I’ve been hunting for a security camera setup for my home for quite some time, doing a ton of research, looking at multiple brands, etc. One thing that kept coming up is that a lot of the specs were very close to the same on many of the products in my price range.
There are obviously certain aspects that are different from each brand, like mounting options, hardware, accessories, camera options, and of course cost. But in a lower cost, “non-professional” system, your options tend to blend together across brands. There are also not a lot of power over ethernet (PoE) cameras out there in the lower price points. Especially not ones that are available in a full system configuration with an NVR, etc.
The main brands that I narrowed down to was Hikvision and Reolink. And the real deciding factor in the end was the cost of the NVR that was available for the selected system (I didn’t want to do a roll your own system). The Reolink system with 4 cameras and a NVR with a 2TB hard drive came in at $479.99 USD. For Hikvision, the just the NVR with a 2TB drive was $396.00 USD. So the Reolink system won.
KWORLD sent me a pair of their S24 Elite Mobile Gaming Earphones a bit ago to try out… These are lower priced earphones for on the go.
There isn’t a ton to say on these earphones in my opinion… They are low priced, nothing fancy but get the job done in one fashion or another.
I’ve taken a look at a couple of the Gamdias keyboard options out there and I have a new one to throw in the mix, the Gamdias Hermes RGB keyboard.
The Hermes RGB keyboard is a step up from the last Gamdias keyboard I reviewed, the Hermes 7-Color keyboard, and it really takes care of the primary thing I took issue with on it. The fact that it wasn’t able to be configured by the Gamdias Hera software (more information on that to follow)…
Gamdias sent me their Hermes 7-color mechanical keyboard to take a look at. I’ve been using one of the “lite” versions of the Hermes keyboards for quite a while now as part of the Gamdias Mechanical Gaming Combo that they sent out to me. As a daily driver, the Hermes Lite Keyboard has been a nice keyboard and the Hermes 7-color keyboard is no exception to that…
GAMDIAS sent me the GKC1001 Mechanical Gaming Combo to check out… and let me tell you, I’m really shocked how much I like it, especially at the price point of $70 USD.
The GK1001 combo includes the Hermes Lite Mechanical Keyboard and the Erebos Lite Optical Mouse.
Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, and the second youngest of the Olympian gods. – wikipedia.org
/ˈɛrəbəs/, also Erebos
(Greek: Ἔρεβος, “deep darkness, shadow”), was often conceived as a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness; for instance, Hesiod’s Theogony identifies him as one of the first five beings in existence, born of Chaos. – wikipedia.org
I recently got my hands on a GAMDIAS Ourea optical mouse as part of a promo package. This is a low cost, entry level gaming mouse that offers a good amount of features, specially for the price point.
In Greek mythology, the ourea
(Ancient Greek: Oὔρεα “mountains,” plural of Oὖρος) were progeny of Gaia, members of the Greek primordial deities, who were the first-born elemental gods and goddesses, children of Gaia – wikipedia
For some travel and remote work, I needed to get a good full-size mouse that would work on a reasonable number of surfaces, be comfortable, have good battery life and in the end, just actually work… enter the Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse.
I recently killed another pair of headphones, marking the 6th pair in the past 2-3 years, so when I jumped on Amazon to take a look for some new ones, I decided to buy low priced since everything from $6 – $40 has died on me. $40 isn’t what I would call expensive for audio anything, but for in-ear headphones for the gym and occasionally listening to a podcast with, it gets expensive to have to replace them every 3 to 6 months.