Petzi Treat Cam Review

With the boom is smart home gadgets, and health gadgets, we already seem to be using connected technology for every aspect of our life. So why not get our pets involved too? The Petzi Treat Cam from Chewy is a Wi-Fi-connected camera that also shoots out treats to your waiting canine or feline friend. It … Read more

Heat Genius Review Part 2

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] ** As soon as I posted this blog, Heat Genius email about their new App. Apparently, the new app (v4.0.0) should appear on your devices in the next couple of days. Some more info can is here ** My first post about Heat Genius was supposed to … Read more

LightwaveRF Smart Home Automation Review

Lightwave has released a new controller that is compatible with Alex and you can read the review here LightwaveRF is a UK based company specialising in home automation / smart home products. In comparison to other smart home companies, LightwaveRF seems to sit a bit in the middle ground of products they offer. There are … Read more

Honeywell Evohome smart thermostat and smart TRV

Another day and another company releases a smart thermostat. This time from the long established Honeywell who have been making some of them best “dumb” thermostats for years. Evohome seems to up the ante compared to other smart systems that we have discussed such as Tado and Hive by using a very smart looking touchscreen … Read more

Tado Smart Thermostat Review: Is it the best alternative to the Nest?

Following Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs, smart thermostats have received quite a lot of attention, however, unless you live in the USA you won’t be able to get a Nest. There is little point importing one either becuase they don’t typically don’t work with our boilers and require complex hacks to get it functional. So … Read more

Hive Active Heating Smart Thermostat

We have been blogging a lot about smart homes and home automation really. Unfortunately a lot of these solutions are US based which can be a little frustrating to us Brits. One promising option for us is the Smart Thermostat from Hive. This is a device that will replace your current boiler thermostat and provide … Read more

Archos enters the Smart Home market

Another day and another company jumping onto the smart home bandwagon. This time the French company Archos have announced the originally named, Smart Home Solution. The platform is based around a tablet-like gateway and various sensors that users can place in and around their homes for remote monitoring. The gateway gathers information from up to … Read more

SmartThings Hopes to Make Home Automation Mainstream

Home Automation and Smart Homes are things we are very interested in, and 2014 seems like it could be the year where it becomes more mainstream. We have already seen Samsung, Haier demonstrating smart appliances at the IFA in Berlin this year. We have recently posted about doing a serious on Home Automation, and now … Read more

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