7 Compatible Smart Products That Simplify Your Life 7 Compatible Smart Products That Simplify Your Life

By Nikki Kahl

Life can get complicated. Your home doesn’t have to be. With smart products in every category, you can automate your life and your home. Products that work for you so that you don’t have to think about it. We’ve compiled a list of 7 compatible smart products we’ve reviewed that simplify your life.
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By Nikki Kahl

Life can get complicated. Your home doesn’t have to be. With smart products in every category, you can automate your life and your home. Products that work for you so that you don’t have to think about it. We’ve compiled a list of 7 compatible smart products we’ve reviewed that simplify your life.
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MantleMount MM850 Automated TV Mount Makes Watching TV A Comfortable Affair MantleMount MM850 Automated TV Mount Makes Watching TV A Comfortable Affair

By Nikki Kahl

Kinked necks and sore shoulder muscles are a thing of the past with MantleMount’s MM850, their first automated TV mount. So many have fallen victim to ill placement of a TV due to space constraints, but no more! The MM850 is designed to mount above the fireplace – a common placement for flatscreens
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By Nikki Kahl

Kinked necks and sore shoulder muscles are a thing of the past with MantleMount’s MM850, their first automated TV mount. So many have fallen victim to ill placement of a TV due to space constraints, but no more! The MM850 is designed to mount above the fireplace – a common placement for flatscreens
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Savant TrueImage Adds a Personal Touch to Home Automation Savant TrueImage Adds a Personal Touch to Home Automation

By Nikki Kahl

Savant, a leader in smart technology, unveiled their next generation TrueImage lighting software at CEDIA 2017. Savant Systems serves the luxury and mid-markets, but their product line extends far beyond smart lighting. The company offers a whole-home control system to rival competitors, with one re
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By Nikki Kahl

Savant, a leader in smart technology, unveiled their next generation TrueImage lighting software at CEDIA 2017. Savant Systems serves the luxury and mid-markets, but their product line extends far beyond smart lighting. The company offers a whole-home control system to rival competitors, with one re
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Google Home – Spotify and Deezer Streaming Now Available Google Home – Spotify and Deezer Streaming Now Available

By Nikki Kahl

Google Home has some exciting new updates for music lovers! Now you can add a Spotify Free account and use your Assistant to play your favorite tunes. This feature will be available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and Australia this week – and you can do it from the Goo
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By Nikki Kahl

Google Home has some exciting new updates for music lovers! Now you can add a Spotify Free account and use your Assistant to play your favorite tunes. This feature will be available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and Australia this week – and you can do it from the Goo
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Smart Locks for Rentals – August Home Partners with HomeAway Smart Locks for Rentals – August Home Partners with HomeAway

By Nikki Kahl

HomeAway, AirBnB, and services like it are quite possibly the most comfortable lodging options for vacationers. These services allow you to choose from a variety of different homes that real people are renting out short-term. I stayed in a cute little cottage in San Francisco when I was shooting con
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By Nikki Kahl

HomeAway, AirBnB, and services like it are quite possibly the most comfortable lodging options for vacationers. These services allow you to choose from a variety of different homes that real people are renting out short-term. I stayed in a cute little cottage in San Francisco when I was shooting con
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ilumi Illuminates Your Smart Home – Manufacturer Monday ilumi Illuminates Your Smart Home – Manufacturer Monday

By Nikki Kahl

It was the Fall of 2010, and two MBA Classmates had a vision. They dreamed of “making light better,” a dream which became reality after their idea for an app-controlled LED won first place at the Business Idea Competition at the University of Texas in Dallas. That single idea changed their lives for
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By Nikki Kahl

It was the Fall of 2010, and two MBA Classmates had a vision. They dreamed of “making light better,” a dream which became reality after their idea for an app-controlled LED won first place at the Business Idea Competition at the University of Texas in Dallas. That single idea changed their lives for
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HomePod – Apple’s Answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home HomePod – Apple’s Answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home

By Nikki Kahl

Apple introduced consumers to the concept of a pocket personal assistant back in 2010, when Siri was integrated into the already-beloved iPhone. With the advent of personal assistants for the home on the rise, Apple has stepped up their game and provided us with an alternative to Amazon Echo and Goo
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By Nikki Kahl

Apple introduced consumers to the concept of a pocket personal assistant back in 2010, when Siri was integrated into the already-beloved iPhone. With the advent of personal assistants for the home on the rise, Apple has stepped up their game and provided us with an alternative to Amazon Echo and Goo
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August Smart Lock Pro – The Smart Lock Solution for Professionals August Smart Lock Pro – The Smart Lock Solution for Professionals

By Nikki Kahl

August Home, a premium smart lock manufacturer, has just released the newest August Smart Lock – the August Smart Lock Pro. This lock is Z-Wave compatible and is geared toward the professional market rather than do-it-yourselfers. The development of the August Smart Lock Pro has prompted the c
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By Nikki Kahl

August Home, a premium smart lock manufacturer, has just released the newest August Smart Lock – the August Smart Lock Pro. This lock is Z-Wave compatible and is geared toward the professional market rather than do-it-yourselfers. The development of the August Smart Lock Pro has prompted the c
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August Home Launches Amazon Alexa Skill for Smart Door Locks August Home Launches Amazon Alexa Skill for Smart Door Locks

By Nikki Kahl

For some time now, Amazon Echo and smart lock users have been waiting with bated breath for a development that will allow them to lock and unlock their front door using Alexa. Well, you still can’t unlock your door with Alexa, as developers are still working on a way to make this happen without decr
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By Nikki Kahl

