reviews

I demoted my Apple Watch

I’ve been debating whether to continue using the Apple Watch for a while now. AppleWatch has definitely gotten better since launch, but still hasn’t found a killer app/feature. Activity tracking is the thing that has kept it on my wrist. I had a Fitbit for years, and loved the data collection around my daily activities and health, Apple upped that game. The final straw as it were, was my 40th birthday, my wife got me a nice wooden bodied watch. I wanted to wear it. So I made the decision to move my Apple Watch to my right wrist, and switch to an activity specific face. If I were to buy a new Apple Watch I’d likely buy the smaller face model so it’s a little less “obvious” Wearing two…

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My Review of the D-Link Omna HomeKit Camera

UPDATE: Ok, so I’ve been using the Omna for a while now and wanted to update my review. I decided to not post a second one, but just update this one, so the original is below. Overall I’m still happy with my two Omna cameras. There are however some issues that kinda suck. Namely the SD recording function. Specifically, it’s unreliable at best. There are times I’m certain someone is in the house (thankfully my Schlage Touch sense deadolt is WAY more reliable) and yet the camera never once captures it. Worse even, half the time the camera fails to capture things, it will capture before and after someone is in the house. Example; I leave the house for a showing (we’re selling). My lock tells me the realtor has…

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Jarvis Standing Desk Review

I’ve had a standing desk for a while now, I have had one at Uncubed for years, but when Nicole and I decided to redo our home office (we both primarily work from home) I wanted us both to get standing desks.  In the way back it was easy, Geek Desk was more or less the only/main game in town. Now however, there’s no shortage of options, and opinions :) As we do now, I started by asking around on Twitter and Facebook. Many chimed in with what they use, or what they’re looking at for themselves. Rarely did anyone recommend the same thing as anyone else, until (IIRC) two people mentioned the Jarvis. Then someone pointed me to this awesome blog post. Which quite literally saved me a good couple…

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Apple Carplay is so close

For my birthday i got a Pioneer head unit that brought carplay to my car. It’s nice, it really is, but there’s much room for improvement. SO. MUCH. In fact this post was started months ago and now having lived through a few OS releases, my opinion is less. I’m beginning to wonder if CarPlay is an AppleTV like hobby that will live on in a meh state for years. What’s awesome: better siri integration. I was already happy with shouting “Hey siri” over the radio, sometimes two or three times. Now there’s a dedicated mic that listens way better than the mic on the phone where ever the phone might be, and can silence the radio, pause podcasts and streaming music, it’s definitely better. Pandora, iheartradio, and other sources of…

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