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Wednesday, 1 May 2019  |  Will
Multifunction sockets: the hospitality hack you never knew existed

Three pins? Two pins? Plug anything into these sockets.

Thursday, 18 April 2019  |  Will
The Trendiest Electrical Socket Designs for 2019

Homes and commercial buildings are becoming more dependent on electricity than ever. The emergence of smart speakers, lights, thermostats and other devices mean there are more gadgets in our home that require innovative electrical socket design. As our lives become more modern, we need to make sure our homes and office infrastructure can keep up. Here are some of the trendiest sockets and switches available today.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019  |  Will
5 Reasons Why our Smart Switch is the Must-Have Home Accessory

Our designers love to innovate. If it’s new and exciting, you can bet they’ll be rubbing their hands eagerly in anticipation. Not a day goes past when they aren’t dreaming up the latest and greatest home electronics hack.

Their latest production - the iotty WiFi smart switch, is truly something to be proud of. Seeing the latest trend for smart home technology, they’ve managed to reinvent the humble lightswitch. Who would have thought this basic piece of equipment could be given such an incredible makeover?

Thursday, 4 April 2019  |  Will
Bring your office up to date with these stunning retrofit solutions

For a business owner trying to make a good impression, having an office you can be proud of is a factor often overlooked. To stay happy and motivated, staff need to feel at ease with their surroundings. Whatever line of work you’re in, there’s nothing more creativity-sapping than sitting in a dull, lifeless workspace, with a colour palette borrowed from Wernham Hogg.

Friday, 22 March 2019  |  Will
How to Smarten your Home for Under 500 Pounds

Are you renovating your home? If so, chances are you've pored over countless catalogues and spent many hours online finding the most affordable changes to make around your house. For many, the costs can rapidly stack up. Very quickly, your ideal home can become something of a pipe dream, as you realise the full cost of wholesale renovations. Fortunately, there are some easy wins to be made when updating your household. Our designers are constantly on the hunt for new ways to make your life more efficient and hassle free, and this is reflected in the many amazing products that we sell.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019  |  Will
5 Amazing Hacks Made Possible with Iotty Light switches

We all love having those light switch moments. Where previously you were slave to the same habits and routines, suddenly a whole new way of seeing opens up. Manifold possibilities emerge, and you wonder why you were ever settling for second best.

Our designers experienced such a moment while working on our new Iotty smart light switches. In working through the implications of this smart technology for home lighting solutions, a whole new range of possibilities presented themselves. Thanks to the great work of our team, the biggest issue we had was how to quickly and concisely collate all these exciting benefits.


We've selected our 5 favourite smart light switch hacks for you to try out.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019  |  Amit
Retrotouch’s Wiring Accessories - Taking Interior Design to the Next Level

Accessories can make a huge impact on a home. Whether you’re designing your new abode or making renovations, often it is the little things that make such a huge difference. Retrotouch co founder Amit Ravat tells us how simple wiring considerations can make or break your decor.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018  |  Amit
3 Ultimate Christmas Gifts for Modern Lifestyles

If you’re on the hunt for gadgets to gift loved ones this Christmas, and have exhausted all the latest offerings, then let us tell you about some of the items you may have missed!

Thursday, 13 December 2018  |  Amit
Top 5 Gift Ideas this Christmas

If you’re struggling with Christmas gift ideas for 2018, you might want to consider some of the latest technological advancements around the home. Specifically, those designed to make lifestyles easier and more carefree. While the temporary enjoyment of receiving a novelty beer hat has its charms, the best and most lasting presents are the ones that really provide a permanent function.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018  |  Amit
Friday, 23 November 2018  |  Admin
Planning a big Black Friday purchase? Make sure you have the sockets to match!

Black Friday is fast approaching us, and retail employees around the world are savouring the serene calm before the storm, as pillows, electrical appliances, and other bargains will again be flung into shopping trolleys in a swirling maelstrom of rampant capitalism.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018  |  Amit
A short and illuminating history of the light switch

A history of the light switch, from its foundations to the present day

Ever since Thomas Edison patented the first commercially successful light bulb in 1878, manufacturers have strived to perfect the design and user experience of the humble light switch. Some have been masterpieces of ingenuity and visionary design work, others just look completely hideous!

1 CommentMonday, 22 October 2018  |  Amit
Trick or treat: Get the ultimate mood lighting this Halloween

With Halloween 2018 promising to be more ghoulish than ever, the Retrotouch team have been busy carving pumpkins, stocking up on sugary treats, and picking out the least work-intensive costumes money can buy. But they've also been busy making people’s homes halloween-ready. How? By creating the perfect scare-tastic lighting setup.

Retrotouch provide a fantastic array of lighting switch solutions that will give you full power over your surroundings. With a simple flick of the switch, your room will transform into either your own private fantasy, or the ultimate Halloween party location.

Friday, 5 October 2018  |  Amit
Get ready for Autumn with Retrotouch

As the nation’s favourite conversational topic moves away from Indian summers and towards whichever storm is currently bearing down upon the nation, you may have noticed that we’re heading - unwillingly for many - into another change of season. With wardrobes being rearranged and barbecues trundled away, it might be a good opportunity to ensure your home is well prepared for any bout of unpleasant weather.

Monday, 1 October 2018  |  Amit

We build our products to last, but we realise that there may be some teething issues when using a new device. In such cases, we know that quality customer service is vital in ensuring your experience is as painless as possible. That means no waiting on hold for hours on end, no stalling websites, and no obscurity when it comes to getting an answer you need.

Saturday, 11 August 2018  |  Amit

So you’ve survived check-in, successfully negotiated your cab fare, and been dropped off at your hotel in one piece. Stress over, right? Wrong.

Monday, 4 June 2018  |  Amit
Save the planet with Retrotouch’s Switches and Sockets

On World Environment Day, we realise that every little helps. Reducing our footprint on the environment involves choices both large and small. Each of us have our own part to play in saving the planet, and making your home as energy saving as possible is one of the ways we can do our bit. For this, Retrotouch is here to help.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018  |  Amit
Why Retrotouch are the kings of remote operated tech

One of the core philosophies at Retrotouch is a belief in the power of tech to make lifestyles easier and more carefree. Whether it’s making your surroundings easily customisable, or just letting you power parts of your home from the comfort of your own armchair, our researchers have identified a key way of making your household less labour intensive - remote operation.

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