Category: Smart Appliances

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New Philips Hue App Syncs Your Lights to Games, Music

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

When it comes to smart light bulbs, the Philips Hue lighting system is already at the head of the class. And now Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) is coming out with an app to give its lights even more of an edge, and create a more immersive environment in your smart home. The Philips Hue Sync […]

Best Smart Locks of 2018

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

After reviewing numerous smart locks from several well-known brands, our top pick is the August Smart Lock Pro, which was easy to install, has a number of optional accessories (such as a keypad and doorbell camera) and can be connected to a wide range of smart home systems, such as Alexa, Google Home, and Nest. […]

Best Smart Switches of 2018

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

One of the easiest ways to make your home smart is by using a so-called “smart plug,” which lets you control various small appliances without needing to be in the room — or the country, for that matter. Because smart plugs are easy to use and very affordable, starting at less than $30 per switch, […]

Best Wireless Home Security Cameras 2018

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

Need to keep an eye on your abode from anywhere? Small, standalone Wi-Fi security cameras (also called IP cameras) are easy to set up, can stream video to your phone, tablet or PC, and will send you notifications if they detect motion or loud noises. Most cameras also provide night vision and automatic motion-activated recording. […]

Zolo Mojo Review: A Meh Google Home Mini Alternative

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

Anker Zolo Mojo in Best Smart Light Switches of 2018 The good Compact form Bluetooth connectivity Responsive touch gestures The bad More expensive than Google Home Mini Can’t make calls Doesn’t let you adjust treble or bass Lacks rich bass Verdict The Zolo Mojo delivers decent sound for a small speaker but costs nearly twice […]

Best Smart Speakers 2018

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

There’s a good chance that your first smart home device will be a smart speaker. For one, it works just fine as a way to play music from your smartphone or the cloud. But if you start talking to it, the speaker will respond to your commands. It can do things like look up the […]

Aukey Wi-Fi Smart Plug Review: The Best Budget Smart Plug

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

Aukey Wi-Fi Smart Plug in Best Smart Light Switches of 2018 The good Very inexpensive Small design Works with Alexa and Google Assistant Pretty good automation The bad More involved setup than other plugs Verdict This small, inexpensive plug lets you control lights and other “dumb” appliances from your phone. 8/10 Totally worth it $24.99Amazon […]

Best Smart Light Switches of 2018

By Smart Home System 0 Comment June 4, 2018

Smart wall switches are not your average lighting controls; they are connected to your home Wi-Fi network and make it possible for you to control your lighting either by flicking the switch on the wall as you stroll by or by using your smartphone from thousands of miles away. But which switch best fits the […]

Why Google Bought Nest and What It Could Mean for Your Home

By Smart Home System 0 Comment February 25, 2017

Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, creator of the smart thermostat and smoke detector, caught many industry watchers by surprise. But Google’s move to snap up one of the leading companies in the nascent field of devices that are paving the way for the “Internet of Things” is only surprising if you don’t know what […]