The Pod is a new smart mattress from Eight Sleep that is able to adjust its temperature automatically throughout the night according to your sleep habits. Your body’s temperature naturally shifts as you sleep, cooling off as you wind down for the night and warming up in the run-up to morning. A “thermal alarm” also allows you to use the mattress as an alarm … [Read more...] about Eight Sleep’s $2,000 smart mattress is exactly what you’d expect
In a move that may seem obvious in retrospect, Lowe’s has decided that its Iris smart home platform is not in fact going to take off. Instead, the home improvement-focused retail chain is shutting the service down on March 31st, 2019 and advising all Iris users to kindly avoid taking their no-longer-functioning products back to a Lowe’s store. The company says it … [Read more...] about Lowe’s is shutting down its Iris smart home platform at the end of March
Smart lightbulbs are a dime-a-dozen, but a new product called Orro is taking a crack at selling you a smart light switch. The Orro is a $199 gadget that is designed to replace any standard light switch — it’s designed to be exactly the size of a standard switch and easy to install in its place. Smart light switches costing about $50 each are pretty common these days … [Read more...] about The Orro is yet another smart light switch with grand ambitions
Wi-Fi with a hub Bluetooth bulb The White Ambiance is compatible with Philips Hue's wide range of accessories like motion sensors and dimmer switches, though it requires a hub for operation. Like the C-Sleep, it changes color temperature throughout the day. $30 at Amazon Pros Works with all voice assistants Wide range of Philips Hue accessories Cons Requires a Hue … [Read more...] about C by GE C-Sleep vs. Philips Hue White Ambiance: Which should you buy?
Smart devices, often collectively referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), now plays a large role in everyday life and can be found in everything from refrigerators to kettles, doorbells to light bulbs, speakers and televisions, and even the kids’ teddies.Just as sales of early iPhones resulted in a tidal wave of executives demanding to be allowed to use their nifty … [Read more...] about Smart home security: Convenience comes with caution