In the home automation market, many companies and startups are participating in a land rush to solve problems we didn’t know we had…in the end not even solving those problems. When home furnishing giant IKEA stepped into the ring, it didn’t come as a surprise that they would start...
The digital home assistant space is heating up, IFTTT finally (sort of) adds more T’s, and Richard does his best to pronounce Trådfri, the new smart lighting collection that IKEA’s Björn Block joins us to discuss. Smart lighting is right in IKEA’s wheelhouse, but they’re just getting started.
As connected lighting options expand, the landscape is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented. But there is hope in the form of new innovations that better address consumers' needs and improve usability.
Sengled introduces two new connected bulbs: one is the least expensive connected bulb available, and the other one works with your existing dimmer switches. And just for good measure, they're both carbon neutral, counterbalanced by Sengled's tree-planting program.
TCP is the latest casualty in the connected home cloud services space. Connected by TCP products no longer function remotely or through third party systems, including previous integrations with SmartThings, Wink, or Muzzley.
Hunter Douglas introduces a battery operated shade system, First Alert releases the first HomeKit compatible smoke detector, and D-Link is trying too hard with an expensive switch that incorporates everything but the kitchen sink. On this news-packed episode, we’re joined by Chris Compton from Smart Home HQ.
Tired of fumbling with a phone to control your lights? Lutron has introduced a compact remote control for your ZigBee connected bulbs—including Cree Connected, GE Link, and (unofficially) Philips hue bulbs. In fact, it may well be a better remote for hue bulbs than what Philips plans on releasing soon.
Amazon adds home control to the Echo; Philips, Aeotec, and LIFX all come out with new connected bulbs; and there’s a lot going on in the smart lock space, so who better to talk with us about it than market analyst Mike Wolf?
HomeTech Podcast's Seth Johnson joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news, including IFTTT's new iOS apps, new bluetooth-controlled outdoor lighting, and the latest round of connected bulbs. Finally, we discuss Gizmodo's scathing review of the Quirky Wink hub and product line.