Smart Home
  • Harmony Home HUB – the Missing Link

    After playing around with several of these universal smart remotes, I think it's safe to say the Logitech ...

    After playing around with several of these universal smart remotes, I think it's safe to say the Logitech Harmony Home HUB is probably the best in the market. The remote feels great in your hand, butt ...

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  • Status of My Smart Home

    So much time has passed since I first laid out my vision for my DIY Smart Home a couple of years ago… I g ...

    So much time has passed since I first laid out my vision for my DIY Smart Home a couple of years ago… I guess it's time for an update. I've learned a lot, made a few bad calls with some unfortunate cr ...

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  • Home automation on a budget – BroadLink vs. Orvibo

    If you are thinking of home automation and want to start small and on a budget - two companies of Chinese ...

    If you are thinking of home automation and want to start small and on a budget - two companies of Chinese origin, Orvibo and BroadLink, have a vision you may find interesting. Remote control over the ...

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  • Broadlink Orvibo Harmony  – Smart Remotes

    The universal remote, a genius invention but not a new one, used to unify control over multiple devices i ...

    The universal remote, a genius invention but not a new one, used to unify control over multiple devices in your home under one remote, preventing unnecessary / ugly clatter of several remotes on your ...

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  • First steps with smart lights using LIFX

    If you decided it's time to take steps towards getting your own smart home, one of the areas in which you ...

    If you decided it's time to take steps towards getting your own smart home, one of the areas in which you can focus to get quick results for relatively low costs is smart lights. It's easy to get lost ...

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  • Kibbi Smart Home Anti Burglar Sensors

    I usually review projects after they deliver their products, seldom as soon as they are funded and seem l ...

    I usually review projects after they deliver their products, seldom as soon as they are funded and seem like a really good investment to note… this time I want to introduce a project that has just lau ...

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  • LuMini – a Semi Light Smart Bulb Review

    A fun little product I chose to back a few months ago which is finalizing delivery these days to all his ...

    A fun little product I chose to back a few months ago which is finalizing delivery these days to all his Kickstarter backers, "LuMini -- Simple Bluetooth Smart Bulb for Everyone". This is a Universal ...

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  • Smart Home DIY Project Vision

    The fantasy of a smart home… with roots in countless StarTrek episodes and other sci-fi movies, the conce ...

    The fantasy of a smart home… with roots in countless StarTrek episodes and other sci-fi movies, the concepts of automation and an environment that "magicallBy" feels you, takes care of your needs and ...

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  • Sensibo: make any AC smart – (interim) review

    It's summer around here and temperatures are soaring in case you haven't notices (or you are not from aro ...

    It's summer around here and temperatures are soaring in case you haven't notices (or you are not from around) – The perfect setting to launch a campaign around air-condition units and when you combine ...

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