About Me

Robert Dorre

Before you say it. Yes, I am funny looking. I get called “Sasquatch”, “Chewbacca”, “Buick”, and “caveman” often.

About Me:

I am an Alexa guy; I like her over Google. I have played with a few Google devices and they didn’t impress me. Maybe in time that will change. I love Google Chrome over all others though.

I am an Apple iOS guy; I like iPhones; they just fit my needs more than Android. I’ve invested too much money in the Apple ecosystem via music, movies, and apps. If I ever made a switch, I would be out thousands. I don't see any reason to change unless something better comes along.

I am an Apple TV guy; I like how well it works with my phone, and the whole interface is straightforward. All my movies, music, and apps work together and it is seamless.

I like to have name brand products in my home due to the fact that the support is there, and the company is less likely to fold up. I do have some off-brand products, but I test them all before the return dates. If they don’t meet my expectations, they get sent back, and I try something else. Off-brand products are good, but they fold up too often and then I’m out of luck. Smart home devices can cost a lot, so you want to make sure the company will be around for a long time.

I was a network and system administrator for 10+ years at a letter shop/mail house called World Marketing Chicago.

Currently, I’m a product manager for Window Book Inc, a company that provides software to the Direct Mail industry.

I have a background in Direct Mail, logistics, information technology, and the USPS. I spent 14 years in Direct Mail before going to the software side. I was a network and systems administrator and managed incoming and outgoing mail.

I have invested A LOT of money in making my house smart.

I love my technology toys and I’m doing these reviews just for the fun of it

What to Expect from our Testing

  1. Everything that you see on this site, we use in my household. We will spend at least two weeks, or up to a few months using the products before I write the review.
  2. In the end, if I don’t like the product, I’ll return them or sell them off. I only want the TOP products in my home.
  3. You will NOT see any reviews on products that I haven’t put time and effort into making sure they work the way they are supposed to.
  4. For example, if I get a new light switch, outlet, plug, or bulb, I will change out my most used device with the new one and then see what happens.
  5. Everything you will see on this page will be honest and truthful.
  6. It will cover mostly technology, but I will include other things that work well for my family too.
  7. If you have requests for things I should test, please let me know, and if I have the funds, I’ll do my best to get it installed and have fun playing with it (and probably breaking it). Unfortunately, it might be a few weeks or even a few months before you’ll see my review on new items because of the length of time it takes to truly see if a product is working properly.

How our testing will be different

  1. To give you the BEST results from my testing, my family uses the products all the time.
  2. All the reviews will be based on real usage and not lab results.
  3. Days, weeks, or months will be spent on the testing to make sure it works the way we want it to.
  4. Also, if I see things it's lacking, I’ll reach out to the manufacturer to let them know, as well as listing those things in the review.
  5. I will do my best to have no ads on the site other than for the products I have reviewed.

About My Cuckoo Family

“Family is Everything, and even thou they drive you nuts, it is still great to have them.​”

Stephanie Dorre

Let me say OH WOW, and she settled on me. She could have picked someone better looking than me.

She is the love of my life and gave me TWO beautiful children and maybe a third or fourth down the road. 

Addlinn & Colin When the Kids get older, some pictures might show up on the site. 

Jacqueline Looper

Or the OLD one I like to call her

84 Years Young and can use an iPhone, iPad, and a Smart Picture Frame.  

Alexa and Siri don't like her. 

 

About Donations and Affiliate Selling Program

All Donations will be spent on website costs and new products to test. If you request proof that I used your funds to buy something, please just ask and I’ll send you a receipt.

I will do my best to have no ads on the site other than for the products I have reviewed.

My thoughts and opinions; no one is paying me to promote their products. This means no company is paying me to give them good reviews. I’m not going to play that game of we’ll provide you with cash, products, referrals, and so on if you give us good reviews. If a company feels like giving me money, products, or referrals, then good for them. This will not change how I review their products. If I think the product is Good, I will promote it as a tested product that I stand behind as it should work fine for you. I have no problem saying what’s good, bad, needs fixed, or added to the product.

If you would like to suggest new products for me to test and review, please contact me at rob@robsreviews.net

Last Update: 02/25/2020

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Leviton DW4SF Decora Smart Wi-Fi Fan Speed Controller Review

Leviton DW4SF Decora Smart Wi-Fi Fan Speed Controller Review

Alexa Building a New Home Smart Devices and Technology Leviton New Product Released Rob's Top Pick Smart Fan Controls Smart Home Smart House Smart Switches Works With Alexa
Date Purchased- 2020  Model- DW4SFLink to Buy on Amazon – I will be adding more videos to the ones at the bottom...
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Leviton DWVAA-1BW Decora Smart Wi-Fi Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa Built-in

Leviton DWVAA-1BW Decora Smart Wi-Fi Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa Built-in

Alexa Building a New Home Smart Devices and Technology Leviton New Product Released Rob's Top Pick Smart Dimmer Switch Smart Home Smart House Smart Switch Remote Smart Switches Works With Alexa
Date Purchased-2020 Model- DWVAA-1BW (NEW ON THE MARKET February 1st, 2020) Link to Buy on Amazon - I will be...
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How to Build a Smart House or What It Takes to Build a Smart House

How to Build a Smart House or What It Takes to Build a Smart House

Rob's Top Pick Robs Thoughts and Things Smart Bathroom Smart Dimmer Switch Smart Fan Controls Smart Garage Smart Home Smart Home Assistants Smart House Smart Lights Smart Outlets Smart Picture Frames Smart Plugs Smart Power Strips Smart Rooms Smart Switches
This is Still a Work in Progress Article Questions I get from Family and Friends when they come over and...
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Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Switch DW1KD-1BZ

Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Switch DW1KD-1BZ

Leviton Rob's Top Pick Smart Dimmer Switch Smart Switches Works With Alexa Works With Google
Date Purchased-2018/2019 Model- DW1KD-1BZI went all-in with Leviton smart switches a few years ago and have had no regrets and never...
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Leviton Decora Smart Switch DW15S-1BZ

Leviton Decora Smart Switch DW15S-1BZ

Leviton Rob's Top Pick Smart Switches Works With Alexa Works With Google
Date Purchased- 2017/2018/2019  Model- DW15S-1BZI went all-in with Leviton smart switches a few years ago and have had no regrets...
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My thoughts and opinions: no one is paying me to promote their products. This means no company is paying me to give them good reviews. I’m not going to play that game of we’ll provide you with cash, products, referrals, and so on if you give us good reviews. If a company feels like giving me money, products, or referrals, then good for them. This will not change how I review their products. If I think the product is Good, I will promote it as a tested product that I stand behind as it should work fine for you. I have no problem saying what’s good, bad, needs fixed, or added to the product.

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