Decent LTE tablet for the price.. doing a lot of traveling I need LTE in my tablets (I use with FreedomPop). Picture isn’t the best but it is bright and vibrant.. Speed isn’t the fastest but for the price of the tablet it’s great.. full of features and so on.. Basically a great tablet for the price but it’s not an iPad or anything!
1.) Screen is bright and vibrant, although not as clear as name brand tablets
2.) Nice LTE connection and works fine on FreedomPop LTE!
3.) Great size. Durable and thin!
4.) Easy setup
5.) Decent battery life.. it’s average for a low cost tablet.. we are talking 8 – 10 hours but for most users it should receive 4 or so hours.. not bad! This usage depends of how hard you use it.
6.) Grate Value – for the price you get plenty of features! The value makes this tablet 100% worth it!
1.) I wish the screen looked a little clearer but it’s not bad!
Overall I’m happy and I think if you realize this is a budget tablet, you will be happy to!
Short Review: There are a few things I look for when buying these cameras for myself or suggesting them to a friend to buy (I used to install CCTV systems so I get asked for advice all the time)
1.) Does it take a micro SD card – The answer has to be yes for me to recommend a camera and this camera DOES take a SD card. This is important because not all of these cameras save video locally, and that’s because not all of these cameras allow SD cards. This camera allows the card plus saves video locally.
2.) Does the camera have a decent app – The app doesn’t have to be the best but before I recommend a camera like this, it does need a decent app. This camera has a great app
3.) is it reliable? This is another question I ask before recommended cameras. You are protecting something with this camera, possibly your family! it has to be very reliable and this is reliable
4.) Is the camera safe and secure? A lot of folks don’t trust these cameras but if you set them up correctly, with good passwords and whatnot, they are VERY safe and secure!!!
This camera passes all 4 of those questions, is very easy to setup, and offered at a good value! Thats why I recommend this camera!
1.) Easy Setup – Follow in app instructions
2.) Saves video locally – no need to purchase a cloud plan. (Why spend more money?)
3.) Notifications work GREAT – All these cameras have basic issues with notifications.. Like bugs landing on them usually set off a notification. But for the most part, notifications work great and I had no issues or no false notifications (A bug landing on the camera isn’t a false notification because it DOES detect movement)
4.) Wonderful Quality!
5.) Excellent Price
6.) Works on both Android and IOS
7.) Night vision works well
8.) Offers two way communication! Talk to your family through your phone or even the intruder! Let them know you are watching
9.) Wide field of view – this camera sees a lot!
1.) No 5GHZ
Overall: Excellent Camera!! Easy to install and full of features!
Short Review (Summary): Great WiFi Outlet that works with the “Smart Life” app meaning it is VERY SIMPLE to use with other smart outlets and very simple to use with Amazon Alexa or Google Home!! I always look for these “Generic” outlets that are compatible with “Smart Life”. Why? Because I don’t want to have 50 different outlets using different apps!! That’s hard to manage..
Use: Purchased this to use with Christmas Tree this season (Video review will be up when I finish getting my Christmas Tree setup something later this week I know, it’s early but we always do it BEFORE Thanksgiving). I have already tested the outlet with Alexa (Amazon Echo) and it works GREAT!!
1.) No Hub Required – This is also my only Con because it also means it doesn’t work with Wink which is what I use to control the rest of my smarthome in conjunction with my Echo (Alexa) devices
2.) Easy Setup – Hold the button then follow prompts in “Smart Life”. It really is that simple!
3.) Works with “Smart Life” – I am not sure if Maxcio has their own app or not, I just saw that this worked with the Smart Life app which is great!! That’s my app of choice because so many of these outlets work GREAT with smart life
4.) Can be Scheduled – If you use the Smart Life app, you can create schedules for this.. I will be having it turn off my Christmas Tree late at night and then turning it back on by itself..
5.) Can be controlled with your voice (Alexa or google home) – For Alexa, simply download the smartlife skill.. That’s it!! I can now say “Alexa turn on the Christmas Tree” and it will!! Even if the outlet is scheduled to be off.. Simple!!!
6.) Outlet can be named – At least if you use Smart Life. I know I keep saying if you use that app, but that’s because these do work with other apps, but Smartlife is one of the best apps out there for these outlets.. I am not sure how other apps function
7.) Very GOOD QUALITY
1.) Not compatable with Wink Hubs meaning while these work GREAT with Lamps and stuff, I normally use them with other products that way Wink compatable plugs can be used to control my home lighting.. (Wink is a hub that controls smart things such as light bulbs.. I use mine to control my lighting mainly and can control it from my Echo)
Overall: This is an EXCELLENT OUTLET, one that I highly recommend!! I am happy with mine and it is offered at a very good price
Short Review (Summary):. These Are my GO TO smart outlets for Amazon Alexa! They are simple to activate, very inexpensive, and they do not require a hub (but also note they don’t work with hubs like Wink as far as I can tell). I use these with my smart home light setup and they work very well!
Please Note: I own several brands of these but normally buy Tonbux BUT any brand that looks the same is probably that.. the same! I have about 3 brands of these from various retailers (here, Newegg, and others). Amazon seems to have the best prices unless a sale is being ran. Best app to use is “Smart Life” some makers have their own app but Smart Life will allow you to control all with the same app! And all should work with Smart Life. The Alexa skill is also called Smart Life
Use: I purchased a few more of that knowing my new Echo was arriving this week! I wanted to setup more items on my smarthome! I use these for pretty much anything other than lighting (I don’t use with lighting, because I use a wink hub in conjunction with Alexa for lights) I did use one on ym Aquarium light however!
I will also be using one my my Christmas tree in a few weeks!
Other uses I have these on
1.) Bathroom Heater
2.) Computer Monitor – For when an update decides to hit at night and it turns on my monitor for whatever reason
3.) TV – For when I loose my remote in bed
1.) Works with Alexa and Echo – Must Download the “Smart Life” skill on Alexa
2.) Can be used to set schedules – Do this in the smart life app on Android or IOS
3.) Work with heaters – At least for short periods of time! I have a heater in my bathroom setup with one and turn it on about 10 mins before i go in there.. never had any issues
4.) Can be individually named through the smartphone app
5.) Very inexpensive!
1.) Don’t work with hubs like Wink so probably not the best if you want to use them with lighting and control them from Wink ( Wink has great features that randomly turns on lights when you’re gone.. unlike a timer, it’s all random making people think your home)
2.) Being round it sometimes blocks two plugs, especially on powerstrips.
Overall: These are my go to outlet for my smarthome.. I use them on pretty much anything except lighting! (Aside from my aquarium light). I very much welcome these outlets to my home!