‘Smart Home – Home-Automation products to improve your Life! We make your life easier, more comfortable… more awesome!’
Therefore our goal is to help you to find and pick the best smart home products, -gadgets and home-automation-tools for your project. Whether you are someone who just loves the smart home niche or if you are a professional company selling and installing smart home components, we will be your source of information.
This means – we help you and your home to get smart!
Let me introduce my self. My name is Greg and I am the founder of Tech Reviews. Let me share my story with you and help you on your journey to an easier and more convenient life.
It all started as a simple blog, but things changed quite quickly.
Today, according to Onalytica we are among the
TOP 100 INFLUENCERS in the Smart Home & Home Tech (Gadgets) Niche.
How I got addicted to: Home Automation – SmartHome or often called: Hometech?
During the last 7 years I have gained a lot of experience in trying to create my perfect-idea of a Smart Home. What I was achieving in the first place was the knowledge, that “the products that should make my life – easier” are often not at all easy to install, easy to control and – lot of them are quite expensive. Even when you manage to install everything properly – sometimes my purchased products refused to communicate with each other. For Short: I bought tech-gadgets for our home-automation plan, which at the end simply did not match!
Clue to this – I needed more detailed research before buying smart home products again to avoid these mistakes in the future.
And just then I realized how expensive my whole system will be and that I would not be able to realize my full home-automation plan in one single stroke. At that time I was a student, studying architecture and making my living with part time jobs to afford my little apartment. I had do divide my “Smart Home Masterplan” in several, logical stages.
So I decided to make “one great plan”. Starting with the questions:
- ‘How should my desired idea of a perfect Smart Home look like?’
- ‘What advantages should the Home Tech products provide?’
- ‘How would these products improve the convenience and style of our all day family life?’ Or even better:
- ‘How would it feel, living in my dream home automation loaded smart house?’
- ‘Can home automation save me money in the long term?’
- ‘How would I and my family benefit from all this?’
Oh, I forgot to introduce the rest of my family. I am married with my beautiful, absolutely (I really MEAN ABSOLUTELY(!) NOT technical at all) wife and we have two 6 and 2 year old sons.
My son is the greatest fan of my “great plan”! And my wife … hmm, let’s say she always “helps me to get to the bottom of …. WHY DO WE NEED THIS EXTRA GADGET?” – maybe you know what I mean.
Over the last years I learned a lot about home-automation. I even learned that in my opinion the term itself is basically wrong. Not everything is about automation. A lot of the possibilities, these “let’s call them smart home or tech-gadgets” do nothing automated. But they can improve your life massively.
For example power-sockets with integrated usb-charging, or a lot of these little things that I control manually via my smartphone/iPhone or tablet.
Smart Home – the Great Plan
Finally things went in the right direction!
– I´ve done a lot of extra work during the last years, even had two jobs at once to afford a lot of these smart-gadgets and apply them to my smart home grid, wich already existed. In the meantime I was using all my experience and expertise to start this blog and help others – you – with your smart home project.
Therefore I discovered what components work together and how to save money by combining more clever than before. This also lead to the idea of integrating normal “not smart” household products into my smart home project.
So step-by-step I reached the fulfillment of the once made “Great Plan”.
Or better to say: I ‘would’ reach the fulfillment when there would not always be something brand new or better than the version before in the home-automation niche. ‘But this is another lesson I learned during this fascinating journey: The way is the goal’ – and the truly FUN – Part!
Always looking for something NEW, something better … something mind-blowing.
And this is where this site grew, from a little blog about my passion to a source of tips and product reviews for people who love a smarter future.
Now, we want to help people with the same idea or desire to build their Smart Home or simply discover amazing inventions and cool gadgets.
This Website is Designed to Help You
- Create and improve your desired, convenient Lifestyle!
- find the best and most useful smart home gadgets in each of the BIG 5 categories: Smarthome simplified
Different to other review pages, we ONLY review the top products of each category: that match with each other
- Save Money by avoiding the hundreds of trial and errors, we made
- Get Started – with our How to Start – The Easy Way! guide to your personal home automation plan
- see clearly which items are worth your money in our – REVIEWS – Section
- Use our Guides. Learn how to install products and how to improve your home in each review
- Use our social media presence to exchange experience and tips with like-minded people
To be honest we also love all the wonderful ideas we get from you – our visitors.
What can be done with all these gadgets, because this is another lesson: You can give the same smart home- products to 10 different people and
– You Will Have 10 Different Solutions!
Finally – It will be YOUR Journey – that motivates us!
Comments or questions are welcome – If you ever need our feedback or support on your Smart Home-Journey, we are more than happy to connect. Simply leave us a comment below the article or review or send us a quick e-mail and we will help you.
Make sure you visit us regularly, because we are always updating the reviews and pages with new “crazy ideas”.
We wish you all the best with your personal smart home plan. Thanks for stopping by! We are permanently adding new reviews and content, but if you are missing something or you want to get a good review on any smart home product – leave us a comment and we will contact you.