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Lumary (iLintek) Smart WiFi Light Strip

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The Lumary (iLintek) is a 16.4-feet long smart light strip which besides featuring all the advantages of a regular light strip (such as the large color variety, low profile, high LED density and the use of low-voltage DC power), it can also connect to a dedicated mobile application and to the Alexa or Google Home … Read more

How To Cascade Routers To Isolate Your IoT Devices

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In this article we’re going to explore some of the most common methods of cascading routers in order to isolate your smart devices from the rest of the network. The reason why you’ll want to keep your IoT devices isolated is because most manufacturers care little or not at all about implementing some type of … Read more

Gosund Smart WiFi Light Bulb Review

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As its name suggests, the Gosund Smart WiFi Light Bulb is an IoT device created to replace the traditional light bulb by adding the ability to customize the colour, the brightness level and create schedules for when the light will be turned On or Off, all that through a mobile application (or using a virtual … Read more

Etekcity Smart Fitness Scale Review

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Every year, we are getting closer to having all our devices in our house inter-connected and the new Etekcity Smart Fitness Scale is proof that “the smartening” of our homes is almost complete. A smart thermostat is a necessity, a smart plug is a commodity and even a smart air conditioner makes a lot of … Read more

Gosund Smart WiFi Plug Review

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The Gosund Smart Plug has been enjoying a great deal of popularity thanks to its minimalist design and its integration with the main smart home assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home (as well as the IoT protocol, IFTTT), allowing a seamless interaction with various smart home devices. A bit over a year ago, … Read more

Ecobee4 vs Nest Learning Thermostat Gen 3

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The Ecobee4 and the Nest Learning Thermostat Gen 3 are two of the most popular smart thermostats on the market, each of these devices challenging both the design and the functionality of the traditional plain-looking thermostats. The ‘non-smart’ thermostats had unnecessarily complex configurations and the various functions were generally a mess (the large majority of … Read more

FRITZ!Box 7590 Modem Router Review

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The FRITZ!Box 7590 is one of the latest modem routers released by the German-based networking company (AVM) and, while its minimalist exterior may not give it away, this device is more than meets the eye: it can function as a DECT station for up to six handsets, it is compatible with ADSL/VDSL/fiber optic lines, it … Read more

Xiaomi Mijia Aqara Gateway IP Camera Review

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The Xiaomi Mijia Aqara gateway camera is a small form factor device suitable for home monitoring (it will work great as a baby cam), being able to capture daylight, as well as night-time videos (at 1080p), it can easily be mounted on the wall or ceiling (by magnetic attachment or using the adhesive two-sided tape), … Read more

Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Review

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The Nest Learning Thermostat has been a long time favourite since it managed to offer what the user expected from a smart thermostat (the best balance between a number of useful features and an intelligently designed device – something that the more complicated traditional thermostat lacked), but after some time, the shortcomings of the Nest … Read more