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Smart Home Tech Reviews

From smart bulbs to locks, how-to-guides and buyer guides we have the latest news and reviews when it comes to making your home and smart home.

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Creating a smart home
Getting started with your smart home

Making your home smart doesn’t have to be daunting

Getting started with making your home smart can seem like a daunting process with so many products and brands out there. We aim to bring you smart home reviews to simplify that process in order to help you decide based on your budget and requirements.

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Smart Home Brands

With hundreds of smart home brands out there ranging from well-known brands such as Philips Hue, Google Nest and Hive right up to lesser known brands such as TUYA we can help you decide on the right one for you.

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Smart home automation

Smart Home Automation

The more you can automate your devices around your home the smarter it can be. We aim to share the top tips on automating your smart home ensuring that your lights are never left on by accident, that your house is warm when you want it to be and that everything works together!

There has never been a better time to start a smart home and having the ability to control everything around your house using your favourite voice assistant, whether that’s Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant can help make life easier, impress your friends and be super-fun.

At Mark’s Tech Blogs we review the latest smart home tech. We understand that it can be tricky to know where to start and which products to buy and we also understand that cost is a huge barrier for many people which is why we aim to share the best for all budgets with articles focused on affordable smart home products as well as more premium products. Our smart home reviews are written by people who use the products and so you can trust us.

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Our Latest Reviews

Keep up to date with the latest advancement in smart home tech with our reviews.

Posted on the 17th July 2024

New Video – Switchbot Leak Sensor Review

The new leak sensor from Switchbot is IP67 water resistant, has a really allowed alarm and can send you notifications…

Posted on the 10th July 2024

New Video – New Switchbot Pan/Tilt Cam Plus 3K Review

The new Switchbot Pan/Tilt Camera plus is the upgraded version of the previous mode offering 360 degree rotation, motion tracking…

Posted on the 9th July 2024

New Video – Aqara U200 – Setup and Initial Impressions of this HomeKey Smart Lock

Apple HomeKey has arrived! In this video I talk through setting up the new Aqara U200, the first retrofit smart…

Posted on the 3rd July 2024

New Video – Matter Smart Plug that Requires no Extra App! – Eightree Matter Smart Plug Review

These Matter compatible smart plugs from Eightree are really affordable at just £10 each and, being Matter compatible pair straight…

Posted on the 26th June 2024

New Video – Aqara C1 Smart Pet Feeder Review – Includes cute cat video!

Built on the Zigbee 3 protocol and with some really cool integrations with their G3 camera alongside integrating with Google…

Posted on the 19th June 2024

New Video – I switched to Siri from Alexa a year ago – Can Siri run your smart home?

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Trusted Smart Home Reviews

Trusted smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to provide added convenience and security to one’s home. These devices range from smart speakers, smart locks, smart thermostats, and smart lights, among others. By having these devices integrated into one’s home network, one can easily control and monitor their home from anywhere using a smartphone app or voice commands. When choosing trusted smart home devices, it is important to look for those with strong privacy policies, regular software updates, and a proven track record in the market. This ensures that the device is secure, up-to-date, and provides the best user experience.

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