Smart Home

LG announce that more new TVs will launch later this year with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support

This week, LG has revealed that its new upcoming NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs will be launching soon, and they also feature HomeKit support as well as AirPlay 2 compatibility. New models LG has the new Nano 8 and Nano 9 series of televisions available, with 11 different sizes from 49-inch to 86-inch versions. “Our 2019 Nano Cell TVs promise to once again be the best performing premium […]

Casper launches new smart lamp to help sleep patterns

Casper has been around for a long time, and the company is mots known for making iconic mattresses and adverting on podcasts too. Lately, in the US at least it has expanded into making bed frames and everywhere else it has dog beds, bed sheets and also pillows. But now, Casper is now focusing further on the quality of your sleep with its new product ‘The Glow’. The Glow is […]

Ikea launches new range of smart blinds

This week, Ikea has very quietly launched a new range of smart blinds, complete sets which work with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa the Google Assistant. Zatz Not Funny originally spotted the new smart blinds and they are ready for order now. Ikea is offering two different models, FYTUR & KADRILJ which both come in five different sizes and start from €99. Where are they on sale? Ikea is offering the range of […]

Sony’s smart light now works with Google Assistant

A few years ago, back in 2016 Sony brought out a new smart light at that years CES event, it promised to be able to turn on your TV and it had built in motion, temperature and humidity sensors as well as a whole host of other capabilities. It was also at launch, only available to the Japanese market and still is too. But at the time we did say: […]

Google Home and Home Mini now on sale in India

Following in Amazon’s footsteps, Google is now the latest company to offer a smart home assistant in India, with the popular Google Home and Google Home Mini now on sale in India as of today. The news comes from Google focused news site, Android Central who have also reported that at lauch the native language, Hindi isn’t supported but will be added via a software update “later this year.” Pricing and support […]

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is now available in Europe

Last year, late in the Autumm Nest launched its outdoor version of the Nest Cam IQ but only in the US, the Nest Cam IQ is s the company’s high end connected camera with facial recognition and built in 4K sensor but it has taken a a while to make it over the pond here to the UK and rest of Europe so today Nest has finally launched the new outdoor […]

Amazon Echo is now being sold in India

This week, Amazon has finally made its range of Echo speakers available in India for the first time. Customers will now be able to buy the Echo (now the smaller model), the Echo Plus and the Echo Dot. The Echo Tap is not available for some reason. Amazon has also updated the language support and has added English, tailored for the Indian market. As of writing Hindi is not supported. […]

Amazon Echo to go on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

Starting in February, Amazon will start offering the Amazon Echo product line as well as Amazon Music Unlimited to its customers who live in Australia and New Zealand. This original news first came out around the end of 2017, that Amazon would be planning to expand the Echo and its music streaming service to 28 more countries. Just today, Amazon revealed that starting on February 1st – customers in Australia […]

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google has been busy this year developing a whole new range of smart speakers with the Google Assistant built in, the Google Home Mini has been out for a few months now and has mostly likely been picked out for a few gifts this year and the standard Google Home which has been out for more than a year. But one speaker which was announced at Google’s event back in […]

LIFX smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit

LIFX, a very competent competitor in the smart home space to the Phillips Hue range has now announced its support for Apple’s HomeKit API, a much requested feature over the last few years. LIFX has been working with Nest and Google for a while now, with the “Works with Nest” system, in which LIFX bulbs would flash red when your Nest Protect smoke alarm detected any issues in the home. […]