Smile and Don’t Pick Your Nose: Reolink C1 ProHD Camera Review

“It is a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door.” Wise words from Bilbo Baggins and ones I take very much to heart. Bilbo may have had a different meaning with those words but they speak volumes to me. Bilbo was not referring to home security when he said this, but we should all listen to Bilbo and make sure we and our families are as safe as possible. If you’re looking to add an indoor security camera, the Reolink C1 ProHD will be a wonderful addition to your security solution.

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A Camera Called Light

The Light L16 camera is a novel approach to photography. Each press of the shutter fires up to 10 of the 16 cameras simultaneously capturing a range of exposures and focal lengths that are then processed into a perfectly exposed photo up to 52 megapixels. This gives the L16 many features we’d expect from an SLR camera, like depth of field, great low-light performance, and more pixels. The L16’s features can also produce stunning HDR (High Dynamic Range) images where both bright spots and shadows reveal their details, something your DSLR will need 3 or more rapid exposures to accomplish.

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Vtech VM333

An Introduction to the VTech VM333 Video Monitor

This month, GeekDad is sponsored by VTech. Chances are, you’ve heard of VTech before—they sell household electronics (like phones), as well as a lot of kids’ toys. Since I’m a stay-at-home dad with a baby (just over a year old), they asked if I’d like to try out their VM333: Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Monitor, so I’ve been putting it through its paces this summer.

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Bring Your Home Into Harmony With the Piper Security and Automation Hub

With an effortless installation via your existing home wireless network and a ton of internal environmental sensors, Piper is an endlessly customizable home monitoring system like no other. In fact, my Piper has me thinking less of simple home security, and more about home automation. Whereas the Samsung SmartCam I reviewed last month made it easy for me to receive alerts about motion or sound events that may indicate treachery is afoot in my humble abode, Piper instead offers all this with an unprecedented level of added granularity.

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