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The latest gadgets for the smart home

The latest gadgets for the smart home

Nest x Yale Lock

Use this smart lock from Nest to replace your front-door key with a passcode. Nest having found its success from their wifi-enabled thermostats, smoke alarms and security cameras now has a new products to add to its portfolio. Their product can store upto 250 codes which you can assign to family and friends and you can also set a temporary number for deliveries as well as check how comes and goes via your phone.

Available March/April

Price - TBC

Apple HomePod

The market for smart-speakers has exploded and it is expected to worth ?8billion by 2023. The classy build and design of the Apple HomePod rivals the Amazon's Echo and Sonos One. You can ask Siri to do anything from dimming the lights to phoning a friend or colleague and the sound is rich and full which will show more when you can synch with another unit - you should be able to do this later this year.

Available now

Price - 319

Oneplus 5T Lava Red phone

80 per cent of the UK's phone market is dominated between Apple and Samsung. OnePlus, a Chinese start-up, has comparable features at just half of the price of the iPhone X. Coming in glowing red, its full-screen model has been achieved by sandblasting and anodisation. It is a good looking piece of kit and makes a change from the normal silver or space grey.

Available now

Price - 499

Vaonis Stellina Telescope

Connecting to your phone via an app and using GPS to locate and swivel to your chosen position in the sky, this is a great portable telescope. It has the ability to show you hundreds of stars and constellations and you can also capture the images and share via social media. Small yet powerful, once you have finished you can fold down your Stellina to fit into youre backpack for next time you want to do some stargazing.

Available to pre-order

Price - 2000