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Home Automation, no more a fantasy!


Remember the car chasing scene in Tomorrow never dies? Pierce Brosnan operates his car using a remote device?

This movie was released almost 20 years before! The remote controlled car in this movie was a very big hit! So how does that matter to this post? Well, let’s see.

Since a long time ago there are many companies that are trying to make a lot of automation to the products that we’ve using. When TV channels were manually tuned to different channels, remote control to TV was introduced. Similarly lot of automation were introduced to what we’re using.

One such automation to the home electronics is WeMo. WeMo is a series is of products by Belkin. There are several products that can be used at home in all power outlets.

downloadAfter talking to my friend, Libin, I’ve ordered a WeMo Switch Insight and was very curious to use. As soon as I’d received my order I’ve started using it.

WeMo switch is a 372.jpg simple device, just plug it in any power outlet and connect it to your home wifi, download wemo app in your android or ios device to start using it.

You can easily turn on and off any device that you’ve connected to this device.The remote access feature allows you to control the device from anywhere in the world using your mobile data! You can also connect a switch hub and control all the devices that are connected to the power hub.

I’m using it for my light and it’s super cool to control it from your mobile. The best part is, you can schedule the device to turn on and off anytime you want. And there is a away mode, using which you can schedule the device to turn and off at multiple times just to make up as if people are at home.

You can also see the energy usage using the device which is the additional feature in the device. There is a basic version which is $10 lesser price than this one which is good and same as this one. The reason I bought this is, it’s an affordable price. Unlike super costly devices, this one is $50 & the basic is $40.

On a lighter note, if you’re buying it, don’t tell anyone at home and make a ghost prank by turning on and off remotely, Don’t do it to a light hearted person who can’t handle a prank!

Check out the 30 secs video, I’ve just recorded the turning On and Off using mobile!

Check out  Amazon for more of WeMo products.

Do comment if you like this post. Thanks for reading.

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BM101 Mini Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker


I’d bought a new mini wireless Bluetooth speaker. I’d ordered it through Touch of Modern website and I used their mobile application to order this item. I was just surfing their app and found lots of new gadgets. When you want to gift your friends and family this is a best site to look for different gadgets.

When I’d placed the order the order confirmation said it will reach me in 11-18 days which I thought was very long time, yet I’d ordered as I was not in hurry. But to my surprise I’d received the item in a week.

It’s a simple package & the pack included mini speaker and the data cable (no adapter) to charge. Sound of this speaker is really awesome and it can fill a big room! Here are the pics and video of this mini speaker.


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V-Day with Asus Zenfone


Every year the month February brings in lot of happiness for many and sadness for some people. We always think Valentine’s Day is only when we have a boy/girl friend to go cherish the day. But It’s not just about having boy/girl friend. It’s lot more than that.

There is nothing to be saddened if one doesn’t have a Valentine on V-day; The love in Dad’s strictness when we reach home – ‘Why are you late? Be careful when you’re out at late hours’ & The affection Mother shows after you enter house – ‘Did you had proper food outside or not? I know you would have had some junk food, Wash your hands and plate, let me serve you food’ & the caring words from sister consoling you by saying that ‘mom and dad does everything for your own good so listen to their advice’, More over the love & affection from the best friend who stands with us all time… Until one have these caring people with them, one need not worry about Valentine’s Day.

When it comes to me, My Valentine is special…

She is slim, sleek, colorful, I can feel what others can’t feel, I can see what others can’t see, I can do what others can’t do! Hey!!! Wait… Wait…

I’m talking about the beauty of Asus Zenfone.

You can't take your eyes off from the beauty of Asus Zenfone the whole day!

You can’t take your eyes off from the beauty of Asus Zenfone the whole day! PC: YouTube (Lotus Five Star DVD). Editing: Bhargav Kesavan.

Colorful models, perfect designs, Long lasting battery, Best performance, 6″ HD Display, 13 MP HD Camera, 5 Element optical lens & what not? I can keep describing the whole day, why this phone can be my Valentine.

The Asus Zenfone has various models that the price starts from 5, 299/- The 42 Mbps network speed up to which Zenfone supports is a truly wonderful experience for watching movies in beat display & the battery life that it supports will keep you watching movie after movie! Make sure you have a best data plan in market 😉

A day is not complete without chatting with your best buddies when you can’t meet them, being at home network or at roaming network, with the dual SIM I’m always connected with friends from one or other network connection. A perfect mobile is when it has got all the best features which I have it in Asus Zenfone.

Valentine day comes once in a year, but with my Asus Zenfone, it’s V-day for me throughout the year.

So what are you waiting for? Watch this beautiful #UnconditionalLove video and plan your Valentine 😉

This post is written for a contest sponsored by http://www.flipkart.com/asus hosted by IndiBlogger-Logo-Light-Background-e1350035970796.


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My online shopping experience in United States


Long long ago! So long ago… we had time and we use to visit various streets to buy certain things. Some streets will be special for fresh fruits & vegetables, some streets will be famous for bakery, some for furniture & clothes. Vegetable markets will be open on certain days, in Hosur M.G.R vegetable Market will be open on Wednesdays 20 years ago. I use to go out with my mom after school. As a child I’ve learned bargaining in shops whenever I go out with my parents. But these days, we have almost forgot bargaining as everything is purchased online.

Products by local company were much better in those days than products by a branded manufacturers these days, example: dresses. Deepavali purchase was possible for a family of 4 members within Rs 1000/- which is not enough to buy two shirts these days.

People don’t have time these days to visit multiple places to compare prices and to buy things. Everything is possible from relaxing at home. Many e-commerce websites are providing shopping & deliver services at door step. From groceries, vegetables, clothes & anything you name it came be ordered from home & have many options to compare prices with various brands. There are people like me who look at info in web & visit shops to buy products. Either way, we need good quality product for the amount that we spend.

I could see that there is a difference in online purchase in India & U.S. for certain products. Mattress, Table, Chair, wardrobe anything you order from e-commerce sites in U.S. will be delivered with instructions and we need to assemble it on our own. The mattress which I’ve received in 5 working days (the more you pay, quicker you receive) was interesting while unpacking it, check out this video. Didn’t remember to record the unpacking I’ve done.

It was new for me when I’d ordered a table & chair online, which I’m using now to write this blog.

I took some pics while assembling the Table & Chair. Check out those below.

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Instructions sheet

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Keeping materials ready which was received in delivered package

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Now the assembling work begins.

After assembling!

After assembling!

As the instruction was missing two holes in it’s diagram, it took additional 30 mins to remove some parts and reassemble it!

And now assembling chair.