Aqara Hub M3 vs Aqara Hub M2 Comparison – Is it worth upgrading to the Hub M3?
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Aqara Hub M3 vs Aqara Hub M2 Comparison – Is it worth upgrading to the Hub M3?

The Aqara Hub M3, Aqara’s latest flagship smart hub, embodies a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the Hub M2. It introduces critical support for both Matter and Thread, positioning itself as a central control point for a diverse range of smart devices through its multi-protocol gateway capabilities. Key Differences at a Glance The Aqara Hub…

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…

Aqara Launches Hub M3 with Advanced Edge Computing and Matter Compatibility
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Aqara Launches Hub M3 with Advanced Edge Computing and Matter Compatibility

Aqara has announced the global release of its next-generation smart home hub, the Hub M3. This innovative device is designed to provide users with enhanced privacy, local automation capabilities, and seamless integration with a wide range of smart home devices. This is the first Aqara hub that features both Thread and Matter, allowing it to…

Aqara Motion and Light Sensor P2 Review – A Matter Over Thread Sensor that’s Cheaper than the Eve Motion Sensor
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Aqara Motion and Light Sensor P2 Review – A Matter Over Thread Sensor that’s Cheaper than the Eve Motion Sensor

The Aqara Motion and Light Sensor P2 is the third product Aqara has launched that has native Matter support which is achieved through the thread protocol. It joins the Door and Window Sensor P2 and the Aqara Presence Sensor FP2. I’m not sure why they released this after the other two, as I feel it’s…

Hobot Legee D8 Robot Vacuum and Mop Review
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Hobot Legee D8 Robot Vacuum and Mop Review

I have been a big fan of robot vacuums for several years now and have loved seeing the technology evolve. Originally, I had a Eufy robot vacuum that would bounce around our kitchen, randomly cleaning up my mess. Nowadays, I am all about robot vacuums with Lidar or Vslam mapping and auto-emptying stations. The Hobot…

SwitchBot Expands Matter Support Across Almost All Products
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SwitchBot Expands Matter Support Across Almost All Products

SwitchBot has announced a significant upgrade to its product line, bringing Matter support to nearly all of its devices. This move aims to provide users with a more seamless and integrated smart home experience. Related Reviews SwitchBot Hub 2: The Gateway to Matter Compatibility Last year, SwitchBot took its first step into the Matter ecosystem…

Aqara Launches New Motion and Light Sensor P2 with Thread and Matter Support
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Aqara Launches New Motion and Light Sensor P2 with Thread and Matter Support

Aqara has announced the release of its latest product, the Motion and Light Sensor P2. This new generation motion sensor is built upon the Thread protocol and the industry-unifying Matter standard, offering seamless compatibility across various smart home platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Apple Home, Google Home, and Samsung SmartThings. The Motion and Light Sensor P2…

Philips Hue Floodlight Camera Review
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Philips Hue Floodlight Camera Review

The Philips Hue Floodlight Camera was announced at IFA 2023 as part of the Philips Hue Secure launch, along with three other cameras. It joins a growing number of floodlight cameras on the market, but its integration with the Philips Hue ecosystem sets it apart. As I am heavily invested in Philips Hue, I have…

Eufy Launches Flagship Omni S1 Pro Robotic Vacuum with Advanced Floor Washing and Self-Cleaning Capabilities
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Eufy Launches Flagship Omni S1 Pro Robotic Vacuum with Advanced Floor Washing and Self-Cleaning Capabilities

Anker subsidiary Eufy today announced the global launch of its new flagship robotic vacuum, the eufy Robot Vacuum Omni S1 Pro. The S1 Pro introduces several industry-leading features, including a revolutionary floor washing system, a compact all-in-one base station, and advanced obstacle avoidance technology. The Omni S1 Pro is currently available for pre-order through Kickstarter,…

Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings Announce Partnership to Enhance Smart Home Lighting Control
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Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings Announce Partnership to Enhance Smart Home Lighting Control

Signify, the company behind the popular Philips Hue smart lighting system, has announced a new partnership with Samsung SmartThings, a leading smart home platform. This collaboration aims to provide users with more seamless control over their Philips Hue smart lights through the SmartThings app and ecosystem. Related Content Expanded Philips Hue Functionality in SmartThings App…

Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera 2K (2nd Generation) Review – VMC3050
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Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera 2K (2nd Generation) Review – VMC3050

I have previously reviewed the excellent Arlo Essential and Essential XL outdoor wireless security cameras. Arlo has now released a second generation of its Essential range with four new products, including a second-generation version of the two Essential outdoor cameras, a 2K Essential Video Doorbell, and an Essential indoor camera. The Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera…

Arlo Launches New Essential Range with 2K Resolution and 4-in-1 Security Features
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Arlo Launches New Essential Range with 2K Resolution and 4-in-1 Security Features

Arlo has unveiled its latest Essential range in the UK, designed to meet the growing consumer demand for affordable yet comprehensive home security solutions. The new range boasts a variety of cutting-edge features, including 2K resolution for crystal-clear video quality and 4-in-1 security capabilities encompassing video recording, audio monitoring, motion detection, and deterrence. Related Reviews…

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