Tag Archive: Home

The Roomba 690 brings robotic vacuuming to your home for just $249

Robotic vacuums aren’t necessary, but damn are they fun to have.

I’ve never minded vacuuming as a regular chore around the house, but when my fiancé and I moved into a bigger apartment earlier this year, I decided it was time to pick up a robotic vacuum to finally see what all the hype was about. I remember looking at Roomba’s when I was younger and thinking they were just about the neatest thing, so I was  [Read More…]

The Home Hub is the Google Assistant speaker to get this Black Friday

The Home Hub is down to just $ 99 right now.

Google launched a lot of new hardware toys this year, the most popular of which is the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. We’re big fans of the Pixel 3 series here at AC, but the product that we’re even more stoked about is the Google Home Hub. The Home Hub is Google’s latest smart speaker, and even though it just came out not that long ago,  [Read More…]

Connect every light to your smart home with the $12 Cree dimmable bulb

Can’t leave unsophisticated light bulbs around the house.

The Cree Connected 60W daylight A19 dimmable LED smart bulb is down to $ 11.97 on Amazon. At this price, you could turn every bulb in your house into a smart bulb. It normally sells for $ 16 and hasn’t dropped this low since April. It’s such a low price, in fact, you’d save $ 15 ordering six of them individually with this deal versus going for the 6-pack.

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Light up your home with these Lifx smart bulbs on sale today

Go smart or go home. Or both.

Amazon has a sale on several Lifx smart bulbs today. Lifx smart bulbs can be controlled from an app that’s available on several platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows 10. You’ll be able to access them anywhere, set schedules, change colors, and more. They also work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit without the need for a hub, which makes them simpler to use than other smart home devices.

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Google Home vs. Google Home Mini: Which should you buy?

It’s a harder decision than you think.

Big in importance but small in stature, the Google Home Mini is a great addition to the company’s hardware canon.

At just $ 49, the rounded plastic puck, covered in fabric, is an inexpensive entry into Google’s burgeoning smart home ecosystem. It offers a speaker that while lacking in bass is adequate for most voice-based tasks. As it sits, its microphones listen for the “OK Google” hotword and, offers a  [Read More…]

Turn older heaters or AC units into a smart home product with Sensibo Sky

The trend toward smart home products is a welcome one in my book. Here at AndroidGuys, we’ve reviewed a ton of products that make things a little easier, like Hunter fans, Deebot robot vacuums, and Nest x Yale smart locks. These products are all designed to be smart right out of the box.

But, if you’re not in the market for something new and just want to make your legacy products smart, there aren’t a ton of options. I had  [Read More…]

Accessorize your Google Home or Echo with holiday deals from Ninety7

While a lot of people will end up with their first smart speaker or digital assistant this winter, many folks already have one. Be it a Google Home, Google Home Mini, Amazon Echo, or Amazon Echo Dot, these devices are routinely found in homes and offices.

If you’ve got one of the aforementioned speakers and want to get even more from it, you might be interested in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from Ninety7. Moreover, you would be  [Read More…]

Free your Google Home Mini from its power cord with a battery base

The Google Home Mini is an adorable little gateway device into the world of Google Assistant, smart speakers, and smart home control. You may want to bring it with you from room-to-room during your daily activities, but it’s chained to a power outlet. It doesn’t have to be, though! There are a few battery bases out there for the Google Home Mini — and here’s how they stack up.

Get a grip KIWI Rechargeable Battery Base

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Create your home theater with Sony’s $248 7.2-channel Bluetooth receiver

Start here and expand outward.

The Sony STR-DH790 7.2-Channel 4K HDR Bluetooth receiver is down to $ 248 on Amazon. That price is a huge chunk off what this receiver regularly goes for. Even when it’s on sale it usually only drops to $ 500, so the drop to $ 248 is awesome even for that.

You can also get the Sony STR-DN1080 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos receiver for $ 398, which is down from a street  [Read More…]

Make your home safer with the $36 Kidde Three-Story Fire Escape Ladder

A wise investment.

Amazon is offering the Kidde Three-Story Fire Escape Ladder for $ 35.93, which saves you about $ 20 off the average price.

This 25-foot ladder features metal anti-slip rungs and a bright red nylon strap. The ladder is extremely strong and durable, and capable of holding 1000 pounds or more. It attaches quickly and easily to most common windows, and the design unfurls smoothly and quickly. No assembly or tools are required to install  [Read More…]