Home & Appliances posts

What is a Smart Microwave?

July 14th, 2020 by

A smart microwave, like many Wi-Fi based devices, is a device that can be controlled remotely. Usually when connected to a Wi-Fi network or hub which can connect externally. Smart Microwaves usually have a barcode scanner which allows you to simply scan your meal and chuck it in whilst it uses its online database of

Indoor Herb Kits – Buyers Guide

July 14th, 2020 by

If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own plant whilst inside, you can do it with complete ease. The Click and Grow is one of many Smart Gardens that can help you achieve this, alternatively, there’s plenty of other Smart Garden brands you can look into! You don’t need to be a professional to get

What is the Best Smart Plug for Alexa in the UK?

July 13th, 2020 by

If you live in the UK, like myself, you’ll know that some Smart Home brands make it extremely difficult to purchase their products. Whilst it has gotten better over time there is still a limited set of options. There’s a ton of different Smart Plug blog posts which simply redirect to an American Amazon Link

Unboxing & Review of the Click and Grow 3

July 6th, 2020 by

I’ve had my Click and Grow Smart Garden for quite a while now, just sitting under my desk waiting for the perfect time to come out. I think I’m ready to review and test home automation Smart Gardens. Getting right into it, this is a great investment for any beginner/enthusiast who has a small living

Smart Bulbs: How Do Smart Lights Work?

June 21st, 2020 by

I’ve mentioned various times lots of Smart Bulbs on this blog, but I’ve never really delved into the popularity, trends and reasons why Smart bulbs are so amazing for any Smart Home User. They’re one of the best ways to improve your office or home life at an affordable price bracket and whilst they’re extremely

Blink Mini review: Is it worth the price?

June 16th, 2020 by

I’ve seen a ton of reviews since early April about the Blink Mini and it’s been very hit or miss. So, I decided to grab one and will let you know my thoughts. If you haven’t read my indepth Blink XT2 review, check it out first for a comparison, I’m still a massive fan of

Internet of Food and how to automate your diet.

June 15th, 2020 by

I’ve been on a huge eco-drive recently, looking at ways to power my flat without it costing monthly, how to grow food in the smallest spot possible without issue and the common part of all of this is the use of Smart Home technology. We love automation, we’re not farmers, we’re hobbyists who want everything

How I make my own Click & Grow Soil

June 10th, 2020 by

Whilst I don’t have the specifics to the Click & Grow “Secret NASA inspired formula”, I do have some advice on how to make your own soil which will keep your plants healthy! The Click and Grow Smart Soil is said to “Automatically release nutrients and Oxygen” for your plants. Whilst I’m not sure how

What can you grow with a Click and Grow?

June 9th, 2020 by

Whilst you are restricted for the most part to the Plant Pods that Click & Grow offers, they do offer quite a large range of plants. The Experimental Plant Pods are a great way of growing any left over seeds you have from your local gardening store purchase, but they may not hold up to

How do I install the Blink XT2?

June 2nd, 2020 by

I’ve been a huge fan of the Blink XT2 security Camera, if you follow my twitter, you’ll know I use it to watch my rabbit and make sure he doesn’t rip everything up. The Blink XT2 is an absolutely fantasitc camera, but how do you install it? Starting with, no, you cannot zip-tie it to

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!

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