My Wish List

  • Amazon Echo
  • Samsung SmartThings
  • A few more Raspberry Pi v3 for home automation

This entry was posted in Gadget on October 19, 2014 by Ray Chan.

TP-LINK TL-PA4010 Kit [ HomePlug | Powerline ] 500mbps

TP-Link TL-PA4010 Kit - The box     

I want to relocate the ipcam. The new location does not have any LAN port. The IPCam does not support 802.11x so it can’t connect my wifi. I guess I’ll need HomePlug to fix this. I had really bad experience with AZTech HomePlug a decade ago. It never worked. And it died another month later. […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on July 8, 2017 by Ray Chan.

EVE Energy Switch


The location of one of my TPLINK HS110 never able to detect my WiFi. So I can’t switch it on and off. So I purchased EVE Energy Switch instead as it does not requires Wi-Fi. It is homekit compatible so I guess it is using bluetooth. It receive well. Pros Receive well in place where […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on April 5, 2017 by Ray Chan.

Philips HUE


This is my story. Four years ago, during the home decoration, guess I picked the wrong lighting for the living room and dining room. The light of the light bulb directly beam to my eyes and keep me headache. I need to switch to warmer light bulb to avoid the headache being happened. But this […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on March 23, 2017 by Ray Chan.

Elgato EVE motion


I purchased this to detect motion in the living room and have it turn on HUE lights automatically. And this one works because it is homekit compatible. Just works. And works well. The EVE app can read homekit’s data so I can see all my HUE bulbs within EVE app. The app is quite well […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on February 14, 2017 by Ray Chan.


Air Pods     

Wow, it took a month here to get a pair of this from Apple Online Store. This really is what a bluetooth headset should be. I love this. Pros 1. Very Handy to bring along everywhere. 2. Can function if you only wear any of them. 3. Great to use together with siri. I speak […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on February 12, 2017 by Ray Chan.

Final Fantasy XV series

God damn FF XV is the best FF series I’ve ever played. The battle system is what I’ve been expecting for ages. The graphics as well. People were blaming Square and said it really is not a completed product. Well, maybe. But I still found it great and very enjoyable. I’ve completed everything, including those […]

This entry was posted in PlayStation on February 6, 2017 by Ray Chan.

PlayStation VR

Finally able to get one with original price, purchased from Log-ON. Seller on yahoo auction is selling it with rather high price. Also got myself the VR worlds disc. VR is nice. But really, you need to take rest for every 15 minutes for the sake of the health of your eyes. You are just […]

This entry was posted in PlayStation on by Ray Chan.

Apple TV 4th Gen

I got an Apple TV 4th gen for free from a bank recently. The reason I want an Apple TV is the airplay function for my daughter to cast the ipad screen to the Big TV. But now she can use the great Apple TV remote to browse her youtube cartoon directly without using an […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on February 4, 2017 by Ray Chan.

Belkin Wemo motion and TP-Link HS110 smart switch with energy monitoring


Summary Gadget Pros Cons Wemo motion High accuracy detecting motion Easy setup Mobile app can connect the devices from different network No official API/SDK No working open source api for motion detection/event subscription. ouimeaux can switch on and off the switch, but not able to listen to motion detection event. Did not yet try another […]

This entry was posted in Gadget on November 27, 2016 by Ray Chan.

Sony Octopus Mobile reader

Sony Octopus Mobile Reader     

Got this thing for free from Standard Chartered Bank o!epay promotion. Deposit $500HKD to o!epay account to entitled this free reader.

Finally got something useful from bank.

This entry was posted in Gadget on November 7, 2016 by Ray Chan.