tado° smart radiator thermostats allow you to control your heating from everywhere and anytime via the smartphone app, tablet and PC. They are incredibly easy to install and to use!Read More
Furbo Dog Camera is designed to help you look after your dog when you are away- whenever and wherever you are! From Furbo's app, you can see, talk, and even give your dog treats. Capture all your dog’s precious moments!Read More
Hive is a smart home system that’s made of multiple parts and products that are all interconnected. Hive Active heating is just one product in the Hive family. Hive active heating replaces your existing home heating and hot water controls the are probably next to your existing boiler and water heating system.Read More
Imagine yourself coming home after a long a day and your home being ready to greet you with your favourite lighting and colours automatically. This is easily achievable by using LIFX bulbs to replace the standard bulbs around your house. You can upgrade your home with smart lighting that can easily be customised to match your moods and preferences perfectly. These simple WiFi connected bulbs could be your first step in automating your home.
AppKettle has been in development for some time and feels like its made to last. The kettle itself has double glass windows that allow you see the water level precisely. The rest of the kettle is a stainless steel. The glass windows are a particularly nice feature as most kettles have a plastic window that can have an affect on the water within.Read More
With the world of technology making significant improvements on almost a weekly basis, the smart home market and the number of products available are expanding rapidly. So what can we expect in the years ahead and what were the top trends in smart homes in 2016? If you wanted to know the answer, look no further!Read More
The Hue Go is a little multi-coloured LED lamp, with an internal rechargeable battery that lasts for around 3 hours. The Go connects to the Philips Hue bridge allowing you to control the colour and brightness levels for your phone. As the Hue Go connects to the Hue bridge, it can be added to existing Hue “recipes” and can be triggered by the Hue Motion Sensor. If you haven't already invested in getting the Hue ecosystem, the Philips Hue Go can also be used as a standalone light and by pressing a small button at the base of the light you can switch between the seven preset scenes; warm white light, cool energising daylight, Sunday coffee, cozy candle, meditation, enchanted forest and night adventure. The Philips Hue Go is completely wireless for control and only requires 1.5 hours for a full charge.Read More
The Nest camera is a small Wi-Fi camera that allows you to monitor your home remotely with a very simple to use product. Nest allows you to keep an eye on your home when you are away. It can be used as a baby monitor, security camera or to care for a relative remotely.Read More
It is not surprising that technology is rapidly taking over the simplest of tasks in our daily life. Most of the homes we live in are now automated to respond to smart technology. Home appliances are often connected to smartphones or the WiFi, this allows us to operate them remotely. As a result, appliances have become easier and smarter to use.
In this article, we discuss the Ring video doorbell review. With internet technology integrating with so many appliances, it comes as no shock that a simple doorbell is now much smarter. This video doorbell from Ring will prove to be beneficial for home security conscious people.
The Belkin WeMo Switch is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug that lets you control your existing home devices from your phone, you can set custom rules and timers. The WeMo Switch lets you give smart home functionally to existing electrical devices.
The switch is part of the WeMo smart home eco-system and can connect to many other smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa. WeMo products are configured and controlled by the WeMo App.
Sometimes having to control your smart light via your phone is inconvenient, such as when leaving home in the morning, or carrying all of your shopping. This is where Philips Hue Tap is great as it works much like a standard light switch but with some extended control.Read More
This little goo has fixed many a problem when installing home automation equipment. Sugru is a strange putty stlye glue that sticks to almost anything and then turns into a strong flexible rubber when set.Read More
The Philips Hue motion sensor is a great addition to your Philips hue system. It connects to your Hue lights via your Hue Bridge. All of this is the controlled via an app on your phone. Within the app you change change what happens when the motion sensor is triggered when motion is detected. You can select what "scene" or group of lights should be turned on. The lights automatically dim and turn off after a defined period of time where motion is no longer detected.Read More
IFTTT is an online automation tool that will enable you to connect 2 services so that, when something happens with one service, an action is automatically applied on the other service. This connection is made in the form of an "applet". Multiple "applets" can work together to make your daily digital life run smoothly.Read More
Thermostats are one of the many items to get upgraded when moving towards home automation and inter-connectivity. Nest allow you to remotely control the temperature of your home through smartphones or tablets. Nest Labs created a smart thermostat that helps you control the temperature of your house. Recently, the company was acquired by Google. Nest thermostat has saved 8 billion kWh of energy globally. On average saved 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.Read More
The New Philips Hue Hub is the central aspect of the Philips Hue lighting system. It allows the Phillips Hue bulbs and other lights to be controlled via a smartphone or other internet connected device. The new bridge is an updated version of the old hardware with a key additional feature., it's Apple HomeKit enabled. This means that you can talk to Apple's Siri and control your lights just by speaking to Siri.Read More
Amazon’s Echo is a Wi-Fi / Bluetooth speaker with a set of inbuilt microphones that allows you to communicate with the voice-controlled digital personal assistant inside. The assistant inside of Amazon Echo is called Alexa; she was the first AI personal assistant that warranted its own dedicated device. Alexa will answer questions, listen to commands, control your smart home devices and play music via the inbuilt speakers. Alexa can integrate with third-party apps, create your shopping lists via voice control and answer questions to help solve family debates.Read More
The new Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Amazons virtual assistant "Alexa" to play music, control your smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, build shopping lists and more.Read More