Review Home Automation

Home Automation

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BENEXMART Tuya Zigbee kit

When it comes to home automation, Aqara and Xiaomi aren't the only Zigbee options - first look at Benexmart Zigbee kit and functions.
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Sonoff Mini – great switch, but…

Sonoff Mini comes with DIY mode and lets you control your lights via wall switch as well as the internet
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Shelly 1 – brilliant software, flawed hardware

Shelly 1 is a smart switch that comes with great software, but less than stellar hardware

Blinded by the Zemismart Downlight

How about an LED, Zigbee controlled downlight that has stronger colours that anything I have seen so far?

“Mint Colour”? – BlitzWolf BW-LT11 LED light strip

BlitzWolf BW-LT11 LED light strip is a great budget option that comes with a very bright white LED channel and complimentary RGB LEDs. A perfect mix to provide direct light and ambient lights to your environment.
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There is a stranger at the door – Xiaomi Video Doorbell...

I'm taking a closer look at Xiaomi Video Doorbell with FaceAI. After 2 weeks of use I'm finally ready to pass my judgement.

More than just a click! Xiaomi MiHome Switch

A new Xiaomi device had arrived today - MiHome Switch. This is another Zigbee enabled device to control the Xiaomi's Mijia (MiHome) ecosystem. And...

Ridiculously small Xiaomi Aqara Temperature & Humidity sensor

A couple of weeks ago I completed my $5 NEST alike thermostat. The makeshift device has a single DHT11 temp sensor, which is less...

The future is here: Xiaomi Aqara Cube controller

When you think about the word "controller" or "remote" there would be a number of things that could come to mind: Playstation or Xbox...

Xiaomi’s Mijia hub (Mi Home): more than a hub

I have been dismissing the idea of buying a "hub" device for a while. I run a NodeRED server and adding yet another hub...
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Tinkering on the go! MiniDSO TS80 review

I'm testing TS80 portable soldering iron. Is it better than TS100 and does it have to be to win your heart? Let's find out.

Why this Atorch U96 USB tester/meter is awesome

This Atorch U96 USB meter/tester comes with extra cables to give you even more functionality! A must have tool in your electronic toolbox!
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BENEXMART Tuya Zigbee kit

When it comes to home automation, Aqara and Xiaomi aren't the only Zigbee options - first look at Benexmart Zigbee kit and functions.
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Sonoff Mini – great switch, but…

Sonoff Mini comes with DIY mode and lets you control your lights via wall switch as well as the internet
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Shelly 1 – brilliant software, flawed hardware

Shelly 1 is a smart switch that comes with great software, but less than stellar hardware