Smart Home

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12 August 2020

Hands-free operation: voice control in the smart home

The so-called "Smart Home" has been a catchphrase for many years now, which is intended to describe a networked and intelligently acting home. Sensors can, for example, measure the temperature, the air quality or the light intensity in the rooms [...]
22 July 2020

LifeSmart - New smart home devices with HomeKit and 800 m range

LifeSmart, which has been offering smart home solutions since 2013, is now entering the German market. Founded by IoT experts who previously worked at Huawei and Alibaba, the company not only brings smart devices and building technology to [...]
17 February 2020

Overview: the suction power of current vacuum robots in comparison

Vacuum cleaner robots, or vacuum robots for short, have been enjoying great popularity for several years. Here in the blog you can find the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Test since 2017 and the Roborock Sweep One S2018 since 50. But then like [...]
20 December 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 51, 2019

The end of the year is fast approaching. But that doesn't matter, because despite Christmas, New Year's Eve, celebrated festivals and major changes, one thing remains the same: on Friday there's the Sir Apfelot newsreel. And so [...]
5 July 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 27 2019

It's Friday again! Everyone who visits this blog regularly knows what that means. It is of course time for a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you which Apple [...]
27 June 2019

Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 - What good is the smart door lock in version 2?

I recently heard a review of the Nuki 2 in the “Bits und so” podcast. For that reason alone, I found out more about the lock, because the Nuki is installed on the door without any structural changes [...]
31 January 2019

Hueblog - The blog about Philips Hue

Anyone interested in Philips Hue and alternatives such as Osram Smart +, IKEA Trādfri, Nanoleaf or LIFX will find interesting reports, news and advice in the Hueblog. The German-language website all about smart light, its integration into [...]
4 October 2018

homee - merging smart home systems with one device

homee is the name of a small, cube-shaped piece of hardware from Codeatelier GmbH from Güglingen in Baden-Württemberg. The company, which offers software development, app design, smart home solutions and other services, has with homee a device for private users and companies on [...]
17 September 2018

Smart Koogeek socket strip with three Schuko sockets and USB ports

The Koogeek socket strip from the “Smart Plug” product series is not a new product, but has been sold out time and again since its market launch. At the moment, however, it looks as if the warehouse at Amazon and Co. [...]
4 July 2018

FRITZ! Dect 210 Smart Home socket for outdoors with IP44 protection class

Anyone who owns a FRITZ! Box as an internet and wireless router and is looking for a smart socket for outside should take a look at the FRITZ! Dect 210 (here on Amazon). The splash-proof device can be conventional [...]