Network Attached Storage

CES 2017 : Synology

I’ve always had a certain fondness for Synology, I truly believe that they have the best NAS devices on the market currently, this year they’ve also released a router with the same interface.  I was looking forward to seeing the new 12 disk DS3617xs, it looks to be an awesome NAS, xeon CPU, 16gb RAM PCIe slot for 10Gbit networking, not really a consumer unit, but oh do I want one!

Computers

CES 2017 : E-3Lue E-Sport Stadium

A quite impressive e-sport environment on display, Heck i didn’t even know that e-sports was a thing! Apparently they make awesome custom kit for gamers. I have to admit the Office / Gaming chairs are great, really comfortable. and solid. Cost is around $500 which sounds like a lot for a chair.

Home Automation

CES 2017 : Day Two : The Litter Robot

Possibly the coolest thing I saw at CES this year was the Litter Robot, an ingenious automatic cleaning cat litter box. Its billed as the last cat litter box you’ll ever buy, personally if I spent $500 on a cat litter tray it would be the last time I ever spent money if my wife found out!! Mind you with such features as: Spacious litter chamber great for cats big and small (5 lbs. and up) Self-cleans after each use Reduces […]

Home Automation

CES 2017 : Day One : LG Signature Screen

How’s about an $8000 TV? LG were demo’ing their new signature OLED77W7P 77″ HDR unit. They are impossibly thin measuring just 0.2″ (labelled a “Wallpaper design”) and weighing in at just 27lbs. Sounds to good to be true? well there is another box beneath it that handles the sound functionality of the thing and I call that almost cheating! A fine TV but not affordable imho.

Consumer Electronics Show

CES 2017 : Day One

Well CES has finally arrived, and I’m in Vegas.  The usual madness ensued actually getting to the show, taking the mono-rail from MGM Grand to the conference centre. I have to admit the guys doing the directing do a very good job. Our mission today was to tour the Central and Southern display halls, and we managed to cover both quite successfully, the focus seemed to be on VR headsets and just like last year big screen TV’s and drones, […]