Review Linksys Powerline AV Bridge Kit PLK300: Linksys Powerline AV Bridge Kit PLK300

The Linksys Powerline AV Bridge Kit PLK300 is the most thoughtful power supply adapter we’ve ever seen to date. It is also the first device that can handle up to four network devices. In our testing, it delivered great performance and proved to be very easy to install. On the other hand, the adapters are … Read more

Review Samsung SEK-1000 (2013 Evolution Kit): Brain transplant for smart TV

Smart TV There are a few problems. Apart from the fact that the little additional boxes are as cheap as Roku and Apple TV often provide better functionality, with an upgrade element. People tend to own their TVs for 5 to 10 years or even more, and during that time, the Smart TV look may … Read more

This programmable robot kit is a kid’s programmer’s dream

Robot kits and the whole “kids should code” movement drew a lot of attention in 2016. This is one of the better legacies of the year. TRUNK talk everywhere in the technology scene. But the adults can talk all day about such things – what do the kids really think? It all depends on what … Read more

Control VR with my mind: NextMind’s development kit shows me a strange new world

NextMind band, or how it looks from the side leaning against the back of your head. Scott Stein / CNET This story is part of CESwhere our editors bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the completely virtual CES 2021. In my Oculus Quest VR headset, I’m in a room surrounded by … Read more

Review NetGear Powerline Av 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit XAVNB2001: NetGear Powerline Av 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit XAVNB2001

Netgear’s XAVNB2001 Powerline Av 200 Wireless-N Extender is similar to the company’s other powerline suite, Netgear XAV2001 with additional functions: it can extend the network over the home wiring and also create another wireless network at the far end of the power line connection. This set contains XAV2001 and XAVN2001. The kit performed well in … Read more

Review Digital Holga Kitchen Sink Kit: Digital Holga Kitchen Sink Kit

For those unfamiliar with the joys of lomography and analog lo-fi photography, get ready to throw away everything you know about digital camera photography. The Holga was originally a plastic toy camera known for its low-quality lens and light leakage. The dreamy images it creates are completely unpredictable, and that is the beauty of Holga; … Read more

Proximo Proximity Monitoring System (Starter Kit) evaluation: Simple and efficient, but expensive

I’m no stranger to losing things. From leaving my bag on a park bench, to sifting all my coats in the cupboard just to find a bag where I kept my keys for the last time, everything went the same way. To help do this, Kensington’s Proximo Proximity Surveillance System provides a way to track … Read more

Actiontec Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit (PWR51WK01) Review: Fast and Easy Network Expansion

Actiontec Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit (retail model PWR51WK01) is a rugged and easy way to expand your network, both wired and wireless. It is suitable for a large house with concrete walls or separate households in an apartment building that want to share an Internet connection. However, it is far from perfect. This … Read more

Nikon 1 J4 officially available in the US: $ 650 kit, shipping May

Editor’s Note, May 14, 2014: Nikon announced this product globally – except in the US – on April 3, 2014. We have updated this First Take with US pricing and availability; prices outside the US are still unknown. The Nikon 1 J4, a modestly redesigned and updated version of the company’s entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, launched … Read more

SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit Review: Skylink DIY Security Suite is very basic but reliable

Today, you have more home security options than ever, and an increasing number of them don’t include long-term contracts or monthly fees. Such latest system comes from a company called Skylink, which operates outside of Canada, Hong Kong and the United States. For nearly 25 years, Skylink has been selling localized homemade alert systems and … Read more