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Alexa

Little sis sent me an Amazon voucher for my recent birthday.  Only one thing to spend it on – the Amazon Dot.  SWMBO reckons it’s pointless, I love it.

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Tado smart thermostat update and review

So the tado smart thermostat has been in a couple of months now.  You can see my previous musings about it here and here.  To recap, it is a complete replacement for your existing thermostat, comprising a wireless room ‘stat, a control box that is plugged into your boiler, and a ‘dongle’ that is plugged into your router to communicate with both tado’s servers and your mobile phones.

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Tado has arrived

Following on from this, the kit arrived yesterday.  Two boxes, with very ‘apple like’ packaging, all the way from Munich.  As I currently have a wireless thermostat I needed the extension kit too.  The initial process was very simple and all handled through tado’s very slick website.

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Tado smart thermostat

Being into gadgets I never pass up the opportunity to indulge.  I’ve been following the development of the various ‘smart’ home thermostats for a couple of months now, the likes of Nest, Tado and Hive.  A long running thread on Pistonheads (a great source of information and recommendations!) gave an insight into all of them from people actually using the tech.