Domestic Technology

Control just about anything w/ Alexa: Wemo Mini Smart Plug hits new Amazon low at $25

Amazon is offering the Wemo Mini Smart Plug for <b>$24.99 with free shipping</b> for Prime members or in orders over $25. That’s good for $10 off the regular going rate as well as at Best Buy and Home Depot, drops the price to a new all-time low at Amazon and is the lowest we’ve tracked. Almost 5,000 …

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August offers its Smart Lock Pro + Connect HomeKit lock $30 off

August offers 9to5 readers $30 off its Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle, getting you the best deal yet on one of the best HomeKit lock options around ahead of Black Friday.<p>Get August Smart Lock Pro + Connect for $30 off ($249 Reg $279)<p>If you’ve decided to upgrade your front door into a smart door, …

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Score HomeKit-enabled lighting w/ LIFX bulbs & lightstrips from $27 (Up to 20% off)

Amazon is currently offering a selection of LIFX HomeKit-enabled smart lighting accessories starting at <b>$27.50</b>. Our top pick from the sale is the LIFX+ A19 Smart Multicolor LED Light Bulb which has dropped to <b>$59.99 shipped</b>. Regularly going for $80, that’s good for a savings of $20 and drops the …

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Make Your Dumb Appliances Smart: Alexa-friendly Belkin WeMo Smart Plug is nearly half price | Trusted Reviews

<b>If you’re looking for a cheap way to add some smarts to one of your dumb appliances, a lamp or coffee machine perhaps, then the Belkin WeMo is what</b> …

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Hoover Discovery cordless vacuum cleaner price-slashed by £130 today

<b>Do away with ruddy cables and pick up this Hoover cordless vacuum cleaner – now at a new low price.</b><p>You can now bag the Hoover DS22G Discovery …

Shopping

The Ecobee4 is the best smart thermostat money can buy

It’s the 21st century, which means it’s time to start regulating your home’s temperature in style with a smart thermostat, and there’s no better way …

Home Automation

Top 7 Smart Home Gadgets You Can Buy on Black Friday

It's 2017 and smart homes are not a thing of the future anymore. As futuristic as some of the devices may appear, getting your hands on them isn't …

Home Automation

Bathe your home in ambient light w/ the $114 Philips Hue HomeKit Starter Kit (Reg. $150)

Amazon is offering the Philips Hue 3rd Generation A19 White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit for <b>$113.99 shipped</b>. That’s good for 24% off the going rate, saves you $36 from Best Buy’s price and is the best offer available. Today’s deal is $26 less than our previous mention and a new Amazon all-time …

Home Automation

An internet of things flop means some connected lights won’t work anymore

A 2014 Kickstarter-backed company has folded, and it’s leaving customers in the dark.<p>Emberlight, a startup that raised $300,000 to make a smart light socket that works with any traditional bulb, emailed its customers Thursday (Nov. 16) to say it was shutting down due to pressure from big …

Internet of Things

Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the …

Home Automation

Torchcity makes securing your home as easy as screwing in a lightbulb

Securing your home is as easy as screwing in a lightbulb. After all, keeping yourself and your loved ones safe is of the utmost importance, so why …

Home Automation

SmartThings introduces Lock Codes to help friends and family

Smart locks have become another popular product in the market commonly known as the Internet of Things, or IoT. It's designed to make a home safer, …

Home Automation

Amazon Cloud Cam Review Roundup: What Critics Love and Hate

Amazon's Cloud Cam ($119) is the first home-security device from the company, offering users the opportunity to see what's happening in a room, …

Home Automation

Guard your home with this always-on wireless camera [Deals]

Traveling and even going to work means leaving your home vulnerable to theft. In an age when our devices can peer into our lives like never before, why not give yourself the same power for your own home?<p>The EpPEX camera from JS Innovations offers a convenient, remote window into your home or …

Wireless

Horrified family finds gigantic snake hiding in their washing machine

When a Brazilian woman’s daughter complained that strange sounds were coming from their washing machine, she wasn’t sure what to expect. …

