Gadgets - just not for nerds

8. May 2017
Yikeshu charging station with 8 connections

USB charging station with charging current display and 2,4A

When looking for a USB charging station for multiple devices such as iPhone and iPad and displaying the current strength of each connection, you will find many different devices. Most of them offer an amperage that is then applied to the [...]
3. May 2017
Post photo drone insurance

Cheap drone insurance: here are the facts!

Drones are subject to insurance, which is why private and commercial insurance is necessary for every drone. Private liability insurance is not sufficient; Special insurance for drones is required so that you can fly the quadrocopter. [...]
1. May 2017
AUKEY Powerbank PB-N15 20000 mAh review test report

Experience report: AUKEY PB-N15 20.000 mAh power bank in the test

In April 2017 I put the AUKEY PB-N15 power bank with AIPower technology, 20.000 mAh capacity and a low price to a test on Amazon. On a trip to, through and from New Zealand I found the connect test winner [...]
April 12, 2017
Wifi SD card, memory cards with WLAN, Toshiba, eyefi, Toogoo, transcend wifi sd card wlan memory cards 32 GB 16 GB 8 GB

Wifi SD card: WLAN memory card for cameras, camcorders, dongles and more

A Wifi SD card or any other memory card with WLAN helps you to upload photos, videos and other files wirelessly to your MacBook, iPhone, iPad or other device without having to [...]
31. March 2017
Smarthome security security August smart door lock unsafe

Safe and unsafe: Smart Home door lock for Alexa and Siri from August (or other manufacturer)

Smart home security. It sounds a bit like an education course in kindergarten: you have to make sure that Alexa and Siri don't incite August to open the door to strangers. However, with these names [...]
27. March 2017
Wild Camera Cam Photo trap Security camera that sends pictures to your smartphone

Wildlife camera with SIM card: Send pictures directly via 3G cellular network

The photo trap as a topic here in the blog already existed last December; now the topic is to be expanded with regard to a wildlife camera with SIM card, if you have the camera for animal photos or [...]
22. March 2017
AA rechargeable batteries, batteries or battery module for the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick? EV3 power supply: AA batteries, eneloop batteries or Lego battery module

AA rechargeable batteries, batteries or battery module for the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick?

Lego Mindstorms EV3 is a constant topic at Apfelot and has been since 2014; Time and again, advice on the right USB cable, books and instructions as well as many other topics are added - and so [...]
21. March 2017
Sense ThermoPeanut, Sen-se, Thermo Peanut, Bluetooth Thermometer, Android iOS App Smartphone Tablet iPhone iPad ThermoPeanut: Bluetooth thermometer for iPhone and iPad, theoretically for HomeKit

In the smart home sector, there are large, complex devices and systems as well as small, simple gadgets such as the ThermoPeanut Bluetooth thermometer, with which you can measure and record the temperature in the house or outside. [...]
16. March 2017
USB charger with Schuko socket, AUKEY, Belkin, Icy Box, Schuko and USB ports, travel, vacation charger for several USB devices smartphone tablet camera

USB charger with Schuko socket: Charge USB devices without occupying the socket

Especially when traveling, it can be very annoying to take several USB chargers with you to charge all devices from smartphone to tablet to the camera (simultaneously); In addition, each USB charger occupies one socket. In a hotel room [...]
9. March 2017
Socket strip with USB charger, Schuko socket distributor with USB connections for charging smartphone tablet MacBook camera

Power strip and USB charger in one: Schuko and USB connections as a 2-in-1 solution

Spring cleaning is coming up and maybe you want to upgrade your electronics in your house or apartment with a power strip with a USB charger? Free the space behind the sofa, under the desk or in other spaces that remove dust from you [...]