Tag Archive: SmartThings


Control smart devices and save on Nvidia’s Shield TV 4K + SmartThings Link

Add this to your living room.

Amazon has the Nvidia Shield TV 4K Streaming Player bundled with Samsung’s SmartThings Link for $ 189.99 today. The Nvidia Shield normally sells for around $ 180 itself while the Link adapter sells for $ 40; today’s deal makes for one of the best prices ever for this bundle.

Using the included SmartThings Link transforms this streaming player into a Zigbee and Z-wave smart home hub, allowing you to wirelessly monitor  [Read More…]

These motion sensors are perfect for Samsung SmartThings

With SmartThings, you can use a motion senor to keep watch over areas of your home, allowing you to receive alerts, sound an alarm, unlock a door or even just turn on a light. Not all motion sensors are created equal however, so we’ve compiled a list that won’t give you any headaches — like our favorite option, the Ecolink Motion Detector — so you can monitor your home no matter where you are.

Top Pick Ecolink Z-wave Plus Motion  [Read More…]

How to monitor for water leaks using Samsung SmartThings

When it comes to using SmartThings, there really are a ton of options for monitoring your home and keeping you safe. One thing that often gets overlooked, however, are leaks. Whether it be old pipes, a washing machine, a hot water heater, or even an old fridge — leaks can happen at any time and either ruin your day or damage your property. Thankfully, the SmartThings Water Leak Sensor can give you peace of mind for just $  [Read More…]

Samsung SmartThings Outlet vs. Wemo Mini Smart Plug: Which should you buy?

With the right plugs, you can make any dumb home into a smart one. We test as many connected products as possible to give you the best recommendations for making your home smarter, safer, and more convenient!

Samsung SmartThings Outlet

Expensive and expansive

$ 32 at Amazon

Pros Integrates with other SmartThings devices Can be scheduled to turn of/off Alerts you if accidentally left on ZigBee range extender Cons Requires a SmartThings Hub More expensive [Read More…]

Samsung’s SmartThings ADT wireless home security system has dropped to $100

Protect your home.

The Samsung SmartThings ADT wireless home security DIY starter kit is down to $ 99.99 on Amazon. It had been selling for around $ 300 since early September. Then it dropped to $ 200 in October, and then down to $ 150 earlier this month. This is a new low price and the best we’ve seen.

The starter kit comes with a seven-inch touchscreen security hub, two door and window detectors, and a motion  [Read More…]

Does the SmartThings WiFi mesh router include a smart hub?

Best answer: Yes — the SmartThings WiFi mesh router system also doubles as a smart hub that can connect up to 100+ different SmartThings gadgets.

Amazon: Samsung SmartThings WiFi Mesh Router ($ 280)

The SmartThings WiFi mesh router doubles as a smart hub

The SmartThings WiFi mesh router is really two different products in one.

In addition to providing ample Wi-Fi coverage for your home, it also works as a smart hub for all of your  [Read More…]

Samsung gets simple mesh networking right with the SmartThings Wifi Hub

A good mesh network shouldn’t be hard to set up. Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi meets that challenge, and then some.

A good Wifi network needs to do three things:

It needs to work well. It needs to carry all my bits and bytes to all my devices as quickly as it can, over as large an area as I need it to.

And it needs to be easy to set up, and easy to maintain. Website-based setup screens  [Read More…]

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…]

Samsung’s 2nd generation SmartThings hub has dropped to $57

Turn everything on and off with your voice.

The Samsung SmartThings smart home hub is down to $ 56.99 on Amazon. This is its lowest price of the year on Amazon and a huge chunk off its regular price between $ 90 and $ 100. It has been replaced by the 3rd generation SmartThings hub, but that new hub is $ 66 right now.

Hubs like this act as the “brain” of any smart home. As you  [Read More…]

The new $100 Samsung SmartThings Tracker has nationwide range

Where are my keys?

Samsung’s new SmartThings tracker will use an LTE-based cellular network to help you keep tabs on your pets, keys, phone, or whatever else you can attach it to. We have seen a lot of tile trackers out there. The TrackR Pixel is on sale right now for just $ 45, in fact. The difference between those trackers and Samsung’s new tracker is the other brands use Bluetooth and have a very limited range. Once the  [Read More…]