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Nest Yale vs Schlage Smart Lock Showdown - We Setup & Tested Both

Alysa Kleinman<p>We’ve researched plenty of smart locks, but two of our absolute favorites are Nest x Yale (or Nest Yale for short) and Schlage Connect. …

Home Automation

Wyze Cam vs Nest vs Arlo Pro: Ultimate Side-by-Side Comparison

Alysa Kleinman<p>The new Wyze Cam is changing smart homes, with its impressive features and ultra affordable price. But how does it stack up to other …

How to Hide a Security Camera Effectively

Reed Kleinman<p>When watching videos of home burglaries, a common thing happens. The burglar notices the camera and then does what you would expect them …

Wyze Cam Review: Does this $20 WiFi Camera Feel Cheap?

Alysa Kleinman<p>Smart home technology is known for its high price tags, which is why Wyze Cam stands out. Priced at a jaw-dropping $20, the small WiFi …

Chamberlain MyQ Hub and Home Bridge Review + Set Up Tips

Alysa Kleinman<p>Your garage door is what keeps your home safe. If you forget to shut it and leave it open, you’re inviting the world into your house. …

Arlo + Chromecast Fix to Stream on TV (Quick Smart Home Tip)

Nest x Yale Lock Review: Expensive Price for Extra High Quality

Reed Kleinman<p>The new Nest x Yale lock is something to behold. It has amazing hardware, with a light up touchscreen, touch tones, and voice guidance …

Home Automation

100+ Best Alexa Devices w/ Infographic - "Alexa, turn on my whole house"

Alysa Kleinman<p>100+ Best Alexa Devices with Infographic – “Alexa, turn on my whole house”<p>A few years ago, only a handful devices worked with Alexa. …

Smart Homes

BOND Fan Control Review: Turn on all RF Devices in One App

Reed Kleinman<p>Fans are devices we can use on a regular basis around the home and so it’s only natural that they should be smart. BOND has made it …

Rocketbook Everlast Review: the Reusable Smart Notebook in the Cloud

Alysa Kleinman<p>Traditional notebooks are annoying. Any serious note-takers or doodlers will admit that they go through notebooks quickly, which means …

Orbit B-Hyve vs Rachio Ultimate Smart Sprinkler Comparison

Alysa Kleinman<p>Orbit B-Hyve vs Rachio – Which is a Better Value for Your Yard?<p>When looking at smart sprinkler controllers, two of the most popular …

Filtrete Smart Air Filter Review: Notifies You when it Needs Replacing

Alysa Kleinman<p>Filtrete Smart Air Filter Review: Tracks Air Quality to Tell You When it Needs Replacing<p>We are officially one step closer to making …

Fingbox Review: Monitor, Pause and Block any Device on Your WiFi

Alysa Kleinman<p>Do you know <b>every</b> device on your WiFi network? The new Fingbox wants to make sure you do, by monitoring and managing all devices …

Nest vs Nest E: The New Nest E is Sleeker and Cheaper, but is it Worth it?

Reed Kleinman<p>The Nest E is the latest thermostat from Nest and it might be the right fit you have been looking for. It comes at a lower price point, …

15 Amazing CES 2018 Gadgets That I'd Actually Buy

Alysa Kleinman<p>15 Amazing CES 2018 Gadgets I’d Actually Buy<p>CES has plenty of flashy gadgets that never really amount to much. But there’s also those …

Gear & Gadgets

23 Best CES 2018 Smart Home Gadgets We Tested in Las Vegas

Alysa Kleinman<p>Wow! CES 2018 certainly did not disappoint. We could barely walk 5 steps without hearing about Alexa and Google Assistant, so it’s safe …

Deebot N79 Review: Testing the Best Selling Robotic Vacuum on Amazon

Alysa Kleinman<p>If you’re looking for the current best selling robotic vacuum on Amazon, it’s not a Roomba or Samsung– it’s the affordable Deebot N79 …

Kwikset Kevo vs August Smart Lock - Which Lock is the Smartest?

Alysa Kleinman<p>Kwikset Kevo vs August Smart Lock – Which Lock is the Smartest?<p>Whether you are comparing the best smart locks in stores or online, two …

Arlo Pro 2 Review & Video - Hands On Testing to See How it Works

Alysa Kleinman<p>Arlo Pro 2 Review & Video – Hands On Testing to See How it Works<p>The sequel to Arlo Pro has officially arrived. Since people always say …

Top 10 Smart Home Holiday Gifts Ranked - Gadgets with Easy Setup

Alysa Kleinman<p>Top 10 Smart Home Holiday Gifts Ranked – Impressive Gadgets that are Easy to Setup<p>Smart home gadgets are cool, but they don’t <b>all</b> make …

Home Automation

Amazon Cloud Cam vs Nest Cam: Breaking Down the Differences

Alysa Kleinman<p>In an effort to completely own the smart home, Amazon recently announced their first security camera: the Amazon Cloud Cam. Since it …

Smart Homes

50 Smart Home Gift Ideas That Anyone Will Love

Alysa Kleinman<p>What’s better than giving someone an awesome gift that you <b>know</b> they will love? Giving one that you will love too. Usually, home …

Smart Homes

Arlo Pro vs Arlo Pro 2: Is Upgrading Worth It? Video Review & Infographic

Alysa Kleinman<p>We’ve happily used Arlo Pro cameras to secure our own home for over a year, which is why we were excited when Arlo Pro 2 was announced. …

Home Security

Home Depot has Leviton HomeKit/Alexa Smart Switches from $38, today only

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today the Home Depot Special Buy of the Day includes <b>up to 26% off</b> select Leviton Switches & Dimmers. Prices start at <b>$38</b> on a …

Home Automation

Kwikset goes digital with the Obsidian electronic lock

Whether people admit it or not, everyone has lost their keys at some point in their life. Not only is it inconvenient, but even making copies of the …

Oculus ‘Dash’ replaces your computer monitor with VR

Oculus Rift has a whole new user interface that lets you customize your VR Home space and replace your traditional computer monitor with nearly unlimited VR screenspace. Oculus Core 2.0 is rolling out in beta in December.<p>Oculus Dash<p>Dash is reminiscent of a Minority Report-style interface, where …

Virtual Reality

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Gen 2 - Is there an Echo in here?

Alysa Kleinman<p>Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Gen 2 – Is there an Echo in here?<p>Alexa took over the smart home with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. Now …

Smart Homes

The future of lightning is here, and it’s hiding a built-in Echo Dot

No, that’s not some crazy Dyson fan pictured at the top of this post. It’s the future of lighting and it’s called the GE Sol Wifi Connected Smart …

Adding music to Nanoleaf's Aurora lights is a dream come true

My biggest complaint about smart lighting is that it doesn't play nice with the other things in my life. I want the lights to dim and change colors …

Home Automation