Category: Smart Home

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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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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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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The Best Nest-Compatible Devices of 2019

The Best Nest-Compatible Devices of 2019

Nest makes solid, easy-to-use smart home products that make day-to-day life more convenient. Here are our favorite smart devices that work with Nest.

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The Best Smart Home Hubs in 2019

The Best Smart Home Hubs in 2019

See which home automation systems we think belong in your home in 2019, and learn why we thought Amazon Echo was the best in our in-depth review.

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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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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Better?

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Better?

Being the leaders in smart speaker technology, we lay out the pros and cons of both Google Home and Amazon Echo, and decide which one is best for your home.

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What Is IFTTT?

What Is IFTTT?

IFTTT—If This, Then That—is a free web-based service that helps your apps and smart devices communicate with each other. IFTTT uses applets to define triggers (if this) to execute an action (then that). For example, if your phone senses you’re back in your home, then your Nest Cam will stop recording.

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