Are you tech mad? We've made a list of our favourite devices that will smarten up your life...
Amazon Echo Dot
You might think Amazon’s Alexa-controlled Echo Dot is just a wireless speaker. But it’s capable of much much more. Using nothing but the sound of your voice, you can search the Web, shop online, create shopping lists, get instant weather reports, and control popular smart-home products. All whilst your phone stays in your pocket.
The feature we love the most is the integration with your EV. Your Echo Dot will tell you your vehicles state of charge, including its battery level. You can also ask whether your car is locked or not... Pretty neat hey!
Find out more about this device at www.trustedreviews.com
The SmartFlower is the ultimate clean energy machine. It's an all-in-one ground mounted solar system with a tracker that follows the sun. It is appreciated most by customers when their roof is not an option. It can be set-up in the garden and moved about.
The SmartFlower was initially designed for use in European households. According to SmartFlower’s website, the average middle European household uses approximately 3,500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) each year, and the product is intended to match that level of electricity demand. Depending on where you live, a SmartFlower produces anywhere from 3,400 to 6,200 kWh annually. Perfect if you're looking at buying an EV!
Prices Start From: £13,650 (inc. VAT) Installed
Find out more about this device at www.smartflower.com
Nest Learning Thermostat
This intelligent little gadget talks wirelessly with your boiler and can control your radiators and water heating. If the sensor realises you have left the house it switches to Away mode to save energy, though you can also turn heating and water on or off remotely via your smartphone.
The system gently encourages you to turn the heating down and emails you an energy summary each month. You can set a schedule, or just let it note your activity and create a suitable timetable automatically.
£279 + £50 Installation
Find out more about this device at www.nest.com