I'll be the first to admit that when someone says "smart home" it's confusing. There are so many components, devices, and protocols it can be overwhelming, even for an experienced techie like me. I created this page (an ongoing labor of love) to serve as a "beginners smart home guide". Really, … Get Started! about How to Make an Ultimate Smart Home – Set Up a Smart Home Quickly!
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Lighting was one of the first categories to step onto the smart home market scene. It’s one of the broadest areas available, and one of the most common areas smart home users tend to focus. Since they first hit the market, smart light bulbs have come … Continue Reading about The Best Smart Home Lighting Starter Kit
If you’re looking for a smart camera solution to keep your home safe while you’re there and while you’re away, there are a lot of options on the market. Some are good, and some are bad, so how are you to know which is which? Let’s dig deeper into … Continue Reading about Arlo Pro vs. Canary Flex: Which Will You Love More?
As our homes continue trending toward complete connectivity and automation, we often forget about one of the first smart devices to receive an upgrade: the thermostat. Those new to the smart home market may ask whether or not it’s worth it to get a … Continue Reading about The Nest Thermostat – How Does it Work?
Latest on Robot Vacuums
Seemingly every month, manufacturers are producing and releasing new robotic vacuums in an effort to invade the market that is dominated by iRobot and Neato. In a market that is changing rapidly, every little detail counts. One company that is trying to get in on the action is Moneual. This company has produced numerous robotic […]
With a range of new robot vacuum models being introduced periodically, few people can accuse iRobot of being complacent or of sitting on its laurels. With the release of the Roomba 690, a new model has been added to the lineup of functional and feature-filled robot vacuums. How does the Roomba 690 compare with the older Roomba 860? Bottom […]
Cleaning your home has never been more enjoyable now with robot vacuums becoming more and more powerful, equipped with more features, and sports a very budget-friendly price tag. When robot vacuums were first introduced, they were considered a luxury. Sure, it made life easier and your homes cleaner, but they also made a sizable dent […]
When iRobot first came out with the Roomba 980 and Roomba 960, it was a dream come true for those who have always wanted to control their Roombas even when they were not home. Back then, it was pretty hard to think of another feature that would top this particular function. However, the Roomba 690 […]
Latest on Smart Air
As our homes continue trending toward complete connectivity and automation, we often forget about one of the first smart devices to receive an upgrade: the thermostat. Those new to the smart home market may ask whether or not it’s worth it to get a smart thermostat. How much of a difference does a connected thermostat […]
Having multiple cooling and heating zones around your house can help you ensure that you not only stay comfortable but that you also do not waste energy and money in heating rooms and other areas around the house when nobody is there. What are the best smart thermostats for multiple zones? Ecobee4 No other smart […]
Latest on Smart Security
Today’s home security systems and monitoring can cost you quite a bit of money. The technology is costly, and the installation even more so. If you’re looking for a system that includes a monitoring center, you’re going to factor in a monthly cost for that as well. But does paying more always mean that you’re […]
There are several security cameras that you could buy for your home. These allow you to take control of your home security and be safer. These security cameras also help you keep an eye on things when you are away. Two of the best indoor security cameras you can buy right now are Arlo Q […]
Latest on Robot Mowers
Robotic lawn mowers are still seen by some as more of a novelty. With more established home robotics markets for vacuums and pool cleaners, making the switch to robotic mowers has not been as easy. However, there are a few leading brands that are pioneering the way forward for robotic mowers. While still not a […]
The RM510 is the smallest Robotic Lawnmower of the Robomow fleet, but it’s an impressive device. Robomow is tailor-made for compact lawns and gardens and the automatic lawn mower is also significantly less expensive than Robomow’s bigger robot mowers. This model should be on your list of robot mowers to consider if you are in […]
Latest on Smart Irrigation
With all the climate change debate going on, whatever your view, no one can argue that there’s a need to save water, and for homes to use this precious resource in a smarter way. Enter a range of smart irrigation and sprinkler systems like the Skydrop we’ve covered previously and now the Blossom Smart Sprinkler. […]
Healthy green lawns take a lot of work. Taking care of your yard – from planting your greens, to mowing your grass, to watering – just takes a significant amount of time. Especially watering your lawn. Sure, traditional sprinkler systems can help you keep the grass alive and beautiful, but it also wastes too much […]
Latest on Smart Pets
Dealing with a dirty litter box is something no one wants to do: cat lover or otherwise. Unfortunately, it is one of those things that cannot be ignored and as a result, companies have been creating automated solutions for this messy chore for a few years now. Two of the most popular products in the […]
Home robotics help our furry friends as well. The is a relatively new self cleaning litter box aimed at automating the kitty litter cleaning process. If the measure of a good home robot is how well it automates househould drudgery, then the Cat Genie is an especially effective robotic device. While the floor cleaning industry […]