Tuesday, April 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.

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...
tado V3 smart heating subscription

Tado Smart heating V3, The subscription service explained?

tado smart heating subscription and how to get lifetime access.tado the smart heating product company launched the next generation of smart thermostats dubbed the V3+ back at the IFA Berlin along with a new...
Ikea smart blinds coming soon

IKea Smart Blinds coming soon with HomeKit support

Ikea Smart blinds to start at €99 with HomeKit support Ikea’s smart home lineup will soon expand to includes Ikea smart blinds. The company has been rolling out Smart home products through its Tradfri smart home...
Ikea Smart plug HomeKit release

Ikea Smart Plug HomeKit release delayed

The upcoming update to the Trådfri Control Outlet which would have allowed for HomeKit integration of their recently released Trådfri Smart plug has been delayed for an unspecified reason.Ikea has only just recently released the Trådfri...
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...
Neato D5 no go lines update

Neato D5 gets virtual no go lines, multi floor support

Neato has been on a charge this year with new products entering the Neato family and now the Neato D5 Connected, which was reviewed this year will be getting a software update to enable,...
Hive Home & HomeKit

Hive Home HomeKit support, well sort of, Hey Siri Shortcuts

Hive HomeKit support via Siri shortcuts Hive Home has now been around for a few years starting with its Hive heating product and now expanded to lights, switches and smart cameras. But the most requested...
Google Home smart home

Google Home app for iOS updated with better support for smart devices

Google released an update to the Google Home app for iOS to better support smart home devices bringing them into one easy to access simple view, alongside the unveiling a new Google Home Hub yesterday.With the...
Amazon Echo smart home devices

Amazon entering the smart home market with new devices

Amazon Smart home expanded Amazon has announced a major update to its lineup of Echo and Alexa products with the introduction of new devices which clearly shows a strong desire to enter the smart home...

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