Category Archives: Electronics Reviews

Skype Video Calling from a mobile phone

Posted by Tim Fox Date: September 7, 2012

Some of you have been wondering how to make a video call from the Skype app on a mobile phone. The way to do this did not seem immediately obvious to us either. After some googling and updating the Skype application to the latest version, we have been able to get video calling working on […]

Linksys cable modem stands the test of time

Posted by Tim Fox Date: February 10, 2010

The Linksys BEFCMU10 version 3 cable modem was our solution to a strange bandwidth problem. We noticed our Internet was impossibly slow at certain times of the day. Charter Communications (ISP at that time) sent techs to diagnose the problem, but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong. The signal was fine, they even swapped […]

Heavy duty battery protection

Posted by Tim Fox Date: January 29, 2010

The APC BACK-UPS RS 1500 LCD is indeed great protection. This is a very nice looking unit with a large and bright LCD screen. Both buttons on the front light up as well. It can handle heavy loads up to 865 watts (1500 VA) and it has Automatic Voltage Regulation. These features make it great […]

Vonage gives away V-Portal VoIP adaptor free

Posted by Tim Fox Date: January 27, 2010

For many years we have been using VoIP (Voice over IP) technology due to the low cost and extensive features. VoIP is perfect for world travelers who want to be able to call friends and relatives from where ever in the world we may roam. We use VoIP services that allow a standard telephone to […]

Solid Full Gigabit Router with SPI and DoS attack prevention

Posted by Tim Fox Date: January 27, 2010

We’ve seen a number of posts across the web requesting a review of the TRENDnet TWG-BRF114 (Version 1.0R) 4-Port Gigabit Firewall Router. We happened to be upgrading our network and were in need of a high throughput router to replace our aging Linksys BEFSR41 v3. The old Linksys seems to max out at around 16mb […]

Motorola makes fast DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem

Posted by Tim Fox Date: January 27, 2010

We recently found out about the new Motorola Surfboard SB6120 SURFboard® eXtreme. This modem supports the new Docsis 3 standard for cable modems. It is also backwards compatible with older systems. It uses a new channel bonding technology to increase bandwidth. Also Comcast and other ISP’s have been deploying Docsis 3 and Comcast claims they […]