The Biggest Surprise Of The Ecobee 4 Announcement Wasn’t The Ecobee 4

Ecobee made their 4th Generation Thermostat with Alexa built in official today, but it had been rumored for some time now - so it didn't have much surprise behind it. In fact, everything about the device - including the $249 price tag - was pretty much expected. And if that was the only announcement made, it ...

Ecobee 4 Official; Pre-Order Starts Today, Releases On May 15th for $249

The Ecobee 4 with Alexa has been made official. The company announced that they would be bringing the next iteration of their smart thermostat to stores on May 15th for $249. The pricing is in line with the price that the Ecobee 3 was originally introduced, and places it firmly next to the Nest Learning ...

Amazon Announces It’s Rumored Security Camera Echo Look…But It Only Gives You Fashion Advice

Amazon - seemingly forgetting April Fool's Day was at the beginning of the month - has announced their rumored Security camera that isn't a security camera at all. Instead, it's a machine learning camera that scans a user's body and will give advice on how to make your wardrobe even better.  The tech itself is interesting enough ...

The Ecobee 4 With Alexa Will Be Announced on May 3rd

Ecobee has just announced they will be holding a Facebook Live event on May 3rd, 2017. While full details are under wraps until then, the teaser unmistakably gives away what they will be announcing: the long-awaited 4th Generation version of their Smart Thermostat; likely with Amazon's Alexa built in.  The device has been rumored for some ...

Amazon Tap’s Biggest Problem Is Now A Thing Of The Past

Alexa on Amazon's bluetooth speaker - the Amazon Tap - always seemed more distant than on the company's other offerings, the Echo and Echo Dot; she never wanted to listen when you spoke to her. And that's not just hyperbole; Alexa would not listen to you on the Tap unless you pressed a button, which was a ...

Brilliant Is The First Smart Home Product That May Live Up To The Name

There aren't many DIY options out there when it comes to a wall-mounted touchscreen controller for your smart home. Wink offers the Relay, which is a product that can replace the standard Wink hub, but has seen some issues with responsiveness (though some clever folks have managed to hack it to run Android). Still, short ...