Ambient Light – Philips Hue control your light environment from your iPhone or iPad

Control your light environment from your iPhone or iPad. The starter pack is available for 199$ and in Germany for 199€ via the Apple online store. I’m not aware of the opportunity to buy them in the retail store, but maybe they have the Hue in stock too.

http://www.meethue.com/en-US/buy

http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA779VC/A/philips-hue-connected-bulb-starter-pack

http://www.meethue.com/en-US

Light automation without the need for an additional home house bus system like KNX / EIB for example.

KNX is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol for intelligent buildings. KNX is the successor to, and convergence of, three previous standards: the European Home Systems Protocol (EHS), BâtiBUS, and the European Installation Bus (EIB or Instabus). The KNX standard is administered by the KNX Association.“

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KNX_%28standard%29

 

 

Netgear Powerline

Nowadays we’ve more than one technology to connect our devices.

Our printer has to move into the technic room an therefore it needs connectivity in there.

I don’t want to install cable or use wifi, so the powerline seems a good alternative.

Body monitoring – the IP cam by Withings

One of our devices is the IP cam inventedbay Withings as a baby monitor. It’s a nice device with features like night vision, temperature and humanity logging. It can alarm at accaustic or visionary interrupts (crying or moving, but I like the interrupt description).

 

One essential feature is missing, the use with other devices than iOS apple mobiles with the withings app.

http://www.withings.de/de/babyphone