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The Best Smart Home Devices in 2020

February 24th, 2020 by

This is a brief breakdown of the Best Smart Home Devices of 2020 (At least so far). I will rank and break these down as best as I can but if you want more information on these, keep this page bookmarked or shared so you can refer back! 2020 is going to be a big

5 Best Smart Mugs with Temperature Control

December 26th, 2019 by

This has been updated since 2020, there are now more Smart Mugs we’ve tested! Not everything needs to be Smart Home related which stays only at home, as a coffee lover (Check my Instagram!), I am constantly drinking Milk Coffees in cans or coffees from my Tassimo pod coffee maker (Highly recommend). However, room temperature

Stunning Furniture for Smart Homes

September 16th, 2019 by

I’ve been spending a metric ton more time recently looking at furniture for my home as of recent and whilst not all of these incorporate Smart Technology, it definitely looks great with it! So these are all the goodies I have on my Amazon Wishlist either to buy or think about buying for any cosmetic

EDF Smart Home Automation worth it?

August 26th, 2019 by

Before getting into this, I do need to let you know that I did have an ‘EDF Smart Home’ prior to recently moving over to Bulb (UK) which resulted in much cheaper electricity bills. What does EDF have to do with Smart Homes? EDF has partnered with a lot of Smart Home companies, some of

Should you consider the Trådfri for Google Mini?

August 1st, 2019 by

You’ve bought yourself a trådfri (tradfri for the rest of this article for Google ranking purposes!) set of lights and you’re wondering if your Google Mini could be the sole controller. Simply put, yes. The Google Home can control the tradfri lights from Ikea. If you’re new into the realm of Smart Home Lighting and

The Prime Day Deals that benefit Smart Homes

July 9th, 2019 by

Amazon Prime Day is around the corner and I AM EXCITED. This is Amazon’s time to pretend to cut down all third-party good prices but actually sell their goods much cheaper. The sale starts on Monday, July 15th and will run for 48 hours. This is based on a leak public relations email that came

5 Reasons Google Home Is Better Than Alexa

July 6th, 2019 by

This isn’t as clear cut as you think, both devices work not only as Smart Hubs/Smart Assistants but as small home speakers. So, in this breakdown, I will discuss the pros and cons of 5 major areas. Speakers, Assistant, Skills/Applications, Cost and future-proofing. Amazon Alexa or Google Home? Google Assistant Vs Alexa The Best Cheap

Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison

July 1st, 2019 by

Smart Homes are only smart if you can see where you’re going with the help of Philips Hue, Lifx, Ikea and more! Looking for a decent “Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison”? Well, there are so many Smart Bulbs from so many different vendors which makes it pretty difficult to plan your Smart Home eco-structure. I’ve

My Best Smart Home Gift Ideas 2019

June 7th, 2019 by

If you’re looking to get friends and family into Smart Homes, what better way than to buy them their first device as a gift? This will get them hooked into futuristic technology for you to talk about! So, here are my favourite gadgets gifts for automating your friend or families home. Smart Home Gifts For

The Best Cheap Smart Home Devices Under $100

May 23rd, 2019 by

When it comes to pimping out your Smart Home, it can seem daunting when looking at the price tags, everything new costs a LOT of money. So why not make a Cheap Smart Home? Once the infrastructure is in place (Check out my blog post on this here), we can look into gadgets which are

I hope you enjoyed this list of posts and now have some inspiration for your next Smart Home Automation journey. Remember that in order to make a great Smart Home you'll need to plan ahead, so head on over to our complete beginners guide or our free downloadable to-buy list here to find yourself some amazing gadgets. Check out our gear review library here for more information on the best home automation gear. Once you have all of that, just come back here, good luck! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This site also participates in other affiliate programs and is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies.

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