Check out the review video below for details and quality test.
Here’s a review of a very simple 10000mAh USB Power bank, it’s designed to power your phone or tablet when you’re nowhere near a charger or USB outlet, so keeping one in your pocket is a good idea .. that is ofcourse you are heavy phone user and need that extra juice!
Comparison to a phone / tablet battery, a normal phone has usually 1000 – 3000mAh battery and some tablets might have bit more, but nothing goes over 5000mAh. It also supports qualcomm quick charge.
Let’s take a look at this cool LBLA foldable mini quadcopter drone! It’s very basic design and you can fold in the propeller arms, so you can fit this in your pocket! It has a small headlight and rear light. Here’s a list of Cons and Pros.
Foldable arms (fits in pocket)
Easy to fly (suitable for beginners)
Can take a punch and doesn’t break too easy
Charges via USB (no need for stand alone charger)
Propellers can be changed very easily (push / pull, no screws needed)
Folding it too much can cause the wires inside arms to break
You must remove battery every time you want to charge it (no charging port on drone itself)
For more detailed review and flight testing, see the video below
Here we have a really small and lightweight “mp3 player”. Not sure why people still call them mp3 players, because they can play other formats too. mp3 player name sticks from the days when they were only able to play .mp3 formats, but nowdays most of them can do almost any audio format (such as .wav .flac .mp4 ..etc) and also some video formats. X02 can also play video files and show the video on screen, good for playing music videos.
It has 8gb internal memory and expandable up to 128gb (SD card slot). Very basic player, yet good quality and somewhat easy to use. Check the video below for further details.
Cool new headset by EasySMX, called Cool 2000! Sounds cool 🙂
This is a very simple and cheap stereo gaming headset, also compatible with consoles and mobiles by using the included adapter / splitter. USB cable is only to power the LED lights, otherwise it connects over analog connector. Check the video for details!
These cool LiteXim earbud earphones are really great for music, but also have handsfree capabilities. There are no wires at all, each earphone is stand-alone and synchronizes with another when powered on. This amazing product also includes a 3 in 1 case for earphones. You can store your earphones in the case + charge them in there + case has a built-in battery pack so you can charge them up couple of times when on the go!