Gadgets - just not for nerds

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 [...]
7 March 2017
Securely unscrew the Nintendo Switch, take it apart, repair instructions, Joy-Con, display. Battery mAh capacity, screwdriver tripoint, iFixit teardown Nintendo Switch

iFixit: Open Nintendo Switch, view and replace hardware & repair the console

The specialist site for teardown articles and repairs of technology, iFixit, has taken on the Nintendo Switch, gained knowledge while unscrewing it and is busy collecting tips and instructions for repairing the Switch. If you use the Nintendo Switch [...]
23 February 2017
Buy ApliFi HD Wifi Mesh Router from Amazon. Ubiquiti AmpliFi Home Wi-Fi System AFi-HD - Wireless Router - 4-Port Switch - GigE - 802.11abgnac - Dual-Band

Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD Home Mesh Wi-Fi System has been available in Germany since 2017

The Ubiquiti AmpliFi Home HD, or AmpliFi HD for short, has also been available in Germany since the beginning of January 2017. The radio system that gives your wireless network at home or in the office quite a bit of range [...]
7 February 2017
USB OTG On The Go Smartphone Android iOS iPhone Host Micro SD Lightning Adapter

USB OTG: Use USB devices on the go without a computer or laptop

USB OTG stands for "USB On The Go", ie for using USB devices on the go. If devices such as cameras and printers support the OTG or On-the-Go standard, then you do not need to connect a computer to take pictures from [...]
3 February 2017
MacBook Powerbank USB C Pro 2016 external battery mAh capacity Wh Volt battery capacity Apple

Powerbanks with USB-C connection for MacBook and MacBook Pro 2016 (Updated!)

The MacBook Pro 2016 comes with a USB-C port and is therefore perfect for charging with a power bank, i.e. an external battery, on the go. Which power bank for the MacBook and the MacBook Pro 2016 [...]
30 January 2017
Lego Boost Robot Motor Learn Programming App iOS Android for children, teenagers, adults, lessons

Lego Boost: Robots, learning to program, using sensors and more with blocks

Lego already has a regular place in this blog, from August 2017, in addition to the robot, programming and technology sets already presented, Lego Boost will also be added. Lego Boost is intended to bring children closer to robotics and programming in a playful way [...]