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A marketing image of the 2019 ecobee SmartThermostat black model with the temperature being displayed on screen.

Help! My Fan Keeps Running With Ecobee! How To Turn It Off?

Ecobee makes one of the best smart home thermostats on the market. It comes fully ready to work with both Alexa and HomeKit. It also comes with all the features…

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PSA: Why Smart Plugs Are Often Pointless (Electric vs Mechanical Switches) – New Video

The marketing of smart plugs is great: easily control your household appliances and devices from anywhere in the world, or even via smart routines and schedules. Simple. However if you…

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Philips Hue smart plug box - side view

Philips Hue Smart Plug: Everything You Need To Know

When I first seen the Philips Hue Smart Plug, I thought “Why’s it 3-4x more expensive than other smart plugs”? I then wondered whether the fact that it’s controllable via…

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New Video – Smart Plugs With A PHYSICAL Remote (Why & How!?)

I was recently playing around with a smart plug, and I didn’t have an Echo device – or my smartphone – nearby. I therefore started wondering whether it was possible…

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Philips Hue smart plug manual showing the different install modes

Ethernet Based Smart Plugs: Possible, Pointless or Useful?

Smart plugs are an interesting item in the world of smart home devices. They have the potential to become extremely useful, but there are some major questions that need to…

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My Dolce Gusto coffee machine with an electric physical switch

Smart Plugs & Devices With Electric Or Physical Switches

Smart plugs are great (or so the marketing says…) – they can easily be used to turn household devices and appliances on/off via your voice, a phone app, automated schedules,…

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Why Are Z-Wave Smart Devices Just SO Expensive?

Move aside WiFi: much like the Zigbee protocol, Z-Wave is an alternative way to control your smart home devices. It operates on a mesh network, doesn’t require a lot of…

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A Philips Hue starter kit (B22), and four E14 White Ambiance bulbs.

Why Are Zigbee Smart Devices Just SO Expensive?

In today’s connected world, there are many ways for devices to interact with one another. While most people opt for the more popular options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, there are…

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Woman Controlling Smart Plug Using App On Mobile Phone

Smart Plugs With A Physical Remote: Why, How & What To Buy

Smart plugs are pretty useful devices – allowing you to easily control your appliances with a phone app, preset timers, and even your voice. But it’s not always practical to…

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A marketing image of the 2019 ecobee SmartThermostat black model with the temperature being displayed on screen.

How Ecobee Smart Thermostats Work With Underfloor Heating

If you are someone who doesn’t like stepping onto a cold floor in the middle of the winter and would prefer to wake up with a cup of coffee instead,…

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