Review: Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Camera, Audio Doorbell And Smart Chime

Although I’m confident that our home is covered when it comes to security, monitoring and protection, less can be said about my folks’ house. They have a wired house alarm and CCTV, but these are outdated and arguably no longer fit for purpose. It also means that they haven’t benefited from the emergence of smart […]

Review: Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm Family Kit (IA-320)

If there’s one thing that gets me excited, it’s smart home technology. As a thirty-something, home-owning, tech-savvy dad, that’s probably not too surprising! Over the last few years – and thanks largely to this blog – I’ve been able to get up close and personal with a fair number of smart home solutions geared at […]

Review: Bosch Indego 400 Connect Robotic Lawnmower

I love trying and testing out smart home tech. Done correctly, tech like this has the power to make life easier – for instance, automating processes and controlling appliances from your phone can save time and effort. We have a fair bit of smart home tech in our house, however it’s only been recently that […]

Visiting The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta With Bosch

It’s been a pretty busy week, probably best summed up by the 4 B’s – Birthdays, Bristol, Balloons and Bosch. Let me explain. As part of some work I’m doing with Bosch, we headed over to the West Country to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – a stroke of luck meant that our few days […]

Review: HP Envy Photo 7830 Wireless All-In-One Printer And HP Instant Ink

Over the last few months, I’ve been working with HP on their #ReinventMemories campaign, which is all about transforming digital moments into tangible memories. I’ve already written about capturing and remembering these special memories from Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, so now comes the turn of actually reviewing the kit we’ve been using – namely […]

Review: A Connected Smart Home With Hive

I love tech. I wouldn’t say I’m a ‘geek’ in regards to understanding the intricacies of how things work and I’m not up-to-date on the latest innovations in Silicon Valley (is that still a thing?). However, I do enjoy the practicalities of technology – how can I use things to make our lives easier, less […]

Review: Beko 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Deluxe (VRT6221P)

One of the few household chores that I don’t mind doing is vacuuming. There’s something quite nice about whizzing around the house getting rid of the dust and dirt that the toddler and dog have bestowed upon my home. However, a big part of ensuring that vacuuming is pleasant – or at least not a […]

Review: Beko Kitchen Appliances (Toaster, Kettle, Bean To Cup Coffee Machine)

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – whoever ‘they’ are. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but I do know that I enjoy breakfast. Although our standard weekday breakfast is usually cereal, weekdays are a bit more interesting – take my Huevos Rancheros recipe, for instance. The reality though […]