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GreenIQ Smart Irrigation Hub is “Nest for the Garden”

-+*Israeli IoT startup GreenIQ produces what they describe as a “Nest for the Garden”. The smart hub for the outdoors controls irrigation based on current and predicted weather conditions and claims savings of up to 50% in its customers monthly water bills. Green fingered home owners can remotely control their irrigation systems and garden lighting from anywhere at […]

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Loxone Touch Air Is Retrofit Anywhere Touch Switch For Your Smart Home

-+*One of the shortcomings of the Loxone home automation system has been its reliance on switches from third parties. But today they’ve have fixed that with the unveiling of the new Loxone Touch Air. The switch has 5 separately addressable touch regions and can control pretty much any aspect of your smart home setup. They won’t look out of […]

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Review: Xclaim Wireless AP – Enterprise Class 801.11ac Wi-Fi For Your Home?

-+*The Automated Home Wi-Fi network is critical. If there’s even a blip in service the family seem to go into melt down. More and more devices are hanging off our wireless LAN, laptops, smartphones, tablets, IP CCTV Cameras, Energy Monitors, Weather Stations the list goes on, so it needs to be fast, far-reaching and reliable. […]

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KickStarter: Lucid Labs Cipher USB to DMX Lighting Interfaces

-+*Here’s a new Kickstarter campagin to launch a simple to use USB to DMX lighting interface that works with free software allowing you to easily control DMX lighting systems. Two different Cipher Models will be available on kickstarter: the Cipher Lite and Cipher Pro. Both models allow the same precise control of a full 512 channel […]

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Competition: Win the Efergy Ego Smart Wi-Fi Socket

-+*The Efergy Ego Smart Wi-Fi Socket can remotely control appliances from your smartphone whilst monitoring and logging the energy they use. Here’s your chance to win one of the £40 units… Ego uses a cloud in order to store your data and controls your home through a router and ego smart sockets. You can easily tap into the data […]

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Powerline Pro T1501 Mains Socket with WiFi, Ethernet & USB Charger

-+*Back in 2012 we covered these sockets from Power Ethernet. Now here’s a new all-singing, all-dancing version from the same company, that manages to pack in even more tech for your smart home, whilst adding a second socket to the mix. The Powerline Pro T1501 is a UK mains wall socket with built-in WiFi, Ethernet and USB charger […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth Receiver

-+*Inateck sent us one of these little Bluetooth receivers to check out and it could just be the gadget you’re looking for to breath new life into your old HiFi or have your headphones in less of a tangle. The Inateck BR1001 is a tiny 4cm square Bluetooth 3.0 receiver. It ships with a nice short 10cm Micro USB charging […]

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New Loxone Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensor Air

-+*Loxone continue to expand their wireless range with a new sensor that connects to the Miniserver Go or the Air Base Extension. The retro-fit friendly unit houses a capacitive humidity sensor plus a bandgap temperature sensor. It runs on 2 x AAA batteries and so can be screw mounted or even stuck using adhesive strips to almost any wall. As well […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck 3 Port USB 3 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet

-+*The Inatech HBU3VL3-4 is a little (110 x 32 x 20mm) 3 port USB 3.0 hub that incorporates an RJ45 socket for Gigabit Ethernet. Aimed squarely at the ultrabook user the short 30cm cable is a welcomed way to keep on-dek clutter to a minimum, although you’ll probably need a USB extension lead to use with […]

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A Nod to the Smart Home: Elbee Controls Devices With Head Gestures or Voice

-+*Elbee is based in Brussels, Belgium and their team of engineers are creating connected devices and wearables. Konrad Holubek, co-founder and CEO, said it all started while he was washing the dishes. “Back in April 2014, I was in my kitchen when my smartphone started vibrating in the living room. Unfortunately, I could not interact with my phone because my […]

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