Monitoring Tesla’s Powerwall2 on


Control your home’s heating, cooling and more via IR with Google Home and RM3 Mini

Google Home has been available in ‘straya for a couple of months now, and it works well at controlling new “smart” wifi LED bulbs and power points. What if you want to use it to voice-control your other appliances – the ones that are not wifi-enabled and are too dumb to talk to Google?


Australian Powerwall2 Update – 3 months on

Back in June I had a Tesla Powerwall2 installed, one of the first in Australia. It’s been three months, and going well, so herewith an update.


Australian Tesla Powerwall 2 Review

I paid $10,700 for this cool LED porch light recently. As a fringe benefit, it’ll reduce my power bills whilst powering my house, and freeing me from fear of blackouts. Click to find out why…



BlueEye D6 Android Media Player Review

One of the smallest TV media players I’ve seen turned up today – can you see where it’s hiding in this pic?

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Seasonic Prime 650Watt Power Supply Review

I’ve been building PCs for over 20 years, and my daytime workplace builds several PCs a day, most of them in the $2-3K range. Whilst customers are free to pick any components to make up their own custom-spec PC, we’ve long-ago settled on only one brand for the power supply units we use in our systems.

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Lian-Li PC-K5WX case review

Came across a new case today from Lian-Li (an upper-scale maker of PC cases shaped like yachts, trains, and marine life) – this one was under $100, which is surprisingly-far below their usual price range.

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Allocacoc PowerCube Extended |Remote| review

Why is a powerboard worth writing about? This one is quite intelligent, as it turns out – read on to find out why.

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Matias Wireless Aluminium Keyboard Review

I’m not an Apple fanboi, but I do appreciate that Apple has brought some better design influence to the otherwise price-fixated PC market.
Today, my daytime workplace got a shipment of Matias Mac keyboards in all the colours of the iPhone rainbow – read on if Macs are something you work on daily.

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Aiwa MiniPC-in-a-Keyboard Review

The PC is not dead yet – it’s just hiding in your keyboard.

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