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.

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...
Eve Flare US

Eve Flare Portable LED Lamp With Apple HomeKit Support Now in the US

Eve Flare portable LED lamp with Apple HomeKit support has been available for some time in the UK and Europe, but now shipping as started...
IKEA SMART blinds release

IKEA smart blinds appear on Sweden online store

FYRTUR & KADRILJ blinds online via Sweden store It looks like Ikea is gearing up for the release of the FYRTUR  & KADRILJ smart blinds...
IKEA Tradfri Control outlet review

IKEA Control Outlet HomeKit update a few weeks away

IKEA launched the exceptionally low priced smart plug, the control outlet. But several months since its release, HomeKit support is still missing in action...
HomePod sound

Apple HomePod review’s are in – What the reviewers are saying

Apple HomePod went on sale on the 26th January in the US, UK and Australia and its only natural to start to see the first HomePod reviews...
IKEA Tradfri Control outlet review

IKEA control Outlet finally gets HomeKit support

IKEA launched the Control Outlet back in November 2018 without HomeKit integration. Now users of the Tradfri smart plug will now be able to...
Icons HomeKit

HomeKit how-to Guide #004: How to change HomeKit icons

How to change icons in HomeKit HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do...
IKEA smart blind battery

Ikea smart blind battery appearing in stores in Europe

The BRAUNIT battery pack for the forthcoming Ikea Smart Blinds is now on sale in Germany, UK and Ireland. While this battery also supports...
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...
Ring HomeKit support

Ring promises HomeKit support, again – But is it to late

Ring has confirmed that HomeKit support will be coming to the Ring Pro Doorbell, but is it just another empty promise and a reaction...

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