Smart Home
SpotCam Sense Smart Home

What is the SpotCam Sense?The SpotCam Sense is one of many home security cameras flooding the Amazon homepage. It doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from competing products in the same price bracket, like the Y-Cam Evo or Nest Cam, when it comes to specifications and features. But by getting most o
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Nest Cam IQ Smart Home

What is the Nest Cam IQ?As smart as security cameras have become over the years, there's still a feeling that they're not quite using the full power that's available to them. With the Nest Cam IQ that changes, and we have what is arguably the smartest security ever: it has a 4K sensor, can track individ
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Netatmo Healthy Home Coach Smart Home

What is the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach?Monitoring your home's air quality is big news at the moment, with a raft of products all launching at the same time. The cheapest product is the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, which keeps the cost down by using fewer sensors. In turn, this may affect its usefulness.
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Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Smart Home

What is the Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor?Think of pollution, and you probably think of things happening outside your house – yet it's inside that we spend most of our time. The Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor is designed to monitor your home, telling you when air quality has dropped so that you c
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Acer Smart Air Quality Monitor Smart Home

What is the Acer Smart Air Quality Monitor?Home monitoring is all the rage at the moment, with Acer the latest company to join the fray. As the name pretty clearly spells out, the Smart Air Quality Monitor is designed to, well, monitor your home's air quality. It can warn you when the atmosphere is more
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Awair Air Quality Monitor Smart Home

What is the Awair Air Quality Monitor?Given the amount of time that we all spend at home, it's important to keep your air fresh and clean to stay healthy. This is particularly true if you, or someone in your family, suffer allergies or asthma. Joining the rapidly growing ranks of air monitors is the Awa
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Apple Home and HomeKit Smart Home

What is Apple Home and Homekit?Apple launched its smart home controller, Homekit, alongside iOS 8 in 2014. It was rather limited, and the only way to control anything was via Siri. With iOS 10, Apple has decided to up the stakes, adding in the Home app on top of Siri control.Via the Home app, you can co
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Tado Smart Thermostat Smart Home

What is the Tado Smart Thermostat?Tado came from nowhere, launching its first smart thermostat back in 2014. Since then, a continued evolution of its product, updated app and, more recently, the addition of individual radiator control has dramatically improved the product. Now, the Tado Smart Thermostat
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D-Link Omna 180 Cam Smart Home

What is the D-Link Omna 180 Cam?The D-Link Omna 180 Cam is the first Apple HomeKit-certified security camera. Integrating with the Home app in iOS 10, the camera can be controlled alongside your other smart home kit via touch or voice.Related: Apple Home and HomeKit reviewD-Link Omna 180 Cam – Design an
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Y-Cam Protect Alarm System Smart Home

What is the Y-Cam Protect Alarm System?Traditional dumb alarms are fine, but what's the point of a siren going off at home if you know nothing about it? Smart alarms, such as the Y-Cam Protect Alarm System, are a much better idea, as they can be set and monitored over the internet, letting you know what
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LightwaveRF Home Automation Smart Home

What is LightwaveRF Home Automation?The approach that many companies take for home automation is to use plug-in sockets and smart bulbs. While this makes these systems easier to fit, they can be ugly and difficult to control. LightwaveRF's method is different. With the main products, you physically repl
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Honeywell Evohome Security Smart Home

What is the Honeywell Evohome Security?Smart alarms are super-handy: they let you know of a break-in no matter where you are. As useful as this is, the main thing you want from an alarm is a robust system, knowing that it will work reliably every time. It’s exciting, then, to see the Honeywell Evohome S
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Ikea Smart Lighting Smart Home

What is Ikea Smart Lighting?Ikea already owns the flat-pack furniture market, but now the Swedish megastore is taking on smart lighting.That is, a lighting system that lets you play around with the brightness and colour temperature of your bulbs, set timers, install motion sensors – and control it all f
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Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock Smart Home

What is the Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock?Why mess around with old-fashioned keys, which can be lost, stolen or copied? With the Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock, you get a choice of PIN, key fob, card or smartphone entry, so you never have to worry about getting locked out again. And, should your
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Google Home Smart Home

Editor's note: This is a review of the Google Home in the US. It is not currently available in the UK, but we've now imported one and we'll be updating this review soon with our UK findings. Stay tuned.What is Google Home? You’ve heard of the Amazon Echo, right? Google Home is the search giant’s attempt
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