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Nine connected thermometers to know at all times the temperature and humidity of every corner of the house

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at the time of control and manage the temperature we have at home, one of the essential accessories is a thermometer. A device that has been modernized and that goes far beyond those primitive mercury-based models that were placed on the wall and with which some of us have grown up.

Thermometers now also have digital displays, WiFi and Bluetooth and can be controlled from mobile even if we are not at home to be able to know the temperature in each room. We can even use them together with other devices to create scenes. And here we are going to see some of the most interesting that we can find in the market.

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And the first model Athough it does not seems, is also a thermometer. It is the fifth-generation Amazon Echo Dot, a device that, like the Echo itself, integrates a sensor that informs us of the temperature in the room in which it is placed. It is priced at 29.99 euros in the model without a watch and 39.99 euros if we want it with a watch.

New Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 model) |  Smart speaker with Alexa |  Navy blue

New Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 model) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Navy blue

New Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 model) with clock |  Smart speaker with clock and Alexa |  White

New Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 model) with clock | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | White

SwitchBot Thermometer Hygrometer

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As far as more traditional models are concerned, the first on the list is this SwitchBot thermometer hygrometer. It’s the one I bought for the house and we can find it for 21.99 euros on Amazon. It can be controlled by Bluetooth and if we get the hub, connect it to WiFi to see the temperature even if we are not at home.

I bought a connected thermometer and now the mobile notifies me if the temperature rises to turn on the air remotely

It has a large screen on which In addition to measuring temperature, it also measures humidity. It has an intelligent alert system and data storage that we can also see from the mobile in the form of graphs.

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SwitchBot Thermometer Hygrometer Plus - Digital Indoor Thermometer with Swiss Chip Precision, APP Control, Thermo-Hygrometer for Home Room Fridge Office Wine Cellar, 3in Large Screen

SwitchBot Thermometer Hygrometer Plus – Digital Indoor Thermometer with Swiss Chip Precision, APP Control, Thermo-Hygrometer for Home Room Fridge Office Wine Cellar, 3in Large Screen

Xiaomi Mi Home Monitor 2

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If you want something cheap, you have this alternative from Xiaomi. For a little more than 7 euros in PcComponentes, this model allows knowing and detecting changes in temperature and humidity. Thanks to the low consumption of its screen, it has an autonomy of one year and information on temperature and humidity can be easily accessed through the screen. It is also Bluetooth and can be controlled with the Mi Home app from the mobile.

Xiaomi Mi Home Monitor 2 Bluetooth Thermometer/Hygrometer

Xiaomi Mi Home Monitor 2 Bluetooth Thermometer/Hygrometer

Govee H5075001ES

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Mu similar to the previous ones is this Govee model. It is priced at 16.99 euros and in addition to temperature it can also measure humidity. It works with 3 AA batteries, it can be controlled remotely thanks to its WiFi and Bluetooth connection and It also offers all the information through its LCD screen.

Govee Thermometer Hygrometer, LCD Bluetooth Digital Humidity and Indoor Temperature Meter with Data Storage and Alert Function, for Room

Govee Thermometer Hygrometer, LCD Bluetooth Digital Humidity and Indoor Temperature Meter with Data Storage and Alert Function, for Room

ThermoPro TP357 260FT

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For 14.99 euros we have this other model. It is the ThermoPro TP357 260FT, a model that connects to the mobile via Bluetooth with a range of 80 meters and that It has the functions of digital thermometer and hygrometer with remote monitor. Through the application we can see the maximum and minimum records in graphic form.

ThermoPro TP357 260FT Bluetooth Thermometer, Digital Hygrometer with Remote Temperature and Humidity Monitor and Smart APP, Digital Home Thermometer with Max and Min Records, White

ThermoPro TP357 260FT Bluetooth Thermometer, Digital Hygrometer with Remote Temperature and Humidity Monitor and Smart APP, Digital Home Thermometer with Max and Min Records, White

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meross Thermometer Hygrometer

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This Meross model is priced at 32.99 euros. A temperature and humidity sensor that requires Meross Smart Hub V4, that yes, already included in the package. With the Meross app (available for iOS/Android), you can monitor the temperature and humidity anytime, anywhere.

Meross Thermometer Hygrometer with Hub, Wireless WiFi Smart Temperature and Humidity Sensor, App Compatible, MS100H, 2.4GHz

Meross Thermometer Hygrometer with Hub, Wireless WiFi Smart Temperature and Humidity Sensor, App Compatible, MS100H, 2.4GHz

Tuya-Intelligent temperature and humidity sensor,

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The penultimate on the list is this thermometer that we can buy for around 28 euros. Measures as in other cases, temperature and humidity. A device that works under Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and can be connected to access points with alarm function. For remote control it is compatible with the Smart Life app.

