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Review : ZipaTILE first impressions

On July 6, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The ZipTILE ahead of CES 2016 earlier this year as the new wall mount home automation controller. We’ve got the wind of this device and awed by the introduction video. Now we’ve finally got our hands on this device, let’s see how it stack up against the existing smart home gateways…

Review : Fibaro Swipe

On April 9, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Fibaro, a leading manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, introduced the Fibaro Swipe at CEDIA 2015 last year. Fast forward to this year, the device is finally on our shores. The Fibaro Swipe recognises six simple gestures; up, down, left, right, circle to the left, circle to the right,…

Review : Vera Plus

On March 12, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

As mentioned in the previous post about VeraPlus and VeraSecure, finally, the VeraPlus has arrived on our shore around 2 weeks ago. So let us take a quick look at the hardware unboxing. We expected it to be only slightly bigger than the VeraEdge. However, it was much bigger than…

Review : SmartThings Hub V2

On February 9, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

We’ve been receiving tons of enquiry on whether we have tested Samsung SmartThings and if it is available in Singapore. Here we are, with a SmartThings Hub v2 in our hands. Here are some unboxing pictures. We expected nothing less (or more) from Samsung:   The Hub requires wired Ethernet…

Z-Wave Smart Home Control with Amazon Echo

On June 26, 2015, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The Amazon Echo was released last year to a limited number of customers via invitation. I’ve gotten my invitation and it finally reached me 2 weeks ago. For those who do not know what an Echo is, this is their official YouTube video. The first time I saw Echo, like…

Review : Vera Edge

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Once again, apologies for the long absence of post. I’ve previously posted some pictures of the new Vera Edge on Home Automation Geeks but took a while to follow up a review. Considering many of the readers may be already familiar with Vera Lite and Vera 3, or may have…

Review : MCO Home Capacitive Touch Z-Wave Switch

On November 20, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

A capacitive touch z-wave wall switch is something that was missing from the market for the longest time. Vitrum Z-Wave wall switch, costing more than SGD 200 even for one gang, has been around for sometime but the price was simply beyond the reach of many hobbyists or home owners….

Review : Fibaro Motion Sensor

On June 2, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The Fibaro motion sensor is a battery powered motion sensor that looks like a weird eyeball. It is compact enough to squeeze into small spaces. In my opinion the smallest motion sensor that I’ve reviewed and the best looking one so far. The following are some pictures of the sensor.        …

Review : Broadlink RM2 Infrared Blaster

On March 3, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Previously, I’ve talked about using SQ Blaster Plus to automate your home entertainment system. However, SQ Blaster Plus seems to be perpetually out of stock and not replying to a ny email queries anymore. Except for occasional disconnection from the wifi network, it was a good product consumer, with extensive…

Review : Danalock Z-Wave Smart Lock for Home Automation

On January 20, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

I’ve been looking for a Z-Wave lock to complete my home automation project (Lights, home entertainment, air conditioning, curtains and blinds checked!). However, Z-Wave lock for European Z-Wave frequencies are very rare. In fact, there seems to be only Vision door locks around but I simply cannot tolerate the look…