What Is a Smart Speaker? Why You Need One & Which One to Buy

What Is a Smart Speaker? Why You Need One & Which One to Buy

We’re more dependent now on smart home technology than ever before, and voice automated assistants are all the craze. Smart speakers are very quickly becoming commonplace in most households and often times serve as the central hub for their smart devices. You may be wondering though, what exactly a smart speaker is and what it’s…

The 3 Best Alexa Outdoor Smart Speakers for 2021

The 3 Best Alexa Outdoor Smart Speakers for 2021

A great sounding outdoor speaker should be essential to any household. Whether you use it at barbeques, camping, at the beach or working in the yard, it just makes outdoor activities that much more enjoyable. Now, what if you want an Alexa Enabled Smart Speaker for outside?. Well, they have those too… There are a…

The Top 5 Google Assistant Waterproof Shower Speakers

The Top 5 Google Assistant Waterproof Shower Speakers

Just like many people, I like to sing in the shower. I also love to listen to the news and podcasts while I’m getting ready in the morning. In addition to that, I’m addicted to technology and smart home gadgets. All that being said, this led me to wonder if Google made a water-resistant smart…

What Search Engine Does Alexa Use? And Can I Use Google to…

What Search Engine Does Alexa Use? And Can I Use Google to…

Alexa has become the go-to when it comes to smart home speakers. She’s pretty smart, but have you ever wondered what search engine she’s using to access this trove of information? It’s pretty obvious when you purchase a Google Home device, that it’s going to be using Google’s search engine to answer all your questions….

What’s The Difference Between Alexa and Google Home?

What’s The Difference Between Alexa and Google Home?

So, you’re in the market for a smart speaker, but what’s it going to be? Alexa or Google Home? Here’s exactly what you need to know before you decide. First, let’s answer the question as directly as possible. So, what is the difference between Google Home and Alexa? The most literal answer to this question…

Smart HVAC Options Explained: 2 Upgrades to Save You Money

Smart HVAC Options Explained: 2 Upgrades to Save You Money

Smart HVAC systems are growing in popularity and will soon become the new norm. They increase comfort and convenience while saving you money in the long run. Once you make the leap, you realize there’s no other option. Reverting to an old school thermostat becomes comparable to going back to a flip phone. “Once you…

Smart Home Controllers: What Are They And Which One Should I Get?

Smart Home Controllers: What Are They And Which One Should I Get?

There is a lot of tech jargon tossed around when it comes to smart home products these days. You may wonder, “what is a smart home controller?” for instance. Well, you’ll come to find out that many of these terms are somewhat synonymous. You’ll also see that some of these products combine the capabilities of…

Smart Windows, Smart Glass, and Electric Window Shading

Smart Windows, Smart Glass, and Electric Window Shading

There are now several options when it comes to shading your windows electronically. You can purchase remote or smart blinds, smart tint and even smart windows with electric shading. For myself, I wanted to keep the traditional look of regular blinds due to my home decor not being that contemporary. If your home or condo…

What Is A WiFi Air Conditioner?

What Is A WiFi Air Conditioner?

A Wi-Fi air conditioner will connect to your home Wi-Fi network to expand your capabilities and integrate with other devices. This will usually include your cell phone and even may even respond to voice commands using your Alexa or Google Home. There are other Smart Home capabilities and settings that will generally come along with…

Best Smart Vents For Nest Thermostats

Best Smart Vents For Nest Thermostats

Nest Thermostats—now owned by Google—is known as one of the best and most popular smart thermostats available. However, they are also famous (or, notorious) for being quite picky with integrations to products from other brands. So, looking for a smart vent product that can integrate with Nest can be quite a daunting task, especially with…