Buying or upgrading your smart home? There’s a bewildering range of products and product availability. All the following products have been installed and used by real testers and real users in real environments so you can get the lowdown on what’s right for you.

Our unique approach to product recommendations

Live Smart’s job is to explain the latest smart technology so you understand what it can do for you. There’s no shortage of sites that will review a piece of kit. But we want to be different and explain what smart technology feels like to live with.

That’s important because smart technology, properly integrated, should enable your life to be easier and more comfortable. It should connect together previously unconnected aspects of your lifestyle…. and just all round make day to day living feel a bit nicer.

Therefore, as much as we can, we combine the views of experts and real users in our buying advice. The reason is that expert testers on their own rarely live with a product for long enough to give a full picture of what it’s like to use.

This matters because a great deal of smart technology, especially kit aimed at the home, is designed to work across different lifestyles, or within households with multiple users. So we endeavour to give a second opinion where we can – the ‘Living with’ view you will see in much of our product coverage.

Live-Smart Loves

Live Smart Loves…

Also look out for our ‘Live-Smart Loves’ logo where we’ve featured a product we particularly rate and enjoy using, and think you will too. Anything with this logo should help you improve your life.

Sioeye

We’ve been strapping cameras to our heads and careening down mountains for a while now, haven’t we? And we’ve been live-streaming ourselves getting locked out of our houses. And it…

Recently Amazon have been slowly unrolling ever more convenient ways to order pretty much everything you’ll ever need. With two hour delivery now available on selected items, there doesn’t seem…

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D-Link starter kit

Taiwanese-based D-Link has a long history of creating routers for UK ISPs – chances are you’ll have used one without knowing it at some point – so the business has…