Archive for the ‘Home Appliances’ Category

Nespresso Virtuo Next Review

Monday, October 17th, 2022

The Nespresso Virtuo Next is – to give the uncharitable take – Nespresso’s answer to their coffee pod patents expiring. Adding barcodes and changing up the capsule format has restored the exclusive pod sale business, but it’s also brought benefits to the consumer. These improvements snared me, and I’m not afraid to say that – […]

EufyCam 2C Pro Review

Friday, October 7th, 2022

EufyCam Security Flaws There are multiple features of Eufy’s security products that directly contradict their “end to end encryption” and “no cloud” claims and might raise real security concerns with end-users. I have confirmed these with my own eyes. In fact I was trying to exploit these features to grab an OBS video stream from […]

Withings Thermo Smart Thermometer Review

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Wait, hold up, I know the last thing you want is for your thermometer to be “smart” but bear with me. Thermo is actually… pretty good! Ever since I picked up a set of Withings Body+ scales (an open box return from Amazon) I’ve had my eye on their thermometer. There are a few reasons […]

Lovebox – wireless display for thoughtful messages – reviewed

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Both my reviewer and maker sense tingles when I come across something like Lovebox. Starting in a French makerspace in 2015 and released in its final form in November 2021, Lovebox was the brainchild of Jean Gregoire who was keen to build a simple way to connect people across distances. Before iMessage started to gain […]

Eufy Floodlight Security Camera Reviewed

Monday, August 16th, 2021

EufyCam Security Flaws There are multiple features of Eufy’s security products that directly contradict their “end to end encryption” and “no cloud” claims and might raise real security concerns with end-users. I have confirmed these with my own eyes. In fact I was trying to exploit these features to grab an OBS video stream from […]

TP-Link KL430 smart LED strip review

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Okay let’s get the elephant out of the room. I’m a “maker” by trade and helping other people build their own RGB lighting setups is – along other things – what I *do*. I’ve spent countless hours working on Python libraries to make LEDs of various types light up, and I watch over the rpi_ws281x […]

Eufy T8300-M SpaceView Baby Monitor Review

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Eufy’s HD baby monitor arrived just in the nick of time to rescue me from a rather tired and lofi old hand-me-down. Not sure if the baby is supposed to have control of the monitor? @AnkerOfficial @EufyOfficial pic.twitter.com/t0ks9efn31 — Phil Howard (@Gadgetoid) January 6, 2021 I was looking for a replacement and it took me […]

Eufy 2K Video Doorbell Review

Friday, March 26th, 2021

EufyCam Security Flaws There are multiple features of Eufy’s security products that directly contradict their “end to end encryption” and “no cloud” claims and might raise real security concerns with end-users. I have confirmed these with my own eyes. In fact I was trying to exploit these features to grab an OBS video stream from […]

Eufy HomeVac S11 Go Reviewed

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Since discovering the liberating wonder of cordless vacuum cleaners I’ve been wanting to try one not made by… well, you know who. Fortunately Anker’s household orientated sister brand Eufy just so happen to make a cordless Vacuum, and they’re being rather kind to me lately so I took the gamble and gave one a look. […]

De’Longhi EC146.B Espresso Coffee Machine Reviewed

Monday, April 9th, 2018

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of coffee. One of the perks of living with a lifestyle blogger who has “tea” in her blog name is an almost endless supply of the stuff (and tea too, as it happens). My go-to for many, many years has been the classic Nespresso machine for which […]