Reviews, Smart Home / 07.03.2019

Ecobee and Nest are currently the two most popular and advanced smart thermostats on the market. Both of them, however, come with their unique sets of advantages and disadvantages. If you want to select the correct product, you need to carefully compare their offerings and purchase the one that’s most suitable for you. In this article, we’ll give you a detailed review of Ecobee, a review of Nest, and then we’ll compare the two smart home thermostats. As such, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which is...

Home Security, Reviews, Smart Home, Windows / 06.03.2019

There is a great appeal in modern properties with big open windows and glass fronts that let in lots of sunshine at the best parts of the day. Many of us still achieve this pleasure on a smaller scale via large patio doors that open into a large living room. These are great features on sunny days when we want the best of the sunshine. However, there can be privacy issues with these large glass areas. These rooms can also get quite hot in the height of summer. That...

Home Security, Reviews, Security, Smart Home / 28.02.2019

One of the reasons that Arlo Cameras have become so ubiquitous to home security is that they have been designed with simplicity in mind. All of these cameras focus more on the simplicity of use and providing the bare minimum in terms of choices instead of ramping up their complexity of features. Developed by NetGear, one of the world’s leading wireless network companies, these cameras offer a wide field of view and have the ability to be installed virtually anywhere. After all, the tagline “Every Angle Covered", perfectly sums...

Smart Home / 06.02.2019

Z Wave and Zigbee are two of the most popular and reputable wireless standards by which gadgets and devices in your smart home can communicate with each other. Instead of using Bluetooth or WiFi, the different devices in your smart home are connected via these wireless channels. A number of technology companies for light bulbs, smart locks, cameras, etc, work with either or both of these platforms to provide interoperability to your home. However, both Z Wave and Zigbee differ in pretty significant ways. They have different network configurations, power...

Reviews, Smart Home / 03.12.2018

Would you like to control everything in your home using only your phone?  If yes, you need a smart home hub. Basically what a SHH does is turn your smartphone into a universal remote control for your whole house (or at least most of it).  There a several good options to choose from like Samsung SmartThings and Apple Homekit, but in this review I will focus on the Logitech’s Harmony Hub, which has made a bit of a comeback since its earlier poor quality release. Most of the smart home...

Reviews, Smart Home, TVs / 03.12.2018

There are surprisingly few cheap TV boxes out there and M8S Android TV box is one of the few options. So how do TV Boxes actually work?  TV boxes bypass traditional TV cables to provide and distribute media content through the internet. The TV no longer subscribes to networks and you can watch all kinds of media via streaming. What’s in the box? In an M8S Android TV Box package, you get the TV box itself along with a power adapter, HDMI cable, remote control, and user manual (which you might not...