Synology DS216play – DSM


This post is a follow-up to the Synology DS216play review.  There is so much to talk about with regards to the Disk Station Manager (DSM) that we felt like it required it’s own post.

Synology DS216play NAS


With each year that passes, photos and videos are increasing in quality at an exponential rate.  Following this, memory required to store this data is also increasing exponentially. Hard-disk drives (HDDs) are keeping up with this demand – I remember just a few years ago a 1 TB hard disk was a novelty. The downside to HDDs, however, is that they require your computer to be on for you to be able to access them…or do they?

RavPower All-IN-1 Filehub

Electronics, Networking, Power Banks

The title says it all, ‘All-IN-1’, and they were not kidding.  This device is very similar to the HooToo HT-TM05, with the addition of an SD card slot.  In my opinion the RavPower filehub seems more of a ‘Trip Mate’ than the Hootoo due to the fact that it has the SD card slot in-built.

HooToo TripMate HT-TM05

Electronics, Networking, Power Banks

The TripMate is the tech-traveler’s perfect companion.  It’s as simple as that.

What is it?

This small device hides three ‘very different but powerful features’, as HooToo themselves put it.  So what are these features?

  • Its a PowerBank – it will charge your devices on the go.
  • Its a NAS – Network attached storage
  • Its a Router – Connect it to any wired connection and produce Wifi.