Tag Archive: Home

LG’s SmartThinQ is a smart home hub that can also stream music

LG has announced the SmartThinQ, a smart home hub that features a speaker and a 3.5-inch screen. The device acts as a “gateway” to your connected home, with the ability to control and monitor information from smart appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, robotic vacuum cleaners, and air conditioners. Data from connected devices is displayed on the LCD screen, or you can set the SmartThinQ to announce them through the speaker.

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Home automation gifts for the holiday season

Give the gift of home automation this holiday season with any of these excellent options that will switch your home into smart mode.

Need some gift ideas for that special someone who’s all about automating their home? Whether it’s a smart thermostat, camera, door lock, or light bulbs, this comprehensive guide highlights some great products to consider that are user-friendly and fun to use. If you’re interested in checking out some of our top picks that  [Read More…]

Swannone adds new partners to fully protect and control your smart home

Swann, a global leader in security monitoring, consumer electronics and security-centric solutions for the smart homes and businesses, has just announced new partners for deeper integration with its SwannOne home security system.

SwannOne is now compatible with:

Phillips Hue Nest Thermostat Samsung SmartThings Power Outlet Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt Locks Yale Digital Door Locks Lockwood Wireless Digital Deadbolt Locks Jasco Plug-in Smart Switch & Smart Dimmer Centralite 3-Series Appliance Module Chamberlain Garage Door (Coming Soon)

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Wink home automation via your Android device: Wink Hub and app reivew

If I could, I would control every piece of my home from my phone. But I’m too poor to make that happen right now. What I was able to afford was putting a Wink Hub/GE Link Light Bulb starter kit on my Christmas wish list last year and I was lucky enough that my wish came true. Christmas shopping is in full swing and if you’re anything like me (I assume you are if you’re reading this) you’ve been seriously considering  [Read More…]

Lowes revamps its Iris Smart Home Solution package, kits starting at $99

Lowes, the home improvement retailer, has announced its second-generation Iris Smart Home Solution package, which brings big improvements over the first. This time around, Lowes has updated the software and released a new mobile app, and when paired with the new hardware it brings some new functionality, along with faster performance. The mobile app makes it easier to navigate, as users can control devices with just a tap now.

Redesigned from the ground up for a more  [Read More…]

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE CellSpot is a mini-tower for your home

T-Mobile wants to make sure its customers will have 4G LTE coverage wherever they are, including in their homes. The carrier will soon offer the new 4G LTE CellSpot, which is basically a mini-tower that gives customers up to 3,000 square feet of 4G LTE coverage.

Automate your home or business with the Nyrius Smart Outlet

Tired of having to get out of bed to turn off the lamp or television? Yeah, the days of The Clapper are behind us with the announcement of the Nyrius Smart Outlet. The Smart Outlet can turn any existing outlet into a Bluetooth controlled source, for controlling any device that is plugged into it using the Android or iOS app.

The Nyrius Smart Outlet was another successful Kickstarter campaign and early adopters saw the true value in a product like this one.  [Read More…]

Samsung’s SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit now available for $249

Back at IFA, Samsung unveiled the second-generation SmartThings smart home automation hub, and it is now available for purchase. The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit is now available from a variety of retailers for $ 249.

TYLT’s Energi Charging Station charges all your devices at home or on the go

TYLT, makers of popular products like the TYLT Vu and Energi+ backpack, are launching a new product that aims to be the solution to your charging problems. The Energi Charging station will charge five USB devices and has an included 3,200mAh battery pack you can take on the go to charge your device anywhere.

TYLT Energi Charging Station


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Ankway Home & Office Super Charger (review)

Chargers, chargers, chargers. They’re boring. But they are essential to our lives almost as much as the food we eat. Without chargers we don’t have our smartphones. Without our smartphones we don’t have access to the phone, texting, Instagram, Facebook, camera, and everything else our we need our device for. So yeah chargers are boring, but you might as well get the best one you can to simplify your life.

Ankway Super Charger x 5 USB Smart Ports

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