Smart Home

Give your house a brain by digitizing the various components within it. Everything from your lights to your electronics can be programmed to adjust to your living habits and controlled right from your mobile device! Having a smart home not only makes you the coolest kid on the block, it can also save you money and help with security purposes. Learn how easy it is to create a more connected home to make your life smarter and more convenient.

What Is The Best Home Robot? Zenbo vs Jibo vs Buddy & More

Couple with smart robot on counter

Are you a smart-home tech junkie just waiting for your next fix? Can’t wait to kick up your Alexa-enabled home a notch? Well, this could be a jackpot year, when the promise of home robots finally hits the market. We’re not there just yet, but the market’s closing in quickly. Read our take on the best home robot products, some of which will be consumer-ready any day now…

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Internet of Things Security Devices: Bitdefender Box vs Cujo vs Dojo & More

Cujo at home on counter

Are you arming your home with smart gadgets but worried about hackers infiltrating your high-tech lifestyle? Would anyone really try to hack your smart washer or dryer? The unfortunate answer is yes. Any device connected to your home’s network can be vulnerable to an attack, and once hackers find a way in, your entire home network is up for grabs.

Fortunately, there’s a line of security devices is available to protect your home from intruders. We’ll give you our recommendations for the best smart home security devices to keep your information safe from prying eyes…

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Best Smart Home Hub: Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WeMo & More!

Wink smart hub: Best Smart Home Hub

You wake up to start your day and the lights automatically dim on, the window blinds open, the coffee pot starts brewing and the thermostat is adjusted — all before getting out of bed. Is this heaven? No, it’s just a smart home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have certain aspects of your life automated? Thanks to smart home hubs you can do so affordably and easily. What is a hub exactly? Read on to learn more about how they can be the brains of your home and work with a growing list of products within each room…

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Best Robot Lawn Mower: Your Saturday Savior?

Husqvarna robot lawn mower in yard

The future of lawn care is here to take this dreaded chore off your to-do list — permanently. Picture a hypothetical Roomba lawn mower cutting your grass as you’re watching the game, lounging in a hammock or even sleeping. Yes, there are several fully autonomous, Roomba-like mowers on the market, and we’re here to help you choose the best robot lawn mower for your yard and lifestyle…

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Best WiFi Sprinkler Controller Reviews: Blossom vs SkyDrop vs Rachio vs RainMachine vs Hunter & More

Person drinking wine with sprinkler in yard

Have you soaked a ton of money and effort into your home’s lawn, flower beds and gardens only to have them dry up due to irregular watering? If you work all day and are on-the-go, how do you keep up with your yard’s irrigation needs? It’s especially daunting if you live in an area where you’re under strict watering restrictions. Thanks to modern technology, you can stay on top of your yard from anywhere and anytime. A WiFi sprinkler control and system could be the answer to your watering woes. Read our best WiFi sprinkler controller reviews to see how they work and which products we recommend…

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Best Smart Toothbrush: Philips Sonicare vs Oral B 7000 vs 8000 vs Kolibree & More!

Man cleaning teeth with Smart Toothbrush

Nervous you’ll be leaving the dentist office with bad news and a sore mouth? Improve your oral hygiene with a smart, WiFi toothbrush and you’ll never dread going to the dentist again. Our top-ranked electric toothbrushes can reduce plaque, whiten your teeth, improve your gum health and give your mouth a deeper clean. Stop sacrificing your teeth and make your morning and nighttime routine more fun by using one of these Bluetooth toothbrushes…

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Best Robot Vacuum Reviews: Neato vs Roomba vs Dyson vs iLife vs Ecovacs Deebot

Dog next to robot vacuum

Do you think vacuuming sucks (literally and figuratively)? Then don’t do it anymore! A robot vacuum can do all your floor cleaning with the press of a button. All you’ll have to do is empty the dust bin. A robot vacuum cleaner can range anywhere from $100 to $1,000. We suggest reading each vacuum robot review, so you have an idea of what features you’ll get at each price point…

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Best Floor Mopping Robot: Braava Jet vs bObsweep vs RoboVacMop

Floor Mopping Robot cleaning floor

If you’ve got pets, or kids, or you’re a human, you probably have dirty floors. I have to sweep multiple times a week to keep up with the pet hair, dirt, crumbs and other debris that clings to my floors. Let’s face it, none of us clean our floors as much as they need it. Mopping is a pain. It’s messy, takes time and strains the back. We avoid it at all costs. That’s why we put together a comprehensive comparison of robot mops, so you can “hire” one as your personal maid…

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Best Smart Light Bulbs: Wink vs WeMo vs Hue vs Insteon vs Flux

Smart Light Bulbs

If you’re anything like my husband and me, we bicker about who has to get up and turn the lights off when watching a movie or going to bed. “You were the last one to sit down, so you have to go turn off the lights,” is a common argument for why I shouldn’t have to get up. We were both thrilled when we moved into our new home and saw that the master bedroom had a remote control for the ceiling fan. Now we can both get into bed without stubbing our toes. However, we still need to solve the “movie night” dilemma, which is where these WiFi light bulbs come into play. These smart light bulbs can be controlled via smartphones, so you can turn the lights on/off or dim them. Read our WiFi light bulb reviews to see which company we think offers the best lighting options…

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