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Lets Talk Gadgets – Ep 6 Home tech & more

By richie on August 25, 2016 in LetsTalkGadgets

Smart plugs

Looking to make your home a little more modern with technology? Look no further one of the many Smart Plugs on the market. Pairing with an app on your smartphone or tablet, this handy outlet enables you to turn electronics off and on and even creating a schedule for those devices you use often. It will even tell you how much electric you’re using, so perfect for those who are looking to cut electric consumption and be greener, or just those who always forget to turn the lights off. One that caught my eye the Koogeek smart plug which looks the easiest to set up as you just have to scan the code with your camera in the app, and is controllable on iphone by siri, though unfortunately it’s only available in the US and not for the European market yet. TP Link do a smart plug that I like the bit where you can Even with an iphone, you can even control it through voice control though you need an extra bit, have to say how cool is that, just imagine in the morning you have to get up, but you can’t reach for the light switch, just say “Hey Siri, turn on the light” or something like that. So where can you get it, well it’ll set you back 35 dollars and is available via their website though I should just say its seems only available in US version socket.

TP Link Smart plug:

costing around 30 to 40 euros

Fitbit for pets? – Pet Pace Collar

We’ve heard of fitbit and health bands for humans, what about your pet, it should be called the fitCollar for pets, no no PetPace Animal Collar smart accessory. Well they do say dogs are a man’s best friend, so this is a gift for both a collar for your pet and a band for your partner!
Data collected from the PetPace collar is accessible to pet owners via smartphone, and to veterinarians via smartphone and web applications. It is continuously analyzed by a cloud-based analytics engine that examines individual, historical and breed-specific attributes. If the collar detects any abnormalities, an alert is sent in real-time to owners and veterinarians, allowing for prompt attention and treatment of the issue. Users can also track their animal’s temperature, pulse, activity, calories burned, positions/posture, and respiration

Its $149 for the collar plus a $14.95 health service plan (Subscription)
more info, available in europe.

App of the week & Eircode update

Got some news on Eircode this week, they’ve recently launched an android and iphone app, with I’m told a windows app coming soon. And they announced in the summer that agreement has been reach with top sat-nav companies and google maps to include eircode look up in their services, which we should see by Christmas. The app is fantastic, you can look up an address, typing in the area or location, finding the place on the map and then retrieving the code. Or just do it for where you are using your phones gps.

for more info on these apps go to

Photo-tastic gadget

With the Panoramic stand you can take your photos to a whole new level and capture even more memories with even greater style.
The Electronic Stand allows you to take seamless 360° photographs and video at the touch of a button. Just imagine, capturing all that goes on, all around you. You could be on a beach, on a mountain in a place of amazing natural beauty and the Panoramic stand means you can capture it all in one go. Beautiful memories to take home and last a life time.
The Electronic Panoramic Phone stand includes infrared remote control and is compatible with action cameras like GoPro and mobile phones including iPhone.
So neat and tidy it is easy to carry and bring on holidays or to events. Capture all around you with this really cool gadget.

Priced at €39 and from our friends at the Be Cool, The Gadget Store

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