Mesh Router: Samsung Connect Home

I was very excited to try the new Samsung Connect Home mesh Wi-Fi system. Unfortunately, it isn’t quite ready for prime time just yet. Setup, as usual with mesh systems, is by app only. It works fine; but this means you have only basic controls. For instance, I couldn’t find a way to disable the…

Wi-Fi Extender: Linksys MAX-STREAM™ AC1900 Wireless-ac Dual Band Repeater with MU-MIMO

The specs for this new wi-fi range extender are impressive. I appreciate the beamforming technology. It also supports all current (and prior) wi-fi standards: 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11a/g, and 802.11b. Unboxing: The extender is a fairly basic white box that mounts directly via plug into a power outlet. It looks fairly generic, like a carbon monoxide…

Soundbar: Bose SoundTouch 300

  I was quite excited to try the Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar. I set it up in my rec room, replacing an older AV Receiver with large floor-standing Yamaha speakers. The setup I had was good but very bulky. The Bose is svelte by comparison, but it packs a serious punch. First and foremost with…