Tag Archives: Reviews

You’ll find our reviews for all things safe and smart to help you live a better life. Some reviews are more in-depth and cover all aspects (e.g. pros, cons, pricing, plans, customer testimonials and more). But, others are more “A vs B” style articles, where we compare two companies side-by-side to show you how they are the same and where they differ in their offerings. We find these types of comparisons to be very helpful when it comes to choosing the products and services that will enhance and improve your life.

Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod: What Is the Best Smart Speaker?

Three smart speakers side by side

How do you want to use your smart speaker? Do you plan on using it with other apps, having your own personal DJ, learning a wealth of knowledge or something else? Your answer to this question will determine the best smart speaker for you. We’ve taken a stance on which one we think is best, but that doesn’t mean the other speaker might not be a better fit for your household…

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Best VPN Service: Torguard vs PIA vs ExpressVPN vs IPVanish vs PureVPN vs NordVPN vs CyberGhost & More!

Keyboard: Best VPN Service

Who’s really watching you when you’re online? These days, it’s virtually impossible to know. Advertisers, marketers, cyber stalkers, potential employers, even your own neighbors could be tracking your online behavior. And until our lawmakers pass more specific cybersecurity legislation, we’re all at risk. What can you do to protect your privacy and identity? Consider installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service on your computer and mobile devices, especially when you are traveling. For a low monthly fee and easy installation you can protect yourself from Big Brother…

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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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Best Monthly Clothing Subscription: Wantable vs Stitch Fix vs DailyLook vs Gwynnie Bee vs Fabletics & More!

StitchFix Box: best monthly clothing subscription

Want to keep up with current fashion trends but don’t have the time or patience to pound the pavement from store to store? Or maybe you just don’t know how to coordinate outfits, or even know what types of styles work best for your size and body type. Monthly clothing subscriptions can help you reach your fashion potential, and they’re booming these days. See our picks for where to find the types of clothing and accessories you’re looking for without doing much legwork…

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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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Best Baby Monitor Review: Keep An Eye On Your Little Ones

Baby sleeping: Best Baby Monitor Reviews

Nervous when you don’t have your eyes and ears on your baby at all times? Baby monitors are an excellent way to ease your fears when your bundle of joy is in the nursery and (slightly) out of your reach. But there are so many choices on the market. How do you know which ones are reliable and within your budget? Here we break down the best baby camera monitor by categories to help you make the right choice…

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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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