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Tuesday, 19 March 2019  |  Admin
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.

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.

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

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
Treat your home this Christmas with Retrotouch

Whether you’re entertaining an army of cousins and distant relatives, or just having a quiet occasion, Christmas is the perfect time to consider how your light fittings and electrical components could do with sprucing up.

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.

3 CommentsTuesday, 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 deliver first class tech support for any issue

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
Why multifunctional sockets are the cure to all travel woes

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.

Monday, 26 March 2018  |  Amit
The best of both worlds: why your home needs our USB combos

If you want to gain an intimate understanding of someone’s character, go look at their bedside table. What used to be a lamp and a good book has for many of us evolved into a jumbled assortment of gadgets and gizmos, all vying for supremacy. Often, there can be more computing power by your pillow than your entire office!

Sunday, 11 February 2018  |  Amit
Set the mood to love this Valentine's Day with Retrotouch

Luckily, Retrotouch have your back. Acting as the best wingman ever, our technology will be you every step of the way this Valentines Day. How? Through the sweet magic of dimmer switches.

Friday, 9 February 2018  |  Amit
Choose Simplicity for simple living

The winter blues is setting in for many up and down the country. Whether it’s the obligation of keeping up with those new year’s resolutions or just the weather, it can be difficult to maintain a semblance of calm.

The truth is, we all live connected lives, and each of us is just one stop on a huge highway of information. Some days it can all be too much. Some days you just want to get home and relax in style and simplicity.

Sunday, 21 January 2018  |  Amit
Celebrate Burns Night 2018 with Retrotouch

Get your kilts out. Burns night 2018 is just around the corner, and with it another chance to take part in an evening of haggis, poetry recitations, and whiskey fuelled tomfoolery. But if you're hosting this year's festivities, then the pressure is on to deliver a night to remember, however patchy your recollection may be.

Sunday, 17 December 2017  |  Amit
Winter chill? Snow problem!

With bleak winter conditions prognosticated in the lead up to Christmas, it is no wonder our thermostats are seeing a lot of action. WIth such a delicate balance between arctic tundra and saharan desert, the role of 'thermostat pusher' can be extremely stressful and difficult to get right. Not only may you end up paying over-the-odds electricity bills, but one false step and you'll probably have the whole household on your case.

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