Ecobee’s Next Generation Thermostat Revealed

Ecobee, the company behind the hit smart thermostat that utilizes remote room sensors looks to be close to announcing their next generation thermostat. Dave Zatz, of zatznotfunny fame has once again spilled the beans on one of Ecobee’s upcoming products, although this time it is happening due to an assist by a major retail chain. Previously thought to be named the Ecobee 4+, the company … Continue reading Ecobee’s Next Generation Thermostat Revealed

First Alert OneLink Wi-Fi Environment Monitor Review

Marketed as nursery monitor, the First Alert OneLink Wi-FI Environment Monitor is more than just for keeping tabs on your child. For our review, we picked up the Nuk version of the device, which can be found pretty inexpensively via various online retailers. This version is identical to the “normal” First Alert branded offering, other than the word Nuk printed on the outside of the … Continue reading First Alert OneLink Wi-Fi Environment Monitor Review

Aqara’s HomeKit Compatible Devices Now Available on Amazon

While we have seen the signs of an imminent North American launch for Aqara’s HomeKit enabled products for quite a while, it looks like today is finally the day. Spotted on the r/HomeKit subreddit, 7 of the company’s devices have appeared on Amazon, and are currently in stock and ready to ship, with Prime shipping as an option. This is a huge boon for HomeKit, … Continue reading Aqara’s HomeKit Compatible Devices Now Available on Amazon

HomeKit Deal: Eve Room 2 Hits Lowest Price Ever, $79.99 – EXPIRED

Update: This deal has expired and is no longer available. Electronics retail giant Best Buy is featuring a rare sale on the Eve Room 2, putting the wireless sensor down to its lowest price seen since it was debuted, $79.99. The Eve Room 2 which has a normal retail price of $99.99, combines multiple wireless sensors into one compact and clean modern design. The sensor … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Eve Room 2 Hits Lowest Price Ever, $79.99 – EXPIRED

Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor Review

The Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor, like the recently reviewed Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller, is another device that has seemingly come out of nowhere. First spotted on Amazon, the SMS1 is the first HomeKit device from Shenzen Champon Technology Company and it essentially launched with no previous mentions from anywhere at all. This lack of fanfare coupled with a low price point ranging from … Continue reading Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor 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

Eve Degree Firmware Update Available

First spotted by u/PhilDunphy23 on the HomeKit subreddit, the Eve Degree has new firmware available to download, bringing the device up to version 1.2.4 (1075). While the headline feature of the update mentions improvements to “battery level display”, the company has also provided several enhancements for device owners with regards to temperature readings. Here are the full release notes: This update improves the battery level … Continue reading Eve Degree Firmware Update Available

Eve Room 2 Announced, Available September 12th

Eve Systems, has finally announced a release date for their Eve Room 2 Sensor, which was first announced back at CES 2018 in January. The new device, which can pre-ordered on evehome.com or on Amazon, will arrive on September 12th, and will be priced at $99. While the price has gone up when compared to the original Eve Room sensor, the new device sports an … Continue reading Eve Room 2 Announced, Available September 12th