Essentials posts

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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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

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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet sucks for Smart Homes

February 20th, 2020 by

If you’re looking for a smart home tablet, my breakdown here will explain why the Amazon Fire 7 sucks, what you can do to fix it if you do still wish to get it and if there is a better alternative. Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa? 5 Reasons Google Home Is Better

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Smart switches with no neutral / Earth wire

January 15th, 2020 by

Even if you have a fairly modern electrical set up, you may find that some switch boxes simply don’t have a neutral, unfortunately, this means that there will be a large range of Smart Switches don’t work. However, there are alternative non-neutral Smart Switches that can work. It’s worth noting, some level of knowledge with

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5 Best Smart Mugs with Temperature Control

December 26th, 2019 by

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 or cold coffee just isn’t my thing, I need it piping hot. This is

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Ring Doorbell – Is the battery life good?

December 4th, 2019 by

Picking the right Ring Doorbell can be time-consuming, there’s quite a few in their range now. It generally considered, at the time of writing this article that the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is the best option, it’s not the most expensive but is crammed with great technology at a premium (And affordable) price. A Blink

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A Blink XT2 Review – Critical Opinion

December 4th, 2019 by

A few nights ago, I heard someone trying to get into my place. Not entirely shocking given the area I live in (Nice by day, not great by night!). So I decided to get myself a small battery-powered security camera. The Blink XT2 stood out to me, and here it is! There are mini-reviews in

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How much does Smart Home Technology cost

November 18th, 2019 by

You could save £/$100’s every year by moving to Smart Technology and planning ahead. Most houses now contain what they think is a Smart Home, a Smart Home Hub, Smart Speaker and maybe some Smart Plugs / Smart Bulbs. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest checking out my blog post Do LED Lights Really

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Which Smart Bulbs don’t require a hub?

November 10th, 2019 by

In a rush? Our Opinion: There’s a ton of bulbs out there, from Philips Hue, LIFX, Ikea Trådfri and even the Anker Eufy Lumos which make it on my top list. Our suggestion? Definitely check out the LIFX range or the Yeelight. How does it work without a hub? Research for a decent Smart Bulb

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Amazon cut price for Echo Dot and Tile Bundle! (UK)

October 29th, 2019 by

If you read my last blog post on Gifts to get techy friends, you’ll know I highly recommend the Tile Mate Trackers, however, Amazon is now cutting that even further in the UK! You can grab a four-pack and Amazon Echo Speaker for £59.99! Alexa won’t delete all your Amazon Echo data. Here’s the best

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