Category: Hardware

The New iRobot Roomba 800 Series – Overview

Von , 25. Juli 2014 13:31

Roomba 880

Von , 22. Juli 2014 10:06

Our Roomba 520 did a good job for over 4 years now. It still uses the first battery and performs quite well with it.

The only feature I’m missing is time scheduled cleaning. A convenience feature nothing more but nothing less even.

I would not give up the comfort of a Roomba according to my experience with the 520, bought just for testing its potentialities but convinced better than ever expected.

iRobot has a new vacuum cleaning robot, the Roomba 880 with its new cleaning technology ‘AeroForce Extractor’.×317.png

This should pick up to 50% more dirt according to iRobot.

The brush rotors are replaced with brushless ones, which shall reduce the maintenance needed to remove things like hair.

Especially pet owners will appreciate this faculty.

Actual price in Germany is about 720 €.

A very detailed test and report can be found on The Verge


Quadcopter drone – Bebop from Parrot

Von , 14. Mai 2014 12:25

The AR.Drone from Parrot was my first smartphone controlled quadcopter.

Bebop the new drone from Parrot had some nice specifications on paper.

Runs on Linux and a SDK will be available for developers.





Netgear wifi booster WN1000RP

Von , 4. Februar 2014 11:01

I haven’t post pictures of the unpacking of my iPad Air last year therefore the pictures of the Netgear WN1000RP hadn’t been posted too.

So now I was able to write a 3 month review of my expierence with the Netgear wifi range extender. The setup is as easy as it can be.

All parameters can be edited via a webpage and after a reset everything works fine without need of further assistence.

Netgear WN1000RP


Omate TrueSmart smartwatch

Von , 1. Oktober 2013 14:54

On Kickstarter the project sucessfully raised the funding goal and here are the:

Top 15 Reasons why TrueSmart is the Definitive Smartwatch 2.0

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Compared with the Samsung Galaxy Gear the Omate TrueSmart looks less weighty in respect to the weight/feature ratio.

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