Most of you probably know that we’re big fans of Wyze here at Review Geek—this company regularly puts out the best bang-for-the-buck stuff you can get in smart home tech today. If you’ve jumped on the Wyze train, however, a word of caution: you need to make sure the Wyze app is updated on whatever platform you use.
Thanks to a recent camera firmware update for Wyze Cams, the current app will be defunct after July 21st, 2021. That means you won’t have access to any of your cameras after that until you update the app. So go ahead and do that now to save yourself the trouble.
In related news, Wyze just announced some sweet new smart LED strips. They look great and cost very little. So go ahead, spiffy up that living room.
Verizon is going to start blocking robocalls that spoof your area code. Good on you, Verizon. Now, every other carrier in existence should follow.
Sony has a new speaker that looks like it would also keep your room warm. Spoiler: it doesn’t.
On July 21st, Wyze will roll out a firmware update that increases the software security of its smart cameras. But this firmware update is not compatible with version 2.21 of the Wyze app (or earlier versions, for that matter). To ensure that your smart cameras keep working, go ahead and update your Wyze app now. Read More »
Futuristic smart lighting that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Wyze has launched its Light Strip and Light Strip Pro, two affordable LED strips with smart home features, customizable colors, and a trimmable design. Pre-orders are now open, starting at $26 for the basic Light Strip and $31 for the Light Strip Pro. Read More »
Commuting to work can inevitably feel like a chore, especially if you’re stuck in traffic or have a long commute on the subway. No matter how you get to work, we’ve got some recommendations to make your journey more comfortable and enjoyable. Read More »
Looking Glass Factory just announced its brand new pair of second-gen holographic displays, which are now available for pre-order. The two displays are the follow-up to the entry-level Portrait the company launched on Kickstarter last year but now come in 4K and 8K varieties. Read More »
Ring recently announced plans to offer end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for most of its smart security cameras. The protocol prevents anyone, including hackers, law enforcement, or Ring itself, from accessing your videos. After just a few months in beta, Ring E2E is now available to all U.S. users and is currently rolling out to devices globally. Read More »
Need a few extra shelves and drawers in your closet but don’t want to shell out tons of money for a new dresser? This hanging closet organizer is the way to go. It offers six shelves and a variety of removable drawers and dividers, so it’s perfect for storing hats, socks, underwear, belts, shoes, and other accessories. The large Velcro rail attachment lets you hang it right where you hang up shirts and pants, and it’s rated to hold up to 30 pounds. It measures 42.5 x 12.2 x 13.6 inches, offering maximum storage in a minimal amount of space.
Last week, PC enthusiasts found a way to enable the Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11 through a small registry tweak. This hack no longer works in the latest Windows 11 Insider Build (22000.65), as it was patched by Microsoft. Read More »
Since the iPhone 12’s debut in late 2020, Apple fans have waited for an official MagSafe portable charger. Well, be careful what you wish for. Apple just launched the MagSafe Battery Pack, and for $100, you get an outrageously low 1,460mAh capacity and slow 5-watt wireless charging. But the software features are neat! Read More »
The latest entry to Zero’s list of electric motorcycles is the 2022 FXE. While thinking up its design, the company took cues from modern consumer tech and worked with HUGE Design to create its sleek, one-of-a-kind look. The FXE is Zero’s new entry-level bike and is perfect for commuters. Read More »
People are sick and tired of speakers that look like speakers. At least, that seems to be the idea behind Sony’s LSPX-S3, a Bluetooth speaker that looks like an old-fashioned oil lamp—it even uses an LED to imitate a fiery red wick. But is it worth $350? Read More »
We saw the first teaser of TAG Heuer’s new ‘Super Mario’-themed watch on July 9. While the exciting collaborative effort won’t officially release until July 15, we were able to find out some additional details. Come take a look! Read More »
If you’re looking to embrace the Van life movement without actually living out of a Van, LEGO has you covered. Today, LEGO announced its latest brick-built vehicle, the iconic Volkswagen T2 Camper Van. Read More »
There’s nothing we love more than a good deal or discount, and at a glance, this half-priced Google Pixel 4 fits the bill. But a $400 Pixel 4 isn’t worth buying because the Pixel 4a, which is a much better phone, sells for just $350. Read More »
Spam and robocalls are a huge problem that isn’t going away anytime soon. And while carriers are now working together to combat the situation, Verizon is taking things a step further with updates to its Call Filter app. Now, Call Filter can block numbers that look similar to yours or with the same area code. Read More »
High dynamic range video and gaming content has gone mainstream, and one of the leading technologies to emerge is Dolby Vision. So what is Dolby Vision, how does it improve on other HDR technology, and how do you see it for yourself? Read More »
Alexa can give you weather and traffic reports on your Amazon Echo devices, so you can always plan accordingly. You can also use third-party skills such as Nag My Kids to tell the kids to brush their teeth. Read More »
Phones and tablets are great, but laptops are the original portable computers. A laptop can serve you well at a desk, too, transforming into a desktop PC when you dock it with an external monitor and peripherals. Here’s the best laptop you can buy right now. Read More »
For Halloween 2020, Home Depot had a viral hit on their hands with their giant 12-foot skeleton. This year they’re not just doubling down with even more massive Halloween and Christmas decorations. The skeleton is back and he brought friends. Read More »