TP-Link Kasa Smart Thermostatic Radiator Valve KE100 KIT Review – An excellent affordable smart TRV that now works with Tapo [2024 Update]
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TP-Link Kasa Smart Thermostatic Radiator Valve KE100 KIT Review – An excellent affordable smart TRV that now works with Tapo [2024 Update]

[Update – 12th February 2024] I originally wrote this review back in December 2023 and criticised this TRV due to the mess that was the Tapo and Kasa interoperability. I expressed annoyance that the Kasa smart hub had the same hardware as the Tapo smart hub, but you couldn’t add the KE100 to the Tapo…

TP-Link Tapo T315 Review – Matter Compatible Temperature & Humidity Sensor with Display
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TP-Link Tapo T315 Review – Matter Compatible Temperature & Humidity Sensor with Display

At the end of 2023, I reviewed the TP-Link Kasa KE100 radiator valve and had very mixed feelings towards it. It is fantastic value for money, but at the time, it was not compatible with the TP-Link Tapo H100 hub, and I went on to criticise the mess of Kasa and Tapo interoperability. Recently, things…

TP-Link Tapo P110M Smart Plug Review – The same P110 energy monitoring smart plug, but now with Matter
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TP-Link Tapo P110M Smart Plug Review – The same P110 energy monitoring smart plug, but now with Matter

Following on from my critical posts covering Tapo vs Kasa and my review of the Kasa KE100 KIT, this post is much more positive. I have previously reviewed the TP-Link Tapo P110, and I think it is/was the best smart plug on the market. You can regularly pick it up for around £10, and you…

Dreo Falcon S Air Circulator Smart Fan Review -Model – CF714S / DR-HAF004S
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Dreo Falcon S Air Circulator Smart Fan Review -Model – CF714S / DR-HAF004S

I have written quite a lot of fans over the past few years. I am quite obsessive about them, depending on your needs, you can’t just buy any old pedestal fan; they are often too noisy for sleeping or even quiet office environments. Being a gadget blog, I love the idea of smart fans, but…

Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 Review – mmWave for ultra-accurate smart home triggers
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Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 Review – mmWave for ultra-accurate smart home triggers

The Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 was launched globally a couple of weeks ago. It replaces the FP1 which launched last year, this wasn’t launched globally, but many people imported it from China due to its unique feature set. [amazon box=”B0BXWZMQJ3″] Millimeter-wave vs PIR Sensors The FP2 uses a 60GHz mmWave radar as the sensor in…

EcoFlow Glacier Review – A portable fridge with 40-hour battery life & ice cube maker
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EcoFlow Glacier Review – A portable fridge with 40-hour battery life & ice cube maker

The EcoFlow Glacier was revealed at CES 2023 and officially announced last week. It is now available to buy directly from EcoFlow and should be on Amazon. This is a new product category from EcoFlow, but it builds upon their speciality of portable power stations. It is one of the only products on the market…

Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Testing Matter Smart Home Functionality & Google Home
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Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Testing Matter Smart Home Functionality & Google Home

I am in the middle of reviewing the Google Nest WiFi Pro. The main reason why I bought this router was that it could work with Matter and is a Thread border router. This section of the review ended up being longer than expected due to various issues, and therefore I decided to split it…

SwitchBot Hub 2 Review – Apple HomeKit / Matter Compatible Smart Home Hub
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SwitchBot Hub 2 Review – Apple HomeKit / Matter Compatible Smart Home Hub

SwitchBot made a name for itself with the SwitchBot Bot, which is an affordable smart button pressor. It is a simple yet innovative way to make dumb electronics smart. A few other random brands have tried to rip off the ideal, but no one has competed with SwitchBot for this clever little device. I have…

SwitchBot LED Strip Light & Smart LED Bulb Review vs Tapo L930-5
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SwitchBot LED Strip Light & Smart LED Bulb Review vs Tapo L930-5

SwitchBot recently sent me the new SwitchBot Hub 2 to review, and they sent along some of their smart lights to test with it. I am still in the process of finalising the hub review and thought I should quickly cover the lights separately. SwitchBot LED Strip Light Specification SwitchBot Smart LED Bulb Specification Set…

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