On 15 Years Of Blogging

I hadn’t planned to pen any reflections on my 15th year blogiversary, but this drive by comment last week was an amusing impetus: Wow! I remember when “journalists” had a basic understanding of English grammar, sentence structure, and and communication skills. The author of this piece of drivel fails on all three counts. It seems … Read more

Wyze To Water Your Lawn

When I was first tipped off to the Wyze Sprinkler months ago (app shot below), I had envisioned something akin to the Eve – which brings HomeKit smarts to a spigot. However, as everyone’s favorite ADD importer has moved forward, it’s become clear the company intends undercut the highly regarded Rachio with a multizone sprinkler … Read more

Unpacking The Fitbit Versa 3

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Fitbit Versa 3 ($229), as it addresses a number of my Versa 2 complaints. And while “the press” remain bound by embargo, despite widespread retail availability, real customers have started chiming in. But before we get ahead of ourselves, owning both a Versa 2 and Apple Watch Series 3, I … Read more

TiVo Expands Retail Footprint & Device Capabilities

Our very own Adam Miarka stumbled upon a notable TiVo Stream 4K display at Wal-Mart earlier this week. And, although this isn’t TiVo’s first retail rodeo with the Bentonville behemoth, it’s been awhile. Further, a sizable endcap display like represents a significant financial investment by the DVR pioneer, in addition to signaling they still have … Read more

Here Comes The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

Beyond the new eero 6 routers, via WinFuture, we now know Amazon is also posed to refresh at least the lower end of their Fire TV lineup later this week. Enter: the Fire TV Stick Lite. As with its predecessors, the Lite is a relatively non-descript HDMI USB dongle. However, hopefully this new model features … Read more

Wyze Enlists Former Dolby Engineers For Upcoming Headphones

From the outside looking in, Wyze certainly appears unfocused — not quite sure what they want to be when they grow up. However, product management by chaos theory is great fodder for blogging. As such, Wyze is moving beyond home automation and health gadgetry into… headsets?! Originally leaked on Twitter back in April, via a … Read more

Put A Fork In Arlo Security?

As first disclosed by us in 2018 and announced at CES 2019, Arlo Security may be dead… as an updated Arlo hub that nixes the existing, but dormant, Zigbee and Z-Wave radios has passed through the FCC. Now this wouldn’t be the first unreleased product the company has killed (sigh Arlo Pet), but it would … Read more

Eero Wi-Fi 6 On The Way!

Thanks to the FCC and a source, we now know new Wi-Fi 6 eero devices are about to hit the market. The 802.11ax “eero 6” comes three flavors: eero Pro 6 Tri-band (as seen in original Pro) Two RJ45 Ethernet ports BLE and 802.15.4 Model K010001 eero 6 gateway Dual-band Two RJ45 Ethernet ports BLE … Read more