REVIEW: Hunter Symphony Ceiling Fan with WiFi (Amazon Alexa & Apple HomeKit)

These days it seems like just about anything in your home can be turned into a smart device.  This month I’ve covered bulbs and sensors, and even smart blinds.  Wrapping up the year then is our favorite recent addition to our abode:  Hunter Symphony Ceiling Fans with built-in Apple HomeKit compatibility.  Check it out!

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⁠⁠AUTOMATED: Using an Elgato Eve Motion & LIFX Bulb with Apple HomeKit

One of the few rooms in our home that wasn’t automated was a walk-in closet off our family room.  We had a solution that had worked for some time, but it was time to kick it up a notch.   Read about how a smart motion sensor and smart bulb worked to solve our needs!

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Rounding out my HomeKit setup with new Chamberlain and Fibaro hardware

After over a year of waiting, Chamberlain has finally released their HomeKit companion for their MyQ garage door opener system.  Additionally, Fibaro has released an updated version of their water/flood sensor that also works with HomeKit.  With these items, I’m finally able to consolidate my smart home a little bit more!

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Adding Security to Outside Lighting with Ring Floodlight Cam & Kuna Craftsman Maximus

Finding the perfect home security camera can be a tough task for most folks.  Picking a brand, going wired versus wireless, service costs, and other factors, make choosing the right unit daunting.  To make your life easier, here is a review of my two favorite devices in this increasingly crowded segment: the Ring Floodlight Cam and the Kuna Craftsman Maximus.

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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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