Hardware Archives

Learn about our favorite computer hardware and other electronics that can help you around the office or the house.

TP-Link AC1900 Smart Wireless Router

It’s been a few years since I’ve needed to purchase a new router. When I last purchased one, I wrote Best Router for Most People – TP-LINK Archer C7. That router is still serving me quite well, but it has been replaced. Today we’ll talk about its...

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I’m Loving My Samsung Galaxy Watch

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have been around for a few years now and I happily sat on the sideline until I found the one that was just right for me. I finally decided to get one of my own a couple of months ago and went with the Samsung Galaxy Watch shown at...

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My Favorite Hardware of 2018, Part 2

Last week I told you about some of my favorite products in 2018. Today I’ll cover the rest of my favorites. These are products that I’ve written about in my Hump Day Hardware blogs and that I have actually purchased and love. Yes, there are Amazon links...

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My Favorite Hardware of 2018, Part 1

Ideally I write 52 posts about hardware in any given year. I’ve missed a few weeks so there haven’t been quite that many posts. Some posts I write about products that I have purchased, while others talk about products that I think are great values in a...

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Should I Get a Ring Video Doorbell?

About a year and a half ago I told you I was getting a doorbell for my home in Loreto Bay, Mexico. As there is a outdoor garden area between the door and the house, it is next to impossible to hear anyone knocking on the door. I now have a doorbell and chimes for two...

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Control the Power Strip With Alexa

I’ve written a number of posts about Alexa devices and things you can control with them. In each previous article, only a single thing could be controlled. Today I’ll share a device that can control multiple devices. There will be a link for which I earn a...

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Backup Power for a Smooth Shutdown

How often do you have a power outage in your home or office? How many of those power outages are less than five minutes in length? I’m going to guess that I’ve had to deal with around ten of those short outages a year. Some only last a few seconds. But...

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Automating a House with Alexa Devices

While I was moving my stuff into my future home in Loreto, a lot of little projects were completed so it will be just right for me. One of those projects was to automate some things so they can be controlled via voice. I’ll discuss the various products involved...

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