Certainly big news in smart home today with Amazon set to aquire Ring. I am a big fan of Ring Products and love my Alexa devices so I am excited. … Continue Reading Amazon to Aquire Ring!
Amazon has the Anker Roav VIVA $10 off with coupon code! Use coupon code VIVA Cara at checkout. Roav VIVA, Alexa Enabled 2-Port USB Charger
Amazon has a pretty good deal on the Nest Cam Outdoor. Buy two and save almost $100 Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera 2 pack
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?