Tag Archive: Alarm


Nest has slashed its Secure alarm system pricing by $100, now starting at $399

A new permanent price.

Nest has just announced a $ 100 price reduction of the Nest Secure, the company’s home security system. The original retail price was $ 499, and we rarely saw it drop from that price. It will now sell for $ 399, and this discount is already available at a few different retailers. You can pick up the kit from Nest directly, Best Buy, and B&H. To sweeten the deal even further, B&H is  [Read More…]

Save $100 on the Nest Secure wireless alarm system for today only

Grab it now!

Home Depot currently has the Nest Secure wireless alarm system available for just $ 399, which is a savings of $ 100. It still sells for its full price everywhere else, including Best Buy and from Nest itself. The kit comes with 1 Nest Guard, 2 Nest Detects, 2 Nest Tags. The keypad can be armed and disarmed in a number of ways, including from your home or using the app from anywhere in  [Read More…]

How to set your favorite song as alarm on your Android phone

Alarms – we hate them, but we simply can’t live without them. The best we can do to make the whole experience more pleasurable is to try to find an alarm tune that will gently nudge us to wakefulness. Although heavy sleepers might need a different one. Now if music is the thing that gets […]

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Nest Secure vs. Ring Alarm: Which DIY security system is best?

Two well-known tech companies have competing — but also different — home alarm systems. Which one’s right for you?

For as smart as our homes have become — with damned near every device you can buy today connected to the internet, and probably with some sort of smart assistant baked in — alarm systems have sort of lagged in the past. Legacy companies continue to dominate, in no small part because there traditionally was very little for homeowners to do other than  [Read More…]

The iHome iAVS1 is a boring Echo Dot alarm clock

It’s a clock with an Amazon Echo Dot shoved inside. And I’m having no problem containing my excitement.

On one hand, it’s good thing that so many accessories manufacturers are jumping onto the Echo Dot bandwagon. Amazon’s budget Echo is a prime candidate for cheap accessories that make it do more than was originally intended. But that may be the undoing of the iHome iAVS1 clock.

iHome, of course, is a longtime maker of all sorts of  [Read More…]

Witti BEDDI Glow Smart Alarm Clock review

Like it or not, the school year is breathing down your neck. Before you know it you’ll be waking up nice and early and rushing around the house. With fall looming on the horizon the temperatures will begin to get cooler and it will be tougher to crawl out from under the blankets. Fast forward […]

Make Google Play Music — or almost any music app — your alarm clock!

Forget alarms.

Who wants to wake up to some horrible ringing, buzzing, or other panic-inducing noise? Waking up to a klaxon?? STOP IT! NO! BAD! Why start your day in a bleary adrenaline rush? We don’t have to do that to ourselves anymore. We have the technology to wake up better ways.

True, some alarm apps allow you to set a favorite song as your morning alarm, but the problem here is that no matter how much  [Read More…]

Clockwise Lite is a unique but quirky alarm app option (Review)

There are literally dozens of alarm/clock apps available in the Play Store. Most of these focus on user interface, attempting to woo you with a unique approach look & feel, time setting, alarm setting, and alarm management. And most of these same options also give you some level of flexibility with what you wake up […]

Powerstick Hawkeye review: An alarm system for your USB devices

The Hawkeye by PowerStick.com is a personal alarm system and reminder tool that connects to your USB-enabled device, allowing the user to monitor his USB cable, and whichever device is connected to it. Design and Setup The Hawkeye is incredibly easy to set up. It looks like any other USB dongle, but there is a […]

Gentle Wakeup Alarm Clock uses light to wake you, might prove useless for deep sleepers (Sponsored Review)

If you are like me, you also have a problem waking up in the morning. By nature I am not an early riser and, most of the time, I have trouble leaving the comfort of my bed in the morning. Or even worse – I tend not hear the alarm go off at all. I’ve […]