I have used multiple Google Nest Cam in my current house, which has served me well. The connection is stable. The only time it went down was when my Internet was down. I even subscribe to Nest Aware for ten days of 24/7 video recording. I have integrated my Nest Cams to Apple HomeKit using Homebridge with Homebridge Nest Cam Plugin. The integration works well as well.
For my new house, which I hope to move into in Q4 2023, I am seeing if I can integrate smart home devices directly into HomeKit without running Homebridge on my Synology NAS.
Previously, I featured the Ugreen DigiNest Pro Power Strip, which is a 7-in-1 power strip: three AC ports, three USB-C ports, and one USB-A port. The maximum combined output of all the USB ports is 100W.
Ugreen DigiNest Cube is like the younger brother of the Ugreen DigiNest Pro Power Strip. It is also a 7-in-1 power strip. You get the same three AC ports, but instead of three USB-C ports and one USB-A port, you get two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. The output has also been reduced to 65W.
Unlike the typical motion sensors that use Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensors, presence sensors use 60 GHz mmWave radar sensors to detect “presence” instead of “motion.” Because of this, it can detect multiple people in a room. It can also tell the difference between a person in a room that is not moving and no one in it. This is something that motion sensors could never differentiate.
Most, if not all, igloohome locks come with only Bluetooth connectivity. So your phone needs to be in the range of the device to control it. So what if you want to control it via Wi-Fi? That is where the igloohome Bridge comes into the picture.
igloohome Bridge retails for S$110 and is a bridge between your phone and igloohome locks.
One of the major differences is using a rechargeable lithium battery which is chargeable via the USB-C port. If the Padlock 2 battery is flat, you can charge it using a power bank instead of a 9V alkaline battery.
Roborock S8 is now available in Singapore. Roborock S8 is the successor to the popular Roborock S7, which I bought almost two years ago. Roborock S8 improves on the S7 by making cleaning easier and more efficient.
Roborock S8 retails for S$799.90 on Shopee or Lazada. But on double-digit sales day (4/4), on Tuesday, 4th April 2023, there will be a flash sale, and the price will drop to S$749.90. You will be able to stack various vouchers from the platform on top of it as well.