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Interested in the latest home automation products? You can’t make a home smarter without the proper devices. Just a few years ago, home automation enthusiasts often had to indulge in planning, calculating, programming and setting up their projects.

Yet, today, even the DIY aspect of home automation is filled with numerous devices that make things a tiny bit easier.

Today, it can be argued that we are spoiled from the ease of installation and use of the smart home devices currently available on the market. But another part that makes this possible is the community of home automation enthusiasts.

Whether you are interested in building your own RaspberryPi solution to your automation project or want to learn about the latest and most easy to use devices and home automation products the smart home market has to offer, you’re at the right spot.


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Dyson 360 Eye – The Ultimate Robotic Vacuum Cleaner?

The 360 Eye, the very first automated vacuum cleaner has been unveiled by Dyson after 16 years of extensive research in robotics and developments in the field. A press event held in Tokyo last September worked as the platform for revealing the Dyson 360 by the CEO and founder of the company, James Dyson. He claimed the device to be the foremost vacuum cleaner that is robotic yet not a gimmick.

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The Tado Smart Thermostat is now smarter than ever

Tado, a rival from Europe to Google’s Nest thermostat, has announced recently that it will be launching a public API and also add support for IFTTT channels. The popular smart thermostat developer hopes that with the new changes they can finally expand their ecosystem of related services and devices by gaining developer support.

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10 Crazy Smart Home Gadgets You’ve Never Heard Of

A thermostat that talks to your washing machine? A baby bottle that talks to your smartphone and tells you how much and how fast your baby is feeding? A belt that adjusts itself depending on your activities for the day? Here are the 10 Most Crazy Smart Home Gadgets You’ve Never Heard Of.

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What is the best Robot Vacuum?

Most people don’t know that the first automatic vacuum cleaner called Trilobite was already presented in 1997 by the swedish company Electrolux. And even Dyson, the market leader for vacuums, released their own robot in 2001. But in either cases the price or the time wasn’t right yet. It wasn’t until 2002 when iRobot shook up the technology world with the Roomba, a robotic vacuum that finally raised public awareness for this particular niche. The latter model also made it in our list of the best of the best…

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Logitech Home Hub Extender with Z-Wave and Zigbee

Zigbee and Z-Wave are definitely on the rise. That’s why Logitech has decided to incorporate this technology into their product portfolio. The Logitech Home Hub Extender will expand your existing Logitech Harmony Hub with the capability to talk to Z-Wave and Zigbee enabled devices.

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VeraEdge – The new VeraLite successor

For months there have been rumours around about new Vera hardware that should supersede the Vera3 and the VeraLite. Vera Control confirmed the new VeraEdge last week which will be the successor of the VeraLite. It should be just a matter of time until the Vera4 – or whatever it will be called – will be announced, as well.

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How to use your iPhone as a Wireless Light Switch

You can easily turn your iPhone into a wireless light switch with the right technology. Please keep in mind that you will always need corresponding hardware to turn your iPhone into a home automation command & control center. Below we have listed the top convenient solutions to control your lighting in your house wirelessly.

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Smart Thermostats – What you need to know

Your normal thermostat helps you to adjust the temperature in your home, letting you control the heating and the air conditiong. The difference between Smart Thermostats and regular thermostats is the fact that they can learn from your specific needs and behaviours.

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Motion Sensor Light Switch – What you need to know

A Motion Sensor Light Switch is often also referred to as “Occupancy Light Switch” as well as “Vacancy Light Switch”. But there is a difference between the two. An Occupancy Light Switch automatically turns on the lights as soon as motion is detected in the sensor range and automatically turns the lights off when the motion is no longer detected in the range.

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What is the best Z-Wave USB Stick?

If you don’t know what home automation protocol to choose yet and want to dive deeper into the intricacies of orchestrating your home – buying a cheap Z-Wave USB adapter might be the perfect option for you. These sticks turn your ordinary pc into a fully customizable Z-Wave controller.

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