Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Silk Base Grip Case Review

If you’re looking for a value case to add extra grip to your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, Silk’s Base Grip Case could be what you’re looking for. The S8 is definitely a slippery yet beautiful phone.

Covering the S8 up is a necessity. Thankfully the Base Grip Case doesn’t take away from the phone’s design. The case is sleep and slender. It’s very lightweight and won’t add bulk to the phone.

The Base Grip Case is made of rubber. The sides have a extra textured feel to them while the back is a little more smooth. The back’s design reminds me of something out of Tron. It has this line that wraps around the back of the case and reflects light so it helps make the case pop.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – CM4 Q Card Case Review

Protecting a screen that wraps around your entire phone is something that we all want to do. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are gorgeous smartphones that you hope you never drop.

If you’ve ever held the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus you’ll feel how smooth and slippery the phones are. The Q Card Case by CM4 solves this with a high quality leather textured feel on the back. This area can hold up to 3 credit cards or a card and some cash. If you’re going to a night out around the town this ability to stash your cash is helpful. It simplifies what you need to put inside your pocket or purse.

Another neat feature on the back is its credit card kickstand. There are two separate grooves on the back of the case that allow you to slip a card in and lean both the phone and card against each other. At the right angle your Galaxy S8 will hold stable enough for you to watch a video with your friends as the phone is placed on a table-like surface. This design limits the bulkiness and additional weight of most kickstand phone cases.

The Q Card Case balances premium design with extra functionality as well as keeping its weight and thickness reduced. When you place the Samsung Galaxy S8 in this case, you don’t lose that high quality look of the phone.

Portal WiFi Router Review

Have you ever sat there and waited for a browser page to load? We all like to think that we have fast broadband internet, but sometimes its not about the speed of the internet. As we all use WiFi 24/7 with tons of connected devices, the airwaves get clogged. Yes you can manually change the channel that your WiFi router sends its signals, but what if your neighbor changes their router to the same channel a day later?

We need an automated system that handles this issue and that’s where the Portal WiFi Router comes into play. To give you an idea of how well this router works, Portal has received special FCC certification to operate in the entire 5GHz spectrum, unlike other consumer routers. So if you’re playing multiplayer gaming, streaming video, video chatting, and WiFi calling you’ll be able to do it all at the same time without hiccups.

Portal figures out which channel is available and less used than others. It then automatically switches between channels. This allows for faster internet speeds.

Of course many of us have a single router in a home that creates poor coverage due to distance from the router. If you want to extend the range, Portal allows for adaptive auto-mesh enabling multiple PORTALs to be bridged together both wirelessly and wired for extended coverage.

WiFi routers can be intimidating to setup, but with Portal its easy. There’s an app that you can download onto your smartphone to help guide you through what to do.

If you’re having network congestion, do try out the Portal WiFi Router and it should help fix your internet issues with a breeze.

Logitech Brio Review

I bought the Logitech Brio to upgrade from my Logitech c910. Yeah it’s an older webcamera that shot video in 1080p. The Logitech Brio has the ability to shoot up to 4K. However this isn’t available yet as Logitech hasn’t released their own software to do so. So you have to use third party software to record or broadcast in 4K. I captured this video using the Logitech Webcam Software provided from the Logitech c910. It’s not 100% optimized for the Logitech Brio. So looks like I’m stuck for now with a camera that has great hardware, but software is extremely lacking. Hopefully in the coming months these technicalities will be fixed and I’ll have a camera that fully offers what I paid for.