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Useful Gadget of the Week: Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp

Bit of a change of from the norm this week, and in danger of entering the world of interior design! The guys from Inateck sent us one of their new Tomons DL1001 adjustable lamps to take a look. The unit arrived folded up into quite a neat box and required some minor assembly, 3 wing nuts to do […]

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Loxone “Tree” Reduces Smart Home Wiring Requirements by up to 80%

Loxone’s new ‘Tree’ system promises to simplify the task of cabling your smart home whilst retaining all the speed and reliability of a wired system. We asked Loxone to break it down for us…. In simple terms, what is Tree? Loxone Tree is a free form wiring standard that allows you to run a single cable […]

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Video: Very Cool Touch Switch Coming to Iridium Mobile?

Here’a fab looking touch switch posted to Twitter by Nikolay Rusanov. From what we can make out from the short video the unit supports PoE (although there’s a mains adaptor plugged into it). There’s a micro USB port on the rear, presumably for programming. The UI borrows heavily from Windows Mobile and looks fast and responsive. We asked Nikolay what […]

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Smanos Launch New Smart Home Security Hub, Doorbell and WiFi Camera

We visited the smanos stand at last months Gadget Show Live. The Netherlands based company have been producing security systems for a while now and have recently added a the K1 SmartHome DIY Kit, the UFO Panoramic WiFi HD Camera and Smart Video Doorbell to their range.. K1 SmartHome DIY Kit smanos’s new K1 integrated smart home kit and security […]

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In Depth Review of New Devolo Z-Wave Home Control System

The guys at Vesternet have just publish a huge in depth review of the brand new Devolo Smart Home Control System. The range is made up of a new Z-Wave Plus controller and a variety of re-badged Z-Wave devices running Devolo’s own firmware. Uniquely the central controller has built in Powerline tech meaning it doesn’t have to be […]

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SmartRules v2.0: Easy Logic for your SmartThings Smart Home

We reviewed the SmartRules app at the start of this year and found it powerful and easy to use. Now developers obycode have released v2.0 with a raft of new features and switched to an in-app purchase model to allow users to try out the app before paying for it. Check out all the improvements below… […]

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Smart Shades Solar Powered Bluetooth Blind Motor Controlled from your Phone

Originally crowd funded (and raising 874% of its goal), Smart Shades is a clever little Bluetooth blind controller. The motor unit attaches to the cord of your shades and you can control multiple blinds from the smartphone app (Android and iOS). As well as manual control you can use the app to set daily or weekly […]

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Video: UK Smart Home Doorbell from Ding Labs

We talked to Ding Labs co-founder, Avril O’Neil at this years Gadget Show Live. Ding is a doorbell system that links to your smartphone so you don’t miss an important caller or delivery at your door, whether you’re in the back garden or in another country. The wireless system also links to an Chime module […]

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Opinion: Is the Tesla Model 3 the Tipping Point for the EV

Last year Tesla announced the Powerwall, a smart home battery mainly aimed at storing the energy from your renewables to use when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Better know for their cars though, Tesla’s electric vehicle master plan has always been a three pronged attack. First, the low volume, high priced Roadster. […]

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Fibaro Swipe Brings Z-Wave Gesture Control to your Smart Home

We got our hands on the new Fibaro Swipe for the first time at the Gadget Show Live last weekend. The device looks like a regular photo frame, but behind the picture of your choice lies some gesture detecting smarts plus a Z-Wave Plus radio. Now a wave of your hand can trigger any number of responses from your […]

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