Amazon Echo Flex + Motion Sensor Review – Doorbell alerts and Philips Hue motion sensing on the cheap but is it good vs the Philips Hue sensor?

I impulsively bought the Amazon Echo Flex and the addon motion sensor during the Black Friday period. The Flex was £14 but the motion sensor £15, all in all, a cheap buy as far as my compulsive tech spending goes. What I hoped to achieve was a relatively affordable motion sensor for Philips Hue lights … Read more

JBL Link View Review – A Google Assistant Smart Display with excellent audio

With the success of the Amazon Echo Show, it was inevitable that Google and others follow suit with their versions. With Google, this came via third parties initially in the form of the LG Smart Display and the JBL Link. This has now been complemented by Googles own Home Hub and the newly announced LG … Read more

Amazon Announce New Echo Show & Echo Dot

To complement the release of the new Echo audio options, and weird kitchen gadgets, Amazon have also upgraded the Echo Show and Echo Dot. Echo Show Getting in there before Google releases the rumoured Home Hub, Amazon has updated the Echo Show, upgrading its looks considerably in favour of a minimalist design. The new Echo … Read more

Alexa in everything: AmazonBasics Microwave & Amazon wall clock both feature Amazon Alexa

Amazon has launched a bevvy of new products, expanding their smart hardware set up considerably. It appears Amazon maybe throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks because 2 of the products are a little left field. While they are not the first company to get into the smart appliance game it appears to … Read more

Ultimate Ears Megablast Review – Bluetooth, Waterproof, Portable Alexa Speaker!

Ultimate Ears are sub-brand of Logitech after being bought out by them in 2008. Initially, they started out as a custom IEM, and they entered the portable speaker market in 2013 with the UE Boom. The terribly named Ultimate Ears Megablast is their latest offering and is an IP67 rated portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker with … Read more

Amazon Echo Spot Review

The Echo Spot was finally released in the UK this week and can either been seen as a budget mini Echo Show or very expensive Echo Dot with a screen. Does it find a comfortable middle ground between the two devices? While the Echo Show is large and ugly, the Echo Spot can only be … Read more

LG ThinQ Smart Kitchen – Alexa powered smart fridge, oven and dishwasher all talk to each other

The smart kitchen has been on the precipice of going mainstream for years now. Samsung launched their excellent smart washer several years ago, and I saw Haier demoing a smart fridge back in 2013. With the massive success of Alexa, home automation seems to have been embraced by the public, and as a result, manufacturers … Read more

Sonos One Launched: The Sonos Smart Speaker

With Amazon, Google, and Apple all having smart speakers now, it was inevitable that the multi-room streaming specialist Sonos would enter the market. The Sonos One is essentially a Sonos Play 1 but with Amazon’s Alexa assistant built in. In 2018, Sonos says it will support Google’s Assistant, too. Available for pre-order now and priced … Read more

Amazon Echo Look Announced – An Alexa powered smart camera to replace your mirror

Alexa has been a huge hit for Amazon so it is no surprise they want to expand their Alexa powered products further. What we didn’t expect was an Alexa-powered camera designed around taking your own fashion photos and videos. If you want to show off your daily wardrobe, you just have to ask the Look … Read more

Google Home Review

Google Home has finally landed in the UK after being available in America for the last few months. Does this smart speaker live up to the hype, and more importantly can it compete with Alexa? As most of you will be aware, Google Home is a small speaker with built-in microphones that can detect audio … Read more

Google Home Believed to be $130 at Launch. 4K Chromecast $70

We heard about Google Home at the annual I/O developer conference, it is basically a smart spear in direct competition to the Amazon Echo. It is a logical step for Google too, Goole Music is a big service for them, and Google Now is a voice assistant they have been pushing hard the past couple … Read more

Amazon Echo & Echo Dot now up for pre-order in the UK. Echo discounted £99 for Prime members.

Amazon have finally announced they are launching the Echo in the UK, and the RRP will be £149.99 but if you are a Prime member you can pre-order it today for just £99. Amazon Echo has been quite a bit hit in America, and a lot of app developers are working on integrating it into … Read more