2018 Yi Discovery Action Cam With Sony Sensor: Give Away & Review

This is a straight talking video Review and Give Away of the Yi Discovery Sports Action Camera. It is also a no nonsense guide to buying any digital camera.

Xiaomi are known for their quality, but in this case the camera is also incredibly cheap at only £50. I have also given you the best comparison possible between my previous favourite: the Muson 4K action camera and the Xiaomi Yi Discovery Sport Action Camera.

The competition is now closed. Congrats to pitpony2006, who has won the Yi Discovery camera.

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5 Reasons Not To Buy Big Brand Earphones

Origem’s HS-1 bluetooth earphones are a cheap alternative to big name brands and boast 3 hours battery life on just a 5 minute charge, and last 11 hours on a full charge! They have some impressive specs, but are they any good?

This indepth review of the Origem HS-1 bluetooth wireless earphones will give you all of the answers in typical Paul Hibbert style.

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***PLEASE BE AWARE ORIGEM DO VERY SIMILAR LOOKING EARPHONES CALLED G-01. THEY DO NOT HAVE FAST CHARGE OR OTHER KEY FEATURES***

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Why Your Thermostat Now Needs A Firewall

Smart home devices are now being targetted and actually destroyed by sad lonely douche bags with nothing better to do. Baby monitors, IP cameras and even thermostats can now be exploited from the outside world. Brickerbot and Mirai are two rapidly growing threats that could actually brick your smart home device!

In typical Paul Hibbert fashion I am looking at the F-secure Sense Hardware Router Firewall and how it can protect devices that can’t protect themselves. Is the F-secure Sense a necessity in this changing world, or is it overkill?

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F-secure Sense Router Firewall featured in this video:

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3 Reasons Everyone Is Switching To Sonoff For Alexa And Google Home

Just how much easier is it to get Sonoff working with Alexa and IFTTT than with Broadlink?… Spoiler alert, it’s a lot easier. Sonoff currently make the cheapest and most reliable and flexible home automation solutions and this is a ‘how to’ video tutorial in typical Paul Hibbert style on how to connect the Sonoff s20 plug socket to both Alexa and to IFTTT in under 4 minutes!!… the Google Home setup is just the same as Alexa and works just as well 🙂

LINKS (I recommend buying through the below links as they are the cheapest I’ve found and are direct through Sonoff, they are more expensive on Amazon and Sonoff have advised there are fakes circulating Ebay!)

Sonoff S20 Plug socket (featured in this video):
Subscriber Discount: 10% off when using coupon code at checkout: 4X7C4N36
Valid until 20/03/2018
UK: http://amzn.to/2Irtmmn
US: http://shrsl.com/sph5

Sonoff basic inline switch – Please note this switch does not have an Earth connection and is only suitable for products that don’t require an Earth unless you plan to wire the earth outside of the switch:
UK: http://amzn.to/2FDQZqS
US: http://shrsl.com/sphb

Sonoff T1 mains light switch:
UK: http://amzn.to/2CMOKP2
US: http://shrsl.com/spha

Sonoff RF bridge (£11.24):
UK: http://amzn.to/2HRAKal
US: http://shrsl.com/sph8

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*FAQ’s*
I’m guessing the first question is going to be “What about Infrared Paul?”… Infrared control still only has three real choices at present…

Broadlink Blackbean: http://amzn.to/2o5IwoK
Logitech Harmony hub: http://amzn.to/2Glm6GV
Any old phone with an Infrared blaster on it!: https://youtu.be/YWEyDE8Yg0k

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Amazon Alexa:
Echo dot: http://amzn.to/2GiFog6
Echo full speaker: http://amzn.to/2Gl4QBI

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The One Alexa Device You’re Missing Out On

The ROAV VIVA is Alexa for your car, but unlike other similar products it doesn’t require any physical interaction or a wave of the hand, the Alexa wake word works and does what we know and love. The microphone on this thing is exceptional quality and she hears with clarity even in a noisy car. This is a full review and unboxing of the ROAV VIVA in typical Paul Hibbert fashion to show you exactly what I think of it, it is already available in the US and will soon be available in the UK

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The Terrifying Secret Future Of Home Automation

Cloud computing has made smart home integration easier than ever, but the cloud brings with it a hidden problem that no one is talking about.

