About Me


Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer, and co-host of The Giz Wiz at GizWiz.TV, The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now, and on Tech Guy Labs with Leo Laporte on TWiT.tv. But wait, there's More »

Search Giz Wiz Biz
Latest Tweets
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « When you're far away from a cell signal, why not use Satellites to stay in touch? | Main | Worried that your Echo device may still be listening - even on "mute"? »

    Onelink Secure Connect

    This clever new device is not coming until midyear, but here's some preview info via First Alert: As more connected home products are developed every day, can your internet keep up? To ensure devices remain both connected and secure, First Alert is introducing their Onelink Surround Wi-Fi mesh solution. Soon available as an embedded feature within Onelink smoke and carbon monoxide alarm products such as the Onelink Safe & Sound alarm–eliminating the need for additional Wi-Fi boosters or devices. Offering a secure Wi-Fi mesh solution within an essential home device is a natural step for the Onelink by First Alert brand, helping our customers protect what matters most and taking full advantage of voice services, like Amazon Alexa. The Onelink Surround Wi-Fi creates a closed, private network to help detect and prevent cyber-threats and hacks. The technology scans every outbound connection from the network to analyze URLs and IP addresses to detect malicious traffic and infected machines. Users are notified of any potentiallysuspect activity and, if restricted settings are enabled, it can block any questionable content.

    Company website: (This device may not be listed for a few months.) https://onelink.firstalert.com/ 

    Anker Atom PD1 - probably the most smallest 30 Watt PowerPort Adapter. (At least for now.)

    The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 is the laptop charger that’s the size of a phone charger. Anker says you can enjoy high-speed charging for Apple phones, tablets, laptops, and all USB-C devices. Leave your stock charger in the box, and the tangled mess of chargers behind; it’s time to get a single charger that will take care of everything. The best things come in small packages, and PowerPort Atom is positively tiny. 30W Output: Charge iPhone X Up to 50% in Just 30 Minutes. Ultra-Compact, Golf-Ball Size (but square - about 1.5" square.) Universal Compatibility for USB-C and Apple Devices. Due to ship by the of January, 2019. Under $30.00

    It's here on Amazon for preorder: https://amzn.to/2FLlhKu

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>