Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Tri-band WiFi 6E Mesh and Matter Smart Home Hub
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Google Nest WiFi Pro Review – Tri-band WiFi 6E Mesh and Matter Smart Home Hub

The Nest WiFi Pro was announced back in October 2022. Google chose to skip WiFi 6 and jump straight to WiFi 6E, giving this router the new 6GHz band, which provides superior throughput for short range connectivity. Like the older Nest routers, this works as a mesh system and can be paired with other Nest WiFi…

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…

Nest Thermostat E is available in the UK now for £199 – An easy to install smart thermostat
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Nest Thermostat E is available in the UK now for £199 – An easy to install smart thermostat

The Nest E has been available in the US for over a year now and is both cheaper than the Nest Learning Thermostat and claims to be easier to install. With its relatively simplistic, subtle design making it appear perhaps less prominent in your living space than other smart thermostats. You can tweak the temperature using…

Kodak Security Network surveillance camera with pan / tilt /zoom review: Model EP101WG
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Kodak Security Network surveillance camera with pan / tilt /zoom review: Model EP101WG

I have reviewed a large number of home security cameras now but the Kodak EP101WG is actually the first model I have tried out with pan / tilt /zoom, so it is an interesting alternative to the many options available nowadays. The Kodak EP101WG is part of a new security system Kodak has developed and…

Nest Hello vs Ring Doorbell Pro vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell
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Nest Hello vs Ring Doorbell Pro vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell

Having recently reviewed the Ring Doorbell and loved it, I thought it would be good to compare the options currently available for a smart doorbell. With Nest Hello now being available, there is a bit more competition on the market and it offers some appealing features over the Ring products if you can justify the…

Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Chime Pro Review
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Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Chime Pro Review

I have covered a lot of home security products in the past couple of years, and I have always been eager to try one of the Ring products. As I have IP CCTV at home I mainly wanted a Ring Doorbell for its notifications, I live in a reasonably large semi-detached house (thanks to Blackpool’s…

Foobot indoor air quality monitor review
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Foobot indoor air quality monitor review

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.85″ background_layout=”light”] Priced at £170 the Foobot smart air quality monitor initially seems like the world has taken our obsession with gadgets too far. However, with 8 million people in the UK diagnosed with asthma, increasing asthma sufferers each year and around 5.4 million of those receiving treatment for it, it might…

nCube Home Automation Controller Review
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nCube Home Automation Controller Review

Having previously reviewed the Devolo Home Control system, I was quite excited to try out a new controller called the nCube. This is a multi-protocol controller, allowing you to control devices that work on Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Lan. If you are not familiar with smart home controllers, they act as a central hub to…

Top 10 Best Home Automation Systems of 2018

Top 10 Best Home Automation Systems of 2018

Home automation systems allow homeowners better control over their environments and more idea of what types of energy they are using and why. Home automation systems as a whole are designed to take some of the strain from homeowners – instead of worrying about whether or not they have locked their doors or left their…

SpotCam Sense Indoor Wireless CCTV and Environment Sensor Review
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SpotCam Sense Indoor Wireless CCTV and Environment Sensor Review

The SpotCam Sense is a full HD indoor surveillance camera that also monitors humidity, temperature, and light levels. Users can set their SpotCam to notify them if the temperature drops below or rises above a certain level, or if lights are turned on when no one should be home. Together with advanced motion and sound…

Blink Home Security Review – Indoor Wireless CCTV
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Blink Home Security Review – Indoor Wireless CCTV

Recently we have covered the excellent Netgear Arlo and the not quite as good but cheaper Kidde Lync. Today we have the review of Blink Home Security. This works in a similar manner to Arlo, there is a sync module and then, however, many wireless cameras you want to add to the system. Blink currently…

Genius Home Review : Smart Home Heating (Heat Genius Revision 3 2017)
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Genius Home Review : Smart Home Heating (Heat Genius Revision 3 2017)

At the start of this year, I reviewed the Heat Genius smart central heating system, and I loved it. At the time, it offered the best control for heating your entire house than any other product on the market due to the integration of smart radiator valves. It did have its quirks, though. The app…

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