RHA Announces 3.5mm-to-Bluetooth Wireless Flight Adapter

While I’ve never experienced the issue the RHA Wireless Flight Adapter solves, it’s only because I always travel with wired headphones. But, if you have a great set of wireless headphones, and forget the wire, or it doesn’t have one. For $50, this neat little Bluetooth adapter is a brilliant way to sort the how-do-I-get-airplane(or any 3.5mm wired source)-audio-on-my-headphones problem. […]

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LifeShield announces 1080p Wi-Fi doorbell

Smart doorbells are awesome. And one that integrates, even if only via IFTTT, with other ecosystems is even more awesome. So it’s great to see the new 1080p 170º video doorbell from DIY home security oriented LifeShield. Price is competitive at $200, so one to watch if you have a LifeShield system, or even if you don’t… LifeShield Enhances DIY […]

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Is Thread 1.2 The One True HA Protocol?

With real support for BTLE, and massive sensor pools, Thread 1.2 takes a major step forward towards being the home automation (HA) protocol that can really do everything. Even more importantly, all the big players (cough… newcomers) are lining up behind it, so there is massive backing. While I personally have a [mostly] Z-Wave installation at home, I would love […]

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SiliconDust releases support for multiple recording engines

Details are a bit light on how SiliconDust’s new horizontal scaling scheme is implemented, but it seems a welcome addition to the flexibility of the platform, especially with the introduction of the Scribe and Servio models. While the long time users are used to the “complexity” of adding additional storage to the NAS/PC/whatever these new hardware bits obfuscate that complexity […]

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RHA’s Amazing T20 Headphone, is now wireless

If you’ve thought “the T20 is amazing, but it’s kind of hard to commit to a wired-only headset especially as the 3.5mm jack fades away”, apparently you’re not alone (and I wouldn’t blame you). But, there is now a cake-and-eat-it-too solution to this dilemma, because the T20 is now a wired, and wireless, you-buy-one-thing-and-get-to-swap-cables-for-how-you-want-to-use-it bundle of sonic goodness. This is […]

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Continental GP5000 TL Puncture

Less than a month in, got a puncture. Sealant worked in the field, isn’t providing a long term fix. Annoying that I’ll probably have to write off such a new tire, for what isn’t that large of a hole, but it’s hard to argue with the massive convenience of tubeless even though it’s an all-the-eggs-in-one-basket solution.

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