About Living Smarter

Morten P. – EV, technology, electronics and software enthusiast

Hello there. Hope you are enjoying the site and finding it somewhat helpful. If you reached this place and want to know a little about who I am and where my interests lie, you’ve come to the right place. 

TL;DR: Just a relatively normal guy from Denmark who’s right on the edge to be 30, and I absolutely love electronics, technology and software.

About me

My name is Morten, I’m 28 years of age, I live in Denmark in a small apartment with my girlfriend. We are pretty much just a ‘normal’ couple who enjoys our 20’s as much as any.

Got my first gasoline car a couple of years ago, where I pretty much studied everything there is to know about these old things. That’s just who I am, I study everything as hard as I can to make informed decisions based on facts and data. Now is the time for studying electric vehicles but this time I’m not only studying, but I’m also giving out of everything I’m learning as well. There is already a lot of knowledge out there, but much of it is nerdy and hard to grasp. I’m trying a more humane approach. I’m not sure how well it’ll work out, that is also why any feedback is well received.

I’m in love with technology, software and electronics. Been a fan pretty much since I could walk. Split my parents old CRT TV to atoms when I was 8 years old, just because I couldn’t really grasp how this thing could produce images and colours. I was about 12 when I started programming and making web pages in raw HTML and CSS. About 13-14 years ago I started falling in love with the web and everything you could do with it. Videos editing, photo editing, coding, animation, content writing and so on. So this is pretty much what I’ve been doing since and probably will continue doing, if not as the main job then in my spare time. 

My Knowledge

Through the last decade or so, I’ve really gotten a pretty large toolset and a lot of know-how in several different areas. Through the danish education system, I’ve got a bachelor’s degree in Digital Concept Development and furthermore I have a degree in Multimedia Design as well. These subjects are highly involved in technology and software. This education firstly got me a job as a designer and brand manager, where I was in charge of everything related to the brand around Challenge Denmark. Challenge Denmark is the equivalent to Ironman, it’s Triathlon. 

Currently, I’m working a full-time job as a Product Manager in a software house. So very appropriate to what I love doing, I’m actually working with something I’m passionate about. 

As a Product Manager, I’ve pretty much been working with everything related to our product. Ranging from software and electrics to marketing and communication.

Because I have a full-time job, this site is primarily non-profit. There might be ads here and there or an affiliate link. But this is mostly just to cover the costs of having this site running and maybe a cup of coffee once a week.

In my spare time for the past decade, I’ve been following all the ‘big’ YouTubers related to tech, science and technology. Guys like Joe Scott, Real Engineering and Engineering Explained, I really encourage you to follow on YouTube. They’ve taught me so much about EV’s, IoT, technology and sciencece over the years. What I’m trying to do with this blog is actually a mix of what they are doing, just in a written content form, because being on video is not my thing and I like writing.

About Living Smarter

Living Smarter is a website with information and experience I’ve collected over the past few years. There is a lot of good to know stuff and other know-how for example about robot vacuum cleaners, that are really helpful and can give you an overall better experience. Also when you are considering buying a Robot Vacuum Cleaner, for example, I want to give you insight in which one to choose and depending on what you choose, what should you look out for. This is to avoid problems and in general just so you can get the absolute best out of your robot vacuum cleaner. 

I actually started looking into general tips and advice after I got my first robot vacuum cleaner, this was because I didn’t start with thinking a little about what environment I was going to use my robot vacuum cleaner in. It’s necessary to know about external factors that can impact the effectiveness of your robot vacuum cleaner. Like animal hair, long hair, how many people are living in the house, is it only for dust, is it going to be used twice a day or once a week. Many questions like that are going to impact your choice on which robot vacuum cleaner you should get. All these things first came to mind after the fact that I bought a robot vacuum cleaner, which was kind of stupid because I ended up buying the wrong thing. My problem at that time was my girlfriends very long hair, the vacuum cleaner was simply not good enough to handle it, so I ended up buying a new one for general use instead and using the old in the office where I often sit. 

The same concept is applied to all categories on this site whether it’s about smart lighting, mopping, security, connectivity or any other category. I want to make sure that you make an informed decision before you make any impulsive purchases.

My hope is, that you’ll find the site helpful and useful in your quest to make your life and home smarter.


Morten Pradsgaard

Morten P. – EV Enthusiast

Experience in electrical engineering, programming, digital design and product management.

Currently working as a product manager in a software firm and daily working with new and exciting technologies.

Writing for this blog as a passion and a way to keep informed and learn new things every day.

If you want to reach out to me personally, find me on Linkedin here:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mopradk/

Exciting news!

Though my blog is still very new, I’ve been selected to be on the Top 100 Smart Home Automation Blogs And Websites on the Web in 2020 by Feedspot.