There are lots of home security cameras on the market, and while I haven't tested many, the Arlo from Netgear must be the easiest to set up and get running.
The cameras are battery powered, making them wireless and ready to hang anywhere or even rest on a desktop or shelf. If you choose to hang them, they have a really strong magnetic system that attaches to brackets you screw into your wall.
A battery level indicator lets you know when they need to be replaced, which should be anywhere from four to six months.
The cameras are motion activated, have 720p resolution, work in near darkness, have 130-degree view and can be set up to record for specific intervals.
The Netgear Arlo hub must be connected to your home Internet and each camera connected wirelessly to the hub. The cameras have about a 300-foot line of sight from the hub.
Adjust the camera's motion detection sensitivity and configure the Arlo app to send email alerts and push notifications when motion is detected. From your smartphone, tablet or computer you can log into your account to view the captured video.
There are several service options for storing and viewing your saved recordings.
Up to five cameras with seven days of content; viewing and storage is free.
For $10 a month you can save your videos from up to 10 cameras for up to 30 days.
For $15 per month you can have up to 15 cameras and store 60 days worth of video.
If I made this sound simple, it is. From the time you open the box to the time everything is up and running is less than an hour -- and that's with reading the instructions, downloading the free app and hanging the cameras.
Each camera measures 2.8 by 1.6 by 2.5-inches and just 0.25 pounds.
arlo.com, $349.99 for a two-camera kit, which includes a smart home base station; other kits and combinations available. Single cameras available for $99 each.
The iBattz Mojo Battstation Optimus 20400 is a portable battery like no other since it has a 20400mAh high-capacity battery of power inside.
Smartphones and tablets can be charged simultaneously with the pair of
USB ports (2.1A and 1A).
The battery charges in 16 hours via USB and has a 500 battery life cycle. It comes with several charging cables or you can use the one that came with the device needing charging. A travel pouch is also included.
The outside of the battery is a non-slip surface and the battery measures 5.51 by 2.8 by .87-inches and weighs 14.11 ounces.
Just WHOOSH! your LCD computer, smartphone or tablet screen to rid it of all the built-up dirt, germs and fingerprints.
The liquid is an all natural, non-toxic spray for all your LCD screens and monitors that build up dirt and germs faster then you want to know.
Just spray it on and wipe it away with the included cloth to kill bacteria and then apply an ultra-thin, invisible film to the screen. This will keep it clean from germs and fingerprints until a new layer of WHOOSH! is needed.
Be careful not to spray into ports or openings since your device most likely is not waterproof.
whooshscreenshine.com available in sizes starting at 3 ounces for $6
Gregg Ellman, gadget guru, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @greggellman.