With this in mind it’s time to look at alternatives to Broadlink. Today I am looking at Sonoff’s line of residential products and how they compare to their Broadlink alternatives.

Sonoff switches and plug sockets require no hub and can be controlled with Alexa, Google home and IFTTT which makes them very versatile. Please bear in mind their RF switch is in it’s infancy and currently can only control certain products and does not work with IFTTT at present.

LINKS (I recommend buying through the below links as they are the cheapest I’ve found and are direct through Sonoff, they are more expensive on Amazon and Sonoff have advised there are fakes circulating Ebay!)

Sonoff basic inline switch – Please note this switch does not have an Earth connection and is only suitable for products that don’t require an Earth unless you plan to wire the earth outside of the switch:
UK: http://amzn.to/2FDQZqS
US: http://shrsl.com/sphb

Sonoff T1 mains light switch:
UK: http://amzn.to/2CMOKP2
US: http://shrsl.com/spha

Sonoff S20 Plug socket (featured in this video):
Subscriber Discount: 10% off when using coupon code at checkout: 4X7C4N36
Valid until 20/03/2018
UK: http://amzn.to/2Irtmmn
US: http://shrsl.com/sph5

Sonoff RF bridge (£11.24):
UK: http://amzn.to/2HRAKal
US: http://shrsl.com/sph8

*FAQ’s*
I’m guessing the first question is going to be “What about Infrared Paul?”… Infrared control still only has three real choices at present…

Broadlink Blackbean: http://amzn.to/2o5IwoK
Logitech Harmony hub: http://amzn.to/2Glm6GV
Any old phone with an Infrared blaster on it!: https://youtu.be/YWEyDE8Yg0k

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Amazon Alexa:
Echo dot: http://amzn.to/2GiFog6
Echo full speaker: http://amzn.to/2Gl4QBI

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FAQ’s on this video:

Why don’t you try Openhab, or Home assistant on a raspberry Pi?:
I love the idea of home assistant, and I REALLY want to get into it. But one of the grave concerns in my video is that I’m 99% confident that Amazon have frozen it out with their latest devices. I am still trying to get complete confirmation of this as I am reporting it based on numerous reports to me from 3rd parties, not first hand experience.

How do you know Amazon are blocking non-cloud based devices?:
It’s all very new. I’m the first person to report it as far as I know. Some of what I know if from first hand testing, and other things I’ve found out because I’m getting reports left right and centre from people unable to control the RM plugin (on an Android device) on their new Echo’s, despite it working just fine on their old Echo. I’ve had a couple of similar reports from Raspberry Pi users too running stuff like HA. It makes sense now that Broadlink have chosen to move away from the RM plugin on their new devices to mirror Amazon. I would love Amazon to prove me wrong here, but I’m confident this is a deliberate effort by Amazon to reign in what can and can’t be controlled and Broadlink have fallen in line.

Logitech Harmony still works without an internet connection, why are you lying?:
Correct, Logitech downloads its codes from the cloud and keeps them locally. If Logitech went bust tomorrow though you would not be able to get any new codes, and the Alexa skill would stop working.

Why did you say the future is bleak because of the cloud, and then immediately recommend a device that is entirely dependent on the cloud?:
The message of this video is: everyone is being forced to the cloud by Amazon and Google, so if you’re going to buy from someone then it had better be someone you trust. I no longer trust Broadlink so I’m giving Sonoff a go.

What do you recommend for Infrared?:
Infrared control still only has three real choices at present…

Broadlink Blackbean: http://amzn.to/2o5IwoK
Logitech Harmony hub: http://amzn.to/2Glm6GV
Any old phone with an Infrared blaster on it!: https://youtu.be/YWEyDE8Yg0k

Cheap alternative to the Samsung Gear Icon X (Soundpeats Q29 review)

I love these little buggers!… The Best bang for buck wireless bluetooth earbuds for 2018. A review and unboxing of the Soundpeat Q29 wireless bluetooth Earbuds.