Tuya Wifi Temperature Humidity Sensor Wireless Smart Thermometer Hygrometer Detector Works with Alexa Google Home Smart Life

Tuya Wifi Temperature Humidity Sensor Wireless Smart Thermometer Hygrometer Detector Works with Alexa Google Home Smart Life

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For 29.99 euros, Govee also has this other model. Unlike the previous one, it is a sensor with thermometer hygrometer function that does not have a display, so we depend on the mobile to see the data it is recording. Bluetooth and WiFi connection works through the Govee Home application and has a warning function when the levels we have set are exceeded.

Govee WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer, Digital Indoor Sensor Smart Control with App Supports Alert and Notification for Home, Warehouse, Greenhouse Available in Home Environment, Plant and Pet

Govee WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer, Digital Indoor Sensor Smart Control with App Supports Alert and Notification for Home, Warehouse, Greenhouse Available in Home Environment, Plant and Pet

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Netatmo NWS01-ES Weather Station

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It is more than a thermometer. Perhaps the most complete model of this selection. It’s a whole weather station. It is capable of measuring temperature, relative humidity, indoor and outdoor air quality, noise level, barometric pressure… It connects directly to home Wi-Fi and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor operation. All the data it records can be accessed from the app for mobile devices. With a price of 149.99 euros, it is compatible with Alexa, HomeKit and Google Assistant.

Netatmo NWS01-EC Wireless Indoor Outdoor Weather Station with Wi-Fi, Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit, Silver, 105x45x45 cm

Netatmo NWS01-EC Wireless Indoor Outdoor Weather Station with Wi-Fi, Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit, Silver, 105x45x45 cm

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LG’s technology that mixed plasma and LED

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From 1997 to a good part of the first decade of the 2000s, plasma televisions conquered the high end for a long time. It was the most coveted technology when the user wanted to opt for a panel with the best image quality during that time. However, as we already mentioned in our article about these televisions, the LCD was little by little eating the toastsince its technology was evolving by leaps and bounds.

One of the most noticeable advantages of the LCD was also its lower electrical consumption, thus generating less heat and increasing its useful life. LG wanted to continue betting heavily on plasma televisions, although the manufacturer had to solve the problem of consumption and other aspects if they did not want to abandon the technology. This is how PLED panels were born in 2012.

PLED, an exclusive LG plasma vitamin

PLED comes from the acronym in English Pixel Light Emitting Display. According to the company, this technology brought the best of plasma and the best of LED televisionscombining both Technologys to try to offer a higher image quality, also drastically reducing power consumption at LCD panel values ​​at the time.


When used, a PLED panel is like a vitaminized plasma panel. That is why it is good to remember how plasma panels work to explain their differences. And it is that the screen of a plasma television is formed by two layers of glass between which there are small cells with Xenon and Neon gas which, when excited by an electrical impulse, become plasma, causing the internal phosphor coating of the cell to glow.

What the PLED panel does compared to the plasma is reduce those cells, making each subpixel in a separate cell. This causes the gases to be at a much higher concentration. The cells also contain a denser layer of phosphor.

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This concentration means that much less electrical energy is needed to generate the plasma inside each cell. In this way the first advantages of PLED: Its electrical consumption is less than that of conventional plasma and is quite close to what LCD televisions consume.

By consuming less, it also generates less heat and its wear is less. Put at maximum power, a plasma television lasts around 50,000 hours before it starts to degrade. This figure is usually prorated with respect to what would be normal domestic consumption. The resulting figure is about 100,000 hours, which is the figure we all know.

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In the case of pledthe highest concentration of Xenon and phosphor increases its useful life up to 80,000 hours of extreme use (as in an airport panel, for example) or 160,000 in a home.

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Another of the advantages that PLED continues to maintain from plasma televisions are its self-emissive LEDs. In this way, each pixel can be turned on and off without being subjected to backlighting from a panel of LEDs on the back of the TV. This technology is similar to OLED, although they are not organic LED diodes.

This advantage makes PLED and plasma have better contrast than an LED panel. However, PLED also has an advantage over plasma: its screen is completely matte, reducing the reflection that can be generated by any point of light in the environment. And it is that by the very nature of plasma panels, its glass must always be bright. Sometimes this glare was reduced with anti-reflective coatings, but this diminished the glare emanating from the panel.

