Smart Home Diary: A Breville Barista Touch highlighted one of the hidden costs of a smart home

Otherwise titled: How having a smart home led me to spend one-and-a-half times as much as planned on a Breville Barista Touch coffee machine.
I love gadgets. I love smart home devices in particular. To me, they combine undeniable practical benefits, convenience, and gadget appeal. Even my girlfriend, who has zero interest in gadgets, has been won over by most of our smart home tech.
But there are hidden costs to being an early adopter of what is still a relatively bleeding-edge technology – both financial and otherwise …
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Author: Ben Lovejoy