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Can I Use Amazon’s Smart Plug Without Alexa or an Echo?

With the introduction of the smart plug, came a new convenience that has even further enhanced the functionality of today’s smart home. Smart plugs have been a game-changer for those…

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Let There Be (Smart) Light! GLEDOPTO Triac AC Dimmer Review – New Video

In 2021, GLEDOPTO released their latest product – a smart triac AC dimmer, which is Zigbee based and can introduce smart (on/off and dimming) functionality to standard ‘dumb’ bulbs –…

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A marketing image of the 2019 ecobee SmartThermostat black model with the temperature being displayed on screen.

Help! My Fan Keeps Running With Ecobee! How To Turn It Off?

Ecobee makes one of the best smart home thermostats on the market. It comes fully ready to work with both Alexa and HomeKit. It also comes with all the features…

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Amazon Echo Devices With Zigbee: A Game-Changer?

In today’s modern smart home, Amazon’s Echo devices have become a common and useful item – around a quarter of all American households have one, in-fact! Through Alexa, they perform…

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Can Philips Hue Cycle Colors? (Yes, most of the time…) – A Tutorial – New Video

Whilst it’s not obvious from the Philips Hue app, it IS possible to automatically cycle between different colors with your Hue lights and light strips. This is possible via the…

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Ring Floodlight Cam in its box

Ring Floodlight Upside Down Mounting Guide: Soffits/Eaves, Horizontally & More

The Ring Floodlight Cam is one of Ring’s flagship pieces of smart home technology. This light handles security, motion activated lighting, and a variety of other features. Making the most…

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Are The Ring Floodlight Cam Bulbs Replaceable?

Ring is still one of the leading names in smart home technology. Their motion sensor security cameras are some of their most popular products. The Ring Floodlight Cam not only…

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Back view of a smart light switch that requires a neutral wire

Do Smart Light Switches Need A Hub?

Smart switches are one of the keys to a fully unlocked smart home. These switches you let transform your standard home lighting into a seamless smart experience. Smart switches come…

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Ring Doorbell Pro 1 to 2: Worth The Upgrade? – New Video

The Ring Doorbell Pro 2 has recently been released, but is it worth upgrading to if you already own the Pro 1? After all, the Pro 2 is now one…

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SwitchBot Mini on a table with an Amazon Echo Dot

Does SwitchBot Need A Hub?

In the ever-growing sector of smart home products arises yet another contender – the SwitchBot.  Released in 2016 on Kickstarter, then in 2017 to the general retail market, these simple,…

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