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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Tesla Model 3: Quick Thoughts

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Tesla Motors recently unveiled their “car for the masses” recently.  This is a big deal for many reasons, most of which I won’t bother to rehash here.  As a current Tesla vehicle owner, however, I wanted to provide my friends, family, and followers with my quick thoughts on this car, why it may be relevant to you, and hopefully answer the most common questions I’ve been getting.  Enjoy!

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Sleep Tracker Comparison: Withings Aura versus Sense Sleep Pill versus Beddit Sleep Monitor

How long did it take you to fall asleep last night?  Did you stir a lot?  What was the quality of sleep you had?  Did you toss around a lot?  How about your partner?  Is the room too bright?  Too warm?  Too cold?  If you’ve asked yourself questions like these before then perhaps a sleep tracker is in your future.  In our latest blog entry we test & compare three of the most popular sleep tracking devices on the market today: the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System, the Sense with Sleep Pill, and the Beddit Smart Sleep Monitor.

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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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