Author Archives: Oliver Berger

Technology enthusiast - interested in how IOT can change the world but without all the complicated bits to go with it.

Ecobee 3 smart thermostat knows when you are not at home

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It appears that the Ecobee 3 is a smart thermostat set to rival Googles’ Nest, and could possibly outdo it in terms of performance and energy saving capability. The team at Ecobee have developed a smart home thermostat that not only controls the heating and cooling within your home, but uses sensors to adapt its output, saving you up to ... Read More »

Apple’s HomeKit and compatible third party products

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The long awaited Apple HomeKit failed to make an impression at this year’s WWDC. In fact, the smart home device, which was largely overshadowed by Apple’s iPhone 6 products and Apple Watch, was only showcased for a few moments at Apple’s annual conference. That said, Apple have not let HomeKit fall by the wayside and it is still one of ... Read More »

Who are the big players in the Smart Home space?

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Once a novel concept, home automation has quickly grown into an industry that is to be taken very seriously. Recent reports from Transparency Market Research estimate that by 2019, the home automation market will be worth $16.4 billion, up nearly $13 billion from when it was valued in 2012. If the dollar figures aren’t enough to impress you, consider the ... Read More »

Belkin WeMo Slow Cooker

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Not content with limiting their offering to power and smart lights, the team over at Belkin have gotten together with Crock-Pot to create the Belkin WeMo Slow Cooker. It seems a strange choice of gadget to focus on when there are so many other home automation devices waiting to be developed and so many other smart home problems that still ... Read More »

Prevent water leaks in your home with Wally smart sensors

Wally Sensor

A leaking pipe in your home can not only cause significant damage to property and its structure, they can also cost you thousands of dollars in repairs – especially if the leak remains undetected for weeks or months. To illustrate this point, imagine that a build-up of water causes a bathroom pipe to split while you are out of the ... Read More »

Grillbot – The BBQ Grill Cleaning Robot

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Grillbot is a robot that will clean your BBQ grill – its that simple that I’m not sure I should even continue. Sometimes at Domobot we feel like we’re competing to find the laziest gadgets out on the market, and of all the domestic robots that we’ve reviewed so far – this may just be the winner. The Grillbot is ... Read More »

GOkey gives your phone the charge it needs on the go

Gokey devices

Every smart phone addict shares a common problem – a dead battery. Whether it’s that long phone call, that 2-hour mobile gaming session or that YouTube channel you can’t stop watching, we all have a little pleasure that sucks the battery juice right out of our mobile phone. And, why is it that you always seem to be a million ... Read More »