Security cameras are becoming quite popular, with new options emerging regularly. We recently tested two devices in this segment, and now have had a chance to test two more. Whether being used as a security camera, a baby monitor, or just a way to keep tabs on your pets, these devices are gaining traction for many users. In this installment we’ll take the a look back at the Dropcam Pro versus Withings Home, adding the Netatmo Welcome versus Nest Cam wifi security camera devices.
“Hey Siri, set the living room lights to 50%” I barked at my phone. Seconds later, as if I was living in some futuristic world, my lights were on. My phone responded politely. “You got it, Ari. I set both of the living room lights to 50″ sung the small electronic portal in my hand. Has the ability to control one’s home with your voice finally arrived? Let’s take a quick look at the new Lutron Caséta Smart Bridge (L-BDG2-WH) with Apple HomeKit Siri capabilities to see just how science fiction our lives may really have become!
When you say the words “home security” to someone, they tend to think of burglars, monitoring systems with advertisements on a post/sign in your lawn, and expensive monthly or annual costs. But thanks to huge advances in technology it is easier today than ever before to add layers of security to your home or small business, relying heavily on technologies like wifi to connect these devices. We recently compared two of the top WiFi Security Cameras on the market today in a head-to-head battle between the Dropcam Pro and Withings Home.
Are you constantly looking for your car keys? Or maybe you have a purse that tends to wander off? Or even a tablet or laptop that you’re prone to leaving at a friend or family member’s home? There are now multiple devices on the market that are aimed to help you keep tabs on your belongings, using your existing smart phone’s ability to handle GPS and Bluetooth. In this show-down we take three of the largest players and compare the Tile Item Finder versus Chipolo Item Tracker versus XY Find It.
With the release of the Apple Watch the grey area between fitness activity trackers and smart watches has blurred more than ever before. Just as when PDAs blended into smart phones over a decade ago, we’re already starting to see more of these “smart” features migrate into all wearables. Right now the Apple Watch Sport, Garmin Vivoactive, and Fitbit Surge all attempt to capture the same potential audience, but with uniquely different features. Which is right for you?