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Useful Gadget of the Week: Remote Control Colour Changing LED Light Bulb

Here’s a gadget that could be a hit over the holidays.  The Auraglow is an inexpensive remote control colour changing 10W LED lightbulb that’s available in B22 Bayonet or E27 Screw fittings. Tell yourself you bought it for its energy-saving properties, then burn it all night changing colours (and moods) as you please. While there are […]

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Bargain: 200Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack Under £20

You’ve probably found your home LAN expanding over the last few years as more and more devices use IP networks. Unless you’ve been lucky enough to flood wire your home you’re probably relying a lot on wireless networking. But sometimes you need your network extended reliably and nothing comes close to the convenience of a plug-and-play Powerline module. The TP-Link […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Bluetooth Suction Speaker for Bathroom Bliss

  A few years ago we added a Sonos zone to our bathroom.  It’s still performing brilliantly and as most owners will tell you once you have one Sonos zone you’ll soon want more. But if you’re looking for an inexpensive way of playing some music or podcasts in the shower in the morning then […]

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Bargain: £70 Off Vera 3 Z-Wave Home Automation Controller

For a limited time Vesternet are offering £70 (35%) off the Vera 3 controller, when you purchase it along with some other kit.  So if you’re thinking of starting off in Z-Wave home automation now’s your chance.  Details and voucher code below… The Vera Lite is going to be out of stock everywhere for a […]

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Now TV + 10 Minute Hack = £10 Wireless Plex Media Player

We’re a tad late to this party but our Now TV unit arrived today and it’s as good as we’d heard.  The little white box is a subsidised Roku LT and it must be the bargain of the year for just £9.99 delivered.  It even includes the HDMI cable (which by itself is often more […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Tiny FreeView Digital TV Tuner and Recorder

Since the Digital Switch over was completed last year the only way to see TV in the UK is from a digital service like FreeView.  There are still plenty of tellys that are working fine but don’t have a digital tuner. Several small units are now available for under £20 that manage to squeeze a […]

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Bargain Alert: HP Cash Back Deal Means Microserver for under £90!

Most self respecting Automated Home readers run a home server and now you can all have one thanks to HP’s £100 cash back deal on their ProLiant MicroServers.  Read on for the rest of the links and the model number you can get this deal on which ends soon… How to qualify - Purchase a HP ProLiant […]

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10 Pairs of Free Tickets for Grand Designs Live London

Our friends at Brilliant Living have given us 10 pairs of tickets for Grand Designs Live at ExCel London to give away to Automated Home readers.  Tickets normally cost £19 so each winner gets £38 of tickets free… www.brilliantliving.co.uk  Want More? - Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed. You can even get these […]

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Readers Offer – Coupon Code for UK Automation

Readers Offer – Coupon Code for UK Automation

Another day, another offer (you lucky people).  The guys over at UK Automation contacted us with a special Automated Home readers discount.  So if you’re thinking of a smart home project for the Spring Bank Holiday now’s your chance.  Use the coupon code ‘AH125′ at the checkout for 12.5% off any order over £125. “As […]

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Readers Offer – H.264 Network DVR + 8 CCTV Cameras

Readers Offer – H.264 Network DVR + 8 CCTV Cameras

Our friends over at Think CCTV have just put together an offer for Automated Home readers.  Use the code 'AutomatedHome' at checkout for a £30 discount off this top spec, H.264 CCTV kit. The setup includes eight (yes 8!) colour Silver Sony CCD cameras with IR Enhance night vision.  A pre-installed 500 HDD, backup Via […]

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