smart home reviews

Ikea smart blinds review: In-depth look at FYRTUR blinds & KADRILJ shades

Ikea smart blinds review Following my initial hands-on review of the Ikea FYRTUR blinds last month, I was critical of the setup and performance. Since then I now have added the KADRILJ shades to my home setup. So in this...

Hands-on with the Ikea smart blinds

Ikea has now finally released the delayed smart blinds and this week I finally got my hands a pair of FYRTUR blackout versions. This is my first impressions of the blinds ahead of the Ikea smart blind review. Which...

Tado Smart thermostat V3+ review – keep your home warm, smart

Tado thermostat V3+ review Tado has been a name in the smart home heating space for sometime along with Nest and Hive, to name a couple. The smart heating setup from tado has gone through versions, with the latest being...

Neato Botvac D5 connected review – smart cleaning robot

Neato Botvac D5 connected review The Neato Botvac D5 connected review is not something I would normally cover, but as part of a piece, I am writing on how smart home technology can improve wellbeing and overall fitness I was...

Hands on with Home App, HomeKit, Siri on macOS Mojave

Home App, HomeKit and Siri control on macOS HomeKit has been on iOS for years and now HomeKit and the Home app along with Siri control have made their way to the macOS. In macOS Mojave, you can finally control your...

Logitech Circle 2 review – Smart security camera done right

Logitech Circle 2 review Keeping an eye on your property has never been so easy with the introduction of smart security cameras. As the smart home market starts to expand with more devices being released lots of people are starting...

Lightwave generation 2 review – Smart Power & light switch dimmer

Lightwave has been around since 2008 making smart home products and the Lightwave generation 2 product line is the latest from the company offering light switches and power sockets with new features like support for a wider range of...

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch review

The Belkin WeMo Insight switch is part of the WeMo family of smart home products that you can use to control devices in your connected home and whilst Belkin call the product a WeMo insight switch in the UK,...

IKEA Trådfri smart light review – not smart, underwhelming

IKEA is known for a being the king of flat pack furniture and do this really well, So when I heard about the IKEA smart lighting range I had high expectations given the relatively low price compared to the...

Google Home review – At the centre of your smart home

Google Home review - At the centre of your smart home The Google Home smart speaker is one of many smart speakers with more to come from the likes of Apple with the HomePod in 2018. Google Home has been...

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