Gadgets - just not for nerds

29 August 2017
Masking off Apple MacBook Skin, Apple Logo

Laptop sticker: Skins by TaylorHe for MacBook (Pro) and Co.

Laptop stickers, skins and design stickers for the laptop or especially for the Apple MacBook have been around since the first notebook came onto the market. Whether you are dissatisfied with the back of the laptop screen [...]
25 August 2017

WLAN surveillance camera: Nest Cam for indoors and outdoors

If you are looking for a surveillance camera with which you can monitor your house, apartment or the outside space via WLAN and app while on the go using your smartphone and tablet, then the Nest Cam models for the [...]
16 August 2017
The display is easy to read in dark rooms. But that changes quickly when you add lighting for photos, for example. See next photo (below).

In the test: The Satechi USB-C multimeter for measuring voltage and current on the USB-C port

For the "normal" USB port I already have various USB multimeters that measure the current and voltage that flows through the USB port. With the acquisition of my new MacBook Pro, however, another new acquisition was [...]
4 August 2017

Test: AUKEY Bluetooth speakers SK-M30 and SK-M31 in comparison

Bluetooth speakers are ideal if you want to play music or other audio wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers and many other devices. Well-known manufacturers such as JBL and Bose offer a wide variety of Bluetooth speakers, but [...]
26 July 2017

HDMI signal on iMac: Stream and record via Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.

If you want to connect a game console such as the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation or Xbox to the iMac in order to use it as a monitor or television or to stream / record your gameplay, then you can [...]
25 July 2017
Apple Home Kit Socket Adapter Radio control of the power supply

HomeKit socket: Control and monitoring of power sources in the smart home

In the smart home, electrical devices and systems in particular should be able to be controlled and monitored using smartphones, tablets, voice control and the like. With a HomeKit socket, you can also connect devices that are not for the Internet of Things [...]
20 July 2017

Tinkerbots: Robot and machine construction kit for children from 6 years

Tinkerbots is a manufacturer of various robotics and technology sets in a modular system for children from 6 years of age. The former start-up has produced three robot sets with which basic knowledge and simple operating options are covered as well as the [...]
13 July 2017
DJI Spark in the test - advantages, disadvantages and the comparison with the Mavic Pro

The mini drone "DJI Spark" in the test and in comparison to the Mavic Pro

The DJI Spark is the smallest model that DJI currently has on the market. My copy just arrived a good three weeks ago and has been in use a lot since then. I have some experience as a result [...]
6 July 2017

Network cable: Assignment of wires and pins for Ethernet

Network cables, network cables for short, their assignment, this and that standard for pins and wires, the difference between Token Ring and Ethernet, what has to be considered with connectors and cabling, and much more - the [...]
3 July 2017

Great Ball Contraption with 200+ modules moves Lego balls through the exhibition hall

Brickworld Chicago, a Lego Convention that was held on June 17 and 18, 2017, showed a Great Ball Contraption (GBC), a large device in which Lego balls are moved automatically. The partly motor-driven, partly [...]