January 2008



Automated Bath Filling System

  How do you fancy filling your bath to just the right level and just the right temperature with a click of your mouse?  Bath-O-Matic…



Savant Release Mac Platform

Savant, makers of the linix based home automation system, have announced the release of their new Mac based platform.  This allows developers to create control…


Elgato Introduce EyeTV v3

Recently at Automated Home towers, we got a new 24″ iMac for the kitchen.  When it arrived we added the wonderful EyeTV 250 Plus USB…


Control4 Announce New Home Controller

Control4 have announced their latest home controller – the HC-500.   In addition to its Home Automation credentials of lighting, temperature and security control, it also…


LaCie LaCinema Premier

LaCie are taking pre-orders for their new LaCinema Premier product, due to ship next month.   The USB hard drive based unit supports 1080i through…



Apple Time Capsule – Wireless Backups

Here’s the official Apple press release on Time Capsule – “Apple® today introduced Time Capsule, a backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything…




DroboShare Addon Turns Drobo into NAS!

At AutomatedHome we’ve been following the innovative Drobo since its launch last summer.  Never before has a storage device managed to be “sexy”.  Of course,…



Smart Home Show 2008 Details

This years Smart Home Show will once more be held at the NEC in Birmingham.  Practical demonstrations, advice clinics and a daily programme of free…


WebGuide for Windows Home Server

We’ve always been big fans of Doug Berrett’s WebGuide addin for Windows Media Center.  In 2007 Microsoft bought Dougs code and employed him.  Now they’ve…


Linksys Announce 802.11g IP CCTV Camera

Linksys have announced a new wireless IP CCTV camera which supports 802.11g and sends audio as well as video – The Linksys Wireless-G Internet Home…


Axentra Announce HomeBase Home Server

Here’s a linux powered alternative to Windows Home Server.  The HomeBase Home Server from Axentra is powered by their HipServ system and allows users to…


VidaBox vPad Ultra-mobile Tablet

The new vPad from VidaBox is a 10.4″ touchscreen with 1027×768 resolution… “Control & integrate music, TV, pictures, and movies throughout your home wirelessly with…


Apple Introduce Fastest Mac Ever

OK, it’s not strickly our thing to cover new computer launches, but this is too good to pass up.  Apple took down their on-line store…