Have you ever thought, “gee whiz, I really wish I could talk to my light switch…”? Well, you’re in luck, smart thermostat maker ecobee just released a Wi-Fi smart switch with Amazon’s Alexa onboard called the Switch Plus!
Google finally entered the pint-sized smart speaker competition recently, and the Google Home Mini is an overall great contender for winner of this always-listening digital assistant category.
Physical buttons have been, in many ways, forgotten in the modern smart home. In “the old days” they were the standard, but today it’s voice and apps that appear to rule the connected home. Fibaro’s Z-Wave offerings make having physical buttons around your home both useful and fun!
Cree, maker of both LED components, as well as commercial and consumer lighting products, has introduced three new high-output LED flood lamps. These new bulbs are designed for homes with high ceilings, and for those who simply desire more light.
It changes colors, it has many shades of white light, it dims and brightens...and you can buy this particular HomeKit-enabled smart bulb à la carte! For those who've been waiting for a smart bulb that's compatible with Apple's home automation platform that doesn't require the purchase of a starter kit, your wish just came true.
Studies have shown that too much of a good thing, even innocently-blue light, can be bad for you. In this case, it's your sleep. Can a LED light bulb improve your sleep quality? Read on!
Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Assistant and Bixby…oh what fun it is to keep up with the ever-growing list of virtual assistants who claim they can improve your life, magically give you more free time to do things you love, and lower your cholesterol.
Maybe it's a closet light on a pull-chain, or a ceiling light in a room with an inconvenient switch, or maybe you just don't want to get up from the couch. In any case, you can make a favorite light bulb smart by just screwing it into the HomeKit-enabled Smart Socket from Koogeek.
On first glance, the Premis looks like just another electronic deadbolt with a keypad, but it's actually an excellent smart lock that gives you another good product option if you live in the HomeKit world.