Garry's Smart Home
Follow up from last issue
It says a lot that whilst we were intending to review the Energenie MiHome system last issue we just ran out of time to cover all the products in the range. To recap this is vased on 433mhz technology similar to but not quite the same as LightWaveRF and HomeEasy. The range is really comprehensive from replacement light switches and sockets, through energy monitoring plugs (we really like this) and Radiator controls this really is whole house automation.
The system is controlled by a small hub device which is paired with an app on your Phone.
We still love the simplicity and layout of the app which makes complex concepts like timers and scenes really easy.
We continue to be incredibly impressed with this system. One of our favourite devices is the MiHome Adaptor Plus this smart plug allows you to remotely switch on or off a device. If that was all it did we would have to say it does it really well, being really easy to set up and pair, but wait there is more. The Plus in the name is because it also includes energy monitoring. Yes you can also remotely monitor the energy usage of the device attached to the socket. This is so simple to use with usage just appearing in the MiHome app. Another Energenie winner.
A TrulyFascinating Award Winner
The Woolet Two long term test
This is a wallet you shouldn't be able to lose as it has built in Blue Tooth Low Energy tracking
First thoughts in our review last issue were that whilst over one hundred pounds may be a bit steep for some for a wallet, this is a really nice and well crafted wallet with a really clever set of bonus tracking features. We said we would return to this to see how it had worn.
I'm pleased to say so far so good. No signs of obvious wear or tear and the Woolet alerts have saved the day on a couple of absent minded occasions - in one case saving me from losing my phone. The only slight annoyance has been the 'w' logo on the outside which has caught in pockets a couple of times.
The price is obviously high and you will have to decide if it is for you but it does do what it says on the box and des it well
Garry follows up on last issues Energenie and Wolet reviews. He also looks at some fantastic Edifier Speakers
Ruth is back this issue and looks at the Huawei Watch 2, Acer Chromebook and a great STM Bag
A Video Editing review special, a Virtual space visit and a special day out with Acer
Peter harnesses the Sun's energy
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