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Comcast Now Offering Mesh Network Pods from Plume for $120+

Good news Comcast customers. You can now enjoy the fruits of Mesh WiFi Routing.

What is mesh? It’s the new way to connect to the Web in your home. That’s a gross simplification. A better explanation is instead of one router, you in effect have multiple routers through out your home, that all talk to one and other, allowing for better connectivity, less lag and down time. It’s great if you have a big home. It also works well in medium size homes. But it’s not really needed in small apartments, especially those those that are one floor.

The “pods” come from a partnership with Plume and they’re called “xFi Pods”. You can get three of them for $120 and six for $200.

In order to get the Pods and use them, you’ll need to be running one of the newer Xfinity home “Gateway” routers, though most customers seem to have them according to Comcast (15 million of 26 million to be more exact).

The setup is supposed to be dead simple. Just plug it in and you should have better internet..connectivity. That’s of course an assumption and more marketing speak. You can be a judge for yourself by ordering one and letting us know.

That said, there are variety of options on the marketing you can choose from.

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3 of the Best Hoverboards Money Can Buy

If you’re thinking about buying a hoverboard for the first time or if you are new to these personal transports and are unsure what to buy, don’t worry, Gadget Review has done the research for you. It can be hard sorting through all of the specs and features, but we have boiled it down to the top 3 models to buy.

#1 hoverboard for 2018 – Swagtron T1

SWAGTRON T1

The SWAGTRON T1 is a great hoverboard, delivering the best value of all the models on the market today.

Positives

  • Charges in just 1 hour
  • The maximum range is 7-12 miles
  • Top speed of 8 MPH

Negatives

  • Lack of both Bluetooth and GPS
  • No accompanying mobile app
  • Body scratches easily

The Swagtron T1 just gives you the features you want at a great price. The 1 hour charging, and 8 MPH top speed will please just about everyone. It has a good range of 7-12 miles with a 3-hour battery life as well. Other features include a SentriShield battery pack that prevents overheating and 2 learning modes. This model just nails all of the basics very well.

#2 hoverboard for 2018 – Epikgo Self-Balancing Hoverboard

EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard

The EPIKGO Self Balancing hoverboard is an all around excellent option, thanks to rugged wheels, lights and more.

Positives

  • Handles all-terrain
  • Battery charge time is under 2 hours
  • Maximum speed of 10 MPH

Negatives

  • Geared toward more experienced riders
  • Price is higher but worth it

The Epikgo Self-Balancing Hoverboard will go where others can’t since it is an All-Terrain hoverboard. The battery delivers a charge time of under 2 hours and the 400W dual hub motors deliver some serious power. Other features include 1P56 certification, large 8.5 inch tires and a maximum speed of 10 MPH. These are all very respectable features in a durable body that handles both on and off-road with ease.

# 3 hoverboard for 2018 – Halo RoveR

Halo Rover

A very versatile hoverboard with a powerful set of motors. The downside is the weight of the board itself.

Positives

  • The 800W motor is a powerhouse
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Weight capacity of 265 lbs

Negatives

  • On the heavy side at 32 lbs
  • Expensive compared to others

The Halo Rover has a lot of cool features, which is why it’s a bit pricey compared to other hoverboards. However, it’s worth it. We were impressed by the durable build and the powerful 800W motor. It has 8.5″ tires for all-terrain, LED headlights, the ability to climb grades up to 20 degrees, water resistance, a mobile app and more. It’s on the heavy side though.

Yes, Hoverboards are Safe

A few years ago hoverboards got a bad rap for catching on fire, but you should know that these top 3 hoverboard picks all feature UL 2272 certification. This means that the device has passed electrical and fire-safety testing. Today’s hoverboards are completely safe.

Wear Protective Gear When Riding

Safety should be your priority when riding a hoverboard. You should always wear a helmet. Many people choose to wear knee and elbow pads as well. As long as you wear your safety gear and pay attention to the road ahead at all times, you will be fine.

What Are Some Good Sources of Calcium for My Dog?

Why is Calcium Important for Dogs?

Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not to mention keeping those teeth and bones strong.

When dog’s don’t get enough calcium they can suffer the same consequences as us – they need ultimate pet nutrition. Notably the condition rickets (where bones become soft and fragile), muscle twitching, restlessness, stiffness, lethargy, convulsions, and osteoporosis.1

Now, regular canned dog food should contain adequate amounts of calcium. However, like all processed foods, ingredients can also lose their nutritional goodness through processing.

The good news is that this essential mineral is found in so many natural foods. If you’re feeding your pup a raw diet it’s particularly crucial to know what those foods are.

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Nighthawk X6 Review

 

The first feature that attracts your attention to the Netgear Nighthawk X6 is its three distinct Wi-Fi bands with varying frequencies and speed limits. It has one 2.4GHZ (600MBPS) band and two 5GHZ (1300MBPS) bands installed within a single hardware architecture. You can configure them individually according to your specific gaming and video streaming needs. It supports Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi Antennas, and the USB 3.0/2.0 ports for the maximum performance and speed.

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