This Is The Sonos Portable Speaker

While Sonos may have a two day press event planned to intro new products later this month, the Internet has a differing timeline. And, yesterday, two of several devices we believe Sonos is working on passed through the FCC. One may be a refreshed Sonos Connect, although I’d been hoping for a smaller subwoofer, the other … Read more

Arlo Pro Lines Now Do Apple HomeKit

After announcing support at CES 2019, Arlo has made good on it’s promise for HomeKit support for their Pro and Pro 2 wireless cameras.  This implementation is notable because it’s the first time a battery-powered camera supports HomeKit (albeit via the Arlo base station).  Logitech Circle 2 offers a truly wireless variant, but only the … Read more

Upcoming Ecobee Camera Doubles As Echo Dot With Native Alexa

As the upcoming ecobee smart camera inches closer to a presumed fall launch, additional details and our old friend the blurry cam pic have emerged. I’m told the new camera is but one element of whole home monitoring. Indeed, we know a door/window contact sensor is in the pipeline. But will we see a full-on … Read more

TiVo Lifetime Service Transfer Has Returned: 2019 Edition

In what appears to be something of a new annual tradition, the compelling TiVo Breeze summer sale has returned. As with the 2018 edition, the highlight for owners of active, older TiVo hardware is the ability to transfer Lifetime service to a new DVR for all of $100. TiVo further sweetens the deal with about … Read more

AirTV Mini Android Streamer Has Arrived

The AirTV Mini has finally arrived (and only a month late)! Is it the affordable NVIDIA Shield TV dongle we had hoped for? Well, The Streamable has gotten it unboxed and taken the Android TV hardware for a test drive. And they come away relatively impressed. The AirTV Mini ($80) is more expensive than the … Read more

Channels DVR Now Records Streaming Cable & Satellite Television

The Channels app and DVR software have become my go-to solution for watching live OTA TV and recording local channels. When you pair Channels with an HDHomeRun tuner, you have instant access to stream local stations to any supported applications on iOS, FireTV, or Android devices. If you choose to pay for Channels Plus, you … Read more

TiVo DVR on Android TV First Look

Instead of running with a shaky, grainy cellphone video, Jason Nealis and RCN cable wanted to provide folks with a more polished and authentic first look at the TiVo DVR experience … running natively on Android TV. And, of course, I was more than happy to oblige – thanks team! If you’ve given the above … Read more

HDHomeRun Servio OTA DVR First Impressions

In our house, the HDHomeRun Connect has been the go-to network turner for over the air broadcasts. After picking up the redesigned Quatro tuner over a year ago, it’s powered our Plex DVR (bad) and Channels DVR (good) solutions. Now manufacturer Silicondust is out with new hardware that expands HDHomeRun capabilities. The 2TB Servio ($149) … Read more