Saturday, February 23, 2019

Smart home

Smart home, news, reviews and rumours for anything that is a Smart home. Products are appearing all the time from Apple, Amazon, Google, Philips, Hive and more.

The smart home space is booming with products like Google Home, HomePod and smart lighting from Philips Hue and robots from Neato. Active JR will keep you up to date with all the latest smart home news and reviews.

IKEA Smart Blinds UK

IKEA Smart Blinds shipping delayed until mid summer

Despite formal confirmation that shipping for the IKEA smart blinds smart blinds Kadrilj and the Fyrtur would start in February 2019 for Europe and the 1st April in the US, the company has now pushed the availability...

The HomeKit devices to watch out for in 2019

The future of HomeKit devices in 2019 Whilst Apple didn’t officially attend CES 2019,we did see plenty of new HomeKit smart home products that are coming in 2019 from Smart TV, lighting, doorbells, locks, thermostats...
AVIA Smart Lock with HomeKit

Avia smart lock offers HomeKit with support for MultiPoint locks

HomeKit enabled multipoint lock Introduced at CES, the Mighton Avia smart lock that supports HomeKit and is specifically made for multipoint locking doors, rather than using a deadbolt lock found in most of the other...
Philips Hue outdoor range CES 2019

Philips Hue outdoor expands lineup at CES 2019

If like me you are already a Philips Hue customer then this could be welcome news after the company has announced new products at CES 2019 to its Hue Outdoor lighting range with an outdoor...
IKEA Smart Blinds availability

Ikea Smart blinds availability, US, UK & Europe

Ikea is set to launch the smart blinds named KADRILJ and FYRTUR with support for HomeKit and the TRÅDFRI gateway that already controls the company's smart bulbs. https://youtu.be/Znqs3qeylho This is not Ikea's first step into smart home...
Netamo smart doorbell HomeKit

Netatmo Smart Doorbell with HomeKit announced

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell that supports HomeKit Netatmo has unveiled a new Smart Video Doorbell with Apple HomeKit support. The Smart doorbell comes with 1080p Full HD camera with a large 160-degree that can be...
CES 2019 smart home and tech

CES 2019 Tech & Smart home predictions – Philips, Google, Alexa, Apple

CES 2019 is only days away and here is our take on what may be coming based on all the leaked and rumours from smart home and tech companies like Philips, Google, Neato, August and...
August View Doorbell leaked

August View Doorbell Leaked

August View Doorbell and chime leaked ahead of CES 2019 The August View doorbell and chime has been leaked ahead of CES 2019 which is starting next week. It features a narrow design which should fit...

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...
Siri voice setup

How to enable a Siri voice command in Siri shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts voice commands Sir shortcuts are a new feature in iOS 12 and bring quick actions across your apps on iOS, which will perform a task within the app automatically in the background or...

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