Sonoff SwitchMate R5 (using Mini R3 as a Gateway)

Sonoff SwitchMate R5 (using Mini R3 as a Gateway)

SwitchmanR5 is a battery-powered multi-function wireless wall switch which needs a “gateway” to talk to normal IOT WiFi. There are a limited number of devices which can act as these gateways so so firstly, I opened my handy the Sonoff MiniR3 and plugged it into live...
Sonoff Goodies including WiFi Door Sensor and more

Sonoff Goodies including WiFi Door Sensor and more

I just received a little package from Itead (Sonoff) including their DW2-Wi-Fi door/window sensor. DW2 RF sensor and RFBridgeR2. Nothing special about this lot? Well, the DW2-Wi-Fi has WiFi and Bluetooth built into it. OTT for a door sensor? That was my exact reaction...
Sonoff POWR3 5500W Controller – It’s a Monster

Sonoff POWR3 5500W Controller – It’s a Monster

Back in 2019 I reviewed the Sonoff POWR2 unit – an upgraded mains controller which, as against typical power controllers which handle 10A MAX (good for lighting, not so good for heating controls such as immersion heaters), handles 15A MAX along with power monitoring...
Zigbee – The Ongoing Sonoff Story

Zigbee – The Ongoing Sonoff Story

You may recall for a while I got fanatical about Zigbee – I’ve not lost interest – it’s just that by and large, Zigbee just WORKS – in particular, I have a load of Zigbee sensors around the house, mostly AQARA, mostly running on CR2032 batteries and the (rather...
Sonoff NSPANEL – I Like It

Sonoff NSPANEL – I Like It

The new Sonoff NSPanel has been sitting on my desk for some time now, awaiting the go-ahead to put it on the blog. It has now been released on Kickstarter so you may wish to take a look! And here’s a photo. The NSPANEL looks great and out of the box it controls 2...