Tag Archive: Control


Add voice control using a free Echo Dot with these Blink security systems

Upgrade your home security.

Whether you go for the white Blink indoor security cameras or the weather-resistant black Blink XT outdoor cameras, today you can get a free Echo Dot on any available bundle. The Echo Dot is currently $ 29.99 by itself. All you have to do is add it to your cart along with the Blink system you want and you’ll see the $ 29.99 taken off automatically when checking out.

The other nice thing  [Read More…]

Control 15 different devices with the $150 Logitech Harmony 950 remote

One remote to rule them all.

The Logitech Harmony 950 touch infrared remote control is down to $ 149.99 on Amazon. This is an all new low price for the Harmony 950 and beats out a deal we shared in August by $ 20. The remote normally sells for around $ 200 and even goes as high as $ 250.

The all-in-one remote features a 2.4-inch touchscreen with settings that allow you to power on and off  [Read More…]

How to control Roku with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is kinda everywhere as of late. We’ve seen Google heavily invested in the voice-enabled platform over the last few years and now they’ve partnered with Roku to where you can shout all your favorite commands at your connected TV. With a few short steps, we are going to show you how to make this new magic happen.

What’s it do?

Once enabled you should be able to control your Roku, or Roku TV, with commands like these:

“Hey  [Read More…]

Chamberlain’s $60 MyQ smart hub adds advanced control to your garage door

Control it from anywhere!

You can grab this Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door opener for just $ 59.99 at Amazon. This is a price-match from Home Depot that we shared a couple days ago. The MyQ normally sells for around $ 80, and it has never gone lower than $ 65 on Amazon before. This is one of the best deals ever, including previous Black Friday sales.

It’s compatible with most garage door openers made after 1993  [Read More…]

Chamberlain’s $60 MyQ smart hub adds advanced control to your garage door

Control it from anywhere!

You can grab this Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door opener for just $ 59.98 at Home Depot. The MyQ sells for $ 80 on Amazon, and we’ve never seen it go lower than $ 65 there. This is one of the best deals ever, including previous Black Friday sales.

It’s compatible with most garage door openers made after 1993 that have standard safety sensors, so you won’t need to replace the whole opener  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa can now control NVIDIA Shield TV

Just in case the built-in Google Assistant isn’t good enough for you.

You can now control your NVIDIA Shield TV — that’s the uber-powerful streaming/gaming box that runs Android TV with Google Assistant — with Amazon Alexa.

Just in case you’d rather use an Amazon Echo to control the box that works directly with Google Assistant, which already can be triggered with an Android phone, or a Google Home speaker, or with the NVIDIA Shield TV remote, or hands-free  [Read More…]

These Xbox One console bundles come with a free Echo Dot for voice control

Ask and you shall receive.

As part of a big Xbox update, Microsoft just released the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa which allows you to navigate your Xbox One console using your voice and a Cortana or Amazon Alexa-enabled device, such as the Echo Dot.

To celebrate the announcement, Amazon is offering discounted bundles of the Xbox One and Echo Dot hardware so you can get started using the feature right away. With this deal, you’re  [Read More…]

WWE 2K19 Universe Mode puts you in control of your own wrestling promotions

Show Vince McMahon how it’s done.

WWE 2K19’s Universe Mode is one of the most interesting ones in wrestling video games. The mode essentially lets you play the role of pro wrestling booker. That is, you’re in charge of which matches go on the show card, who wins championships, and who becomes the face of your company.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to put on the best wrestling shows you can? Don’t worry. We have a few  [Read More…]

Leviton’s new $30 Mini Plug-in Outlet helps you control your home

If you’re not commanding a smart home now, you’re running out of excuses to try.

Leviton, the maker of tons of really good smart switches and plugs, has a new smart device – the $ 29.99 Decora Mini Plug-in Outlet. Much like the Wemo Mini or TP-Link Mini, this is a new smart plug that requires no hub and easily connects to smart home ecosystems like Alexa or Google Assistant.

You can also use the Decora Mini  [Read More…]

Navigate and control your phone with Voice Access

Welcome to truly hands-free smartphone control.

Using your phone hands-free is a luxury to most of us. We cheer when Google Assistant can start a timer while we’re washing sticky dough or slimy meat juices off our hands, or helps us make a call without taking our eyes off the road, or rewinds the music while we’re jamming out in the shower. For millions with dexterity, motor, and mobility impairments, hands-free is the only way they can  [Read More…]