Home Automation

From mood lighting to a disco rave, Heelight is a smart-bulb that promises it all

Heelight is marketed as the world’s most intelligent light-bulb that can ‘hear’ the environment through a digital sound control.<p>The device promises …

Domestic Technology

Review: Alpine's iLX-107 is the first, and best, aftermarket wireless CarPlay receiver

Review<p>Alpine's newly released iLX-107 is the first infotainment system to boast wireless CarPlay compatibility, allowing users to listen to tunes, …

iOS

August Preps Two New Smartlocks & Doorbell Refresh

We’ve been tracking new August Smart Home hardware for months … and the company’s plans are starting to coalesce, given some tipster-provided …

Domestic Technology

Daily Deals: Fossil Q Marshall Smartwatch $153, Philips Hue + Google Home bundle $189, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Amazon offers the Fossil Q Marshal Gen. 2 Smartwatch for <b>$153 shipped</b>. Also at Best Buy. For comparison, it has a list price of $255 but usually sells for around $200. Today’s offer is a new Amazon all-time low. Fossil’s line of Q Marshall Smartwatches features iPhone and …

Philips Hue

How WEMO Powers My Smart Home (After 4 Years of Troubleshooting)

I’ve been using Belkin’s WEMO line of products since 2012, and in that time I’ve developed a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these things. …

Automation

This could be the new Nest thermostat

One of the (many) obstacles to higher adoption of smart home technology is the expense. Back in March, Bloomberg reported that Nest was developing a …

Evan Blass

A Bright, Right Night Light!

Zing, named appropriately because it aims at bringing some zing into your life, is the kind of thing you plug in once and forget about, while it …

Domestic Technology

Leaked image reveals new Nest thermostat w/ first significant redesign in years

Following Tony Fadell’s departure last year, new CEO Marwan Fawaz reiterated that Nest has a long-term roadmap, with plans to scale up and reach more customers. While the their recently released Nest Cam IQ is not the best example of a mass market product, a new leak suggests that the company is …

Home

Review: Bluetooth Deadbolt Makes It Magical to Open Your Door

There's a lot to like about the <b>Deadbolt 02 ($199)</b> from IglooHome, especially once you get it installed. I particularly liked the "magical" way you can enter, just by holding your hand over the touchscreen, as long as you have your phone nearby. The sleek device uses Bluetooth 4.0 to recognize that …

Domestic Technology

The best Amazon Alexa Skills for smart locks

By Julia Tell<p>Just as we teach children how to communicate, we now have teach devices how to speak to each other. Some are easy to teach, some require …

Domestic Technology

iHome Wi-Fi Smart Plug with HomeKit support now $45 at Amazon

Amazon offers the iHome iSP8 Wi-Fi Smart Plug with HomeKit for <b>$44.91 shipped</b>. That’s a $5 discount off nearly every online retailer including B&H. Today’s deal is the best offer currently available. Rated 3.6/5 stars.<p>iHome iSP8 Features:<p>Remotely Control Connected Devices<br>• Adjust Heat, Control …

Domestic Technology

The 2nd-gen August smart lock everyone loves is currently discounted on Amazon

Are you seriously still carrying house keys with you everywhere you go? It’s 2017, ladies and gentlemen, and there’s simply no reason to still have …

Domestic Technology

Zing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors

via Kickstarter<p>At age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.<p>(God …

Geek

Oittm Wifi Smart Plug Review

Home automation is becoming more and more popular by the day. In the early 2000’s, the idea of a “smart” device didn’t really exist. Today, we define …

Domestic Technology

Best Buy is throwing in a free Echo Dot w/ Harmony Home Hub purchase: $90

As part of its Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the Logitech Harmony Home Hub and Amazon Echo Dot bundle for <b>$89.98 shipped</b>. That’s a savings of $60 from buying separately and you’re essentially getting the Echo Dot for free by buying both items together. The Logitech Harmony Home currently sells …

Domestic Technology

Kano’s new motion sensor kit makes gesture control simple, fun

Animate your world<p>Voice control is already permeating the home through various smart home hubs, and the even more futuristic dream of a gesture-controlled life doesn’t seem too far away, either. In addition to smart home startups working on bringing that slick <i>Minority Report</i>-type fantasy to …

Domestic Technology

Can’t touch this: The best bike locks to secure your bicycle

An estimated 1.5 million bikes are stolen every year, and that number’s not dwindling. To fight against bike theft, you’ll want to get a hold of one …

Gear & Gadgets

This is the best home security camera I've tried yet

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Nobody wants to set up home security cameras.<p>It means admitting that although your neighborhood is safe, you could feel safer.<p>Thankfully …

Domestic Technology

Nanoleaf Aurora: Smart wall lighting for your inner artist Review | ZDNet

Traditional lighting, a choice between glaringly bright yellow tones or the dull and often dim light produced by energy-saving light bulbs, is …

Domestic Technology

Sensibo adds smarts and connectivity to your ancient air conditioner

Why it matters to you<p>Dumb AC? You don't have to get a new one. Sensibo will make your existing air conditioner smart.<p>Who says you have to buy a …

Technology

Should you buy a Netatmo Weather Station?

<b>The Netatmo Weather Station allows you to monitor your own local climate on your smartphone. But is it a worthy investment or just a smart home</b> …

Domestic Technology

Father Catches His Son Sneakily Crawling Across the Living Room Floor to Turn Off Nest Cam

by Justin Page at on<p>Austin, Texas father Jeremy Gabrysch posted an amusing video of his elementary age son sneakily crawling across the living room …

Smart Homes

It’s hard to pass up the Nest Cam at this price on Amazon

Everyone knows that the Nest Cam Indoor security camera is the best in the business. Google-owned Nest is unrivaled when it comes to product design, …

Domestic Technology

This $20 smart plug can be controlled by your voice

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a smart plug you'll want to buy!<p>Right now you can pick up D-Link's Smart Plug …

Domestic Technology

Elgato's Cam Link is a cheaper way to turn your HDMI camera into a webcam

Elgato has made a nice business for itself helping people capture game footage with its HD60 line of capture devices, which ingest video from HDMI input, while offering an HDMI passthrough so you can keep playing without latency. But the $179 price tag on the HD60 S is a little high, and not …

Domestic Technology

SANSI 30W LED Security Motion Sensor Outdoor Light review

We’re in the middle of remodeling the exterior of our house. It had wood painted wood siding and it’s currently (I can hear the contractors hammering …

Domestic Technology

New Kino Flo FreeStyle 31 and 21 Set to Redefine High End LED Lighting

Legendary film and TV lighting manufacturer Kino Flo have some very sweet new FreeStyle 31 & 21 LED lights. Featuring many of the insane light and …

Filmmaking

Ring Video Doorbell Pro review: A smart doorbell for Windows 10

Is the Ring video doorbell system still worth it in 2017? I take a look at the latest Ring Video Doorbell Pro and how well it works with Windows …

Domestic Technology

BB&S Lighting To Introduce One-Foot 4-Bank At IBC 2017

BB&S Lighting will introduce the 1’ 4-Bank at IBC 2017. Weighing three pounds and measuring 12” long x 8” high x 1.5” deep, the new compact LED …

Filmmaking

Aspiring Ninja Child Attempts To Turn Off His Parents' Home Security Camera To Party

This is a short video of one of Jeremy Gabrysch's sons ninja-crawling through the living room to turn off one of his home's Nest home security …

Home Security