Samsung SmartThings Review – 2018 V3 Hub and sensors

SmartThings launched all the way back in 2012 following a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised $1.2 million with products becoming commercially available in 2013. In late 2014 it was acquired by Samsung for $200-million and at the time it looked like this would be the first home automation product to go mainstream. While the … Read more

Samsung Announces New SmartThings Hub, Sensors and Button

With the dominance of Alexa and Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings seems to have fallen on the wayside past couple of years. During Smart Home Week the SmartThings indicated they would be making a new push to promote the product and one of the reasons why it had not been more aggressively pushed was them waiting it out … Read more

A Q&A for Smart Home Week which aims to raise smart home awareness from 21st – 27th May 2018

Smart Home Week is a collaborative effort by the leading brands in smart home technology to raise awareness and educate consumers about benefits and opportunities of living in a smart, connected way. It is in its second year and this year will take place from 21st – 27th May, it is backed by many of … Read more

Soma Smart Shades Bluetooth Blind Control Review

Philips Hue has been one of my favourite purchases in recent months, I love being able to control my lights remotely and have them on schedules. So the idea of being able to do the same with my blinds is very appealing and the Soma Smart Shades do that, for a relatively affordable price and … Read more

Devolo Home Control Review – Home Automation

A lot of the home automation gadgets I have reviewed are relatively closed systems offering specific functionality, and they are great. But one area I have always wanted to review is a Z-Wave home control system. Z-Wave is a wireless networking system for home automation devices; several big companies use this standard in the smart … Read more

Samsung’s 2016 4K TV Pricing & More Details: Quantum Dots, & IoT.

As someone that is wanting a big TV upgrade this year, I have eagerly been waiting for the 2016 line-up of TVs to launch. Sony have released some of theirs, and we know about the LG line-up, but no when it is out. Now we have more details on Samsung’s releases, though it is mainly … Read more

SmartThings Hopes to Make Home Automation Mainstream

Home Automation and Smart Homes are things we are very interested in, and 2014 seems like it could be the year where it becomes more mainstream. We have already seen Samsung, Haier demonstrating smart appliances at the IFA in Berlin this year. We have recently posted about doing a serious on Home Automation, and now … Read more