Aosu Video Doorbell Ultra Review – An affordable alternative to Ring and Eufy – Model V8S
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Aosu Video Doorbell Ultra Review – An affordable alternative to Ring and Eufy – Model V8S

The Aosu Video Doorbell Ultra was launched a couple of years ago, and it is one of the best-reviewed video doorbells on Amazon. Still, it is a brand that I overlooked due to the sheer volume of random Chinese brands on Amazon. I have used the video doorbell for the p[past couple of weeks, and…

Philips Hue Launches New Products to Enhance Sleep, Personalise Decor, and More
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Philips Hue Launches New Products to Enhance Sleep, Personalise Decor, and More

Philips Hue has launched a range of new products and app features designed to enhance home lighting experiences. Introduction of Philips Hue Twilight for Better Sleep Among the highlights is the Philips Hue Twilight, a new sleep and wake-up light designed to support users’ circadian rhythms. The Twilight light, available in both white and black,…

Aqara Unveils Roller Shade Controller T1S with Matter-Over-Bridge Support
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Aqara Unveils Roller Shade Controller T1S with Matter-Over-Bridge Support

Aqara has launched its latest smart home device, the Roller Shade Controller T1S. This tubular motor is designed to support Matter compatibility over a bridge, enhancing interoperability across various smart home platforms and devices. The Roller Shade Controller T1S offers homeowners improved convenience, energy efficiency, and privacy by automating the adjustment of window shades. Features…

Aqara Hub M3 Review – Matter over Thread Smart Hub
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Aqara Hub M3 Review – Matter over Thread Smart Hub

The Aqara Hub M3 is the latest smart home hub from Aqara, offering a range of features and improvements over its predecessor, the M2. This hub is designed to bridge the gap between Aqara’s Zigbee and Thread devices and the Matter ecosystem, making it easier for users to control their smart home devices seamlessly. Specifications…

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…

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…

Aqara Launches New Ceiling Light T1M with Colourful Gradient Ring
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Aqara Launches New Ceiling Light T1M with Colourful Gradient Ring

Aqara, a leading smart home solutions provider, has announced the launch of its latest smart lighting product – the Ceiling Light T1M. This new LED ceiling light fixture aims to provide both everyday and atmospheric illumination with its combination of tunable white light and a colourful gradient ring. Key Features Everyday and Atmospheric Lighting The…

Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Review – Including Smart Radiator Valves
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Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Review – Including Smart Radiator Valves

Living in a large, old, inefficient home in the north of England, I have been a big fan of smart heating ever since it became available. My first experience was with the original Tado system back in 2014, but back then, they didn’t have the smart radiator valves, so I quickly jumped ship to Heat…

AiDot Linkind Matter A19 Smart Light Bulb Review: Cheap RGBW E27 Smart Bulbs for Home Assistant
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AiDot Linkind Matter A19 Smart Light Bulb Review: Cheap RGBW E27 Smart Bulbs for Home Assistant

I didn’t have the best experience with Matter when I first used it with the Google Nest WiFi Pro, but since then, there has been a growing number of Matter-enabled devices, and I have switched to Home Assistant for all my smart home needs. The AiDot Linkind represent a perfect example of why Matter is…

AENO Seasonal Premium Eco Smart Panel LED Heater Review – AGH0003S
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AENO Seasonal Premium Eco Smart Panel LED Heater Review – AGH0003S

I am a big fan of smart heating, and with the cost of gas and electricity, it has become more important than ever to have greater control over your heating. My home has gas-powered central heating, so I don’t particularly need an electric heater, but this Aeno Premium Eco Smart LED Heater is superb, albeit…

Aqara Announces New Thread Border Router Plug & Smart Lock U300 at CES 2024
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Aqara Announces New Thread Border Router Plug & Smart Lock U300 at CES 2024

Following on from the announcement of the Aqara Hub M3, which is one of the most advanced smart home hubs on the market with Matter, Thread, and Zigbee support, Aqara has also announced two additional smart home devices at CES 2024. Border Router Plug First to Add Thread Support The headline product launch was Aqara’s…

Camera vSLAM vs LiDAR Mapping for Robot Vacuums: A Comprehensive Guide

Camera vSLAM vs LiDAR Mapping for Robot Vacuums: A Comprehensive Guide

In the increasingly crowded marketplace of robot vacuums, the technologies that power these nifty devices have become more advanced and varied. When it comes to navigation and mapping—key features that differentiate a sophisticated robot vacuum from a glorified dustpan—two technologies seem to stand out: Camera vSLAM and LiDAR Mapping. As someone who has dived deep…

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