Latest smart home buyer's guides

Best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control
Best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best smart plugs money can buy. The best plugs to control your devices from your phone, with scheduling, remote control and more.... Read more

Netatmo smart smoke alarm vs Nest Protect: What's the difference?
Netatmo smart smoke alarm vs Nest Protect: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Considering a smoke alarm purchase? Then you might be wondering what the differences are between the latest smart smoke alarms and how they compare.... Read more

What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode?
What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode? By Chris Hall

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The best indoor security cameras 2018: See inside your home anytime
The best indoor security cameras 2018: See inside your home anytime By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best smart security cameras for your home. Including wired and wireless security cameras with and without subscription options.... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Dot vs Show vs Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Dot vs Show vs Spot: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has a range of Echo devices, but we'll guide you through them on so you can decide which is the the best Echo.... Read more

New Amazon Echo Plus vs old Echo Plus: What's the difference?
New Amazon Echo Plus vs old Echo Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Comparison between the new Echo Plus and the old Echo Plus. What is the difference between the 2018 and 2017 models and which should you buy?... Read more

Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What's the difference?
Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

But how do these devices really stack up? We're comparing the established Echo Show (2017) with its new sibling, the Echo Show (2018), spec by spec.... Read more

Nest Thermostat E vs Thermostat 3.0: Cheaper, but at what cost?
Nest Thermostat E vs Thermostat 3.0: Cheaper, but at what cost? By Britta O'Boyle

A comparison of how the reengineered UK and European model of the Nest Thermostat E compares to the company's more expensive Thermostat 3.0.... Read more

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?
Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy? By Adrian Willings

Our guide to Google's smart home speakers. Read our comparison of Google Home, the Google Home Mini and the Google Home Max to find which to buy.... Read more

The best robot vacuum cleaners 2018: Why do your own cleaning?
The best robot vacuum cleaners 2018: Why do your own cleaning? By Adrian Willings

Our guide to the best robot vacuums to buy. Click to see the very best robot cleaners we've reviewed with all the details you need to know.... Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot vs old Echo Dot: What's the difference?
New Amazon Echo Dot vs old Echo Dot: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Comparison between the all-new Amazon Echo Dot (2018) and the original Echo Dot. How do they compare and what are the differences?... Read more

Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more
Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more By Britta O'Boyle

A round-up of the some of the best smart heating solutions available in the UK, what features they offer and how they could help you save money.... Read more

Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What's the difference?
Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

See how the Nest Hello and Arlo Audio Doorbell compares to Ring Video Doorbell. Which is the best smart doorbell for you? Find out here.... Read more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more
Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more By Britta O'Boyle

Read our guide to the best smart lighting products out there. Intelligent lighting system including app and voice-controlled smart bulbs for your home.... Read more

The best coffee machines 2018: Our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines
The best coffee machines 2018: Our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines By Dan Grabham

Do you know your French Press from your Pour-Over or your Drip from your Capsule? Which is the best for you? Read on to find out…... Read more

Nest Cam Outdoor vs Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: What's the difference?
Nest Cam Outdoor vs Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Google-owned home tech firm Nest has announced a redesigned smart home security camera. It which sees the power, and intelligence of its Nest Cam IQ moving... Read more

12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today: top Alexa accessories
12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today: top Alexa accessories By Cam Bunton

There's no denying it, the smarthome is a brewing market coming to life, thanks in the most part to the companies seeking to unify all your smart connected... Read more

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today: top Google Assistant accessories
7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today: top Google Assistant accessories By Elyse Betters

Google Home is more than just an internet-connected speaker with a voice assistant. It also works as a smart home hub.Google Assistant on Google Home can... Read more

Best smart home devices of CES 2018: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant everywhere
Best smart home devices of CES 2018: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant everywhere By Adrian Willings

Along with a wealth of new televisions, laptops and other tech, CES is increasingly packed with connected devices for the home. This year it's all about... Read more

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs JBL Link View: New year, new smart display devices
Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs JBL Link View: New year, new smart display devices By Chris Hall

While Amazon's Alexa is liberally stamping itself all over the world of technology, the fight isn't yet over, with Google staging what might look like... Read more

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime
Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best outdoor home security cameras. Smart cameras you can install and control yourself. Brilliant cameras whatever your budget.... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK smart home deals: Huge Ring, Nest, Hive and Google Home discounts
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK smart home deals: Huge Ring, Nest, Hive and Google Home discounts By Chris Hall

Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for less than it would... Read more

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?
What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy? By Rik Henderson

The Philips Hue smart lighting system has grown dramatically in the last few years, in both popularity and number of available products.And from April,... Read more

Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What's the difference in the US?
Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What's the difference in the US? By Britta O'Boyle

How does the Nest Thermostat E compare to the Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 in the US? This is a comparison of price, specifications and features.... Read more

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?
Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Nest has announced a new smart home security camera to its line-up in the form of the Nest Cam IQ. The new device brings several advancements over the... Read more

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now
Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now By Britta O'Boyle

Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve.Over the last couple... Read more

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home
Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home By Britta O'Boyle

Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome... Read more

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat
Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat By Britta O'Boyle

Honeywell is a company with its fingers in several pies, one of which is smart heating. There are several systems available on the market that will make... Read more

Honeywell Evohome vs British Gas Hive Active Heating: What’s the difference?
Honeywell Evohome vs British Gas Hive Active Heating: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Smart heating systems are great, but there are now a number of options available, all of which have their own advantages and disadvantages.Choosing between... Read more

Honeywell Lyric vs Google Nest: What's the difference?
Honeywell Lyric vs Google Nest: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Honeywell offers a couple of smart heating systems within its portfolio including the multi-zone Evohome and the Single Zone Thermostat. It also has another... Read more

Honeywell Evohome vs Tado 2.0: What’s the difference?
Honeywell Evohome vs Tado 2.0: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

There are several smart heating systems available, all of which offer the ability to control your heating remotely from a smartphone or tablet.Each system... Read more

Best garden gadgets for your summer 2014 yard upgrade
Best garden gadgets for your summer 2014 yard upgrade By Luke Edwards

With battery powered everything around the home, from phones and computers to speakers and alarms, why shouldn't the garden be the same? Until now batteries... Read more