Essentials posts

So, I got the TP-Link Powerline Adapter Starter Kit…

May 7th, 2020 by

The walls at my home are pretty thick, it makes streaming in 4K very difficult as I have to wait almost as long as the shows length before it’s finished buffering despite having fairly good download speeds. To be specific, I purchased the TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT and placed it at the mid point of my property,

What Universal Remote Works With Firestick?

May 6th, 2020 by

I’m forever losing my Firestick Remote, it’s a pain because I really don’t like using my phone to control my TV and if I’m honest, for my Dumb TV I’d like to be able to turn it on and off + Control my Firestick without hassle. When you’re like myself and have an Nvidia Shield,

8 Green Smart Home Gadgets

April 20th, 2020 by

Whether you are vegan, Drive a Tesla or want to use only Smart Home technology for full sustainable living. The latest gadgets and technology shown in 2019 – 2020 can help you with that! Green smart homes are definitely the future, whether it’s for yourself or for the world, there are definite pros and little

Absolutely everything about Amazon Alexa [PDF]

March 26th, 2020 by

Absolutely Everything About Alexa What do you do when Amazon Alexa loses her voice?​ What you will learn: How to set up your Alexa Device How to use Alexa What Alexa can be used for Dos and don’ts of voice assistants And a lot more! Alexa is one of the smartest voice assistants out there,

Zigbee: A complete beginners breakdown

March 23rd, 2020 by

Before we begin There are two main protocols for any Smart Home, these are Zigbee and Z-Wave. There’s a lot of debate on which is the best option, but in this post we will break down what this technology is, how it’s used and why it’s good/bad. This will be quite an intensive look into

Neos Smartcam – The cheapest way to protect your home

March 16th, 2020 by

Neos Smartcam Review I’ve been comparing the Blink XT-2 and the Neos Smart Cam for a few weeks now. It’s a pretty good system and for the price, it’s a great budget setup. You can get yourself 5 super small smart cameras for the cheap price of £100. This guide was last updated on the

Echo Buds – A non-sponsored review

March 15th, 2020 by

What are the Amazon Echo Buds? Wireless ear buds took the world by storm in 2019, the AirPods were basically the next Nike Airs. To cut it short, the Amazon Echo Buds are surprisingly good in comparison to their more expensive counterpart the AirPods. How to turn any TV into a Smart TV for Free

How Much Internet Speed Does Your Smart Home Need?

March 5th, 2020 by

When you have everything connected to your one network which then goes out to the internet (IoT), you may wonder if it will slow everything down. Which is a fair question, and one which I will answer. Will my Smart Home slow down my internet? Your Smart Home Network is interconnected, everything communicates on your

Home Automation For Dummies

March 2nd, 2020 by

Smart Home Automation Guide for Dummies This is my FREE ‘Smart Home Automation Guide for Dummies’. Please consider commenting below to let me know more about what you need! Smart Homes are on the rise, so it’s fair to say to say that Home Automation is likely going to embed itself moving forward in the

Must-Have Smart Pet Toys & Electronics

February 25th, 2020 by

Remember when pet toys were just a ball with a weird fluffy thing on the end of it? Things have definitely advanced since then and if you’re a smart home enthusiast like myself, you’ll want everything to be done automatically via Smart Pet Toys! There’s a ton of mediocre stuff out there, but, there are

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