Category: Home Automation

Ring Peephole Cam - with Extra Battery

Review of Ring Peephole Cam Video Doorbell

This is a review of the Ring Peephole Cam Video Doorbell.  I got it off Amazon.com in June 2020 when there was a promotion with Echo Dot devices for about US$79 excluding shipping charges.  As the Ring Peephole Cam Video Doorbell cannot be shipped directly from Amazon.com to Singapore, I have to use a forwarding service…

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115

Review of D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115

This is a review of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 which provides On-Off Device Control of electrical appliances from anywhere around the world.  D-Link has been in the networking business for a long time.  With the evolution of Internet-of-Things into our daily life, it is natural for D-Link to start expanding its product range…

Portal - Green Light

Review of Portal Smart Gigabit WiFi Mesh Router

This is a review of the Portal Smart Gigabit WiFi Mesh Router.  Touted as the “WiFi Built for the Cities”, it is supposed to excel at where other Wireless Routers failed by providing good WiFi coverage automatically in city areas whereby WiFi signals are congested and convoluted.  The Portal Smart Gigabit WiFi Mesh Router started…

Xiao Mi Vacuum - Body 3

Review of Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Robot Cleaner

I’ve been using a few different models of vacuum robot cleaner since 2013 when I bought my first Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Automatic Vacuum Cleaner from Woot.  Neato XV-21 was very smart and efficient compared to iRobot machines but it was also more expensive.  However, after 2 sets of Neato XV-21, I gave up…