smart home

Logitech ZeroTouch review : This Android smartphone holder puts Amazon’s Alexa in your car

Logitech’s ZeroTouch smartphone holder has been on the market for almost a year, but I’ve ignored it because my beat doesn’t include mobile devices. That

Zmodo Torch Pro review

THE GOOD: Zmodo’s $200 Torch Pro camera light, doorbell and Wi-Fi range extender work together to deliver prompt motion alerts and a high-definition live feed

Panasonic KX-HN6002EW review

OUR VERDICT As an expandable smart home solution with numerous optional sensors, this starter pack has plenty of further potential in terms of protecting an

D-Link Omna review

THE GOOD: D-Link’s $200 Omna security camera captures 180 degrees of zoned motion activity and promptly sends related push alerts. View locally saved videos in

Tado Smart Radiator Thermostat Starter Kit review

PROS Easy installation Nice design A smart thermostat isn’t essential Makes zoned heating easy CONS Expensive to kit out your entire house No heating history

Swann DVR8-5000 review

PROS Excellent video quality Robust hardware CONS DVR is noisy No IFTTT channel Fiddly apps No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording 2TB DVR HDMI

Android Wear on iPhone : Our guide to getting your Google / iOS smartwatch fix

What you can and can’t do with Android Wear on iOS and what devices will work When Pebble announced it was on its way out,

Smanos UFO review

PROS Wide field of view Vertical and ceiling mounts CONS Temperamental apps No IFTTT channel No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording Night vision Built-in

Tizen v Android Wear : Which smartwatch OS is right for you?

It’s fair to say that no-one has truly answered the smartwatch question yet. Google’s Android Wear and Samsung’s Tizen OS provide two of the best

Neato Botvac D3 Connected review:

THE GOOD: The Neato Botvac D3 Connected is the least expensive robot vacuum we’ve ever tested. Despite its affordable price, it’s a true smart appliance

Ezviz Mini 360 Plus review

THE GOOD: The $80 Ezviz Mini 360 Plus’ two-way audio was particularly clear and you get a lot of features for the price — 1080p

Control4 EA-1 Home Automation System Review

PRICE $600 AT A GLANCE Plus 50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote IR, serial, and IP-based control Amazon Alexa voice-control integration Minus Controller generates a

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered

Logitech Harmony Elite Review

THE GOOD Easy setup Intuitive interface Dedicated smart home buttons Works with huge number of devices THE BAD Heavier than previous version VERDICT If you

D-Link DCS-8200LH HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera review : An all-seeing eye for large spaces

The D-Link DCS-8200LH HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera is a fantastic option for monitoring large spaces or tracking active kids and pets. Most home

Jam Voice Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa review : Leave this one on the shelf

The JamVoice’s speaker is better than what you get with an Amazon Echo Dot, but that benefit is negated by the need to push a

Nvidia Shield review

PROS Small, compact design Controller and remote included 4K and HDR support GeForce Now cloud streaming is great Best TV box for gaming CONS Smart

In 2017, Laptops Are Cool Again

CES, the consumer electronic industry’s preeminent trade show, sets the tone for the year in tech. In 2017, for the first time in a while,

The best Amazon Alexa devices : Our pick of an ever-growing range of connected tech using Alexa Voice Service API

If there was a theme of CES 2017 it was Alexa-enabled smart tech. If Alexa hasn’t invaded your home yet, expect her to do so

Sony KD-65A1 hands on

On the Sony stand, we made a beeline for the KD-65A1, the 65in model in the company’s new A1 series of 4K OLED TVs. 75 and

And finally : Apple Watch Series 3 detailed and more

A roundup of the week’s rumour mill and some of the lesser stories from CES 2017 It’s been a crazy few days in the tech

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

OnePlus 3T is the latest phone from the original market disruptors, and comes as one of our most highly recommended smartphones of the year. It

Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

PROS Easy to setup and manage Family-friendly features Solid mesh network performance Affordable for a mesh system CONS Performance doesn’t equal high-end routers at closer

Samsung Gear S3 review : Can the Samsung Gear S3 beat the Apple Watch and Android Wear?

PROS Classy design Swift performance High-quality display Battery life CONS Size and weight Lack of apps Comfort during exercise KEY FEATURES 1.3-inch 360 x 360

Samsung SmartThings review

PROS Simple-to-use app Incredibly flexible Powerful developer community CONS No easy way to disable alarm without the app or Presence Sensor Third-party integrations can be

WINK HUB 2 REVIEW

HIGHS Compatible with lots of devices Future-proofed with Thread Lots of memory Easy to set up LOWS No battery backup Pairing can be a pain

Best 4K Ultra-HD TVs 2016

If you want the ultimate detailed picture, 4K or ultra-HD TVs are the sets to buy. They pack four times more pixels (3840 x 2160)

Living with Google Home review

The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it’s getting a sleek object d’art for

Hive Active Heating 2 review

OUR VERDICT Hive Active Heating is simple, stylish and smart. It’s easy to use and offers a great way to make your home smarter. And

Humax Eye review

PROS Small and compact design Decent video and image quality Easy-to-use app Free cloud storage CONS Switching on night-vision triggers motion detection Slow to access