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Samsung Connect Home WiFi Mesh Router Review

11/17/2017, The Samsung Connect Home (model AC1300) is a WIFI mesh network system that has several features which are highly desired by users. First, it provides a wireless connection to the whole home and helps to eliminate “coverage holes.” Secondly, it has...

iHome Launches HomeKit-Compatible Outdoor Smart Plug

11/16/2017, While there is an increasing number of smart home appliances that are finding their way onto the market, the number of “dumb” home appliances still outnumbers them. However we’ve seen how some companies have found ways around that, such as by...

The Olie Lamp Comes With Wireless Charging And A Digital Assistant

11/15/2017, Remember back in the day when a lamp was just a lamp, and all it had to do was provide illumination? These days we’re seeing companies start to “enhance” our everyday gadgets, and the Olie Lamp is one of them. Launched on Indiegogo, the Olie Lamp is...

LIFX Launches New HomeKit-Compatible LED Light Strips

11/15/2017, It has been about 3 years since Apple introduced HomeKit with iOS 8. While it wasn’t exactly launched with a lot of fanfare, slowly over the years we’re starting to see more companies adopt the SDK and make products that are compatible with it, such...

Ecobee’s Smart Thermostats Updated With Google Assistant Support

11/15/2017, Thanks to Google making Google Assistant available to third-party developers and hardware makers, we’ve seen various companies integrate the digital assistant into their products and services, similar to how we’re seeing Amazon’s Alexa integrated...

Netgear Announces Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light

11/09/2017, When it comes to smart home security systems, there are many options to choose from. This ranges from smart home security cameras, motion sensors, doorbells, alarm systems, and more, and Netgear has recently announced a new addition to the already-growing...

IKEA Adds HomeKit Support For Its Tradfri Smart Bulbs

11/01/2017, IKEA has definitely come a long way from being just a mere furniture maker. The company, probably best-known for its affordable home furnishings, has definitely been keeping up with the times and technology and have since expanded their offerings to...

Google Lists Devices That Have Google Home Support

11/01/2017, While smart and connected household appliances and gadgets aren’t new, there was one problem and that is uniting all of them under a single hub. Given that there are so many different manufacturers, it wouldn’t make sense for all of them to start...

This Nest Cam Competitor Will Only Cost You $20

10/24/2017, If you’re thinking of outfitting your home with a camera to monitor what goes on while you’re away, there’s a good chance that Nest Cam comes to mind. So far reviews of the Nest Cam have been largely favorable, but the only drawback is its price tag...

‘Find My Phone’ Command Now Works With Google Home

10/08/2017, How often have you yelled out at your mom, dad, partner, housemate, friend, or co-worker asking them if they might have seen your phone, only to be told that they don’t know? The good news is that you can now do the same with Google Home and hopefully...

Google Home Can Now Be Assigned To Specific Rooms

10/04/2017, One of the weird quirks about the Google Home device is that when you try and connect it to your Home app on Android, you couldn’t assign them to rooms. You could assign other devices to individual rooms, like the bedroom, kitchen, living room, and...

Philips Hue Retroactively Adds HomeKit Support To More Products

10/03/2017, When Apple launched its HomeKit platform, Philips was one of the companies that was quick to jump on board with support for some of their devices. The good news is that if you owned a Philips Hue device that did not have HomeKit support, a recent update...

IKEA’s Colored Smart Lightbulbs Are Now HomeKit Compatible

10/03/2017, Earlier this year, IKEA announced that they would be making its smart lighting system compatible with Apple’s HomeKit system, and an update pushed out in August did exactly that. However at that time only the white lightbulbs were compatible with...