PLED also shares the advantages of LED panels

Although we are clear that PLED is like a kind of ‘super plasma’, this technology also includes characteristics of LED televisions, such as electronic image processing, this being the same as that of an LED panel. This eliminates the ‘motion blur’ sensation of plasma TVs in high-speed images, since like LED technology, PLEDs also have three image processors that interleave frames.

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Despite the reduction in consumption, PLED screens continued to consume slightly more than LCD panels. In addition, they share the same problem as plasma screens: the ‘burn’ effect when playing still images for a long time.

The OLED was peeking around the corner

Although it was a great advance over plasma panels, the technology did not fully catch on. In addition, they were presented in a context in which the OLED was taking more and more shape (although they were still very expensive to produce) and LCD-LED panels were much cheaper to produce. In addition, with these Technologys the use of elements such as phosphorus and gases was completely eliminated, depending more and more on electronic and digital processing.

In fact, if you asked LG at the time what panels were going to be the future, the company was quick to respond with OLED. And indeed, today it is the technology in which LG has bet the most in recent years.

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tricks, tips, direct streaming and furniture purchases from TV

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A couple of years ago Movistar decided to include in its Movistar Plus+ on-demand television platform a series of applications called Living Apps, which allow enjoy different services and content.

They’re available without having to download them from any application store and accessible directly from the decoder menu as long as we have a UHD or UHD Smart WiFi model.

Now the operator has decided expand your collection of Living Apps with a new one focused on decoration and style in the home, for which it has opted for IKEA as a specialist in this type of task.

An app to bring IKEA experts to your TV

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The app is already available in Movistar Plus+ and according to those responsible, it is designed to “inspire you with the best accessories and decoration fashions for this new season”

To do this, once we have accessed by first going to the main menucoming into “Apps” and subsequently looking for the “IKEA”we will be shown content related to furniture and decoration with interior design trends, tricks to give old furniture another life and varied content to prepare the home for the changes of season.

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Although for the moment the contents are not very abundant, presumably they will add more over time, there will be Live videos with brand professionalsa chat where you can ask questions and you can even buy different products directly from the decoder by scanning a QR code on the mobile.

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For example, within the IKEA Living App there are sections like “Always Something New” where it is possible to know the new products of the manufacturer for this new season, “IKEA Wellness”a space that they say is designed to enhance comfort at home and “Homes with Psychology”seven episodes dedicated to specific rooms in the house.

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There are also other sections for DIY lovers such as “Decorating Ideas and Advice”, Ready in a Pis Pas”with tips for organizing the environment or “Easy Tricks” to get the most out of the rooms.

In addition, through the section “IKEA Live”it is possible to access their shopping events broadcast live in streaming starring interior designers in their establishments that will also be available later to see them deferred whenever we want.

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so you can configure this useful help

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Although our star use is to set timers, music or ask for the time and time, you can ask Alexa for many more things, some as useful as serving as a guardian in your day-to-day life: perhaps if you have left a tap running, if it the washing machine or dishwasher has finished. If you did not know or are not very sure how to make Alexa act on beeps or water, keep reading.

A little over a year ago, Amazon added a series of most useful improvements and functionalities for the home: the audible and in-person detection capabilities. Specifically, we refer to this pair of algorithms:

  • Water Running or running water detection. Thus, by listening to the environment, it is able to find out if there is water running around the equipment, for example because we have left a tap open or because there is a leak.
  • Appliance Beeping Detection. In this case, it refers to the ability of the assistant to listen to the different beeps produced by your electrical appliances when they finish their functions, thus allowing us to act accordingly.

What happens at that moment? If you have developed the corresponding routine, you will receive a message on your mobile. In the first case, it is also possible to program a notice that warns that we are spending more water than normal brushing our teeth, for example. The second is especially useful with household appliances that do not have to be smart, such as microwaves, ovens, refrigerators. So, if you leave the fridge open, Alexa will tell you goat.

How to configure these functions

To benefit from these functions it is necessary to go to the section of the Alexa routines from the application. There you can configure the routine you want so that Alexa executes automatic actions for daily milestones, for example, that the washing machine program has finished.

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In the Amazon Alexa application, tap on Further, which you will find in the lower right corner. There select routines and click on the “+” in the upper right corner to create a new Routine.

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There are four steps. The first is to name it. After in “When” Choose “sound detection“. Within that option you will see both options beyond the beep or the water such as snoring, crying baby, coughing or barking dog that can give you new ideas, for example a lullaby sounds when your little one cries. Then choose which device and in what time range. Finally you will have to add the action you want. So, if you want it to reach your mobile, choose “Notification” (yes, you will have to have the notifications of said application activated). However, in “alexa says” You could also choose what the Amazon voice assistant’s response would be by simply typing it in “Custom”.

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