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Best Smart Sprinkler Controller

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Are you looking for the Best Smart Sprinkler System?  I’ve reviewed many different smart irrigation systems to find the best smart irrigation system for your lawn. The Best Smart Sprinkler Controller If you want the answer, the best Smart Sprinkler Control on the market is the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. Read how I discovered the best smart sprinkler control in my …

Best Amazon Prime Day Smart Home Deals

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Amazon Prime Day is here! Amazon Prime Day is here! Last year, I admit. I was disappointed in the deals last year. But this year, they have some great deals on home automation and smart home products. I’ll update this page as new deals come in. Let’s dive right in: Amazon Echo – 50% Off The original, Black Amazon Echo …

Amazon Echo Show Review - Do you need the new Alexa?

Amazon Echo Show Review – Honest Review of the Alexa with a screen

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The new Amazon Echo Show has been praised by many tech writers. They’ve gone so far to call it, “The best smart home assistant you can buy.” However, I disagree. I hate the Amazon Echo Show. I bought the two-pack when it was announced and I’m returning both. Why? Read more of my honest Amazon Echo Show review to learn …

How to enable intercom mode with Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo

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It’s finally here! Here’s a quick video I made on how to enable intercom mode on your Amazon Alexa app with your Amazon Echo devices. “Drop-in” is what Amazon calls the feature that allows you to intercom the different Echo devices in your home. I’ll post another video when I get Echo-to-Echo intercom going. Pretty cool! Have you tried this …

Can you control IKEA Smart Lights with Google Home + Amazon Alexa?

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Swedish home store IKEA has announced that its recently announced Trådfri smart lighting system will soon be compatible with HomeKit, Apple’s smart home management platform. IKEA Lights + Alexa & Google Home Not only that, but IKEA also announced you’ll soon be able to control their Smart Lights with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. I haven’t had a chance to …

Smart Home Deals – Memorial Day Sales

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Nest Thermostat and Google Home – Save $50 Save $50 when you buy both the Nest Learning Thermostat and Google Home at the Nest Store. Save $50 – maybe more – on the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller One of my top 5 favorite smart home products is now available with a $50 gift card. On top of the $50 gift …

Buttons and Remotes For Smart Home Devices

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If you have a smart home, you probably don’t want to use your phone (or voice) for every interaction. You probably want to use a remote, switch or button to control your smart home devices. The definition is home AUTOMATION means not having to do anything – but there are many situations where you need to do something different than …