Latest smart home buyer's guides

Best cordless vacuum cleaners 2019: Dyson, Samsung, Shark and more
Best cordless vacuum cleaners 2019: Dyson, Samsung, Shark and more By Max Freeman-Mills

A round up of some of the best cordless vacuums out there. Here are a few of our favourites to help with the chores.... Read more

Best smart bulbs and lights 2019: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more
Best smart bulbs and lights 2019: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best smart lighting products out there, rounding up the top app and voice-controlled smart bulbs for your home.... Read more

Best smart bulbs and lights 2019: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more
Best smart bulbs and lights 2019: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best smart lighting products out there, rounding up the top app and voice-controlled smart bulbs for your home. Read more

10 best kitchen tech gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best kitchen tech gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourite kitchen gadgets available anywhere.... 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 the number of available products.... Read more

Top robot vacuums and mops
Top robot vacuums and mops By Pocket-lint Promotion

Here are the best robot vacuums, robot mops and two-in-ones on the market.... Read more

The best robot vacuums for pet hair
The best robot vacuums for pet hair By Pocket-lint Promotion

You love your dog or cat, but you're just not that keen on the hair they leave everywhere? Here are the best robot vacuums for pet owners.... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Studio vs Dot vs Show vs Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Studio 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

Best robot vacuum cleaners 2019: Why do your own cleaning?
Best robot vacuum cleaners 2019: Why do your own cleaning? By Adrian Willings

Updated 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

Best Google Home accessories 2019: Top Google Home compatible devices to buy today
Best Google Home accessories 2019: Top Google Home compatible devices to buy today By Adrian Willings

See all the best smart home devices you can control with Google Home. You might be surprised to see what works.... Read more

Arlo vs Arlo Pro vs Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro 3 vs Arlo Ultra: Which security camera should you buy?
Arlo vs Arlo Pro vs Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro 3 vs Arlo Ultra: Which security camera should you buy? By Chris Hall

Arlo has a range of security cameras and with Black Friday approaching, which is the one to buy?... Read more

Nest vs Ring vs Arlo vs Netatmo: Which is the best video doorbell?
Nest vs Ring vs Arlo vs Netatmo: Which is the best video doorbell? By Britta O'Boyle

See how the Nest Hello, Ring Video Doorbells, Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell and Arlo Doorbells compare. Which is the best smart video doorbell for you?... Read more

Google Assistant vs Alexa vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants
Google Assistant vs Alexa vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants By Britta O'Boyle

A summary of Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri assistants to help you understand what they are, what they do and what devices you can find them on.... Read more

Best indoor security cameras 2019: See inside your home anytime
Best indoor security cameras 2019: See inside your home anytime By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best smart indoor security cameras for your home, including wired and wireless security cameras, with and without subscriptions.... Read more

Which Google Nest Camera is right for you? Nest Hello vs Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam
Which Google Nest Camera is right for you? Nest Hello vs Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam By Britta O'Boyle

A look at what Google Nest security cameras are available and what each of them offers to help you work out which might be right for you and your home... Read more

Best smart plugs 2019: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control
Best smart plugs 2019: 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

Google Nest Mini vs Home Mini: What's the difference?
Google Nest Mini vs Home Mini: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Nest Mini replaces the Home Mini, and while they look very similar, there are a few differences and a few upgrades. Here's how they compare... Read more

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

Our guide to Google Nest's smart home speakers.... 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

Considering purchasing a new Nest Cam smart home camera for keeping an eye outside your home? Click here to see the difference between the two main models.... Read more

Best smart thermostat 2019: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more
Best smart thermostat 2019: 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

The best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today
The best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today By Cam Bunton

With many of us now owning smart assistant-powered devices in our homes, there's never been a better time to see what accessories and extra products you can use with Alexa.... Read more

Best outdoor smart home cameras 2019: See outside your home anytime
Best outdoor smart home cameras 2019: 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 is... Read more

Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference?
Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Facebook now has several different smart displays aimed at video calling and helping you connect with your loved one. Which is the one for you?... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy?
Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy? By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Nest Hub Max is powered by Google Assistant, while Amazon's Echo Show is powered by Alexa. Here's how the two smart displays compare.... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max vs Nest Hub: The differences explained
Google Nest Hub Max vs Nest Hub: The differences explained By Britta O'Boyle

With an almost identical design apart from physical size, how do Google's two Nest Hub's compare? Here are the similarities and differences.... Read more

Best Google Assistant speakers 2019: Top Google Home alternatives
Best Google Assistant speakers 2019: Top Google Home alternatives By Britta O'Boyle

Google offers its own Google Assistant-enabled speakers, but there are plenty of Google Home alternatives too. Here are the best ones.... Read more

Best smart dishwashers 2019: The technology making cleaning dishes easier
Best smart dishwashers 2019: The technology making cleaning dishes easier By Britta O'Boyle

Many dishwashers have smart features, some save water and energy, while others are convenience features. Here are the smartest dishwashers available.... Read more

Best smart ovens 2019: The tech changing the way we cook
Best smart ovens 2019: The tech changing the way we cook By Britta O'Boyle

Ovens have seen huge technological developments over the last few years. Here are some of the best smart ovens available.... Read more

Best smart washing machines 2019: The technology changing the way we clean our clothes
Best smart washing machines 2019: The technology changing the way we clean our clothes By Britta O'Boyle

A round up of some of the best smart washing machines available to buy, with a brief breakdown of their clever features.... Read more

The best coffee machines 2019: Our pick of the best bean-to-cup, ground and capsule machines
The best coffee machines 2019: Our pick of the best bean-to-cup, ground and capsule machines By Dan Grabham

Which is the best for you? Read on to find out…... Read more

Best of CES 2019: The smart home explosion
Best of CES 2019: The smart home explosion By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the best and most interesting smart home devices of CES 2019. Prepare to want everything.... Read more

Lenovo Smart Clock vs Amazon Echo Spot: Battle of the bedside devices
Lenovo Smart Clock vs Amazon Echo Spot: Battle of the bedside devices By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon's Echo Spot offers Alexa skills and Lenovo's Smart Clock delivers Google smarts, but how else do these two bedside devices compare?... Read more

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs Google Home Hub: AI on display
Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs Google Home Hub: AI on display By Chris Hall

Smart assistants have moved in a new direction, adopting displays to forge a new category of device. It's a space that Amazon opened up in 2017 with the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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