Eufy Video Smart Lock S330 review: This lock does it all
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21h ago
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros Excellent camera with lots of features Attractive (if enormous) hardware Huge rechargeable battery Cons Sometimes misses events, both motion-based and physical Fingerprint reader is difficult to work with Doorbell button isn’t obvious to visitors Our Verdict This massive smart lock probably won’t make you a convert of the doorbell-camera-lock combo idea, but it has plenty of positive qualities that could make it worthwhile for some users. Price When Reviewed $349.99 Best Prices Today: Eufy Video Smart Lock S330 Retailer Price $349.99 View Deal ..read more
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SimpliSafe to use AI to ID prowlers, call police before a break-in
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1d ago
SimpliSafe is rolling out a new live guard outdoor protection service to select customers. The company says its new service enhances home security with two layers of protection, integrating advanced artificial intelligence (AI) with human agents to deter home burglaries and other property crimes. When a SimpliSafe user’s outdoor camera detects a trespasser or potential intruder, a SimpliSafe agent monitoring the camera’s feed will intervene before the prowler can enter the home, and if warranted, even dispatch police. The live guard outdoor protection operates through SimpliSafe’s existing ar ..read more
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Abode Smart Lock review: This retrofit left us with reservations
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2d ago
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros Large, rechargeable battery Dual-band Wi-Fi support Very inexpensive–especially at its sale price Cons Questionable build quality Incomplete logging in the Abode app Unattractive industrial design Our Verdict The Abode Lock is well priced for a Wi-Fi-connected retrofit smart lock that comes with a Bluetooth keypad and fingerprint reader, but first impressions count for a lot, and our initial review unit was missing parts and didn’t work properly. Price When Reviewed $129.99, plus shipping (MSRP is $159.99) Best Prices Today: Abode Smart Lock Retail ..read more
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LIFX SuperColor Flood Light review: Flooding the zone with color
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2d ago
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros Sleek and intuitive app Works with Matter Up to 1,600 lumens of brightness Works indoors and outdoors Cons Post-acquisition LIFX ecosystem is still rebuilding its portfolio No vacation mode Our Verdict LIFX’s indoor/outdoor flood light delivers on its “SuperColor” branding with bright hues, Matter support, and a plethora of features. Price When Reviewed $39.98 Best Prices Today: LIFX SuperColor Flood Light Retailer Price Home Depot $39.98 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Product Price Price comparison from Backmar ..read more
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Eufy Floodlight Camera E340 review: Tops in surveillance, lighting
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3d ago
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros Dual high-resolution cameras Pan/tilt motor provides 360- x 120-degree field of view (HxV) Articulated, dimmable LED panels produce up to 2,000 lumens Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 adapter Cons Eufy doesn’t offer a strong home alarm system Onboard microSD storage limited to 128GB So-so industrial design Our Verdict The Eufy Floodlight Camera E340 is tops in its class, offering simultaneous high-res wide-angle and telephoto cameras mounted to a pan/tilt motor, and dimmable LED light panels that can produce up to 2,000 lumens of white light. Eufy offers numerous oth ..read more
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Got a Roomba? Clean these filthy components right now
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3d ago
I thought I’d been doing a good job keeping my Roomba clean, carefully pulling clumps of hair off its brushes and wheels and emptying its bin after every cleaning. Little did I know that dust and gunk were building up in places where I wasn’t even looking. First, consider the metal charging contacts on the Roomba’s base station. When was the last time you gave them a close look—or looked at them at all, for that matter? I sure hadn’t, but when I did, I saw that instead of being completely silver, one of the two contacts had a rust-colored ring around it, while the other was almost completely ..read more
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LIFX SuperColor Spot review: Smart, colorful landscape lighting
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6d ago
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros Connects to existing landscape wiring Extremely bright, with gorgeous colors Connects to numerous third-party smart home systems Cons Very expensive Extra cabling clutters up the yard and gets in the way Draws considerable power and requires rethinking the way your lighting system works Our Verdict You can add a burst of color to your landscaping with the LIFX SuperColor Spot, but be mindful of all the extra wiring it requires.  Price When Reviewed $79.97 Best Prices Today: LIFX SuperColor Spot Retailer Price Home Depot $79.97 View Deal Pri ..read more
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Buying a smart lock: Retrofit your old one or replace it?
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1w ago
So, you’ve decided the time has come to upgrade the first layer of your home’s security—the deadbolt lock on your door—to a smart model. The next step is to decide if you should replace the entire lock, or if you should retrofit the one you already have. Hang on, let’s back up a second. What exactly is a smart lock, you ask? It’s any door lock with wireless connectivity and a motor that enables it to be opened without a physical key—and in many cases, instead of one. Smart locks can be operated with some combination of numeric keypad, smartphone app, NFC card, via the internet, with a biometr ..read more
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Spectrum TV Stream and the bundle’s continued breakdown
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1w ago
Charter has launched a new Spectrum TV bundle that’s a little less bloated than what it usually offers. The new package, called Spectrum TV Stream, costs $40 per month for Spectrum internet customers. It offers more than 90 channels, including cable news from CNN and Fox News along with entertainment channels such as A&E, AMC, Discovery, FX, and HGTV. What’s missing is equally notable, as the package does include any local or sports channels. (Here’s the full channel list.) Subscribers can sign up for the service online and watch through Spectrum’s free apps for Roku, Apple TV, Samsung TV ..read more
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Aqara Ceiling Light T1M review: A subtle but smart ceiling lamp
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1w ago
At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros Two lamps in one with lots of lighting options Wake-up function Simple and sleek design Visual notifications Cons Requires a hub Our Verdict Aqara’s stylish Ceiling Light T1M looks great and offers plenty of smart functionality, including colorful light animations and a wake-up mode. Using it with a (required) Aqara hub unlocks even more possibilities, including visual alerts. Price When Reviewed $149.99 Best Prices Today: Aqara Ceiling Light T1M Retailer Price $149.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Product Pric ..read more
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