Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190 Review

Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190 Review

Can you think of a time when you bought/paid for something and didn’t get the amount you paid for? Like, I have ever paid for an extra-large drink only to get 1/4 of it? It sounds ridiculous, right? So why do we pay for more internet than we get?

Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190

When we moved to Iowa last month the internet speeds went WAY up. We went from 75 Mbps download to 150 Mbps download and the monthly cost wasn’t much different. Imagine our disappointment when the speed test showed we were getting a whopping 15 Mbps download with a dial-up worthy upload speed. Needless to say, we were on the phone finding out why in the world the speeds were so different from those we were paying for. It came down to one thing: THE MODEM.

I never realized how different an internet connection was between modems. If you are one of the many who rent their modem from the cable company this post is for you. If you have problems with your internet going in and out, if you can make and drink a pot of coffee before a file downloads then this post is for you too. You need an awesome modem.

SURFboard modem review

Arris sent the SURFboard SB6190 Cable Modem for review purposes

The SURFboard SB6190 Cable Modem is the answer to many problems. Sick of wasting money every month renting a modem from the cable company? Not getting the full benefits of your internet/WiFi connection? A top of the line modem like this one is exactly what the tech gods call for.

What’s so special about the SURFboard SB6190 Cable Modem


First off, this modem has a huge downstream speed of up to 1.4 Gbps. That’s right, not Mbps, but Gbps. This is especially important if you have a high-speed package but don’t see the high-speed numbers.

The modem works with popular cable providers like Comcast, Charter, Time Warner, and Cox. It’s super easy to install the modem and you can expect to be surfing at the speeds you pay for within 15 minutes*!

*You may need to contact your cable company to get them to add/provision the modem for your account.
Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190

 The only thing this modem doesn’t give you is WiFi and you have routers to take care of that. you can see for yourself what the Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190 has to offer.

I swear, I never realized MMORPG gameplay could be so smooth and seamless! No more frozen screens or crazy lag spikes. I can turn my graphics up and the game doesn’t take forever to render. This is all since installing this modem!

Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190

Check out the Arris website and the Arris SURFboard Cable Modem SB6190 itself. I can’t imagine going back to a less impressive modem and don’t ever plan to!

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Review

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Review

When you’re expecting a baby, whether it’s your first or fourteenth, you want to have all of the essentials before their arrival. This is where the fun starts because everyone will list a ton of things you absolutely need. Right now I’m only going to tell you about one – the VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Digital Baby Monitor.

I received the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor for review purposes and want to tell you more about it and what I think. Let’s jump in!

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Review

At first sight, this is your standard baby monitor. You have your receiver and transmitter, both with AC adapters. The transmitter/baby unit needs to remain plugged in while the receiver/parent unit has a rechargeable battery. The parent unit has an operational range of up to 1,000 feet outdoors or indoors.

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Parent Unit

The parent unit has a belt clip that lets you carry on with your daily tasks and still have your baby within earshot. There is a 2-way talk-back intercom feature on the parent unit that lets you vocally soothe your baby without interrupting any sleep training.

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Parent Unit

If for any reason you need to mute the parent unit, there is a 5-level sound indicator that shows the sound level in your baby’s room. For added measure, the unit will vibrate when sound is picked up in the baby’s room.

The parent unit allows you to set several features, including sound sensitivity, from the menu.

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Baby Unit

The baby unit uses DECT 6.0 technology, meaning you can go further and not encounter the annoying white noise that analog monitors put out. This also keeps transmissions secure and interference-free  – so no eavesdropping neighbors.

Going above your standard baby monitor, the baby unit has a built in night light that projects a colorful solar system on the ceiling. The scene changes to show more and less so there is a steady flow of vibrant planets, stars, and moon.
VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Baby Unit

The scenery change is subtle which I really like; I think rapid changes would be too distracting.

The baby unit plays a soothing lullaby, with the ability to increase and decrease the sound. You can choose between just playing the lullaby, just projecting the astronomy scene, or having them both in unison.

The baby unit sits on a magnetic base, allowing you to swivel and adjust the projection to best suit baby. There is also a page feature on the unit in case you lose/misplace the parent unit.

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Bottom Line

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Ceiling ProjectionPriced under $50 (on most sites), this feature packed baby monitor will suit most needs. The fact that it is made by VTech adds a lot of value to the unit. You can buy the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor from any of the following retailers: