Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller Review

Released during the 2018 holiday season, the Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller essentially came out of “left field”. The controller was never listed as a product on Apple’s HomeKit device list, and as far as I can tell, there was never an “announcement” at all from the Best Buy brand. Once the device was discovered, it quickly became a hot topic on the HomeKit subreddit, … Continue reading Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller Review

Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Review

Enamored with my recent experiences with the Lutron Caseta line of dimmer and light switches, I recently decided to give another Lutron device a shot. The Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer is a device that I never thought I would own, as I always have questioned its relatively high price ($49) and just assumed that it was just another smart plug, or something that a … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Review

iDevices Thermostat Review

The iDevices Thermostat, released quite a while ago, has seemingly flown under the radar when it comes to HomeKit thermostats despite being the cheapest on the market. While there are not many HomeKit thermostat offerings around, it seems that most HomeKit set ups involve the Ecobee line of products, with little to no reviews to be had for the iDevices thermostat, which has a retail … Continue reading iDevices Thermostat Review

Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit Review

After years of trying to find the perfect light switch, and avoiding hubs at all cost, I recently gave in and purchased a Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit. While I had always known that Lutron’s Caseta line was hailed as being the fastest responding, most reliable lighting solution on the market, I was still holding out for a simpler device that would … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit Review

iHome 5-in-1 Smart Monitor Review

In the age of the smart home, there are plenty of devices out there that focus on doing one thing, such as measuring temperature within a room. While devices that focus on one metric fulfill particular needs, there will eventually come a point where it would be nice to pair everything down into as few devices as possible. This is where the iHome 5-in-1 Smart … Continue reading iHome 5-in-1 Smart Monitor Review

Leviton Decora Smart Light Switch & Dimmer Review

When Leviton, a trusted manufacturer of electrical products announced a hub-less Wi-Fi light switch and dimmer that was compatible with HomeKit, I was immediately interested. I expected to see great performance, amazing reliability and great build quality, so much so that I immediately bought 2 switches and 2 dimmers soon after they became available despite their cost, $49.99 each. I felt so confident in the … Continue reading Leviton Decora Smart Light Switch & Dimmer Review

Orbit B-Hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer Review

Note: This product was reviewed based on comments from the manufacturer stating the intention to add HomeKit support. This product does NOT support HomeKit as of yet. Earlier this year at CES 2018, Orbit, a trusted manufacturer of irrigation and other outdoor products unveiled their B-Hyve line of connected devices which included support for Apple’s HomeKit platform. One such product, the B-Hyve Hose Faucet Timer, … Continue reading Orbit B-Hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer Review

Philips Hue Bloom Review

The Philips Hue Bloom, originally released way back in 2013 under the Friends of Hue line, was the company’s first attempt at devices outside of white and color changing app controlled smart light bulbs. The Bloom was designed as an easy-to-use, plug and play solution for those just looking to add some ambient lighting to the Hue systems in their home. The device was also … Continue reading Philips Hue Bloom Review

Eve Light Switch Review

Eve, and their line of HomeKit smart home devices has been a big supporter of Apple’s HomeKit platform since it was introduced a few years ago. Their support has continued to this day, with the manufacturer still featuring devices that only support HomeKit, resisting the trend to appeal to a wider audience. While this can be seen as limiting, as no platform is guaranteed to … Continue reading Eve Light Switch Review