Gadgets posted by

Smart Home WiFi Controller – turn your phone into a controller for almost everything

smarthomewificontroller2

One of the problems with modern tech is the fact that nothing seems to talk to each other properly. We’ve got televisions that use IR controllers, air conditioning systems which use RF, then there’s the problem with adding home automation systems which probably talk a completely separate language altogether. How to make it all more simple?

Well this Smart Home WiFi Controller may be one answer. The device works with any iOS or Android smartphone, along with your standard home WiFi system, to help you control things using just a touch of a button on an app. It works by acting as a central command module connected to your router.

smarthomewificontroller3

Once you pair the hub up with your devices and phone, using IR control codes, you can turn things on and off, alter heating and cooling systems, and even control your home security system or door locks etc using your phone. Rather clever.

smarthomewificontroller

Of course, a lot of the value of something like this comes from how compatible it is with generic and specific control codes. As we’ve seen with universal multimedia and TV remote controls, sometimes the pairing and setup of the codes can be very hit or miss. With the result that pressing the volume key, for instance, will open the curtains. Or something. Anyway it’s an interesting idea, and the price is not too bad at just $35.45 / £22.96.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


Comments are closed.

comments powered by Disqus

Side Advert

Chinavasion
DHgate Cheap electronics gadgets
BRANDO
Firebox

FB Like Box

Personnel

Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Deputy Editor:
Donyae Coles
Editor at Large:
Dan Ferris
Senior Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Senior Motoring Editor:
Nick Johnson
Reviews Editor:
Simon Bossuyt

Write For Us

Red Ferret Video Reviews