Technology contributions from A to Z

13 July 2018

New from AVM: FRITZ! Mesh Set (FRITZ! Box 7590 + Repeater 1750E)

One of the leading providers of Internet routers in Germany, AVM, now also offers a mesh bundle in its FRITZ! Portfolio, which consists of the FRITZ! Box 7590 and the FRITZ! WLAN Repeater 1750E. The radio network is connected to the [...]
4 July 2018

Test: RAVPower RP-PB003 power bank with solar panel and flashlight

With a robust housing, easily lockable USB ports, solar cell, flashlight, handle and 15.000 mAh charge carrier capacity, the RAVPower RP-PB003 power bank is a good companion for vacation as well as everyday life. I gave the RAVPower Powerbank a test [...]
4 July 2018

FRITZ! Dect 210 Smart Home socket for outdoors with IP44 protection class

Anyone who owns a FRITZ! Box as an internet and wireless router and is looking for a smart socket for outside should take a look at the FRITZ! Dect 210 (here on Amazon). The splash-proof device can be conventional [...]
1 July 2018
G4 LED socket, Stiftung Warentest Sieger, bestseller 2018

GU4 / G4 LED bulbs - the best selection according to Stiftung Warentest and customer reviews

G4 LED lamps or GU4 LED lamps have been in trend for the small two-pin connections for several years. LEDs are long-lasting, do not consume a lot of energy and are more environmentally friendly than many other "energy-saving lamps". In this post I have [...]
29 June 2018
Post photo of Apple's HomePod in the test

Apple HomePod in the test: My report on the HomeKit loudspeaker

Usually I'm a bit lame when it comes to test reports. To date, I haven't written a review of the iPhone X, although it really deserves one. I am all the more proud that [...]
29 June 2018

HomePod Settings - This is where you will find the options

The Apple HomePod has now also arrived at the Apfelot house, and after setting up the Siri speaker, which was basically simple, I couldn't immediately understand where to find the options for the device on the [...]
28 June 2018

Elgato Eve Aqua - Water Computer with HomeKit Compatibility

If you are looking for an irrigation computer or an additional component for the tap that can be smartly controlled to help you water your garden, greenhouse or lawn, then the Elgato Eve Aqua could be the right choice. [...]
28 June 2018

Nanoleaf Remote: 12-sided cube as an LED remote control (HomeKit compatible)

Nanoleaf recently officially introduced the "Nanoleaf Remote" remote control and launched it for free sale. Under the control element for the manufacturer's LED panels, one shouldn't imagine a plastic bar with buttons, but [...]
13 June 2018

EasyAcc USB fan "Spiral Wind" (+ hand fan) in the test

There are numerous devices for the upcoming summer that are supposed to make work at the desk and computer easier. Among other things, the EasyAcc Spiral Wind as a table and USB fan for connection to the computer or the power bank [...]
13 June 2018

Sharing WiFi with neighbors and friends - that should be noted

Do you want to share your WiFi with your new neighbors, a lodger or couch surfing guest, with friends or relatives? Then it is not the best idea to simply pass on the password for the main access. How you proceed instead [...]