The TP-Link Deco X60 wifi system is part of a new generation of whole-home mesh wifi systems that support WiFi6 (802.11ax). The combination of mesh networking features (Namely 802.11K, V, R), combined with 802.11ax featuring advanced multiple user and modulation technologies shjould make this system both faster and more resilient than previous generations. I put it to the test in my office and home for a few weeks, connecting 35+ devices at the same time, running thee mesh nodes, and connecting to an Xfinity 500Mb DOCSIS 3.1 internet connection.(more…)
The Pelican V200 Case is a burly, fully featured briefcase sized case, priced affordably, and appealing to gun owners and enthusiasts on a budget looking for a case that won’t break the bank, but will give solid performance. I put the V200 case through its paces in the slushy spring in the foothills of the Colorado rocky mountains.
Built for hard use, high impact and supreme weather resistance, new Vault series gun cases are the most rugged and secure in their class. Equipped with a host of premium protective features at a price more hunters and shooters can afford, as only the 42-year veteran of hard knocks could deliver.
If you ever want to see how a company can destroy years of goodwill in a few seconds, look no further than the recent Sonos kerfuffle involving software updates. Sonos has been around since 2001 and their original gear – speakers and a clever little tablet that predated the iPad by almost a decade – was revolutionary.(more…)
Designed by Dieter Rams, this minimalist calculator made waves when it hit stores in 1986 and the reappeared, under a different guise, as the Apple iPhone calculator. Now, however, you can own a new version of this classic calc.(more…)
Remember Pixel buds? Google had this plan to sell earbuds that worked with Android to do real-time translation and Google Assistant. Reviews weren’t great. They had problems pairing, problems charging, and generally didn’t add to the experience, the way Siri via Apple AirPods seems to. Can Microsoft get wireless headphones right?(more…)
Japanese service providers have shut down the last pager network in Tokyo, ending a fifty-year method of communications popular with doctors and teen girls. In its 1996 heyday, pagers beeped on 10 million belts. Before the mobile phone they became popular with Japanese teens as a cheap and easy way to communicate.(more…)