For some time now, Amazon Echo and smart lock users have been waiting with bated breath for a development that will allow them to lock and unlock their front door using Alexa. Well, you still can’t unlock your door with Alexa, as developers are still working on a way to make this happen without decr
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AirBar Touchscreen Sensor For MacBook Air Hits The Market AirBar Touchscreen Sensor For MacBook Air Hits The Market

By Nikki Kahl

Transform your beloved MacBook Air into a touchscreen computer with the AirBar Touchscreen Sensor for MacBook Air. Neonode, a company specializing in the development of advanced optical sensors to instantly give touchscreen capabilities to a wide range of Chromebook and PC laptops, has re-invented i
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By Nikki Kahl

Transform your beloved MacBook Air into a touchscreen computer with the AirBar Touchscreen Sensor for MacBook Air. Neonode, a company specializing in the development of advanced optical sensors to instantly give touchscreen capabilities to a wide range of Chromebook and PC laptops, has re-invented i
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Our articles cover a wide range of topics. Some will be about products that haven’t yet been reviewed, others relating to new product announcements and new products being shown at trade shows. You will also find articles on new or shifting smart home / home automation industry trends, new technologies, and even some on which companies are dominating smart home automation and which new companies are likely to impact the industry, and your choices.

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7 Compatible Smart Products That Simplify Your Life

By Nikki Kahl | September 27, 2017
Life can get complicated. Your home doesn’t have to be. With smart products in every category, you can automate your life and your home. Products that work for you so that you don’t have to think ...

MantleMount MM850 Automated TV Mount Makes Watching TV A Comfortable Affair

By Nikki Kahl | September 15, 2017
Kinked necks and sore shoulder muscles are a thing of the past with MantleMount’s MM850, their first automated TV mount. So many have fallen victim to ill placement of a TV due to space ...

Savant TrueImage Adds a Personal Touch to Home Automation

By Nikki Kahl | September 13, 2017
Savant, a leader in smart technology, unveiled their next generation TrueImage lighting software at CEDIA 2017. Savant Systems serves the luxury and mid-markets, but their product line extends ...

Google Home – Spotify and Deezer Streaming Now Available

By Nikki Kahl | August 21, 2017
Google Home has some exciting new updates for music lovers! Now you can add a Spotify Free account and use your Assistant to play your favorite tunes. This feature will be available in the United ...

Smart Locks for Rentals – August Home Partners with HomeAway

By Nikki Kahl | August 14, 2017
HomeAway, AirBnB, and services like it are quite possibly the most comfortable lodging options for vacationers. These services allow you to choose from a variety of different homes that real ...

7 Smart Home Products That Attract Home Buyers

By Ryan Tollefsen | August 11, 2017
It is a fact that home automation technology is here to stay. In fact, many segments of the home buying population – such as millennials – expect their home to have such products in place. This ...

ilumi Illuminates Your Smart Home – Manufacturer Monday

By Nikki Kahl | July 3, 2017
It was the Fall of 2010, and two MBA Classmates had a vision. They dreamed of “making light better,” a dream which became reality after their idea for an app-controlled LED won first place at the ...

HomePod – Apple’s Answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home

By Nikki Kahl | June 7, 2017
Apple introduced consumers to the concept of a pocket personal assistant back in 2010, when Siri was integrated into the already-beloved iPhone. With the advent of personal assistants for the ...

August Smart Lock Pro – The Smart Lock Solution for Professionals

By Nikki Kahl | April 4, 2017
August Home, a premium smart lock manufacturer, has just released the newest August Smart Lock – the August Smart Lock Pro. This lock is Z-Wave compatible and is geared toward the ...

August Home Launches Amazon Alexa Skill for Smart Door Locks

By Nikki Kahl | March 20, 2017
For some time now, Amazon Echo and smart lock users have been waiting with bated breath for a development that will allow them to lock and unlock their front door using Alexa. Well, you still ...

AirBar Touchscreen Sensor For MacBook Air Hits The Market

By Nikki Kahl | March 17, 2017
Transform your beloved MacBook Air into a touchscreen computer with the AirBar Touchscreen Sensor for MacBook Air. Neonode, a company specializing in the development of advanced optical sensors ...

August Smart Lock Mortise Kit – Property Developers and Owners Rejoice

By Nikki Kahl | March 16, 2017
There has been a high demand for Mortise smart locks in North America, and until now, property developers have had slim pickings or none at all. August Home seeks to remedy that with their smart ...

1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Monitors – Audio Quality Meets Fashion

By Nikki Kahl | March 15, 2017
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IFTTT – The App that Automates your Home and Life

By Dave Duncan | February 25, 2017
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Ooma Home Monitoring System – DIY Smart Home Security

By Nikki Kahl | February 21, 2017
The Ooma Home Monitoring System is a smart home security solution for do-it-yourselfers. Ooma, known for Ooma Telo and their recently announced Ooma Internet Security, has come out with an ...

FLIR ONE Smartphone Thermal Imaging Attachable Camera

By Nikki Kahl | February 14, 2017
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Nanoleaf Aurora – The Art of Smart Lighting Design

By Nikki Kahl | February 1, 2017
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Ilumi Smartstrip Makes Smart Lighting Fun For All Ages

By Nikki Kahl | January 31, 2017
The ilumi Smartstrip is a millennial’s dream. Smart lighting is fun on its own, but with the new ilumi Smartstrip, you can transform your home or apartment into a mini-rave. The company has ...

MyQ Garage – Always Know If You Really Did Shut Your Garage Door

By Nikki Kahl | January 31, 2017
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HuGo Camera and IVO Monitor by Binatone – A Camera For Your Nursery

By Nikki Kahl | January 30, 2017
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Eve Wall Switch Teams Up With Apple Siri For Voice Lighting Control

By Nikki Kahl | January 25, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | January 25, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | January 25, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | January 23, 2017
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