smart home

I never get tired of trying out new smart-home devices. Whether they are security cameras, home automation devices, or smart assistants, I absolutely love playing with these new gadgets. Imagine the joy I experienced when I heard about Nucleus, a tablet sized Wi-Fi intercom that can function as all of the above. In the box… Read More

Samsung SmartThings is having a sale until the end of the day, Saturday, July 29. They are offering 20% off the entire inventory at their online store. Head over to https://shop.smartthings.com/sale to take advantage of this offer to enhance your home with ZigBee, Z-wave and Wi-fi automation. The sale items include the SmartThings Lighting Kit, SmartThings… Read More

The Amazon Echo costs $179.99.  Would you like the same functionality (and then some), but save $50?  Of course!  Introducing the Lenovo Smart Assistant, featuring Amazon Alexa.  This will be released by Lenovo in May 2017, at a cost of $129.99.  Don’t want a giant black tower in the middle of your room?  The Lenovo… Read More

LED technology keeps getting more and more common. As it does, the costs keep going down, and the cycle of innovation and placing them into more and more common items continues. Sansi, through their Loftek brand, has an LED bulb that doesn’t need a hub to be “group-able” and controllable from an app on your… Read More