Bigbruin.com Contenthttp://bigbruin.comLatest Reviews and Articles from Bigbruin.com Lynktec Bolt Smart Car Mount and Qi Wireless Charger 2018-12-18 http://bigbruin.com/content/Lynktec-Bolt_1 Wireless charging has been around for quite a while, but it hasn't had much market penetration. This is starting to change as more and more mobile devices offer it, and most support some version of the Qi standard. While there are numerous options out there for home chargers, the field for automobile chargers has been a bit more limited. Recently I received a press release for a new charger by Lynktec called the Bolt Smart Car Mount & Qi Wireless Charger. myCharge Adventure Jumpstart Portable Charger 2018-12-12 http://bigbruin.com/content/myCharge-Adventure-JumpStart_1 myCharge is a Michigan based manufacturer of portable charging solutions. All of their products are lithium polymer based charging devices with integrated charging cables for tablets, phones, eReaders, etc. Recently they sent over the myCharge Adventure JumpStart, which can not only handle your small electronic devices, but since it has a 6600mAH battery and jumper cables, they claim is ideal for jump starting cars, trucks, boats, and ATVs. August Smart Lock Pro 2018-12-06 http://bigbruin.com/content/August-Smart-Lock-Pro_1 The 3rd generation August Smart Lock, now labeled as Pro, has all of the features of the 2nd generation lock plus it adds DoorSense Technology and Z-Wave Plus. DoorSense is a clever sensor used to determine if your door is closed. Z-Wave Plus allows you to connect this lock to a multitude of home automation hubs to directly integrate its operation with other smart devices in your home. Ooma Smart Home Security System 2018-12-03 http://bigbruin.com/content/Ooma-Smart-Home-Security_1 The DIY home security field is getting pretty crowded lately. Just a few years ago you could count your options on one hand, but now it seems like everyone is throwing their hat into the ring. Ooma is no exception; they have been around for quite some time as a major player in the VoIP market but recently have branched out into the smart home segment utilizing their VoIP Telo units as a hub. Today we are going to review their Smart Home Security Starter Kit with Camera. Ooma Butterfleye Smart Security Camera with Facial Recognition 2018-10-10 http://bigbruin.com/content/Ooma-Butterfleye_1 Recently Ooma has been branching out into the smart home segment utilizing their VoIP Telo units as a hub. Their smart home/home security offering has all the devices you would expect... cameras, motion sensors, door/window sensors, smoke alarms, water sensors, etc. But today we are looking at their latest product, the Ooma Butterfleye, which is an HD wireless security camera with facial recognition. Difference Between Zigbee and Z-Wave 2018-10-10 http://bigbruin.com/content/zigbee-zwave_1 With wireless home security systems, you'll be able to come across the technologies or home automation standards known as Z-Wave and Zigbee. Just what are Z-Wave and Zigbee and how are they similar and different from one another? Both Z-Wave and Zibgee are known as mesh networks which mean that every node integrated in that system will act as a wireless source of data and as a repeater as well. Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook 2018-10-04 http://bigbruin.com/content/Rocketbook-Everlast_1 If you are not familiar with Rocketbook, they make reusable notebooks and originally came out with the Rocketbook Wave. While the Wave's concept of using a microwave to erase your notes is pretty cool, it does have a limitation of 5 uses per page, and well of course you need a microwave. Then they came along with the Rocketbook Everlast, which promises unlimited uses and simple erasing with any damp towel so long as you use the right pen. Bond Home Smart Ceiling Fan Controller 2018-08-09 http://bigbruin.com/content/Bond-Home_1 The Bond Home Smart Ceiling Fan Controller is a device that promises to make your non-smart home devices smart, providing they are controlled by RF (Radio Frequency) or IR (Infrared). Using the Bond Home you can not only control ceiling fans; but air conditioners, garage doors, etc. Not only does it claim to give you full control of these devices remotely, you also can control these devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Home products. ZOOZ ZSE18 Z-Wave Plus Motion Sensor with Magnetic Base 2018-08-04 http://bigbruin.com/content/zooz-zse18_1 The ZOOZ ZSE18 Z-Wave Plus motion sensor with magnetic base is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a motion sensor to their Z-Wave powered home automation system. It is compatible with a handful of hubs, and I found that it works very well with SmartThings. Whether you want to use it as a security device, or merely to make your life more convenient by turning on lights as you pass by in the dark, it will work very well. EZVIZ 4-Camera 4K Security System with 2TB HDD NVR 2018-08-02 http://bigbruin.com/content/Ezviz-4K-Kit_1 EZVIZ continues to expand their line of cameras and NVR systems. The EZVIZ 4K UltraHD wired kit includes four cameras and a 2TB NVR, and it is one of their newest systems. A while back I reviewed the EZVIZ Husky and was impressed with the build and image quality, as well as the excellent night vision. When EZVIZ sent over the 4K UltraHD Wired Kit I was eager to see how this system would stack up considering my high opinion of the Husky.