When it comes to saving, doing more doesn’t always generate the best results. At least when it’s the only action chosen. Quite often, less means more. Don’t believe me? Lets say you wanted to save up 5% more annually in an emergency fund. It’s very likely that trimming from overall spending will be easier than trying to get that 5% raise from your boss.
There are a lot of products coming out with a wireless feature for remote operation. Everything from sprinkler systems, AC units, thermostats, and fans can now come with an app for iOS and Android. More products are soon to follow – such is the nature of the Internet of Things. While some of these wireless-enabled more »
You never know when something small can change your life in a big way. A couple of months ago, our household gained a brand new family member all because of a home surveillance camera. Sometimes it’s the simpler things that make a difference. Since then (maybe even before then), I’ve been sold on the benefits more »
Swann Security is a household name known for cameras and security, and have been for quite some time. After some recent tiptoeing into home connectivity geared toward the common consumer, Swann Security has decided to jump right in. The company has just announced its latest flagship product, the SwannOne. It kind of has a ring more »
With all the latest TV and home theater electronics releasing lately, you might have been thinking about a possible upgrade. One of the great benefits that comes with upgrading is the opportunity to adjust or completely change the layout of a room. A bigger television may require more open wall space. A receiver and full more »
Victorinox may be more commonly known for their line of Swiss Army knives. Whichever way you recognize them, you’re likely to relate the ideas of quality and multi-function. Why have a knife, file, driver, tweezers, and bottle opener separately when a single gadget can do it all? Why, indeed. There is a growing number of more »
Many of current home automation products involve the control of light. Some are wireless-enabled switches, while others are LED bulbs with Bluetooth built right in. But of the ones you could get and install today, none of them really manage any natural light in the home. That’s where TiltMyBlinds comes in. Most homes have the more »
With traditional universal remote controls on the wane, Logitech is reviving its renowned Harmony brand with a DIY home control system called Harmony Living Home. Companies like URC, Savant, Crestron and more have been doing this stuff very ably for a while, only their systems are more complex and feature-rich, and must be custom-programmed by professional installers. The Harmony system, while it appears to be not nearly as capable as those systems, is aimed directly at the consumer.
If you haven’t had the chance to experiment and play with some wireless-enabled home equipment, you’re seriously missing out. Not only do the latest wireless lights, thermostats, fans, humidifiers (and more) save energy, the user control is both fun and convenient. Wireless connectivity with all these different devices makes it possible to stay on top more »
By now, we’re pretty familiar with smart bulbs and how they work. LED-powered bulbs – such as Lumen, LIFX, and Philips Hue – are wireless-enabled, use less energy, and sometimes can shift to any color of choice. But the real fun feature is being able to control them through mobile devices. Open the app, and more »
Personally, I like my air as I do deadpan comedic humor – cold and dry. I remember the first time I ever visited the East coast as a kid. That first, fresh breath of summer air outside the airplane felt like I was gulping down a soggy sink sponge. It was a bit of a more »
When it comes to home monitoring, one of the first things that may come to mind is security and protection against theft. This is only a single aspect of such systems, as users have other priorities too. Keeping tabs on family members or pets easily makes it to the top of the list. The peace more »