Tag: smart home

The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

Article Contents Worldwide sales of voice assistant smart speakers have seen tremendous growth in the last year alone, and the same can be said of the smart home sector as a whole. The technology underpinning the products will continue to get better as prices come down, and new categories will keep springing up, but there’s […]

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10-inch Lenovo Smart Display down to $160 ($90 off) at Best Buy

Lenovo’s Smart Display was the first Assistant-powered screen on the market, but it wasn’t cheap. Luckily, the price has come down somewhat over the last few months. It even got as low as $150 at Costco on Black Friday. Today’s sale isn’t quite that low, but it’s close at $160. Like all Assistant displays, the […]

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TP-Link’s versatile HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plugs are 2 for $20 ($30 off) at B&H, but only for today

Wi-Fi-connected plugs can add smarts to just about any dumb appliance. Air conditioning window units, space heaters, lamps; anything that has a switch and plugs into the wall. They’re generally an affordable way to dip a toe in the smart home water, and this deal makes them even more so: today only, you can snag […]

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Ikea’s cheap Tradfri smart outlets are now available in a few countries

Ikea’s Trådfri (I just discovered that my keyboard has this weird å character) line-up is one of the cheapest smart home lighting systems, costing only a few bucks per light bulb on average. It started out with limited bulb options, but has expanded to offer light panels, drivers for LED lights, and has just added […]

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Arlo announces the Arlo Ultra security camera with 4K HDR video, coming early 2019 starting at $400

ARLO ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH 4K HDR WIRE-FREE SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM Next-generation Arlo Ultra delivers ultimate level of protection with 4K Ultra HD resolution, integrated spotlight with color night vision, 180-degree viewing angle, and dual, noise-canceling microphones SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 30, 2018 — Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO), the #1 network connected camera brand, unveiled […]

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Save $80 when you buy a Google Home Hub with select Nest products

Google Home Hub has some neat integrations with various smart home products. You can, for example, use it to adjust thermostats, or see who’s at the front door. Google-owned Nest just so happens to make both smart thermostats and smart doorbells, among other things — and right now, you can save 80 bucks by buying […]

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Google Home Mini is now available in aqua from the Google Store

Google announced that its li’lest smart speaker was coming in a minty fresh new color ahead of its hardware event in October. The aqua Google Home Mini was initially planned to release on October 29, but, well, it didn’t. It’s now available, though, both at the Google Store and Walmart. Aqua is the fourth color […]

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Google Home Hub and Home Mini bundle just $99 from Walmart

We’ve seen plenty of good deals on Google’s recently-released Home Hub smart display this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Most retailers have had it discounted to $99, and there were some even better deals to be had with a bit of research. However, Walmart’s $99 Home Hub and Home Mini bundle is the best offer we’ve […]

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Arlo Pro and Pro 2 on sale: Pro 4-pack for $400, Pro 2 5-pack for $700, and many more

Cyber Monday deals continue, and one of the hotter discounts currently available is for Arlo Pro and Pro 2 cameras. Whether you’re after combination kit, an upgrade, or just one more camera to cover a specific spot, you can snag some sizable discounts for both generations at retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Costco. […]

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Get the 8-inch Lenovo Smart Display with a free smart outlet or light bulb for $100

This is the first holiday season with Assistant-powered smart displays on the market, and there are plenty of discounts to be had. Lenovo’s smart displays are getting down there, as you can see from the roundup post. However, there’s one Lenovo deal that warrants special attention. The 8-inch Smart Display can be yours for $100 […]

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Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display updates bring touch alarms and more

Both the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display have received updates that make them better alarm clocks. The new functionality comes in firmware version 4.4.1.16+prod on the Lenovo display and version 1.36 on the Home Hub — although the 1.36 update is currently only available for Hub devices enrolled in the Google’s Preview Program. Of […]

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[Update: Now live] Arlo adding animal, vehicle, and package detection to Arlo Smart plans

ARLO ANNOUNCES NEW INDUSTRY-FIRST FEATURES COMING TO ARLO SMART FOR ADDITIONAL AI-POWERED, COMPUTER VISION CAPABILITIES THAT DELIVER EVEN MORE PEACE OF MIND   All-new Animal, Vehicle and Package Detection capabilities will allow Arlo camera owners to further personalize their notifications to what matters most to them SAN JOSE, Calif. — October 25, 2018 — Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: […]

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These Ring and Nest doorbell bundles from Costco come with a year of free video cloud service

Even the most jaded smart home cynic can see the use in connected security systems, locks, and doorbells. Our own David Ruddock recently called his new smart door lock “the most sensible smart home gadget I’ve used,” and, by his own admission, he’s difficult to impress. For those interested in getting in on the smart […]

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Arlo BF deals: 5-camera Pro 2 bundle $700 at Costco ($100 off), 1st-gen refurb kits of 3- to 5-packs $200-300 on Woot

Arlo’s Pro cameras are wireless, weather-resistant ways to kit out your home with smart security cameras, but they’re a bit on the expensive side. For some perspective now the Arlo Pro 2 5-pack is a hair under $1,000 over at Amazon. But if you’re a Costco member, right now you can pick up that five-camera […]

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Amazon’s Black Friday sales are live: Fire TV Recast for $180, Fire tablets as cheap as $50, new Echo Dot for half off

Every deal season, one thing you can depend on is that Amazon will place its first-party Kindle, Echo, and Fire hardware on discount. It’s such a regular part of Amazon’s sales that we often overlook it as expected, familiar, and therefore uninteresting. But if you’re in the market for an Alexa-powered smart speaker, cord-cutting Fire […]

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Nest Black Friday sale takes up to $70 off Learning Thermostats, cameras

Article Contents Looking to make your home a little smarter, or just tired of manually controlling its temperature? Nab yourself a new Nest Thermostat or other Nest product as part of an official sale, just in time for Black Friday. Starting today, Nov. 21, and running through Nov. 28, retailers are hosting discounts on Nest products, […]

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Which to buy: Google Home Hub or Lenovo Smart Display?

Article Contents It’s the most wonderful time of the year when everything goes on sale and retailers everywhere push hard to get their wares into your hands. If you’ve been holding out for a sale before choosing between the Lenovo Smart Display and the Google Home Hub, now is your chance to find a deal. […]

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Get your own robot butler for as little as $150 in Best Buy’s smart vacuum sale

Smart vacuums like iRobot’s Roomba devices are a realization of our Jetsons-style aspirations for the future: they’re mechanical servants that can clean our homes with little to no input from us. They can get up there, though, with super luxe models going for $1,000 or more — but Best Buy is running a sale where […]

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