Thursday, March 21, 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.

Eve energy review

Elgato Eve Energy Smart plug review – HomeKit enabled switch

Elgato Eve Energy review Most smart home devices like bulbs or thermostats replace the old dumb device in totality, but what do you do if you want to connect a kettle, TV or another non-smart device?...
How to add a room to HomeKit

HomeKit how-to Guide #002: How to add a room to HomeKit

HomeKit how to guide - How to add a room to HomeKit HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home...
How to add a HomeKit accessory

HomeKit how-to Guide #001: How to add an accessory

HomeKit how to guide - How to add a smart accessory HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home app and...
Philips Hue 3.0 app

Philips launches Major Update to Philips Hue App for iOS and Android

Philips Lighting has announced its going to roll out the update to its Philips Hue 3.0 app for iOS and Android. Back at CES 2018 Philips teased us with the new features and simply...
Circle 2 review

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...
HomePod not selling

HomePod not selling as well against market expectations.

HomePod shipments for 2018 'could be far below market expectations', according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Mind-Chi Kuo has said that expects HomePod shipments to arrive at 5-10 million units in the 2018 fiscal year,...
Lightwave generation 2 review

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...
Belkin WeMo insight switch review

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...
How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP Nas wit

How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP NAS using Container station

I am a massive user of smart home products and most of my home is linked up in some shape or form with smart home accessories. I am a user of Apple's HomeKit to...
How to use Homepod as a speakerphone

How to use HomePod as a speakerphone

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is firstly a music speaker able to play music from your Apple Music catalogue and library. However, you can use the speaker on HomePod as a speakerphone for making and receiving phone...

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