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Nest Thermostat: E

Nest new thermostat comes with a design and a lower price point. The Nest thermostat was one of the first consumer hits in the smart home space and the E just builds on that foundation. It is as good as the other generations of the Nest devices but comes with a lower price…which is awesome. via Iotlist, http://ift.tt/2y2fxZJ

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August: Smart Lock 3rd generation

August is one of the leaders in the smart lock space. And they have just released their lower cost 3rd generation lock with DoorSense which lets you know your door is both closed and locked. Also they have updated the design for the 3 generation locks. via Iotlist, http://ift.tt/2yALB41

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HomePod: Smart speaker with Siri

Apple has entered the Assistant speaker market with HomePod. HomePod is a smart speaker that focuses on playing awesome music and allows users to control the device via voice using Siri. It is awesome that all the major companies are not deeply invested in the smart home space with products and services. via Iotlist, http://ift.tt/2u5D5tL

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Awair Glow: Smart plug that tracks air quality

Interesting product from Awair that combines air monitoring with a smart plug. Combo devices like this are becoming a stable in consumer electronic IoT devices. via Iotlist, http://ift.tt/2lmtDNL

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TP-Link: Multicolor smart wi-fi

TP Link devices have become a stable in the smart home market. We have tested the multicolor and it works very well. The great thing about TP Link lights is that they do not require a hub at all. So if you are looking to dip your toes into smart home these lights are a good place to start. via …Continue reading →

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Wemo Mini: Wifi smart plug

Wemo has updated it smart plug line up with a mini version that allows you to stack two smart plugs in a single outlet. The design is very sleek and packs the same features as the other smart plugs offered by Wemo. We are excited to see more progress in the smart plug market as they are great starter devices …Continue reading →

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Google Daydream: Virtual reality headset

Google initial introduction into VR was with its low cost cardboard product that allowed anyone in the world with a smartphone to experience VR. The Daydream View headset builds on that approach and address some of the known issues with current VR headsets on the market. Daydream is easy to wear, looks cool and has a nice catalog of content …Continue reading →

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Lyric: T5 wi-fi thermostat

The Lyric T5 adds to the ever growing list of connected thermostats offered by Honeywell. The T5 has all the features you would expect from a connected thermostat such setting the temperature when you arrive home and being compatible with other ecosystems such as Alexa, Homekit, SmartThings and IFTTT. Overall it is a pretty good product for the price and …Continue reading →

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Talkies: A new way to chat with kids

Toys for children as become extremely advanced over the past few years. Talkies combines a lovable friend with a built in smartphone for communication. Talkies allow parents to stay in contact with their kids with basic messaging functionality between any phone or talkie. It is a pretty cool idea. via Iotlist, http://ift.tt/2gtMl4O

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Google Wifi: Cover your home with wifi

You can now order Google new home wifi system that allows you place a wifi point anywhere in the home you may have internet issues. Google Wifi also has a feature called Network Assist that leverage Google smarts to manage your network so you do not have to worry about it. via Iotlist, http://ift.tt/2fTUyek

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