September 2019

La Casa de Tabaco sensor product review. The power couple behind the Belgian La Casa del Tabaco umbrella created a new gadget. The La Casa del Tabaco umbrella covers 8 shops including the renowned LCDH Knokke and European distribution of the El Septimo cigar brand. The sensor is for sale at their website

We received the sensor in a sturdy box, well protected by newspapers. The box contained a smaller box, and within we found a beautiful black sensor. There are clear instructions on how to connect the sensor to the app. The app is available on the Google Play store. Apple doesn’t allow tobacco-related apps, but there is a workaround. La Casa de Tabaco offers a download from their website. In the video, we will show you how easy it is to install. As a middle-aged, only medium tech-savvy man, it was a breeze to install the app and the sensor for me.

The test

Once the app is installed, it’s time to connect it to the sensor. That’s easily done in the WiFi settings of your phone. And one the sensor is connected, it can be placed in the humidor. And then it’s waiting. Every 8 hours, the sensor will send an update to the app with the temperature and humidity. And you can read those scores on your phone, in the app. There are three different diagrams available. For the last 24 hours, last month of the whole year. As you can see in the pictures, the humidity levels in my humidor are stable and optimal. The temperature not so, but I live in the tropics. Next month, I should have the temperature problem tackled. And by the way, there is another, calibrated, hygrometer in the humidor with the same readings to double-check the LCDT readings.

There is no maximum number of sensors that can be connected to the app. And with more than one humidor and a big humidor incoming, we will be ordering a few more. As long as there is WiFi, the sensor will keep updating to the app. That is a big plus compared to the biggest competitor, the Bodveda Butler. The butler uses Bluetooth, so you can’t read updates when you’re away from home.

The verdict on the sensor is very positive. It is accurate, it is easy to install. And reasonably priced as well.

Added features

The app offers more. You can shop at La Casa de Tobacco directly. But it also offers stock keeping. Not just for cigars, but also wines and spirits. We tried it and found some flaws. First of all, it is not possible to select cigars from the shop and add them to your stock. So every single item needs manual input. That is a lot of work. And the second issue is that there’s not alphabetical sort option. So your stock will be based on input order and there’s no way to change that. Dominique Gyselink explained that they are aware of the issues, but implementing them in the software is. But since stock keeping is just an added feature, and the main event is to keep track of your humidity wherever you are, we still recommend the sensor and the app. 

https://youtu.be/mNzUtqOgZLk

If you are looking for more information on WiFi sensors, both for temperature and humidity, you can visit our friends of joyofandroid.com and read their article on the 7 best WiFi Temperature Sensors.

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2 thoughts on “La Casa de Tabaco sensor

  1. Hello there,

    I wonder if you might be experiencing any problems using the Sensor with IOS13.3?

    I can down load the App no problem, but not install it, I just get a message stating:- “unable to install La Casa del tobaco” – I have followed your advise in your video, but to no avail – can you help perhaps please…?

    Many thanks,
    Peter

    1. I had the same issue last week, contacted Dominique and she gave me this link: https://install.appcenter.ms/orgs/levelapp/apps/lacasadeltabaco-ios/distribution_groups/client Uninstalled the old version, installed this and it worked again

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