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Control your appliances with a D-Link mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug

D-Link ANZ have launched new smart plug as part of their range of mydlink smart home devices. The DSP-W118 mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug can be used to turn on and off electrical appliance via schedules that can be set up on the mydlink app.

The device can be set to turn your TV off when you’re asleep, power on your coffee maker before you wake up, or automatically turn on your living room lamp while you’re on holiday.

The free mydlink app works with iPhone, iPad and Android devices to set schedules and automate your appliances using the Smart Plug, as well as set automation rules that interact with other mydlink devices. With the integration with the Google Assistant or Alexa, you can also use the power of your voice with commands such as ‘Alexa, use mydlink to turn on the Smart Plug’ to create a voice-enabled smart home.

D-Link ANZ MD Graeme Reardon said, “The mydlink app can control all our smart home products in the mydlink ecosystem and the new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug is an integrated part of making that ecosystem operate in a smart and seamless fashion. Put simply, the new smart plug combined with the mydlink app makes it easier for people to enable their smart home by adding clever automation and additional security.”

Previous iterations of D-Link’s Wi-Fi smart plugs have been a little on the large size, obsuring access to neighbouring sockets. The new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug packs all it’s wireless technology into a tiny form factor. The compact size promises to discreetly extend your D-Link-enabled connected home.

The new D-Link DSP-W118 mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug is available now from www.dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$39.95), www.dlink.co.nz (RRP NZ$55.99) and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries.

Micron Ballistix Elite Gaming Memory DD4-3600 review

A look at 16GB of Micron’s Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 gaming memory.

Every now and then Micron send over some memory for me to look at. At first glance, I always think, “I’ve already reviewed this”. Every time, that’s not the case, as they continue to push the envelope with blisteringly fast RAM speeds. Continue reading Micron Ballistix Elite Gaming Memory DD4-3600 review

Samsung Portable SSD T5 review

You can never have enough hard drive space. Unfortunately, neither Microsoft or Sony really thought about this when designing their latest consoles. Both the PS4 and the Xbox One install games on hard drive rather than running games directly off a disc, unlike their predecessors. Continue reading Samsung Portable SSD T5 review

Iron Man MK50 Robot by Ubtech review

To tie in with the release of Avengers: Endgame, AI and robotics company Ubtech launched the Iron Man MK50 app-controlled robot.

At 330mm in height with exaggerated, caricature-like dimensions, the Iron Man robot looks like an oversized cousin of a Funko Pop figure. It’s quite heavy and despite it’s plastic construction, comes across and pretty robust and well-built. Continue reading Iron Man MK50 Robot by Ubtech review

DJI Osmo Pocket hands-on review

Famed for providing amazing drone photography equipment, DJI have adapted their gimbal and camera technology for mobile phone users.

Our mobile phones have, pretty much pushed the need to carry around a video camera into obsolescence. DJI have now given us a movie-quality steady-camera system that fits in our pocket. Continue reading DJI Osmo Pocket hands-on review

Loft for Google Home review

Anyone having fun with their Google Home, but missing the opportunity to take it with them or move it between rooms, may be interested in Ninety7’s Loft.

The loft is essentially a very stylish battery pack. It replaces the Google Home’s base/speaker cover. Continue reading Loft for Google Home review

Netgear Orbi Outdoor Wi-Fi Mesh Extender review

Unless you’ve been asleep for the last few years, you’ll know that we live in a connected world. So connected, that the constant flow of information to our devices is expected no matter where we are.

Continue reading Netgear Orbi Outdoor Wi-Fi Mesh Extender review

D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router review

D-Link’s D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router looks like a slick bit of mainstream consumer tech aimed more at novice users wanting a bit of internet security. In truth, the device is so much more, as I found out.

In the interest of full disclosure, this device is probably not aimed at the likes of me. Despite, choosing, rather awesomely, to launch the product in Australia, with an advanced screening of Captain Marvel, the D-Link’s D-Fend seem more of a device for those with grave concerns about internet security than for cynical tech-types like me. Continue reading D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router review