UPDATE: Since initially writing this review for the ecobee3, the ecobee4 has been released. Nearly everything I’ve written for the ecobee3 is still true for the ecobee4. They are essentially the same thermostat except the ecobee4 has added an integrated speaker for Amazon Alexa support.
I initially bought the ecobee3 with the intention of testing it, writing this review, and then selling it. However, after using it for over 3 months, I have no plans of getting rid of it. It does everything I could ask for in a smart thermostat and more.Read More
There is a certain amount of prestige associated with owning a Big Ass Fan. It’s the sort of thing when people see it, they take a step back and soak it in. They look at it as if they’re looking at a piece of artwork.
The Haiku ceiling fan by Big Ass Fans is an industry leader in noise level, efficiency, and style. When I first wrote this review, it was the only ceiling fan with built-in WiFi connectivity. It was THE first smart ceiling fan.
Since then, a number of other smart ceiling fans have been released. Competitors are starting to catch up with smart integration, but the quality and style of the Haiku is still unique to Big Ass Fans.Read More
We’ve all been there. You’re occupied taking care of business around the cave, maybe cooking dinner or just lying in bed (or, ahem…on the toilet) when suddenly someone is at the door. Is it a neighbor? A package delivery? A solicitor? You don’t want to stop your activities to go check but you don’t want to turn away a potential important visitor either. The SkyBell HD is the solution to this first-world problem.Read More
A Ring Pro video doorbell is more than just a doorbell. It’s a doorbell, a security system, and a doorman all in one. With a Ring Pro, you can answer your door from anywhere. You can monitor your front door and yard from anywhere. It gives you security and peace of mind at a fraction of the price of a more conventional security system.Read More
My wife has been adamant about getting some kind of security system for our new (new to us) home. There tends to be some shady characters passing through our neighborhood from time to time. So, when I got the opportunity to test the new smart lock from Gate Labs, it was perfect timing.Read More