Tech that! Four shabbat-friendly gizmos!
  • Philips Hue
    Philips Hue
  • Google Next Hub
    Google Next Hub
  • TP Link Smart Plug
    TP Link Smart Plug

Tech that! Four shabbat-friendly gizmos!

This week we review four of the best Shabbat-friendly tech available right now. They do all the work, so you don’t have to! 

 Timer your life: TP Link HS100 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug 

It may look like a regular old plug, but this nifty gadget allows you to insert any device into it (a lamp, hot plate, air conditioner) and control the timer settings straight from your phone before Shabbat. They’re pretty good value too, retailing at a bargain-busting £14.99.

Wakey wakey! Shabbat Alarm app

Don’t be late for synagogue again with a plethora of Shabbat Clock apps available, including Shabbos Clock by RustyBrick. Have it ring for 10, 20 or 30 seconds before it silences itself.

Too bad you can’t hit the snooze button on Shabbat.  Available to download for £0.99/iOS and £0.89/Android. 

TP Link Smart Plug

Let there be light! Philips Hue Smart Lighting 

It’s fine in the summer, but not being able to turn the lights on and off can prove one of the most inconvenient Shabbat laws.

Philips Hue Smart Lighting products have a solution for Shabbat-observing folk.

Just install Hue bulbs in all your existing light fittings and connect them up to the internet.

Using the Hue app, you can have them turn on and off according to sunset times, or a time of your choosing . Prices vary. 

A helping hand: Google Nest Hub 

Google Nest Hub

Despite being a great Google assistant during the week, this handy smart display could be used on Shabbat as a digital photo frame, pulling in images from your Google account. It also constantly shows you the current temperate outside on the home screen, so you’ll always know how to dress for the day without having to lift (or press) a finger.  Available from £59.99.


Reviewed by:  Daniel Elias – 

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