Here is a truth: There’s no such thing as having too many smoke alarms. There’s also no such thing as having too many companies trying to make smoke alarms smarter–which is why Roost, a $35 battery that connects any old smoke alarm to the web, is so interesting.
It's been a tumultuous year for Nest's second product, Protect, a fire and CO alarm that's endured not only a halt in sales and recall, but also a price cut and return to the shelves. Yet in a low-key announcement today, Nest showed how powerful its product model can be: By introducing new functionality for devices…
It's easy to scoff at the idea of smart appliances when you're faced with an onslaught of everyday devices with bewilderingly superflous Internet-y capabilities crammed in for little other reason than to pad the feature list. It doesn't have to be that way though. Take the Canary, for instance, a smart smoke alarm.…
Normally you'd do everything you can to rid your home of moths, lest they leave your clothes and other fabrics riddled with holes. But this over-sized facsimile is actually being sold as a stylish alternative to run-of-the-mill smoke detectors that you won't mind having perched to your ceilings.
Smoke alarms may be essential life-saving devices but aren't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing electronics in your home. At least until now, that is.
If you like to travel to strange and exotic places and stay in questionable hotel rooms—and who doesn't?—you might want to take along one of these FlareSafe personal safety devices, which is a combo smoke detector, distress alarm and really bright LED flashlight.