Amazon surprised everyone last week when they held a private event and announced 13 — thirteen — new products in the Alexa ecosystem, plus some new service features like Alexa Guard (which we’ll cover...
I’ve been looking for a smart doorbell for quite awhile, and finally decided to try out the new(ish) Nest Hello. After living with it for three months, I’ve learned that the Nest Hello, while a nice piece of kit, still has some rough edges when it comes to software and performance.
Summary Packing a light switch, motion sensor, ambient light sensor, microphone, speaker, and smart assistant (Alexa) into a device the size of a standard wall switch, the Ecobee Switch+ is a solid early entry...
I’ve been tinkering with smart home tech for over six years, so my house as undergone some…evolutions. Lately I’ve been helping some friends get their smart homes started from scratch, and that — plus a question a reader sent in — has gotten me thinking about what I would do if I were to do it all over again.
Interesting and weird smart home tech from CES 2018. Have you ever wanted to talk to your toilet? Now you can.
The Leviton DW6HD-1BZ Wifi dimmer switch is a great performer with easy setup, broad compatibility, and good usability — and doesn’t require a proprietary hub to work. Just make sure you’re OK being dependent on Leviton’s cloud, because right now there’s no local control.
After using a Sense Home Energy Monitor for approximately eight months now I wanted to share some of my experiences for those considering adding this hardware to their smart home inventory.
Not sure where to begin? Let’s look at three options for fulfilling a common use case: automatically make some lights come on when motion is detected.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to get into home automation is to buy some smart bulbs or smart plug modules. But before you buy, there’s some important limitations to be aware of.
The TP-Link HS100 is a WiFi-based smart plug. It is a solid and affordable choice if you don’t mind that it blocks both plugs on an outlet.