Reolink Go Plus Review – 2K 4MP LTE/4G Outdoor Security Camera with Person & Vehicle Detection

I reviewed the Reolink Go over three years ago, it was an impressive affordable alternative to the Arlo Go. Arlo recently upgraded their 4G camera last year with the Arlo Go 2 with some significant improvements making it like the Arlo Pro 4 but with 4G connectivity. The Arlo Go 2 still isn’t available in … Read more

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review – A superb smart mapping vacuum, but the N8+ is probably a better buy

Ecovacs is one of the more established brand names that sell robot vacuums on Amazon. They have a wide range of options going from the affordable Deebot N79S up to the most expensive Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI that uses a camera and artificial intelligence for advanced object detection and avoidance. The model I have been … Read more

Twinkly Dots Smart LED String Announced at CES

I have been quite impressed with the Twinkly product range so far. They have expanded away from their excellent Christmas tree string lights into a more mainstream product range such as LED strips and the Twinkly Flex. As CES 2022, the company has now launched another product suitable for all year use but still works … Read more

Aqara announces Matter based motion sensor & door/window sensor. Hubs to be updated to work with Matter & ZigBee seamlessly

I have been impressed with the Aqara products I have reviewed recently. The Zigbee based system is perfect for anyone looking for an affordable way to set up a smart home. While Zigbee is a fantastic smart home protocol, there is a new kid on the block called Matter, which is backed by the Zigbee … Read more

TP-Link Tapo L900-5 RGB LED Light Strip Review

TP-Link continues to expand the product range within its affordable Tapo sub-brand. Recently, this includes the addition of two LED light strips, the Tapo L900-5, which I am reviewing today and the slightly more expensive RGBIC multicolour Tapo L920-5. Tapo L900-5 vs Tapo L920-5: RGB vs RGBIC Light Strips There are two different light strips … Read more

Eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro Review – The best floodlight camera thanks to pan & tilt person auto-tracking

The Netatmo Presence was the first smart floodlight camera to enter the market, and this was followed up by the Ringfloodlight and EZVIZ LC1. For a time, there were many other options on the market, which I felt was a missed opportunity as I find floodlight cameras one of the best home surveillance products out … Read more

Eufy SoloCam E40 Review – Is the SoloCam as good as the eufyCam 2C?

I have been a big fan of the Eufy security cameras and doorbells ever since I reviewed the eufyCam E back in early 2019. Then the Eufy Doorbell and eufyCam 2C have been two of my main recommendations in recent years for a doorbell and battery camera. I always attributed the excellent battery life of … Read more

Twinkly Strings Gold Edition Review – Programmable Smart Christmas Tree Lights with 250 Amber, White, Warm White LEDs

I recently reviewed the Twinkly Flex, and Line smart LED lights.  I came away impressed; while the overall system wasn’t quite as refined as Philips Hue, it excelled at creativity with the option to map your lights and group them together and create custom lighting patterns. While there may be plenty of competing smart LED … Read more

IP66 Vs IP65: A Peek Into Enclosure Ratings

Electronic manufacturers are consistently working towards making their products stand out from the competition. The increasing dependence on technology is fuelling this sea change and pushing manufacturers to offer a variety of innovative features. Ingress protection is one of the best examples of how electronic manufacturers have refined their offerings to cater to the consumer’s … Read more

The Best Smart Locks for uPVC External Doors With Multi-Point Locks in the UK

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 Discounts Many of the brands I have discussed below have some excellent Black Friday or Cyber Monday discounts. These include: All the Yale Linus range have 25% off taking them down to the lowest price ever on Amazon according to Keepa. This includes: Yale Linus is reduced from around … Read more

Reolink Black Friday Deals – Reolink Go PT, Argus 2 and POE cameras get big discounts

Reolink Black Friday Deals – Reolink Go PT, Argus 2 and POE cameras get big discounts I have been a fan of Reolink in the past couple of years. I have reviewed most of the new products they have launched and I can’t think of any that I have disliked. Generally, they all offer excellent … Read more

eufyCam 2C vs Blink XT2 Compared – Which is the best budget wire-free security camera?

Black Friday 2021 Deals Both Eufy and Blink have some excellent Black Friday deals, making it the perfect time to buy either system. The eufyCam 2C is reduced from £230 down to £140 which appears to be the lowest price ever on Amazon. There is the eufyCam 2C Pro which increases the camera resolution to … Read more

Ring Smart Alarm vs Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm vs Somfy Home Alarm vs Simplisafe vs Netatmo – Which is the Best Smart Alarm in the UK – With Black Friday Deals

Black Friday 2021 Deals It is that time of year again. Most companies are offering some big discounts and this could likely swing your opinion for one of the below systems I have compared. Yale Black Friday All the Yale Sync systems on Amazon currently have a discount. The Yale IA-320 Sync Smart Home Alarm … Read more

Aqara Camera Hub G3 Announced for €120/£100 with 2K, pan-and-tilt camera with the local facial and gesture recognition features

Today, Aqara have added another Zigbee hub to their product lineup with availability on the Amazon US, Canada and France. It should come to the UK in the next few weeks. Buy from Amazon: The new camera is a 2K, pan-and-tilt camera with the local facial and gesture recognition features, and it integrates a built-in … Read more

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