Friday, August 15, 2014

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Andreas R. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Rebooting (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to Andreas R. of Stamford, Connecticut who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Rebooting (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) at 3Gstore.com! Every week we randomly pick one product review from the previous week and award the writer a $25.00 gift code. We appreciate ALL the reviews our customers write, whether they are positive or negative - honest reviews like Andreas R.\'s help other customers decide if the product is right for them. After you purchase a product from 3Gstore.com, we encourage you to log in and 3Gstore.com and leave a review letting people know how the product worked for you - you'll be helping others, and you'll automatically be entered to win a restaurant.com gift code!.

The device is okay for its price. Unfortunately there are remarkably few usable products like this in any price range. There are a few big problems with this device that seem like they would be very easy to fix. First and biggest is there is no password protect for the device interface. You can't open up access to it on the public Internet because anybody can just log into it. Also, I don't know what port the iOS app uses but that is not password protected either. So again, no public Internet access to it. Another thing that is very wrong with it, is the iOS app that controls it, does not let you enter a hostname for the device. So you can't do something like setup dynamic DNS to access it on the public Internet, even if it was password protected... Fix these things, and you have a first class little device for very cheap! Too bad because we are an IT consulting firm and could probably use a bunch of these if they revise it.