Tag Archive: ‘Smart


Lenovo Smart Display vs. LG XBOOM WK9: Which should you buy?

It’s now easier than ever to put together a smart home of your own, but with so many gadgets and gizmos out there, which ones are right for you? We’ve looked at dozens of devices to figure out which one is best for your new smart home.

Lenovo Smart Display

Our pick

$ 200 – $ 250 at B&H

Pros Comes in two sizes Super loud speaker Crisp, colorful display Lovely bamboo back on the 10-inch  [Read More…]

Let your Echo Plus go beyond with these smart home devices

The newest incarnation of the Amazon Echo Plus is more than just a conduit for music and Alexa commands. The second-gen Echo Plus has a Zigbee smart home hub hiding within that plump, plush exterior, and that makes it compatible with thousands of smart home devices that otherwise need a special hub to function. These are the best smart home devices to pair with one, whether they use Zigbee or just have Alexa compatibility built in.

Light it up Philips  [Read More…]

Philips Hue is the most popular smart bulb, but is it the best?

We’re constantly looking for ways to make our homes smarter. From intelligent thermostats to smart lights, we’ve seen it all, and we’re here to give you the best recommendations on making your home smarter, too.

LIFX Multicolor LED Bulb

No hub required

$ 48 at Amazon

Pros Bright, vivid colors Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit Doesn’t require a hub for its integrations Lower upfront cost for connectivity Rated for 25,000 hours of life Cons  [Read More…]

This 2-in-1 Smart Plug works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, just $20

If you’ve ever thought about smartening up your home, but don’t quite know where to start, we’ve got a suggestion. Dip your toes into the connected home waters by making your wall outlets smart.

The 2-in-1 Smart Plug from Syncwire is currently offered for just $ 20 through the AndroidGuys Deals Store and is the perfect starter accessory. In essence, it turns one wall outlet into two, and gives them new levels of control.

Once you’ve got this in place you  [Read More…]

This is the best smart home tech for Christmas

It’s time to deck the halls with — uh, what’s a bough? You know what, let’s skip the Victorian greenery for a new kind of green: a smart home that’s more efficient and more fun! Whether you’re trying to entertain a twelve teens a-tweeting or slow-roast three french hens for Christmas dinner, these devices can help you with recipes, rousing carols, magical lights and warding off Grinches.

Your holiday Assistant Google Home Hub

Put the best of Google  [Read More…]

Keep an eye on your home with the $20 Wyze Cam 1080p Wireless Smart Camera

Don’t miss your shot at this one-day offer!

The Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera is down to $ 19.54 at Amazon today only. This one-day deal saving you $ 6 off its normal price is part of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals promotion. Today is centered all around cameras, pet and baby essentials.

This compact wireless indoor camera records in 1080p HD and allows you to view its livestream video feed using your  [Read More…]

Treat your home to a TCL 4K UHD Smart TV for as low as $260 today only

It’s time for an upgrade.

Select TCL 4K UHD Smart TVs are on sale today only at Best Buy as part of its 20 Days of Doorbusters event, with prices starting at just $ 134.99. Today’s sale is the perfect opportunity to fill your home with Smart TVs at a discount with savings up to $ 60 off. Shipping is free.

One of the options in today’s sale is the 43-inch LED 4K UHD Roku Smart TV  [Read More…]

Record the roads ahead with the $40 Yi Smart Dash Camera

Capture all the action.

Yi has its Full HD Smart Dash Camera available for just $ 39.99 via Amazon when you clip its on-page coupon to save 20%. That’ll save you $ 10 off its regular price of $ 50. In the past, we’ve seen it drop as low as $ 36.

This 1080p dash cam records at 60fps. With its emergency recording feature, it ensures that footage before, during and after a collision is saved automatically.  [Read More…]

Add some smart lighting to your home with the $90 Philips Hue starter kit

Start somewhere. Start here.

This Philips Hue Premium Smart Light 2-bulb starter kit is going for $ 89.99 on Amazon. That’s not quite Black Friday pricing, but it’s only $ 10 more. Considering this kit was $ 150 at the beginning of November, that’s a solid discount.

The starter kit includes with two Philips Hue white and color A19 60W equivalent LED smart bulbs, the Philips Hue hub, and a three-year warranty. You can choose from more  [Read More…]

Lumos Smart Helmet vs Livall MT1: Which should you buy?

We love testing new technology products and look at a lot of devices each year to see which ones are the best. So-called smart bike helmets are our newest tech obsession.

Lumos Smart Bike Helmet

Stylish and practical

$ 180 at Amazon

Pros Turn signals and LED on both the front and rear Water-resistant Includes handlebar remote Compatible with Apple Health and Strava Cons Pricey Less battery life between charges

Well-received on Amazon and elsewhere,  [Read More…]