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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REVIEW: iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot

This past holiday season I surprised my wife with a robot mop.  If it weren’t for the fact she had asked for one prior, I might have been murdered for buying her a house cleaning item.  But anything that makes having a clean house easier, who wouldn’t want that?  Here is our review after a few months of living with the iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot.

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TESTED: TOPFIT Customized Dash Cam for Tesla Model X SUV

Driving down the road you never quite know what you’re going to see.  From a meteor falling from the sky, to an explosion, to car accidents, anything could happen.  Dash cameras mounted inside vehicles have become more affordable and more popular than ever.  So when I discovered a unit custom tailored to fit my 2016 Tesla Model X SUV, well, I could resist the dash cam purchase temptation no longer!

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QUICK LOOK: ToughPRO Tesla Model X Floor Mats Set

When you live in the Great Lakes region of the United States you get to endure proper winter weather.  We live in Cleveland, Ohio, situated on the west edge of the snow belt.  To help maintain the interior of your car I always suggest people get all-weather rubber floor mats.  Here is my review of the ToughPRO set I purchased for my 2016 Tesla Model X.

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Add LED Lighting to your Tesla Integrated Front Console

During my 1,200+ mile road trip from Florida to Ohio last weekend I came to realize the interior of my car isn’t just black, it is dark.  Very dark!  Without the premium upgrade package to offer ambient lighting, I took to Amazon to add a little illumination myself.  And lucky for me, it barely cost a thing!

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Road Trip: Driving 1,200 miles in a Tesla Model X SUV

This past weekend I drove 1,200 miles in a Tesla.  Specifically, my just purchased certified pre-owned 2016 Tesla Model X SUV.  Below is a recap of my trip, some photos & videos, and a little bit of tech talk regarding efficiency dynamics.  Enjoy!

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