Also a quick ‘how to’ pair tutorial guide, to demonstrate Q29 Pairing. The Earphones are the best bang for buck alternative to the Samsung Gear Icon X. Great battery life, Amazing sound quality and comfort.

I’m an idiot and forgot to mention battery life in this review. The battery last about 3 hours of continuous playback. Plenty for a run round the block or a shorthaul flight, but not for any lengthy activity!
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Top 10 things to do with Alexa 2018

This is my top 10 things to do with Alexa in 2018. A look back on the coolest things we managed to get her to do this year.

If you’re new to my channel this is a handy list, if you’ve been following me for a while then maybe you missed a couple of these. Either way, enjoy ny countdown of the top 10 things to do with Alexa this year!

1. Control Non smart devices with Alexa: https://youtu.be/DJIhEyMQ0TI
2. Youtube audio Alexa skill: https://youtu.be/QXq7UEOr-yk
3. Google home Alexa skill: https://youtu.be/2KzbJyTQTZE
4. Kodi Alexa skill: https://youtu.be/_KSlz_lT1k4
5. Control RF lights with Alexa: https://youtu.be/MfGdEcXL7RQ
6. Alexa Home Alarm: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=e3Ziq3KLpBk
7. Control any robo Vacuum with Alexa: https://youtu.be/SgnxobBXJTI
8. Control your PC with Alexa: https://youtu.be/OYO6LQHF_jE
9. Use routines to implement custom phrases with Alexa: https://youtu.be/yaxIaPPRXt8
10. Open and close blinds with Alexa: https://youtu.be/Z66CwQ6Qpj8

Links:

UK Links:
Curtain blind motor:
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Buy a 20mm diameter motor here: http://amzn.to/2gPFynB

Broadlink:
Buy an RM pro here: https://goo.gl/lu7OOR

Amazon:
Buy an Echo dot here: https://goo.gl/9C2fG1
Buy a full blown Echo speaker here: https://goo.gl/hXMxuf
Buy an Android set top box here (for people who don’t own an Android device): http://amzn.to/2rhOciS
US links:
Curtain blind motor:
Buy a 38mm diameter motor here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HT6E31E
Buy a 20mm diameter motor here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074SFJZQ1

Broadlink:
RM pro: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

Amazon:
Echo dot: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21
Full size echo: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

Universal links:

35mm diameter motor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smart-Home-AC-Tubular-Motor-Electric-Curtains-Curtains-Intelligent-Remote-Control-Automatic-Lifting/32477208853.html

28mm diameter motor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Smart-Home-Automatic-DC24V-Tubular-Electric-Curtains-Motor-RF433-Roller-shutters-Intelligent-Remote-Control-Lifting/1848374_32800656825.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.2995e5c0VOz7GY

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Get Alexa to hoover your house without paying for a Roomba

This is a review and unboxing of the Eufy Robovac 11 which is a perfect cheap alternative to Roomba, and because it is Infrared it can be controlled using Alexa by following the below guide created by yours truly:
http://www.paulhibbert.co.uk/2017/11/24/a-complete-guide-to-connecting-the-broadlink-rm-pro-and-broadlink-blackbean-to-alexa/

Links:
Eufy Robovac: http://amzn.to/2zhRIwt
Echo dot: http://amzn.to/2jEhTYS
Broadlink RM pro: http://amzn.to/2hJPa47
Broadlink blackbean: http://amzn.to/2ivZJ89

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Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

What happens when your girlfriend never says no to anything?

This is an MTV cribs style grand tour of the ultimate man cave known simply as “the music room”.

When we bought this house Neesha said: “You have the master bedroom, you can do whatever you like with it.”

This is the best low budget man cave a boy could wish for.

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The music featured in this video is from my album which you can listen to on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Eyv2sZFuwJfGyMKFssQ3s

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If you’re interested in any of the other paintings just drop a comment on this video and I’ll get in touch 🙂

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