Advantages and Disadvantages of Smart Homes

There are few things in life that don’t come with pros and cons, the smart home is no exception. In this guide, I’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of the smart home. The main advantages of a smart home include convenience, energy efficiency, accessibility, and security. Not to mention the fun you can have with … Read more

Best Smart Coffee Machines

If you’re a coffee lover and a smart home addict like me, then you’ll definitely want to make sure a coffee machine is the next smart kitchen gadget you invest in. Whilst it’s still quite a stretch to see a day where Rosey the Robot from The Jetsons is waiting for our beckoning call. We’re … Read more

14 Best Smart Kitchen Devices

If you’re looking for the best smart home devices to deck out your kitchen or dining room, this article is for you. There’s no end to the number of kitchen appliances and accessories that can now connect to Wi-Fi and be controlled with your voice. Some kitchen gadgets are a little over the top (the … Read more

Best Smart Kettles

We Brit’s love a good brew and if your kettle isn’t the most used device in your kitchen then there must be something wrong! As with most appliances in our homes, there’s now a new generation of kettles that come with added smarts. Why might you need a smart kettle? A smart kettle is great … Read more

Hue Play Bar vs Gradient Strip

Two of Philips Hue’s best products for creating an ambiance behind your TV and entertainment area are the Hue Play Bars and the Hue Play Gradient Strips. If you’re considering these but don’t know what the differences are, I’ll reveal everything in this article. If you’re in a rush, here’s a quick rundown of the … Read more

17 Chromecast Tips and Tricks

As an avid fan of Google’s smart home ecosystem, I have more than my fair share of Chromecasts and cast-enabled devices. Over time, I’ve picked up several tips and tricks to improve the experience even more and today, I’m going to share them with you. Allow Your Chromecast to Control Your TV If your TV … Read more

Can Smart Plugs Be Used Outside?

Once you get the smart home bug, you’ll find devices in all parts of your home that you want to automate, including in the garden or front yard. If you’re planning to use plugs to create automations, you’re probably wondering whether smart plugs can be used outside? No, smart plugs cannot be used outside unless … Read more