Unboxing an Einhell RTRO55 Electronic Router 240V 1200 Watts

This is my unboxing video of a new Einhell RTRO55 Electronic Router it works on 240V mains supply and has 1200 watts of power.

I was a little nervous about opening the box as i noticed on the side of the box it had an icon of a european 2 pin socket, so i must admit i was prepared to send it straight back, but i was relieved to see when i opened the box it had the UK spec socket I was hoping for! So i could relax at last.

On opening there’s a few parts that you have to fit together to start using your new router, ie the parallel stop assembly, it’s very easy to assemble, just two philips screws to attach the stop on the end of the rails, then slide it into the receptacles on the routing shoe (or the base of the router), i’ll show this in my demo video coming soon.

It feels like a substantial piece of kit, with two good ergonomic handles which on one side incorporates the power trigger with a safety lock button, this means you can’t start up the router without pressing the safety first, so you won’t operate the router inadvertently and mess up your workpiece or the odd finger and thumb etc.

Before using the equipment the manufacturers instructions recommend wearing goggles, ear defenders and a dust mask to protect your lungs from dust created whilst working. Please also remember as with anything DIY related, do not remove safety fittings and keep your equipment in good order and serviced as and when required.

As you can see when i gave the trigger a squeeze you’d have noticed the torque jolting the machine, so i’d recommend you use both hands on the handles to keep the router secure and under control.

I can’t wait to set this router to work, you can do so much with a router, so when i get a chance, i’ll film a demo video showing you how to set it up and how to use the various equipment on the router.

If you’d like to buy this you can get it from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GC9aLS for around £70.

UK Home Automation Series Part 9 Setting Up & Demo of Hive & Amazon Echo Systems

Welcome to Part 9 of my home automation series, this video is about setting up my Hive system to work with Amazon Echo & the Alexa app. It’s really really easy, here i use my iPhone 6s to hook it up, well impressed.

Please Note: The name of your Hive system is in the Hive app settings, nothing to do with the Echo, so if you need to change it’s name from ‘Thermostat’ to something else like ‘Heating’ then you need to do so via the Hive app or website.

As i said in the video i’d list some of the things that i’ve used in my home automation videos and they are below, they will take you straight to the relevant Amazon page so you don’t have to look for them.

Hive 2 Active Heating & Water £249.99 http://amzn.to/2dnH35w
Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Philips Hue GU10 (2 Pack) £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf
iPhone 6s (Price Varies) http://amzn.to/2dm8Oj2

UK Home Automation Series Part 8 Amazon Echo Unboxing & Set Up

Welcome to Part 8 of my home automation series, this video is the unboxing and set up of my brand spanking new Amazon Echo, i had problems as i couldn’t use my normal camera because i lost the micro SD card somewhere so had to use the iPhone, so the sound is terrible, although the picture is alright i suppose. So i could video myself doing the physical set up but not me setting up on the app, but I can assure you it’s really easy, plus there’s no need for it to be near your router, what i was expecting, as i thought i’d need to plug into the Ethernet port. But Echo is purely run on the WiFi signal which is damn good in my book! I also give my new friend ‘Alexa’ some basic instructions which she performs excellently and way way better than Siri does. Not one problem with her understanding what i said at all, which is a credit to the developers at Amazon.

So i’ve ordered a new SD card which should arrive tomorrow so i can continue setting up the Echo with my other home automation products such as my Philips Hue system, my Belkin WeMo switches and my Hive systems.

As i said in the video i’d list some of the things that i’ve used in my home automation videos and they are below, they will take you straight to the relevant Amazon page so you don’t have to look for them.

Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Philips Hue GU10 (2 Pack) £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf
iPhone 6s (Price Varies) http://amzn.to/2dm8Oj2