Smart home buttons are pretty much what they sound like, allowing for a tactile interface with your smart home devices that offers a level of flexibility beyond that of traditional switches or remotes. It may seem like the age of the fully automated smart home is looking to do away with the need for physical interfaces such as old-school switches or remote controllers in … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Home Buttons for One Touch Smart Home Control
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Smart home control options alone range from traditional remotes and app-based interfaces on your smartphone or tablet through to voice control systems and smart speakers, but in every case the end goal is the same - simple, responsive, and effective control over all of your devices.
If you're exploring the miniaturized smart speaker market right now, the chances are that you're either looking at Amazon's Echo Dot or Google's rival, the Home Mini as your next pocket-sized voice assistant. But what are the major differences between these two entry-level smart speakers and does one offer significantly more advantages over the other? In this guide, we've … [Read more...] about Google Home Mini vs Amazon Echo Dot – Which Compact Smart Speaker is Better?
Home automation is redefining what it means to build an intelligent smart home. From switching off the lights when no-one's in the room, to automatically setting the right temperature before you get home from work, the latest smart devices are making hands-free home automation a reality. In this guide, we’ve taken a look at the essentials to help you get started in … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Home Automation Guide for Beginners – 2019 Edition
The chances are, even if you're new to the smart home game, you've probably come across some of the major smart home ecosystems (think Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings, Nest) as well as the main players when it comes to wireless smart home protocols (WiFi, ZigBee, Z-Wave etc). What you may not be as familiar with however, is the IFTTT service of web-based applets which … [Read more...] about The Essential Guide to IFTTT and IFTTT Applets for the Smart Home
Building a fully integrated smart home is one of those tasks that can feel as though it's exclusive to those with a big budget, and to an extent, once upon a time, this was definitely the case. The truth today however, is that it's now possible to deck your home out with some of the very best smart technology devices for a fraction of the cost of even a couple of years ago … [Read more...] about The Best Affordable Smart Home Devices – The Best Cheap Smart Tech Options for Building a Budget-Friendly Smart Home Today