So, here’s something odd; your new Nest Doorbell can now stream live video to Amazon Fire TV devices, but this feature is still missing from the Chromecast with Google TV. It’s a strange situation, and it’s sure to disappoint customers who feel that Google is neglecting the Chromecast.
Out of the box, Nanoleaf Lines smart lights look a little plain. The lights themselves are colorful, for sure, but the hardware is just white. That’s why Nanoleaf now sells official matte black and pink skins for its Lines smart lights—prepare to drop $20 on these puppies; you definitely want them.
You’d think that microSD cards would be a bit more durable, given that they’ve been around for so long. But microSD cards are still somewhat unreliable. That’s why Samsung is now launching a PRO Endurance microSD card that can survive up to 16 years of continuous use in security cameras, dash cams, and other always-on devices.
If you want the colorful and cheery glow of Christmas lights to last all year, a well-placed strand of Twinkly Dots is exactly the excuse you need to line your living space with bold LED lighting. The best part is that these highly customizable lights are perfect for a modern smart home.
In a world where packages can be stolen off your doorstep, investing in a good security system for your home is essential. If your smart home primarily uses Apple HomeKit to integrate everything, finding a compatible security camera is no small feat.
The Wyze Thermostat is incredibly affordable at just $50. But unlike other offerings on the market, it didn’t have any sensors to check on your whole home. But the company just corrected that shortcoming, and Wyze’s new smart $25 Room Sensor puts the competition to shame.
Smart shades (or smart blinds) are one of my favorite smart home accessories I own. But they tend to be very expensive, very slow, loud, and often require yet another smart home hub. Eve’s new MotionBlinds solve most of those problems in one excellent package.
Sure, you can go into the Alexa app to look at your Alexa device’s live camera feed to see if anything’s happening, or you can wait for it to send you an alert if it notices any activity. That’s right—Alexa can now alert you when it sees a package or person at your door.
Everything’s smart these days, including cooking appliances. And although we don’t really see the point in a smart microwave, the benefits of a smart grill are quite clear. Those long cook times are suddenly a lot more tolerable when you have a computer monitoring your food and sending alerts to your phone.
Nanoleaf fans better prepare to pony up, because the brand’s latest product is specially made for a Secretlabs desk. The new MAGRGB light strip adds colorful, customizable lighting to the MAGNUS Metal Desk, a $550 monster that pairs with oodles of magnetic accessories.