Everybody seemed excited about Nest’s big event on Wednesday. New products! Several of them! New direction! Much needed for a company plagued with security flaws, product defects, and loads of other problems. But the most innovative thing that Nest announced was an alarm. Literally, a box that makes a loud noise. It’s…
Anker makes smart light bulbs now, because of course they do, and today’s your first chance to get them at a discount.
For the first time ever, Nest has redesigned its iconic smart thermostat. The new Nest Thermostat E basically does the same stuff the old thermostat did, but it’s not black and steel any more. It’s all white, like the front half of a classic iPod. Very pretty!
Update: Sold out
There’s an entire standup routine waiting to be written about how smart home accessories can be incredibly dumb and complicated. But one of the easiest smart home upgrades, smart lighting, has just gotten easy enough for even your parents to install without calling you—if they’re living in Apple’s ecosystem.
This Sensi thermostat might not look like much, but you can control it with an app on your phone, or even with Alexa, meaning it’s basically an uglier Nest for less than half the price. No wonder it’s actually Amazon’s #1 selling thermostat.
Update 8/26: The Echo is sold out, but most of these deals are still valid until the end of the day.
TP-Link has been quietly assembling an impressive coterie of smart home gadgets for awhile now, but their Philips Hue competitor might be their most impressive gadget yet.
Will.i.am has had a hard time breaking into the tech market. In his latest entrepreneurial venture, he’s jumping into the smart home game. What could go wrong?
The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximize efficiency. Now, the device’s makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning…
Update: The code is dead, but you can still get a single Echo for $50 off, today only.
If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features, but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, Prime members can get a pair of plain white Hue bulbs for $25 today, about $5 less than usual. Just remember that you’ll need a Hue Bridge to control them.
While it’s definitely the least popular of the original Amazon Echo trifecta, the battery-powered Amazon Tap is worth a look with this $70 refurbished deal.
$70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home Hub.