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HOMEDIA HM631GB 720P Onvif IP Camera review

Mar 26, 2017


The Homedia HM631GB from Light in the Box is an IP Camera with interesting features that deserve a closer look.





Mar 9, 2017



The "FuriBee Q6 WiFi 4K Ultra HD Action Sport Camera" is a low-cost action camera with a good software and decent performance.





Mar 6, 2017

The latest upgrade from Synology to DSM 6.1 will disable the Plex server.

This is how to resolve it.


Jan 16, 2017


Following my recent uninspiring experience of Digoo BB-M2 and Veskys cameras, I had hopes that the new Wanscam HW0036 would be better, since it's part of the very good HW series.


Jan 9, 2017

The MI Square Smart IP Camera (aka XiaoFang) was announced in November 2016 and is now shipping. Now I can see for myself what it's really made of.


Jan 1, 2017

The Veskys "P2P WiFi IP Camera 1.0MP 720P" and Digoo BB-M2 are new PTZ IP cameras that recently appeared in the shops.
I decided to order both of them to see if they are really the same.



Dec 5, 2016

Some time ago, I reviewed the IP cameras SP009 and SP012 from Sricam.

Both are based on the same hardware and have the same specification with the addition of Pan and Tilt control for the later model.

These devices use a GM8135S chipset (cheaper Hi3518 equivalent) that is well able to process HD resolution (1280x738).

However, many users have reported that, the Sricam SP series cameras could only send the video stream in 640x360 pixels,
which differs from the samples I received.

Nov 28, 2016

Buying this one was a typical case of buy-first-and-think-later reaction, but I got curious about this new compact design (foldable, 77x77x50mm) and also wanted to try an Escam product for once.
A tiny compact ONVIF 2.4.2 compliant camera would be convenient in some situations.

However my hopes were gone seconds away from unpacking the QF601...

Nov 17, 2016

The Zeblaze ZeBand Smart wristband looks like a refined version of the Makibes JW018 tested ealier this year.

It has a higher waterproof rating and a dedicated function to measure your swimming performance.





Nov 14, 2016

The MI Square Smart IP Camera is the result of another crowdfunding project from Xiaomi.

This 5 cm² IP camera is presented to double as an action camera, although it needs an external power source.

Beside being a full featured IP camera with 1080P resolution, 110° wide view, IR-Cut, night vision and 8x digital zoom, it also supports time lapse and is designed to work on the go. The camera can operate as a standalone Wi-Fi access point and a power bank can be used instead of the 5V/1A power supply. It sticks to any metallic surface, or to another MI Square, with its magnetic base.

As part of the original features is the possibility to combine 2 cameras in order to increase the viewing angle from 110° to 180°.

The Mi Square can also react to specific sound patterns, like a smoke detector alarm (it's not specified if it works only with the hard to find Xiaomi Home kit)


Xiaomi MI Square can be pre-ordered at Gearbest and will start shipping on the 3rd of January 2017.