To me connected water shut-off valves are one of the most important devices you can install in your smart home. The ability to shut off water if a leak is … Continue Reading Product Review: FortrezZ Water Shut-Off Valve
Amazon has the Moto X with hands-free Amazon Alexa on sale fro $249.99 that is $150 off! Might be a good time to consider a phone upgrade.
In the past I have been very impressed with products from Fibaro, all have been very solid pieces and have worked very well in my SmartThings setup. Today I am … Continue Reading Product Review: Fibaro Button
For starters I have never been a fan of plug in switches, never have been and probably never will be. In my opinion using a Z-Wave Receptacle Outlet is a … Continue Reading Product Review: Dome On/Off Plug In Switch
Who doesn’t like streaming media? If you don’t, please feel free to stop reading here but since we are not cavemen my bet is that you all are fans of … Continue Reading Product Review: Amazon Fire TV
The latest WyzeCam app update adds some pretty good features but I am most excited about the ability to rotate camera images! Now I can mount my camera upside down … Continue Reading WyzeCam Updates
Today I am taking a look at the Dome Z-Wave Smart Electronic Rat, Rodent & Mouse Trap, Not sure if this is a good idea or an example of the … Continue Reading Product Review: Dome Mouser
I have been using a WyzeCam for a while (well actually a couple WyzeCams) and have been very happy with the video quality and the app functionality. You can read … Continue Reading OpenIPC…Making the WyzeCam More Useful?
One of my readers recently mentioned he favorite thing to do with a Raspberry Pi was to set up Pi-hole. Having played around with Raspberry Pi for a while now I have … Continue Reading Open Your Pi-hole
As a lover of everything Amazon Echo related I decided to give Echo Buttons a shot, I mean at worst they are a $20 gimmick, i mean who would not think they … Continue Reading Product Review: Echo Buttons
I have been a long time user of the ecobee3 and have always been very happy with it. Shortly after getting the ecobee3 setup and running in my house I … Continue Reading My Switch to the Ecobee 4
As everyone knows by now I am on team Alexa. I have Echo devices all over the house, from a full sized Amazon Echo (1st Generation) and a Echo (2nd … Continue Reading Product Review: Echo Spot
I have been playing around with Raspberry Pi’s for some time now mostly just tinkering and learning. The Raspberry Pi is a great tool and has the flexibility to work … Continue Reading PiThings? Or SmartPi?
Recently I have reviewed a few Echo Dot wall mounts, namely This Dottie and the Feiyen Outlet Wall Mount. Both are very nice mounts but unfortunately did not work in … Continue Reading Product Review: YOLIKE Wall Mount for Echo Dot
Amazon has just added a new feature to Alexa that should make Android users pretty happy, you can now send SMS messages from Alexa to your contacts! Currently this feature … Continue Reading Amazon Alexa Wants to Send SMS Messages
So I am still looking for the perfect mount for my Echo Dot that is located in my master bathroom. Last week I reviewed This Dottie which is an excellent option … Continue Reading Product Review: Feiyen Wall Mount for Echo Dot