Smart Devices

There is no smart home without smart home devices, but what about smart setups? Get ready for posts which will take you from basic configurations to advanced concepts. Saving you time and nerves and helping you to get the most out of your setup.

Philips Hue – The Smart Setup for Your Smart Lights

In this post, we will shed some light on the basic principles of smart lighting and the Philips Hue product family and generations. We will look into efficiently setting up - just a couple and also many - lights with the Philips Hue app and prepare a setup which we can easily integrate with our voice assistants: Siri, Alexa, and Google.
Alexa and Siri standing next to the Netatmo Weather Station

Netatmo Weather Station, Rain and Wind Gauge, and Alexa and Siri

Now, that Siri has joined Alexa to support the Netatmo Weather Station, it's time for a big update! As this post is a long-term review, we'll have a look, how the Netatmo Weather Station, an Additional Indoor module, the Rain Gauge, and the Wind Gauge performed over...
Photo of Nanoleaf Remote - Dodecahedron - The Shape of the Universe

Nanoleaf Remote Setup – The Shape of the Universe?

Don’t get me wrong, this post is about how to set up your Nanoleaf Remote! But the very first aspect which will catch your eye, way before you realize that this is a glowing remote control, is its shape. It’s a regular dodecahedron, a sphere of 12...
Photo of Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm

Nanoleaf Aurora and the Rhythm Module: Visualize Your Music

It's been a while since we have looked into the Nanoleaf Rhythm module for our Nanoleaf Aurora. The Nanoleaf app has meanwhile received a major update and the Rhythm section has a bunch of new visualizations for our music. Time for an update ...
Photo Nano Hulk Muks

Nanoleaf Aurora How To – Setup and Configuration to the Muks!

It's been quite a while since we've looked into the setup and configuration of our Nanoleaf Aurora. Meanwhile, Nanoloeaf renamed the Aurora into "Light Panels", redesigned the  Nanoleaf app, added new features and we've extended our setup to the max set of panels. We call it Nano...
Logitech Harmony Elite

Logitech Harmony – a Hub and it’s Elite, Ultimate, Companion

How many remote controls do you (have to) use? How many times are you searching for one of them, only to find you need the other one? Switching input channels and turning devices on, on multiple remotes, every single time. What if it would take you only one, single touch? Or, if...

Nanoleaf Aurora – Smart Lighting, Living Paint or Smart Art?

Please note, we have upgraded our Nanoleaf Aurora setup and updated this post here: Nanoleaf Aurora How To: Setup and Configuration to the Muks! Nanoleaf Aurora provides a personal smart lighting experience which is indeed unlike anything I have seen before. It is a smart lighting device, consisting of triangular LED...