Tag Archive: Home


Transform your home with the $100 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

See what your home is sensing.

The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit is on sale for $ 99.99 on Amazon. This kit normally sells for around $ 200 and sometimes drops to $ 150. This sale for $ 100 is the best we have ever seen and was only matched once before – on Amazon’s Prime Day back in July.

This kit includes the SmartThings Hub, but it is worth noting there’s a newer generation of the  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini gets a new Aqua color option

Ahead of the grand Pixel 3 unveil, Google announced its Home Mini speaker is getting a new color option in the US. Called Aqua, the new version will become available for purchase from the Google Store and Walmart later this month for $ 50.

However, you should know that the Google Home Mini is often offered for free if bundled with some other more expensive product. For example, right now if you buy an NVIDIA SHIELD TV (without controller) from  [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…]

Google Home Mini launching in new Aqua color on October 29

The speaker costs the same $ 49 like usual.

In exactly one week, Google will be hosting an event in New York City to unveil its all-new Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones. Just ahead of that, the company’s announced a new color option for its Home Mini smart speaker.

Joining the Charcoal, Chalk, and Coral colors that have been available since the Home Mini’s launch last fall, the latest addition is Aqua — a cool, minty  [Read More…]

Beam internet throughout your home with Netgear’s $250 Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi

Amazon has Netgear’s Orbi Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, three-pack available for $ 249.99 when you clip the on-page coupon. That’ll save you $ 50 off its regular price of $ 300. We’ve seen this 3-pack go as low as $ 220 in the past but not since July.

The Orbi mesh networking system covers up to 6,000 square feet in high-performance Wi-Fi. It can produce speeds up to 2.2Gbps, and these satellites are designed to be compact so  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s $40 security camera offers an easy way to keep an eye on your home

Xiaomi’s 360-degree security camera doesn’t cost a lot and comes packed with features.

There’s no shortage of affordable security cameras, but Xiaomi’s offering in this category stands out for the sheer number of features it packs in. Xiaomi’s smart home portfolio is diverse, with the manufacturer selling everything from scooters to robot vacuums, water and air purifiers, and smart kettles. Like the rest of the products in the smart home ecosystem, the Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera  [Read More…]

Gear Up: Eufy wants to help create the best smart home experience

Over the last few years, we have been seeing an enormous surge in the number of smart home products. These aren’t just limited to smart speakers or light bulbs, but we have more products now than ever before.

Read more: Anker Soundcore Flare+ Review

There’s a chance that you have never heard of Eufy before, but you’ll likely be hearing that name a lot more in the future. Eufy is a sub-brand of Anker, the popular charger and  [Read More…]

Amazon just asked Alexa to declare war on every smart home company

Anything you can do, Amazon can do cheaper. Look out.

The AmazonBasics Microwave stole many of the headlines as a wacky device that there was no way Amazon was going to actually announce. But today, it did. The microwave itself isn’t interesting in the least — it’s the most generic, cheap-looking microwave this side of a college dorm room. But it, along with the dozen other Echo-related hardware announcements Amazon just made, marks the point at which  [Read More…]

Google Home is awesome; here’s how to make it even better!

First introduced in May 2016, the Google Home has fast become one of the leading connected smart speakers. It’s perhaps one of the most flexible devices of its kind and only gets better with updates and new features.

We’re in an era where the Google Home faces strong competition from the likes of Sonos, Amazon Echo, and the Apple HomePod. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks, and the space will get more crowded when Samsung delivers its first Bixby-powered  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google Home Hub, Pixel 3 renders, and more (Episode 26)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the leaks surrounding a couple of new Google products. First, the Google Home Hub could be the company’s first smart display. Meanwhile, we also get our first “official” look at the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

What we talked about today Google Home Hub could be the company’s first smart display Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL  [Read More…]