Aqara Camera E1 is essentially a strip-down version of the Aqara Camera Hub G3 and hence it is about S$100 cheaper. Aqara Camera Hub G3 retails for S$197.90.
I have been using Ariston water storage heaters since I was young. After having my own house, I continued using Ariston as I was familiar with the brand.
Thanks to Souky, I managed to be one of the first customers in Singapore to install the Aqara D200i Smart Door Lock. Not to be confused with the D200, which is sold only in China, the D200i is the global/international version of the D200.
Besides being able to add to the Southeast Asia region in the Aqara app, The other significant difference is that the D200i supports remote unlocking.
Dreame has three different types of series for their cordless vacuum. V series, R series, and T series. I am confused as to what are the differentiating factors between the series. There are various models for different price ranges between the series, so I can’t consider one flagship over the other.
I guess Dreame took the best features of the V12 Pro (flagship of the V series) and T30 (flagship of the T series) and came out with the R20.
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.
Roborock S8 Pro Ultra was launched 2 months back in Singapore. Roborock S8 Pro Ultra retails for S$1,769.90 on Shopee or Lazada. You can probably get it cheaper during double-digit sales day since you will be able to stack various vouchers from the platform on top of it as well.
Two colors are available for the S8 Pro Ultra, black and white.
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.
Aqara G4 features 162° angle 1080p recording with infrared night vision. It can be powered via six AA batteries (included in the packaging) or an AC/DC adapter. For AC, it needs to be 12V – 24V 0.2A 50/60Hz, or for DC, it needs 8V – 24V 0.5A.