Smart Plugs Going Mainstream with New Ikea Offering

Smart plugs and power strips, most of which are wirelessly controlled and programmed can function as a very practical, and sometimes much smaller light and appliance timer. We’ve been using small, single outlet smart plugs to control the timing of various…

ApexEL Entry Level Controller Launched by Neptune Systems
Apex El is a new lower cost, lower featured version of the new Apex aquarium controller launched by Neptune Systems a couple years ago. The just-announced ApexEL comes in at three hundred dollars less than its fully fledged brother with a…
Reef145’s tank is stylish — and an equipment lover’s dream

This tank of Reef145 is a sweet design by Sam Slobusky of New Orleans-based Wet Work that is built around a custom Elos 160 gallon tank and features a who’s who of cool aquarium tech. When we first heard about this…

Neptune COR pumps finally shipping

The Neptune COR return pumps that were teased over two years ago at MACNA have finally began shipping just before the holidays. The Neptune COR-15 and Neptune COR-20 are variable speed, brushless, DC-driven centrifugal pumps designed to be intelligent, energy-efficient…

Zetlight A200 WiFi controller allows you to control many devices

The Zetlight A200 Wifi Controller replaces the company’s older A100 controller that allows you to control a bunch of Zetlight equipment beyond lights like your pumps, skimmers, wavemakers and more all through its Horizon app for Android and iOS. The…

E-Life Makes The Ultimate Smart Power Strip

E-Life is a Taiwanese company that makes one of the most interesting smart power strips we have ever come across, the E-Chamberlain. Like many others it has built-in wifi to enable control of the different outlets but under the hood…

Samsung Upcycling can turn your old Galaxy phone into an aquarium controller

Samsung is starting a new “Upcycling” initiative to turn old smartphones and turn them into something brand new and one of the examples they are showcasing is an aquarium controller. The premise is pretty simple, smartphone manufacturers have done a…

Cerebra 2: Vertex Takes Another Crack At The Ultimate Aquarium Controller

Although the Cerebra came out just about a year ago, Vertex has switched gears in a pretty substantial way. First of all, ditch any notions about the Cerebra 2 that it’s simply a revamped, refreshed or otherwise updated version of…

eKoral PRO aquarium controller about a month away from release

The eKoral PRO aquarium controller is about a month away from release and is likely to be priced right at $899 for the entire package. The eKoral selling point is the simplicity of setup and ease of use for the…

Current USA’s Loop Controller Getting A New Bluetooth Hub

The Loop Controller system from Current USA streamlines the experience of tying all your devices together, and it’s about to get a whole lot better. The Bluetooth hub brings even more simplicity to the Current USA ecosystem with ports for everything…