Most security cameras on the market today all tend to have one big challenge: Giving you accurate and timely information about what’s going on in or around your home. Wouldn’t it be refreshing for someone to come along and basically reinvent the concept of a security camera to solve this? Lighthouse did exactly that.
Quality smart lighting, from a well-known brand, that doesn’t force you to eat ramen for the rest of the month? That’s possible? Yes, even not on Amazon Prime Day!
Amazon debuted a "surprise" product this month, the Fire TV Cube. It's certainly not a stretch of the imagination to combine an Echo with a streaming device, but Amazon took it a step further by including A/V control, too.
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!
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.