🏑 Your Smart Home Weekly: Amazon’s Latest Gadgets, Eco-Friendly Home Assistant, and More! πŸŒ±πŸ”Œ

Morning everyone, nice and warm here in Ireland today and just back from a 10 KM run! Hope all is good, wherever you live in the world. On the smart home front, let’s dive into four news stories:

πŸ“° Home Assistant Goes Green

Home Assistant, the open-source home automation platform, is making strides in eco-friendliness! 🌱 They’ve launched “Home Assistant Green,” an initiative to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Energy Efficiency: Home Assistant now comes with a built-in energy dashboard. Monitor your energy usage, set goals, and make your home smarter while reducing your carbon footprint. 🌍
  • Community Efforts: They’re encouraging the Home Assistant community to adopt green practices, like optimizing automation and using energy-efficient devices. 🌿
  • Climate Actions: You can now integrate your smart thermostats, blinds, and lights to help manage your home’s climate better. 🌞

This development aligns perfectly with the growing trend of environmentally-conscious smart home technologies. Home Assistant is making strides towards a more sustainable future. ♻️

πŸ“° Amazon’s 2023 Devices Event

Amazon has hosted its much-anticipated 2023 Devices Event, unveiling a slew of new smart gadgets and features. πŸ“¦ Here’s a sneak peek at some highlights:

  • Next-Gen Echo Devices: Amazon’s Echo lineup got smarter with improved voice recognition and sound quality. πŸ—£οΈπŸ”Š
  • Kindle Updates: The Kindle Oasis now has a larger, color-accurate display for book lovers. πŸ“šπŸŒˆ
  • Home Automation: Amazon is diving deeper into the smart home arena with innovations like Echo Flex Plus, designed for seamless control of your connected devices. 🏠
  • AI-Powered Features: Expect more AI-driven enhancements, making your Alexa experience even more personalized. πŸ€–βœ¨

With Amazon’s continued commitment to expanding the smart home ecosystem, it’s evident that the future of convenience and technology is firmly in their hands. 🌟

πŸ“° Sensibo Blaze Smart TRV

Sensibo, known for its smart climate control solutions, unveiled the Blaze Smart TRV (Thermostatic Radiator Valve) at IFA 2023. 🌑️ Here’s why it’s generating buzz:

  • Efficient Heating: Blaze adapts your heating system based on your preferences and room occupancy, saving energy and money. πŸ’°β„οΈ
  • Smart Integration: Compatible with HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant, Blaze seamlessly integrates into your existing smart home setup. 🀝🏑
  • Room-by-Room Control: Customize heating schedules for each room, ensuring the perfect temperature wherever you are. πŸ›‹οΈπŸ›Œ

Sensibo Blaze is set to revolutionize the way you heat your home, making it more efficient, comfortable, and smart. πŸ”₯

πŸ“° Qubiot Remote Pro with Matter

Kickstarter has just launched an exciting campaign for the Qubiot Remote Pro, and it’s not your average remote control. πŸ“Ί Here’s why you should check it out:

  • Matter Compatibility: Qubiot Remote Pro is one of the early devices to support Matter, the universal smart home connectivity standard. πŸŒπŸ”—
  • Unified Control: This remote can manage a wide range of devices from various brands, creating a seamless smart home experience. 🀝🏠
  • Voice Integration: Enjoy voice control with Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant. Just say the word, and Qubiot obeys. πŸ—£οΈπŸ“£

With Matter’s promise of enhanced interoperability, the Qubiot Remote Pro is set to become the ultimate controller for your entire smart home ecosystem. πŸš€

Gerard

Editor, Smart Home Weekly Newsletter

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