Verizon introduces an LTE equipped smart home hub so you never have to worry about an internet outage again – but it’ll cost you

If you've spent a lot of time (and money) outfitting your home with an assortment of devices in the hopes of transforming it into a highly impressive smart home, nothing can kill that enthusiasm quicker than when things just don't work. One of the biggest culprits of this misery is when the internet goes down (the other … Continue reading Verizon introduces an LTE equipped smart home hub so you never have to worry about an internet outage again – but it’ll cost you

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Wink Bright looks to take on Phillips Hue; Home Sitter and Moonlight features announced

Wink today introduced the Wink Bright and two new features the company is calling Home Sitter and Moonlight. The Wink Bright is a new lighting starter kit that sets it's sights squarely on Phillips and it's Hue line of smart lighting. It includes a Wink 2 Hub and two SYLVANIA Smart A19 Dimmable light bulbs … Continue reading Wink Bright looks to take on Phillips Hue; Home Sitter and Moonlight features announced

Apple aims to take on Sonos and Amazon with its $349 HomePod 

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple officially unveiled its oft-rumored speaker called the HomePod. The device acts as a standalone way for users to interact with Siri, play music, and control smart home devices.  Apple’s stated this is its effort to “reinvent" the home music space, as it did with the tablet space or … Continue reading Apple aims to take on Sonos and Amazon with its $349 HomePod 

Samsung’s New SmartThings And Wifi Router Will Go On Sale July 2nd

Samsung has announced a July 2nd release date for it's Connect Home; its attempt to combine a router and a SmartThings hub. The device will be sold exclusively at Best Buy stores and on bestbuy.com, and will be available for pre-order on June 4th. Samsung will be offering the following configurations and pricing: For large … Continue reading Samsung’s New SmartThings And Wifi Router Will Go On Sale July 2nd

IKEA Announces Alexa, Google Home and HomeKit Support For Their Affordable Smart Lighting Products

IKEA's low cost TRÅDFRI smart lights have been making waves as an affordable alternative to Phillips Hue for those looking to get into smart lighting for their homes. And now they're set to get even better. IKEA announced today in a press release first noticed by MacRumors that they will be introducing Alexa, Google Home and HomeKit … Continue reading IKEA Announces Alexa, Google Home and HomeKit Support For Their Affordable Smart Lighting Products

Amazon Echo Show Official; Will Ship In June for $229

The Echo family is about to get bigger (literally). After months of various rumors, speculation and leaks, Amazon has made their latest device - the Echo Show - official.  Confirming most of the leaks and speculation, The Echo Show features a 7-inch display and a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls. It … Continue reading Amazon Echo Show Official; Will Ship In June for $229