Possibly more than any other device, the humble smart bulb could be considered as a prime candidate for 'most essential item' when it comes to the building a fully responsive smart home or home automation ecosystem. In fact, whether you're just starting out, or are already well underway on your smart home journey, the chances are smart bulbs are the first devices that make … [Read more...] about Let There be Light – The Best Smart Lighting and Smart Light Bulbs for use with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit
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?
When it comes to high quality smart and wireless audio devices, Sonos have built up a reputation as being among the best in the business. Having historically been near the front of the pack for high performance audio and speaker systems, it was little surprise to many that in the age of the smart home entertainment device, Sonos were always going to represent a strong … [Read more...] about The Best Sonos Speakers – Your Guide to the Best Sonos Devices for Awesome Audio
If you're on the market for a smart speaker with Amazon Alexa built-in, the options are greater than ever before. Not so long ago, it was definitely the case that your choices were pretty limited when it came to finding a smart speaker system that included Amazon's voice activated intelligence. In fact, if you were looking to capitalize on Alexa's voice control smarts, … [Read more...] about The Best Alexa Smart Speakers – Top Speakers with Alexa Built-In
The best smart speakers are designed to bring audio output and input into the era of the connected smart home utilizing wireless connectivity to communicate with smart devices in your home ecosystem. The very best of these smart speaker systems take this further with the ability to control those devices using your voice. Our guide to the best smart speakers will … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Speakers of 2019 – Voice Controller and Smart Speaker Guide