Hikvision Turbo HD 8 channel DVR

Jon/ August 22, 2018/ Security/ 0 comments

When I first had my CCTV installed in 2016 I didn’t really ask any of the right questions nor did I really know what brands to consider, I simply took the installers advice and went with their suggestions… twice. Needless to say, the two DVR’s I have had didn’t even last one year each. They were total no-name brands, literally.

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Sonoff S20 Smart Plug

Jon/ October 19, 2017/ Smart Home/ 0 comments

I bought the Sonoff S20 Smart Plug (EU) from a newly discovered website: smartkit.co.za It was great to find a local distributor of Smart Home products, as they are normally so difficult to get here in SA. Sonoff is a big family of Smart solutions including: Smart Temperature monitors Smart Lights Smart Switches Smart Irrigation Systems Smart Plugs What does this Smart

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Google Home

Jon/ October 19, 2017/ Voice Assistants/ 0 comments

Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo – Meet Google Home! Amazon was definitely first to market with their Voice Assistant so they are slightly ahead of the game but Google is catching up fast! Google has one major benefit over Amazon and that is simply what they know about YOU 🙂 Although some people find that scary, I don’t! You

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Mi Box

Jon/ October 19, 2017/ Media Player/ 2 comments

Our good friends at Xiaomu make nice stuff 🙂 enter in the Mi Box! Mi Box Review Intro I bought the Mi Box which is an Android TV based 4k Media Player at the end of last year for $69. It is one of the first times I have waited so long to review something. Of course, a long-term review

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Eleaf iStick Basic

Jon/ March 22, 2016/ E-Cigarettes/ 0 comments

The serial shopper has struck again with another E-Cig 🙂 This time it’s the Eleaf iStick Basic’s turn. After buying a replacement battery for my eGo one when the button broke. I started to have similar issues with the new battery so I decided before it totally gives in I would buy a new e-cig as there is clearly a

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Jon/ December 29, 2015/ Cars/ 0 comments

Now before you say it, I know I don’t technically write a Car review blog but I figured since my Opel ADAM is so full of tech it’s definitely a good candidate for an article on theITguy 🙂 The top of the range model in SA at the time was the Opel Adam Glam 1.0T ecoFLEX which is what I was

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Amazon Fire TV (2015 Edition)

Jon/ November 6, 2015/ Media Player/ 4 comments

If you read my previous post on the Fire TV stick you’ll know that I’m a BIG fan of this device and have been using it for close on 11 months now. My overall impression of the device hasn’t changed in all this time but what I did notice is that it sometimes struggles to render HD content without buffering

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Jon/ August 12, 2015/ Kitchen Appliances/ 0 comments

Their slogan says: “Don’t Juice It! Don’t Blend It! Extract It” The idea is to get the most out of your food by breaking down seeds and extracting every last drop of goodness. When my partner first told me we should buy a Nutribullet I was a little shocked because he generally isn’t the one wanting to buy things, that’s

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Joyetech eGo ONE E-Cig

Jon/ July 13, 2015/ E-Cigarettes/ 0 comments

I think I might be a compulsive e-cig destroyer LOL. I am now onto my fourth device but I really can’t blame the hardware! It’s mostly due to the numerous times I have dropped the devices down the stairs or on the pavement 🙂 I purchased the Joyetech eGo ONE 1100 mAh version as a replacement for my Kangertech which

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