It's little surprise that the humble alarm clock is currently undergoing something of a renaissance as we enter the age of the connected home. With smart displays, and voice controlled smart assistants becoming more sophisticated by the day, it was only going to be a matter of time until the tech transitioned to our bedside tables. While smartphones hooked up to a wider … [Read more...] about A Connected Start to Every Day – The Best Smart Alarm Clock Devices and Speakers
Smart Home Control
Smart home control options alone range from traditional remotes and app-based interfaces on your smartphone or tablet through to voice control systems and smart speakers, but in every case the end goal is the same - simple, responsive, and effective control over all of your devices.
Possibly more than any other device, the humble smart bulb could be considered as a prime candidate for 'most essential item' when it comes to the building a fully responsive smart home or home automation ecosystem. In fact, whether you're just starting out, or are already well underway on your smart home journey, the chances are smart bulbs are the first devices that make … [Read more...] about Let There be Light – The Best Smart Lighting and Smart Light Bulbs for use with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit
If you're looking to set up a smart home, the good news is that it's never been easier to get started and some of the best smart home ecosystems are now available to help you get it done. In fact, with so many devices, platforms, and protocols out there, the biggest challenge can be finding the best gear for the job and making sure it all works together as … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Home Ecosystems for Creating a Connected Home
The humble car has come a long way since first gracing our roads over a century ago and it's far from unusual for many of the technological advances we enjoy in our day to day lives to find themselves inside our vehicles. It's therefore little surprise that the car is the next frontier when it comes to connected and smart technology. Whether we're talking about … [Read more...] about Smart Car Devices – The Ultimate Guide to Smart Vehicle Gear
Belkin's smart home brand WeMo has established itself as one of, if not the leading name in the world of smart plugs and switches for home automation and control. Stepping in to fill the gap between traditional lighting and electronic devices, smart sockets and switches offer an affordable alternative to upgrading your bulbs to smart lighting equivalents in every room while … [Read more...] about Getting Started With WeMo – The Essential Guide to WeMo Devices