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Review: Did I Return My Bragi Bluetooth Wireless ‘The Headphone’

Bragi are known for their incredibly successful $3.4m Kickstarter campaign that launched their original Dash wireless headphones back in 2014. However they are also known for over promising and under delivering with that product. The Headphone It looks like they’ve not learned much either judging by the release of their second line, the terribly named ‘The Headphone’. I originally […]

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7 Smart Home Videos from CES 2017

Here are a few interesting smart home tech videos from last weeks CES. It’s hard to find one that doesn’t feature Amazon Alexa and of course there’s that old favourite, the internet fridge. Grab a coffee and hit play.. Wired take a look at the 7 Hugs Smart Remote. An intuitive and simple solution to controlling […]

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Marmitek DoorGuard 470 – New Handsfree Colour LCD Video Intercom

Serial smart home innovators Marmitek have launched their latest product, the DoorGuard 470… The Marmitek DoorGuard 470 features a colour camera with a 100-degree wide angle lens, always giving you a clear view on visitors. You can even store a video of each visitor. The handsfree indoor unit lets you communicate with the person at your door without […]

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Video: Installing a Flush AV Backbox with Syncbox

We noticed a new product making a bit of a stir in the custom install world so we asked the makers to tell us a bit about – Syncbox… When companies are installing Syncbox we make sure that they take pride in doing so because making something look beautiful and elegant requires care and precision […]

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Review: Kitsound Unity Soundbar TV Base

Flat screen TV’s are great, except for one thing, as they’ve got thinner over the years they’ve also started to sound worse and worse. Case in point in our bedroom Samsung LED Smart TV. It’s great, it even runs Plex natively, but it sounds so frustratingly bad. At a point about half way up the volume scale […]

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Video: Google Home Review

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. You can use it to control smart home systems like Nest and Philips Hue with your voice. Marques Brownlee takes a quick look at the device that’s got its eyes firmly fixed on the Amazon Echo… madeby.google.com/home Want More? – Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed. […]

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Crestron Introduces New Generation of TSW Touch Screens

Crestron are now shipping their new TSW-560, TSW-760, and TSW-1060 touch screens promising powerful software features (including Sonos integration) along with beautiful hardware with PoE for easy installations… Crestron, the global leader in luxury home automation technology, is now shipping the new generation of their award-winning line of TSW touch screens. The TSW-560, TSW-760, and TSW 1060 […]

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Energenie MiHome Adds ‘Works with Alexa’ Amazon Echo Support to Nest & IFTTT

We sat down with Energenie’s Business Development Manager, Adam Smith a few weeks ago for a good chat on where the UK smart home company is headed. Two Tribes The Energenie system uses 2 carriers with their implementation of the OpenThings protocol. On-off keying (OOK) is used in the basic modules which keeps prices incredibly keen. For example […]

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The Best Mac Home Automation Platform Gets Even Better with Indigo v7 Release

The guys at Indigo Domotics have been working hard for more than a year on their latest release and earlier this week they launched v7. Indigo 7 has dropped the ‘Lite’ option as it goes all ‘Pro’. The developers have clearly identified that the strength of the system is in its ability to integrate a variety of evolving smart […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: AUKEY PB-T10 20,000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 USB Battery Charger

Aukey sent us their new PB-T10 PowerAll External Battery Charger and with several family members that can run a smartphone flat before lunch time, there were no shortage of volunteers to take it for a test drive. The PB-T10 is one of the larger USB batteries available at a 20,000mAh. That’s good enough ti fully charge an iPhone […]

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