Stop messing around with a George Foreman or small clamp shell grills. Get professional cafe level results at home whatever you are preparing be it panini, grilled sandwich, steak, burgers, chicken or vegetables with these large contact grills. They come with floating heated cooking plate that levels with the lower plate, searing function, solid hinge, […]
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Love grilling but hate splatters and spills? Then these all-season contact grills are your answer. They are not only compact and small enough to put away when you don’t need them but will cook your food fat free, making your meals healthier.
With energy bills soaring up, it’s time once again to look at ways to combat exorbitant energy bills and to try and stay within your household budget. These are quick and easy energy saving tips without costly gadgets or drastic changes.
No room for Subwoofer, no problem. These all in one sound bar ought to do it. Not only are they compact and take up little space, or even zero footprint if wall mounted, but they sound good too with punchy bass. With their low to mid-range speakers, passive radiators, audio chambers and good amplifiers with […]
Sound bars today can achieve the same surround sound result as those produced by a traditional AV receiver and speakers setup. It can go as far as supporting Dolby Atmos with simulated 5.1.2 or 7.1.4 channels using clever three dimensional soundstage and directional speakers within the sound bar. You can also add rear satellite speakers for extra sound dimensions. […]
Over the years, we see different surround sound formats used by cinemas finding their way into our living room and home theatre and vice versa. We also see content being delivered via physical discs moving to on-demand streaming. They come with specific digital audio coding format for surround sound. Here, we look at the differences […]
Dolby Atmos surround sound systems support up to 8 channels, sometimes more. These are determined by the AV receiver or sound bar, woofer and satellite speaker setup. You just have to decide which of these different speaker arrangements or audio channel configurations to choose. We look at how the different channels are arranged and which […]
Dolby Atmos enabled sound bars are coming down in price. Gone are the days where Dolby Atmos systems are available only on expensive multiple speakers and AV receivers. These affordable and compact sound bars with subwoofer are all you need to get in on the action.
There is a clear distinction between an intelligent robot vacuum with smart navigation and one that just goes around randomly cleaning until its battery runs low before going back to the charging base. While both manages the job of cleaning, the former does it with more elegance and efficiency while the latter will clean for […]
For the avid writer, nothing can be more satisfying than typing on a retro typewriter. With its tactile bump feel, satisfying audible clicks, next line lever and scroll knobs, it brings back a feeling of nostalgia. What if we were to tell you that there is a way to relive or recreate that mechanical experience? […]
Video doorbells do not have to be expensive. Here are 8+5 of the best budget video doorbells under a hundred dollars with 1080p Full HD video feed, two-way audio and totally wire-free design. Plus, it doubles as a security camera for the door or porch with night vision, PIR motion detector and instant notification.
While we are all busy in our daily lives and routine, climate change continues to be a threat to the balance of the environment and the natural world. So-called natural disasters such as floods, heat waves, forest fires, extreme winters are actually not at all ‘natural’ and have been greatly influenced by changes in the […]
Our lives and lifestyles have been in disarray since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, with most of us spending more time in our homes than we ever have before. As a culture that is used to being outside our homes roughly 8 to 16 of our 24 hour days, the way that we […]
Getting plants to grow in the shade seems something of a misnomer, particularly when plants rely entirely on sunlight for their photosynthetic processes. Still, what can you do in the areas between houses or underneath the shade of trees?
When we started looking for a security camera system, we knew that we definitely wanted a wire-free solution. We also wanted one that we could DIY and did not require professional installation. It had to have no trailing wires for power nor video feed and definitely no monthly cloud storage subscription fee to pay. Anker’s […]
Are you planning your long-awaited and much-needed holiday? Summer is finally here and we can now head to the beach, or maybe the mountains. Yeah, remember to pack those skis, snow goggles, and gloves for the snow. A GPS could come in handy if you are in for some trekking or exploration. Don’t forget the […]
With open plan living becoming norm, the hallway that used to house the staircase is now part of the living space, exposing the staircase itself, leaving it in full view. This gives you an opportunity to truly spruce up the staircase in your home to make it one of a kind. The best place to […]
A wall full of books in the study or living room is quite common as part of any home’s interior decor. Here, we look at some bespoke custom builds book shelves to standalone book cases to help you create that ‘feature’ wall. Here to inspire your next bookshelf design, pick from modern, contemporary, minimalist, mid-century, […]
Electric scooters provide a convenient way of transportation. It’s faster than walking and more environmentally friendly than fuel powered motors. You don’t have to worry about crowds in public transports during rush hour or traffic jam. But, electric scooters are not cheap. So, you need to know what to look for when buying a new […]