Gadgets - just not for nerds

3 September 2020

The difference between volt-amperes (VA) and watts (W) simply explained

Until recently, I always thought that multiplying voltage in volts and amperage in amperes only resulted in watts. But that's not the case. And even if in simplified form volt amperes and [...]
19 August 2020

Driving license class B196: Interesting for e-scooters

Since I am playing with the idea of ​​buying a Vespa-sized e-scooter, I took a look at what you need for a driver's license. With the regular B-Class for cars and Co. you can only [...]
18 August 2020

Why there are no USB-C hubs with multiple USB-C ports

If you look around for USB-C hubs, you will usually only find ones with a maximum of two C ports, several A ports and interfaces for SD cards, HDMI, etc. What I would need, for example, would be a USB-C Hub with ten USB-C ports so that [...]
11 August 2020
USB socket adapter from Lencent in the test

Test: USB socket with USB-C and USB-A ports

In our old building, sockets are quite rare. We have added new sockets here and there if there was already a connection there, but the bottom line is that you always have the feeling that there could be a [...]
23 July 2020
Test report for the Terratec Charge Air Key

In the test: Terratec Charge Air Key - battery key ring for the Apple Watch

A few days ago the manufacturer Terratec sent me a power bank for the Apple Watch, which can be hung on a bunch of keys with a small carabiner. The device belongs to the Air series of Terratec chargers and [...]
20 July 2020

Blue Connect Plus - remotely monitor the water quality in the pool

The pool sensor Blue Connect Plus from blueriiot analyzes the pool water with regard to pH value, temperature, chlorine content and more. In this way it can be determined exactly which agents have to be added so that the swimming pool does not turn green and is permanently clean, [...]
6 July 2020

What is NVMe - Non Volatile Memory Express?

NVMe is a hard disk protocol which, thanks to its comparatively economical structure, ensures fast data exchange between the computer and SSD storage. The abbreviation for the software interface stands for Non Volatile Memory Express; something […]
24 June 2020

What is Qi Charging? The standard for wireless charging in detail

The Qi technology is used, among other things, in the current iPhone generations and in the AirPods charging case, so that the respective batteries can be charged wirelessly. But how does the wireless energy transfer work in detail and what is behind the name [...]
23 June 2020

Mac mini Developer Kit - order hardware with Apple Silicon SoC

As a developer, you want to take a look at Apple's new hardware in order to adapt your Mac app to the new ARM processor (Apple Silicon)? Then you will certainly want to order the Mac mini Developer Kit, which yesterday at the [...]
28 May 2020

Oculus Quest VR - rent and test stand-alone VR glasses

You can rent the Oculus Quest VR from technology rental company Grover to experience virtual reality without the hassle of cables or cameras. Whether games or other programs in VR, the device has 128 GB of memory [...]