Home

Roomba update adds Keep Out Zones feature for i Series robots

Roomba update adds Keep Out Zones feature for i Series robots

iRobot has pushed out an update that brings 'Keep Out Zones' to its robotic vacuums. The new feature is now available in the iRobot app, enabling users to setup specific -- and quite precise -- zones within their home that the vacuums will not enter. The feature can be used to keep the devices from bumping into a fragile structure, prevent them from knocking over a pet's water dish, and more.

Continue Reading

Netatmo’s new Smart Alarm System doesn’t require a subscription

Netatmo’s new Smart Alarm System doesn’t require a subscription

Netatmo has unveiled its new Smart Alarm System in time for IFA 2019, introducing consumers to a full home security system that doesn't require a subscription in order to access all of its features. The system utilizes facial recognition technology and is comprised of various components, including a security camera, motion detection hardware, and an indoor alarm.

Continue Reading

Nest Hello doorbell now detects package delivery

Nest Hello doorbell now detects package delivery

Nest Hello smart doorbell (with camera) devices with a Nest Aware subscription were given an upgrade today in the form of package detection. This new system can send a notification to the user's phone when a package has been delivered within their Nest camera's visual range. This same system can send a notification when it believes that a package has been picked up.

Continue Reading

PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew is unveiled its new Pico MultiBrew, a single machine that can be used to brew multiple types of beverages, including coffee, kombucha, horchata, tea, cold brew, craft beer, and chai. The appliance is said to offer 'computer precision brewing,' as well as a microprocessor and 'advanced sensors.' Among other things, the MultiBrew uses eco-friendly and compostable cups.

Continue Reading

Wyze’s new $15 smart plug supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Wyze’s new $15 smart plug supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Wyze has expanded its smart home portfolio with the launch of Wyze Plug, a new product that is exactly what it sounds like: a smart plug that connects to one's wireless network, enabling anyone to control the device plugged into the plug using voice commands. The new plug is a surprise launch joining the recently released Wyze Bulb and the relatively new Wyze Sense kit.

Continue Reading

Wyze Bulb Review: An $8 smart light with Google Assistant support

Wyze Bulb Review: An $8 smart light with Google Assistant support

Wyze, the company that skyrocketed to popularity by launching a $20 home security camera, is back with yet another product: connected light bulbs. These bulbs are integrated with the Wyze app but do not require a separate hub; even better, they come with an $8 price tag, making them one of (if not the) cheapest connected bulbs on the market. As we've found with the three Wyze cameras and sensor system we've reviewed, the Wyze Bulb works flawlessly.

Continue Reading

Instant Vortex Plus multi-function air fryer joins Instant Pot

Instant Vortex Plus multi-function air fryer joins Instant Pot

Instant Brands, the company behind the wildly popular Instant Pot pressure cooker, has introduced a new product called the Instant Vortex Plus. Unlike the Instant Pot, which essentially functions as a pressure cooker and slow cooker, Instant Vortex Plus is an air fryer that comes with a rotisserie mode, as well as other common, useful functions.

Continue Reading

Hopsy SUB Compact Tap Review: Mini beer keg machine in effect

Hopsy SUB Compact Tap Review: Mini beer keg machine in effect

Over the last couple weeks we've had a Hopsy SUB Compact Tap on the review bench, and it's been pouring. This machine is a "compact home draft appliance", a machine that pours beer from miniature kegs. The kegs are delivered each month, and I would (if I'd actually subscribed) be sent six Mini-Kegs per month at approximately $15 USD a unit.

Continue Reading

Wyze Sense Review: The $20 home motion and contact sensor system

Wyze Sense Review: The $20 home motion and contact sensor system

Wyze, the company with incredibly inexpensive security cameras, has launched Wyze Sense, its first motion sensor system designed for home use. The Wyze Sense kit is now available to purchase following its brief pre-order period, giving consumers a small motion sensor and two contact sensors to complement their existing Wyze Cam and/or Wyze Cam Pan security cameras. Should Wyze Cam owners spend another twenty bucks to pick up the kit? The answer is a resounding yes.

Continue Reading

August View shipping paused, refunds given: Here’s how

August View shipping paused, refunds given: Here’s how

Today the folks at August revealed they'd be halting shipping their doorbell camera to new customers. Users that already have an August View doorbell will need to pay attention to this situation, too - it affects everyone involved. According to the company, they have become aware of some "performance challenges in specific user environments."

Continue Reading

Google Home taps Philips Hue smart bulbs to gently wake you up

Google Home taps Philips Hue smart bulbs to gently wake you up

Google has announced some new features and abilities available to Google Home device owners, including the option to have Assistant gently wake you up using light from a connected Philips Hue smart light. The new feature mimics the sunrise, replacing the sudden, jarring audible alarm that most people use. The new alarm feature joins the ability to retrieve meditations from Headspace and more.

Continue Reading

Sony reveals price, availability for new speakers and 4K Blu-ray player

Sony reveals price, availability for new speakers and 4K Blu-ray player

Sony has revealed the pricing and availability for the home audio and video products it announced at CES 2019. The lineup includes portable speakers, a home audio system, wireless turntable, soundbar, and more. The products aren't all launching at the same time, but the wait for certain devices won't be long, with the first batch arriving just days from now.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next