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 ...

6 Must-Have Smart Home Products

There are a dizzying variety of smart home devices on the market today; some of them incredibly useful, and some of them simply a gimmick. When it comes down to it, the appeal of smart home devices is to improve upon the regular versions of common household items (lightbulbs, smoke detectors, etc) while controlling them in ...

5 Reasons To Turn Your House Into A Smart House

Having a connected home (otherwise known as a “Smart Home” or “Smart House”) can seem like a confusing - perhaps even costly endeavor. However, outfitting your home with smart devices can provide numerous benefits to turn the most skeptical  person into a believer. If you don’t believe me, here are a few reasons why turning ...