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Deals: Our Picks of the Black Friday Smart Home Tech Bargains

Black Friday might be our favourite American import these days. But there are so many tech bargains to chose from it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. So here are some of our favourites, everything from a £11 stocking filler to some fantastic HD projectors and 4K tellies. And don’t forget to checkout Amazon’s […]

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Bargain: Mpow Mini LCD Portable Multimedia Projector (with Discount Code!)

Very few people consider setting up a projector for their house. We’ve had one on the ceiling of the AV Room in the Automated Home since 1999. Back then it was a 50 kilo CRT monster, these days its a much more svelte LCD affair. We’ve toyed with adding projectors in other rooms around the house […]

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[Sponsor] 20% Off Fibaro, Aeon, Popp & TKB – Today ONLY

Vesternet Mondays – 13th July ’15 – The Vesternet Mondays sale continues with spectacular savings of up to 20% on Fibaro, Aeon, POPP and TKB products today. Aeon Recessed Door Sensor – Save £10.40 Aeon Recessed Door Sensor Gen5 – Save £9.88 Fibaro Universal Dimmer – Save £9.12 Fibaro Relay (2 * 1.5 Kw) – Save £9.12 Fibaro […]

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Home Automation Deals Return Today with Vesternet Mondays

The guys at Vesternet are bringing back their popular Monday deals on Home Automation products and have asked us to let you know… Vesternet Mondays – Each Monday in July and August we’re going to run a one-day only sale – with up to 20% savings on selected products. The discount prices will only be available for […]

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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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