TESTED: Smart Home Automation – Comparing Apple HomeKit vs Samsung SmartThings Hub vs Wink Connected Home Hub vs INSTEON Hub Pro vs Amazon Echo vs Belkin WeMo

Shopping for smart home automation products can feel a bit like having lunch at a buffet.  You can be easily overwhelmed by too many options to pick from, feeling unsure about what will taste good together.  But unlike a fixed-price all-you-can-eat buffet, these smart home devices can get really expensive, really fast, so choosing the right ones is quite important.  In this article we’ve taken on the task of taste-testing all these delicious pieces of technology for you, to provide you a curated review of what works, and what doesn’t.  Check out the BEST HOME AUTOMATION PLATFORMS as we compare Apple HomeKit vs Samsung SmartThings, vs Wink Connected Home Hub vs Insteon Hub Pro vs Amazon Echo vs Belkin WeMo, and much, much more!

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TESTED: An EPIC Comparison of Smart Light Bulbs — Philips Hue versus Belkin WeMo versus LIFX versus GE Link versus TCP Connected versus Misfit Bolt

Epic battle time!  Are you thinking of dipping your toes into home automation this 2015 holiday season?  Smart home lighting is typically the first step people take by replacing a few bulbs in their homes.  But with more and more options available the decision has become increasingly more difficult.  Whether you want a color bulb, or a basic white bulb, there are plenty of reasons to skip certain brands over the other.  Keep reading to decide which bulbs to buy as we compare the Philips Hue versus Belkin WeMo versus LIFX versus GE Link versus TCP Connected versus Misfit Bolt smart light bulbs.

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Comparing Google Cardboard versus Samsung Gear VR versus Oculus Rift VR Headsets

Augmented reality.  Virtual reality.  Head-mounted displays (HMD).  Thanks to popular culture cultivating a desire for this type of hardware, we’re finally starting to get our hands on some proper science fiction gadgetry.  Today we’re comparing Google Cardboard versus Samsung Gear VR versus Oculus Rift VR Headsets.  Do these devices live up to your Hollywood-inspired hopes and dreams?!

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COMPARISON: NETGEAR Arlo Q vs Nest Cam vs Logi Circle vs Samsung SmartHD vs D-Link DCS-2630L

Picking the right wifi smart camera for your home can be an overwhelming shopping experience.  These days it seems there are just too many options, and too much to consider!  Lucky for you, this blog exists for folks like you.  We’re here to take the guess-work out of your decision, by testing the latest & greatest device, and then giving you our unbiased opinion. In this review we’re pitting some new comers and some old favorites in our latest wifi smart camera comparison!

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Fire TV vs Roku 4 vs Apple TV 4 – Battle of the Set Top Boxes

Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably heard of streaming services such as Netflix.  More folks than ever are using the power of the Internet to watch movies & television on-demand.  But how do you get the content onto your television?  The answer is typically a set top box (STB). Today we’ll take a look at the three flagship STB devices from Amazon, Apple, and Roku.

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Star Wars Toy Review: BB-8 Toy by Sphero & Millennium Falcon Quad-copter by Air Hogs

A slew of new Star Wars toys have arrived, hot on the heels of the theatrical debut of Star Wars: Episode VII.  Ready for the 2015 holiday shopping season, both the BB-8 toy by Sphero and the Millennium Falcon Quad-copter by Air Hogs are sure to please the Star Wars geek on your shopping list.

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Logitech Circle versus Withings Home versus Arlo Wireless – Camera Comparison

Arriving late to a crowded market, Logitech recently released their Logi Circle Portable Camera just in time for the 2015 holiday shopping season.  They’re grabbing up prime end-cap space at retailers around the globe, hoping to make an impact in the home security camera realm.  Our testing found this device has certain features remniscent of the offerings by both Arlo & Withings.  Let’s see why that is, and how it compares to those devices and others.

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