Category: Smart Home

2019’s Best Ring Compatible Devices

2019’s Best Ring Compatible Devices

Ring is best known for its stylish smart doorbells, but the Amazon-owned smart home and home security company offers smart lights, security cameras, and more. And though Ring has limited third-party compatibility—you won’t be able to set the smart lights in your foyer to turn on when someone presses your Ring doorbell—its products are compatible with some Z-Wave devices.

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2019 Google Home Smart Speaker Review

2019 Google Home Smart Speaker Review

Google’s the master of the online search, but is the brand also the master of smart speakers? One thing’s for certain: the Google Home smart speakers are competitive products. Keep reading this Google Home review to learn how the speakers differ, what you can do with them, how they compare to Amazon Echos, and whether Google Home is the perfect fit for your smart home.

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Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

Best Alexa Compatible Devices: Thermostats, Cameras, Lighting & more

If you have an Alexa voice assistant device in your home, you have a lot of smart home potential at your fingertips. From smart lights to thermostats, door locks to security cameras, we want to help you kit out your home with the best Alexa-compatible smart devices on the market. Want to make the gadgets throughout your home smarter, safer, and easier to control? Follow our guide below.

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2019 Review of Amazon Echo Smart Speakers

2019 Review of Amazon Echo Smart Speakers

Alexa, the voice assistant that lives inside Amazon Echo, has become iconic. And as smart homes grow more common, more curious consumers will want Alexa devices of their own. If you’re one of those consumers, you’re in luck. We’re about to explain how much an Echo costs, what you can do with each one, and which model’s right for you.

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What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

What Works with Google? The Best Google Home Compatible Devices for 2019

When I first got my Google Home, I was so excited that I could control my home with simple voice commands a la Tony Stark. It was like stepping into the future. But then I realized I couldn’t control my lights, change my thermostat settings, or take advantage of the other home automation conveniences that Google Home provides without first getting some smart home gadgets to connect it to. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the best smart products that work with Google Home so you can take control of your home…

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2019’s Best Apple HomeKit-Compatible Devices

2019’s Best Apple HomeKit-Compatible Devices

HomeKit still isn’t compatible with as many smart home brands as Amazon Alexa or Google Home yet, but there are still plenty of devices to choose from. From smart bulbs to Wi-Fi thermostats, here are the best Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.

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2019’s Best Smart Outlets and Plugs

2019’s Best Smart Outlets and Plugs

Want to make your house smarter? Smart outlets offer some of the best and easiest ways to begin automating your home. See our top picks from Wemo and TP-Link.

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Neato vs. Roomba: May the Best Robot Win

Neato vs. Roomba: May the Best Robot Win

Which vacuum you want will likely depend on what you prioritize: price, maintenance, or cleaning efficiency. See which one we chose as the best value for your home.

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The Best Samsung SmartThings Compatible Devices of 2019

The Best Samsung SmartThings Compatible Devices of 2019

So you have a Samsung SmartThings hub. What’s next? Here are the best smart home devices that are SmartThings-compatible, from smart locks to lights.

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Philips Hue vs. LIFX: The Smart Choice for Your Smart Light Bulb

Philips Hue vs. LIFX: The Smart Choice for Your Smart Light Bulb

We tested and compared Philips Hue and LIFX so you can decide which smart light bulb brand has the price, features, and smart home compatibility you need.

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