Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




11 posts

Geek


# 262245 12-Jan-2020 16:42
Send private message quote this post

Has anyone got experience using Cygnett smart home devices? I just saw an indoor temperature and humidity sensor at Noel Leeming yesterday and it was the first time I'd noticed this line of devices/sensors.

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/Cygnett/computers-tablets/smart-home/smart-home-accessories/c8001-cApp_Accessories-cSmart_Home-bcygnett-p1.html

 

Not sure that the infrared repeater aspect of their smart home hub is useful to me, and it doesn't seem that it can integrate with other solutions like Smartthings but on it's own (and with Alexa or Google Assistant) it looks pretty handy.


Create new topic
698 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2390665 12-Jan-2020 16:52
Send private message quote this post

Seems a bit pricey for what it is.


4672 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2390674 12-Jan-2020 17:35
Send private message quote this post

Cheap compared to zwave. And about right for a WiFi based plug. Does it need some hub as well (like a zigbee one, normally their own brand). That makes it dearer. The Chinese stuff/Shelly is cheaper, but not certified for use here.




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


 
 
 
 


698 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2390675 12-Jan-2020 17:40
Send private message quote this post

davidcole: Cheap compared to zwave. And about right for a WiFi based plug. Does it need some hub as well (like a zigbee one, normally their own brand). That makes it dearer. The Chinese stuff/Shelly is cheaper, but not certified for use here.

Arlec Wi-Fi plugs are $22 at Bunnings, no power monitoring though, but still a lot cheaper.

6070 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2390676 12-Jan-2020 17:45
Send private message quote this post

Cygnet is a pretty cheap brand in terms of quality, but in saying that I've had no trouble with any of their products over the years.

22900 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2390687 12-Jan-2020 19:30
Send private message quote this post

There was a post on the au/nz home automation facebook page that someone has seen a whole lot of skus appear for grid connect bluetooth based stuff. AU$18 for a PIR or temperature sensor, AU$75 for the base station and some stuff.





Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.