Articles about Connected Objects

Nanoleaf’s Smart Lighting Expands To Bulbs And Lightstrips
When it comes to smart bulbs or lightstrips, you might think of brands like Philips or LIFX, but it seems that the folks at Nanoleaf want to challenge those companies as they have since announced a new smart light bulb and also a new smart lightstrip that will complement the company’s existing products.

Some Ring Doorbells Are Catching On Fire When Installed Incorrectly
Ever had a doorbell catch on fire? We imagine that’s probably a concern almost no one had, but it appears that if you own the second-gen Ring Video Doorbell, there is a chance that could happen if you installed the doorbell incorrectly. So much so that Ring has announced that they’ll be recalling the device.

HomePod Mini Seems To Be Off To A Good Start
When Apple first debuted the HomePod, it was expensive as far as smart speakers were concerned, and it never quite took off the way Apple had hoped. However, it seems that the company could be making up for that with the HomePod mini because according to the estimated delivery times, the dates are starting to slip.

Older Nest Thermostats Can Now Monitor Your HVAC
A lot of our home’s energy is being used towards heating or cooling our homes, which is why there is a demand for smart thermostat systems like Nest, which can help us avoid unnecessarily wasting energy by making smarter decisions for us. One of the features of the new Nest Thermostat is HVAC monitoring, but the good news for those who own older models is that you won’t need to […]

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Belkin Launches A New Wemo Outdoor HomeKit Smart Plug
Smart home plugs aren’t exactly new, but there is a difference between plugs designed to be used indoors and those meant for outdoors. For the latter, it is important to have things like weather sealing or making it water-resistant. After all, you don’t want to fry your circuit board in the event that it is raining and your plug is in operation.

Google Has Discontinued Its Nest Secure Device
Several years ago, Google introduced the Nest Secure. For those unfamiliar, the Nest Secure is an alarm system that actually fits in rather nicely with the company’s Nest series of smart home devices. It was also Google’s only Nest alarm system that they had not bothered to update for the past few years.

Nanoleaf Unveils New Triangular Shaped LED Panels With HomeKit Support
If you’ve ever browsed the r/battlestations subreddit, you might notice that one thing many of these setups have in common is the use of Nanoleaf’s LED wall panels. If you’re keen on setting up something similar for yourself, then you might be interested to learn that Nanoleaf has since unveiled a couple of new shapes.

Apple Introduces Their Brand New HomePod Mini
Following the rumors that Apple was working on a smaller, cheaper version of the HomePod, it turns out that the rumors were right on the money because Apple has since officially taken the wraps off their latest smart speaker, the HomePod mini.

Google’s New Nest Thermostat Features A Cleaner, Sleeker Design
Thermostats have been around for decades, and for the most part they were largely functional and you didn’t really give too much thought about it. However, when Nest first introduced their smart thermostat with its circular design, it started to make many think that maybe thermostats could stand to be redesigned.

HomePod Mini Could Come With U1 Chip
The U1 chip that debuted with the iPhone 11 last year seemed like an indication that Apple was readying its own Tile-like tracking accessory, but now according to a report from Jon Prosser, he claims that the U1 chip is actually the foundation for even bigger plans and loftier goals than just helping you find a missing object.

HomePod Mini Could Be Priced Rather Affordably At $99
According to the rumors, Apple is apparently planning on creating a HomePod mini set of speakers. This device is said to be smaller and cheaper than the HomePod, and now according to a post by Kang on Weibo, it seems that the pricing of the upcoming speaker has been revealed, and we are pretty thrilled by that news.

Google Could Have A Cheaper Nest Thermostat In The Works
It sounds like it would be fun to create a smart home, but at the same time, it can also be an expensive project. After all, a lot of these smart gadgets cost hundreds of dollars, and it can quickly add up. However, Google is hoping to make it a bit easier because according to a report from Bloomberg, the company could actually be developing a more affordable Nest Thermostat.

HomePod Mini Could Be Announced Next Week
With all the fuss surrounding smart speakers, it did not come as a surprise that Apple tossed their hat into the ring when they launched the HomePod. However, to say that the speaker received a lukewarm reception is overstating it as many were put off by the price and also the seemingly lack of features compared to other smart speakers.

Arlo’s New Wireless Security Cameras Will Last You Half A Year On A Single Charge
You might be considering setting up a home security camera system, but the thing with a lot of the more traditional setups is that it requires installation which involves dragging wires and finding a way to keep those wires hidden and kept away neatly. If you’d rather not deal with this, then Arlo’s new wireless cameras might be worth taking a look at.