HYSapientia 25L Air Fryer Oven Review: Affordable alternative to Sage Smart Oven Pro

Everyone loves an air fryer, and with the ridiculous cost of electricity, they are going to remain extraordinarily popular for years to come. They are essentially just a fan oven, but the small cavity size means they use much less electricity than your normal oven. Everyone wants a Ninja air fryer, but there are many … Read more

Best Video Doorbell Cameras for 2023 – Including 24/7 recording – RTSP – Battery – Wired

Video doorbells are one of my favourite pieces of smart home tech. I get so many deliveries and pickups that it was incredibly stressful until I started using these amazing gadgets. To some extent, I have gone full circle with the stress. While I don’t miss any packages, I do get notifications from security cameras, … Read more

Smart Home Technology – How to Make Your Home a Smart Home

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Welcome to the world of smart home technology! With the advancements made in recent years, transforming your home into an intelligent abode is easier than ever. Smart homes are no longer just a futuristic dream—they’re now accessible to almost everyone. From controlling lights and thermostats with voice commands to automatically locking doors when you leave, … Read more

TP-Link Tapo L930-5 RGBIC Light Strip Review vs L920-5 vs L900-5

The Tapo L930-5 was launched in the middle of 2022, and it is the first product to launch from them that can be integrated with Apple HomeKit. Tapo L930-5 vs L920-5 vs L900-5 I have previously reviewed the affordable Tapo L900-5, which uses an RGB chip that only allows a single colour to be used … Read more

Reolink RLC-81MA 4K dual-lens PoE security camera with wide and telephoto lenses announced at CES 2023 + new fisheye cameras

Following on from the Reolink Argus announcement is the new Reolink RLC-81MA. I generally prefer the wired range of cameras from Reolink, and I personally think this is the niche they excel in, with very little competition against them unless you go from more expensive brands like Hikvision. RLC-81MA – A 4K dual-lens PoE security … Read more

Reolink Argus Track and Argus PT 4K Announced at CES 2023

Reolink has to be the most prolific brand in the market for churning out new surveillance products. At CES, they announced multiple new cameras. The two Argus models I discuss here then a new RLC series camera for prosumers and LTE models of the Duo 2 and TrackMix. They will also launch a new lineup … Read more

Philips Hue Sync TV app for Samsung TVs announced for £115! Go portable table lamp due in February for £140

At CES 2023, Philips Hue announced their latest new range of products. Philips Hue Sync TV app for Samsung TVs The main announcement could prove controversial and rattle a few cages. Philips Hue is launching a native app for Samsung TVs The new Philips Hue Sync TV app synchronises Philips Hue smart lights with everything … Read more

Warning! Boundary Technologies / Smart Alarm has entered liquidation – Boundary Smart Alarm Review

A quick update on the 11/01/23, Boundary Technologies has had a new companies house filing confirming that there has been an appointment of a provisional liquidator in a winding-up by the court. Boundary Technologies is in liquidation It appears that Boundary Technologies may be in liquidation. This information is not 100% confirmed yet. A commenter … Read more

Eufy 4G LTE Starlight Camera Review – Is it better than the Arlo Go 2 & Reolink Go Plus?

I originally reviewed the Netgear Arlo back in 2018, and I think it was the first 4G security camera to launch or at least the first decent one. Reolink quickly followed with the Reolink Go, and Reolink has generally been the best brand to go for ever since. They went on to launch the Reolink … Read more

Aqara Smart Radiator Thermostat E1 Valve Review – A Zigbee smart TRV with Home Assistant compatibility

I somehow missed the launch of the Aqara Smart Radiator Thermostat E1 a few months ago. I am a massive fan of smart radiator valves. I live in a large, relatively old house that doesn’t have the best insulation and is a bit draughty. Our rooms are very large, too, and I work from home. … Read more

Best Smart Thermostatic Radiator Valves – Programmable TRVs with WiFi / Bluetooth to save on heating costs this winter

This post was originally written in November 2021. In 2022, with our energy bills significantly higher, this post is more relevant than ever. I have therefore updated it with some new products. Following on from my smart electric radiator post, this post covers smart programmable radiator valves. Most press coverage and advertising focus on smart … Read more

Philips Hue Festavia String Lights Review – Smart Christmas tree lights that compete vs Twinkly

Recently, Philips Hue announced the Festavia string lights, which are designed for Christmas and the holiday season and, more specifically, Christmas Trees. There are surprisingly very few brands competing in the smart Christmas tree lighting niche. You have your typical random Chinese brands available on Amazon, but if you want a good experience, there has … Read more

Eufy Security S300 eufyCam 3C Review: Now with expandable storage via the HomeBase 3 and new advanced AI face detection

I reviewed the eufyCam 2C over two years ago, and it is probably one of the best battery-powered cameras I have reviewed (I never reviewed the Pro variant). It was the first battery-powered camera that I was happy with to use on my home thanks to the excellent battery life and colour night time footage … Read more

Eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box Review – A secure parcel delivery box with a security camera, PIN codes and mobile notifications

Due to the nature of my work, I get a huge number of deliveries and pickups. Thankfully, I work from home, so it is not normally a huge problem, but it can still be annoying having to wait in all day for deliveries. Since Covid, many companies seem to be more lax with how they … Read more

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