Bigbruin.com Contenthttp://bigbruin.comLatest Reviews and Articles from Bigbruin.com Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector 2019-04-23 http://bigbruin.com/content/Airthings-Wave_1 There are significant health risks from radon and much of the country lives in areas that are predicted to have high indoor levels. But what can you do? Well you could pay around $25 bucks and get a single test done or you could go out and spend $150 on an Airthings Wave Smart Radon Detector which promises to track your radon exposure over the long run. So does this device justify the extra $125? ZOOZ Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 Simple 3-Way and 4-Way Switch 2019-03-28 http://bigbruin.com/content/zooz-zen26_1 ZOOZ is a brand of smart home devices that all use the Z-Wave protocol to communicate with your home automation hub, in my case Samsung SmartThings. We have covered a handful of their items in recent reviews at Bigbruin.com, including their ZSE01 indoor siren and their ZSE18 motion sensor. This time around I am checking out their Zen26 Z-Wave Plus S2 smart switch which is promoted as offering a simple solution to making 3-way and 4-way circuits smart. Verizon GizmoWatch Kids Smart Watch Phone 2019-03-14 http://bigbruin.com/content/Verizon-GizmoWatch_1 Parents are always trying to figure out a good balance between watching over their kids and giving them space to grow. Many opt to get their kids a cell phone, but there are those like myself that are trying to resist that temptation. We have looked at a few options recently, like the TickTalk 3 and the Republic Wireless Relay, and now we are going to take a closer look at Verizon's option; the GizmoWatch. TickTalk 3 Kids Smart Watch Phone 2019-03-13 http://bigbruin.com/content/ticktalk3_1 TickTalk was founded in California back in 2014 with engineers from Samsung and Apple that decided to get together to use their experience in creating wearables to make a smart watch for kids. The base watch sells for $170 and additional bands are $15 each. Besides being able to make calls on the watch, you can also send and receive text messages, it has a built in calculator, it can take pictures, has GPS for tracking, and is waterproof to IP67 standards. Republic Wireless Relay Screen Free Kid's Phone 2019-03-12 http://bigbruin.com/content/Republic-Wireless-Relay_1 The team that built Relay is the team behind Republic Wireless - a wireless company launched in 2011 that now competes with the nation's largest carriers and is recognized as a top carrier by Consumer Reports. The Relay is a very simple device that is about 2.75" square and a little more than a half inch thick. It runs on 4G networks, has built-in WiFi (b/g/n), GPS location tracking, NFC for contact sharing, a headphone jack, a front facing speaker, and dual mics. Difference Between Zigbee and Z-Wave 2019-02-03 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. myCharge Adventure Jumpstart Portable Charger 2019-01-04 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. 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. 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.