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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.

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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Fortigis Cybersecurity AI VPN Router


Protect your home from digital intruders with the Fortigis Cybersecurity AI VPN Router. Offering security and privacy, this incredible router actually uses self-learning AI to keep your connection safe. With hackers smart enough to access everything from your smartphone to your gaming console to your smart thermostat, Fortigis offers a seamless level of protection unlike any other.

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Get Up to $100 Savings on Garmin Sports Watches and Trackers Today

Garmin Fenix 5x Sapphire

Love the outdoors? This Garmin Fenix 5x Sapphire will make you love it even more. The multisport GPS watch equipped with navigation features gives you your training stats and the capability to track challenging environments like mountainous terrains. The rugged design can keep track with your active lifestyle. Get $100 off it today.

Garmin Approach S20 Golf Watch

If golf is your sport, then it’s best to get this Garmin Approach S20 Golf Watch instead. The elegant watch makes it easy to track your performance by recording and analyzing your shot distances. The CourseView feature updates your frequently played courses for no additional charges and it pairs with Garmin TruSwing sensor for metrics that could evaluate your swing consistency. Get it for only $130 today.

Lastly, there’s the Garmin Vivosmart Tracker. The tracker monitors your steps, calories, floors climbed, activity intensity, and heart rate. Know how you’re doing with your fitness stats by just glancing at it. It has an always-on display which shows your stats, even in sunlight. It also alerts you of calls, emails, calendar events, and important social media notifications. Save 49% today at its sale price of only $77.

Get Up to 63% Off on Amazon Best Sellers: Anker Wireless Headphones, TaoTronics Soundbar, and VTech Kids Smartwatch

Anker Wireless Headphones

Work out with your favorite playlist with this Anker Wireless Headphones. It has a superior sound quality with a noise cancellation feature so you can focus on your routine. It’s water-resistant so there’s no worry about sweating with this one on. It lasts for 12.5 hours.

TaoTronics Soundbar

Chill while streaming your favorite movies or listening to your music at home with this TaoTronics Soundbar. This Amazon Best Seller features 4 full-range speakers and 2 passive radiators. It also facilitates wireless connection for an easy and clean set up.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Equip your kids with this VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch and engage their imagination. The watch has fun games and activities for your kids and has a memory that can store your little one’s photos that he can capture using this very watch. It also has a calendar, calculator feature, and its display can be customized according to your liking.

Golden Deals on Wi-Fi Sprinkler Controller, Waterproof Shower Speaker, and Sports Watch

Save yourself from the hassles of watering! Get this Orbit B-hyve Smart Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi Sprinkler Controller and let it do the work. It provides watering based on site conditions like slope, sun/shade, weather forecast, and more. Get it for only $83 today.

Here’s  smartwatch for the sporty. The TomTom Spark 3 features GPS, fitness features, heart rate monitor, music player, and more. Multisport Mode tracks your runs, cycles, swim and gym workouts. Yup, it’s waterproof up to 40 meters. Get it for only $150 today.

If you’re fond of shower concerts, this iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker is perfect for you. It’s fully waterproof, and even fully submersible so it’s safe to bring to the tub. It works with Siri and works from up to 33 feet wy. Get it for only $23.

Mr. Fusion Car Charger Looks Cool, But I Wanted Power Laces

 

Live out your childhood dreams of living in the far away tomorrow of 2015 with this Back to the Future Part II Mr. Fusion for charging you phone.

The charger easily slips into your car’s cup holder and has dual 2 amp USB charging ports and give you an extra 12v cigarette lighter. It’s powered with a 12v plug, so no need to throw your trash in it. Of course the trade-off is that it won’t be able to provide enough energy to power your flux capacitor, so for now, you’re still suck using good ol’ uranium to power your time-travel adventures.

Available from ThinkGeek for $40.  I mean I’d rather have Nike’s self lacing sneakers, but they only released a few hundred pairs, so they go for about $20,000 a pair. I guess I’ll just stick to my car charger for now.

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Get Huge Savings on Anker Sports Earphones, Garmin Vivosmart, and Rocketwave Smart Notebook

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Serious about your fitness journey? This Garmin Vivosmart 3 is serious in helping you too. It’s the thinnest activity tracker that’s capable of measuring your heart rate and monitoring your stress levels. It’s perfect for a thorough training as it lets you see periods of elevated stress and restful recovery. It will even count the reps, count sets, and rest times for you. Get it for less than $100 today.

Anker SoundBuds 4.1

Meanwhile, the Anker SoundBuds 4.1 will keep you entertained and more pumped up during your workouts. These Sports earphones provide superior sound quality with aptX HD music and CVC noise cancellation technology. They’re water-resistant and comfortable to wear. Get it at 63% off today.

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Ever heard of a smart notebook? One that you can microwave to erase the writings on the page and re-use it? This is the Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook and it’s a first of its kind. Once you have written your notes on it, you can forward it to the cloud–G Docs, iCloud, Evernote, or your email. Yup, it’s the modern notebook that will last you all year round. It’s 21% cheaper today.