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Smart home...

Post by DG » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:07 pm

Started with one Amazon Echo. Now have that, an echo plus, two dots, an extension speaker for one and a docking speaker for the other, a fire stick, a fire tablet, one smart bulb, seven smart plug sockets, and another 16 smart bulbs on order. Looking at a smart vacuum cleaner and door locks. It's addictive like crack. Anyone else hooked?
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Post by 222gers » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:21 pm

Not me mate....I'm a bit anti any unnecessary devices. Apart from very high end hifi and a computer. Each to their own of course. My wife bought a Kindle when they came out but I found I just couldn't get on with it, preferring the look and feel of a real book.
Same with the car which has all the usual bells and whistles, but I don't use any of 'em.

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Post by Adrian » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:36 am

Actually try and stay away from Wi-Fi at home as much as possible, particularly as we have young children.

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Post by Esox Lucius » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:37 am

222gers wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Same with the car which has all the usual bells and whistles, but I don't use any of 'em.
You don't mean things like anti lock brakes and suchlike though do you? My last 4 cars have all had sat nav and it is sooo much better than having a Google route printed out and trying to follow it whilst driving. BT handsfree phone connection is also a very useful addition.
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Post by 222gers » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:37 am
222gers wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Same with the car which has all the usual bells and whistles, but I don't use any of 'em.
You don't mean things like anti lock brakes and suchlike though do you? My last 4 cars have all had sat nav and it is sooo much better than having a Google route printed out and trying to follow it whilst driving. BT handsfree phone connection is also a very useful addition.
I was thinking of satnav, bluetooth, reversing warnings, all sorts of warning lights, voice activated radio etc. Just don't use 'em. I think I'm so used to driving older cars I just need the basics.

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Post by Esox Lucius » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:38 pm

222gers wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Esox Lucius wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:37 am
222gers wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Same with the car which has all the usual bells and whistles, but I don't use any of 'em.
You don't mean things like anti lock brakes and suchlike though do you? My last 4 cars have all had sat nav and it is sooo much better than having a Google route printed out and trying to follow it whilst driving. BT handsfree phone connection is also a very useful addition.
I was thinking of satnav, bluetooth, reversing warnings, all sorts of warning lights, voice activated radio etc. Just don't use 'em. I think I'm so used to driving older cars I just need the basics.
My phone gets used a lot when I am driving so BT connectivity is an essential to avoiding points on my licence. I also have found traction control to be invaluable as I live on a hill. I don't think I could go back to driving cars where the windows are all steamed up in the rain, tyres that provide no grip, engines that refuse to start in hot weather/ cold weather/ weather in general :lol: Fuel economy alone would stop me from ever driving an old car.
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Re: Smart home...

Post by Rbee » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:18 pm

I enjoy programming abusive messages in to my sister and her husbands Alexa.

The thought of them quietly sitting watching TV or entertaining guests and Alexa suddenly letting rip a bunch of expletives appeals to my childish sense of humour.

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Re: Smart home...

Post by kernowhoop » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:05 pm

A couple of years ago, I bought a pair of 'smart' socks from Sainsbury's.
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