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First Look: Alexa in a Digital Photo Frame

Everybody loves Digital Photo Frames. It happens to be a pretty common gift – particularly for the older generation. Grandparents proudly display their grandchildren in a rotating slideshow. Nixplay has recently released a Digital Photo Frame that the company has integrated Alexa into. We have one on the way to test and review, but here’s a quick glance to whet your appetite for this g...

WiFi Power Strips with Alexa Integration

Alexa capabilities keep showing up in the strangest places to help customers develop their smart home strategy. Up until now, you could plug a single appliance or item into a single socket. We’ve talked about these before and they work great. Here’s one from Oittm, and one from D-Link. One of the new popular areas is for power strips. With the Alexa integration, one can use voice comma...

Alexa Speakers Not Made by Amazon

Amazon produces some sought after Alexa-enabled devices, including the  Echo, Dot, Tap, Echo Show, Echo Look, Dash Wand, Fire tablets, and Fire TV. Amazon also provides connections services to allow third-party manufacturers to produce their own speakers and devices. Some of those available offer similar functionality and quality for better prices than Amazon’s own, and is one reason why som...

Review: iXCC Third-party Type Cover for Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4

A few weeks ago, a family member sat their Surface Pro 3 keyboard on a working toaster. This resulted in some melted keys. I wanted to grab another keyboard quickly, but noticed that Microsoft is currently only offering its high-end Alcantra material option. I’ve tried this keyboard out and its simply not worth the $160 price tag. So, I set about looking for a third-party option. Moko makes ...

First Look: RCA’s Voyager III Tablet

We have a review unit of RCA’s latest Voyager III tablet on the way for testing and review, but in the interim, here’s a first look. Photos (Click each photo for a larger view) Specs Android 6.0, Marshmallow 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor 1GB DDR System Memory 16GB Storage 7″ touchscreen, 1024 x 600 Front-facing 2MP Camera Rear 2MP Camera Bluetooth 4.0 MicroSD card slot supports up t...