Washing Machines

Emberlight joins IoT dead pool as its smart lighting goes dark

The Internet of Things dead pool claims another victim, with Emberlight announcing that it’s out of cash and shutting down, with bad news for owners …

Home Automation

[Deal Alert] Ecobee4 smart thermostat on sale for $199.99 ($50 off)

One of the easiest ways to add some smarts to your home is to replace your standard thermostat with a fancy new one from a company like Ecobee or …

Android News

Global Smart Garage Door Controllers Market to Grow at a CAGR of 23.26% to 2021

MarketResearchNest.com adds “<b>Global Smart Garage Door Controllers Market 2017-2021</b>” new report to its research database. The report spread across 81 …

Home Automation

The 9 Best Smart Home Products of 2017

From a robotic vacuum cleaner to the best new smart scale on the market, AD helps you bring up the IQ of your home<p>With the trifecta of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the winter holidays around the corner, it is the perfect time to give back to the one place that has always taken care of you and …

Home

20 Tech Gift That Are Perfect For Dad This Holiday Season

Whether you have a Dad who speaks internet or not, there's no doubt getting him a tech gift will make him feel extra special this year. If he happens to be on top of the latest trends, try finding him an item he doesn't have. Or if he's not super into gadgets, get him a new product that's easy and …

Shopping

iHome launches a $40 outdoor smart plug with Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant support

iHome is making it a bit more affordable to connect outdoor appliances to your network and smartphone. It released an outdoor smart plug today (meaning it’s water resistant) that works with most of the big smart home systems: Wink, Nest, Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, and Apple’s HomeKit. That …

Home Automation

These smart home devices actually learn about you

Nest Learning Thermostat<p>Nest Thermostat E<p>Amazon Echo Plus<p>Amazon Echo Dot<p>Amazon Echo Look<p>Google Home<p>Google Home Mini<p>Big Ass Fans Haiku ceiling fan<p>Jibo<p>BeOn Smart Bulb<p>Sleep Number It<p>Nest Hello<p>Nest Cam IQ<p>Tend Secure Lynx<p>Netatmo Welcome

Smart Homes

First Alert Z-Wave Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm hits all-time low at $33

Amazon offers the First Alert 2-in-1 Z-Wave Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm for <b>$33.02 shipped</b>. That’s good for $11 off the regular going rate at Lowe’s, is $1 less than our last mention and a match of the Amazon all-time low. It carries a 4.1/5 star rating from 400 customers.<p>First Alert …

Home Automation

How A Smartphone-Controlled Security Camera Can Protect You

Security is top of mind for all of us. And making sure that our pets, our homes and our valuables are protected is important. Fortunately there is a …

Home Automation

Keep the lights on and your phone charged off the grid with the SolarHome 620

Your phone’s dead and the power’s out? No problem! Ideal for vans, campervans, or during power outages in any modern home, BioLite brings you …

Off-grid

9to5Toys Lunch Break: ecobee4 Thermostat $199, Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones $228, HP 27″ 4K Monitor $350, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops …

Shopping

This multi-color smart LED bulb costs less than half as much as a Philips Hue bulb

We absolutely adore Philips Hue Color Smart LED Bulbs, but $50 is a whole lot of cash to dump into a single light bulb. If you’re on the hunt for …

Home Automation

Best Gadgets for Mobile Phones

Although the smartphone is regarded as the smartest piece of technology that a person carries around with them on a daily basis, there are several …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon: We're fixing flaw that leaves Key security camera open to Wi-Fi jamming

A malicious courier could easily freeze the Key's Cloud Cam and roam a customer's house unmonitored.<p>Amazon is rushing out a fix for a flaw in the …

Information Security

Notion (second generation) review

Notion sensors work with Nest for whole home monitoring<p><b>The Good</b> Notion's second generation of sensors work with Nest for thermostat control and average home temperature readings.<p><b>The Bad</b> Sensors still have restrictions on their multitasking capabilities and the price is higher than other sensors.<p><b>The</b> …

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