Smart Watches for a Smart Home

Smart Watches for a Smart Home

These days smart watches come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Majority of their features are aimed to the fitness and health fanatics, with notifications an added bonus. But surely a smart watch should add some benefit to the smart home. Having recently laid hands on the Huawei Watch 2, it was time to…

Echo (echo, echo, echo)

Echo (echo, echo, echo)

Amazon have managed to stay a step ahead of the competition with their in home voice assistants. They were the first to launch a successful product, and have continued to lead the way. And today’s revelations are no different. With recent leaks of new Google products, including an Echo dot competitor, it’s no surprise to…

Getting the most out of Apple HomeKit

Getting the most out of Apple HomeKit

Apple’s HomeKit was initially introduce with iOS 8, and is their attempt to create a single access point for controlling all of your home automation devices. Certified products are distributed under the “Works with Apple HomeKit” moniker. Initially only supporting devices on the local network for security reasons, later developments have permitted remote control directly…

Echo, Dot, Tap? What do I want?

Echo, Dot, Tap? What do I want?

Amazon have done particularly well for themselves with their Alexa range of Echo products. They were the first to the market with a stand-alone home assistant product, and as the competition started releasing products, they undercut them all with the super cheap Echo Dot. The Dot serves dual function allowing you to both extend the…