Exclusive: SimpliSafe Smart Lock

Well will ya look at that. SimpliSafe continues to round out their fine DIY security system with a smart lock, that I’ll go ahead assume is slated for a fall release. Heck, it’s probably also a sure bet that it’d smartly integrate with the alarm and entirely remove the possibility of a doorway contact sensor … Read more

This Is The Sonos Portable Speaker

While Sonos may have a two day press event planned to intro new products later this month, the Internet has a differing timeline. And, yesterday, two of several devices we believe Sonos is working on passed through the FCC. One may be a refreshed Sonos Connect, although I’d been hoping for a smaller subwoofer, the other … Read more

Upcoming Ecobee Camera Doubles As Echo Dot With Native Alexa

As the upcoming ecobee smart camera inches closer to a presumed fall launch, additional details and our old friend the blurry cam pic have emerged. I’m told the new camera is but one element of whole home monitoring. Indeed, we know a door/window contact sensor is in the pipeline. But will we see a full-on … Read more

TiVo Lifetime Service Transfer Has Returned: 2019 Edition

In what appears to be something of a new annual tradition, the compelling TiVo Breeze summer sale has returned. As with the 2018 edition, the highlight for owners of active, older TiVo hardware is the ability to transfer Lifetime service to a new DVR for all of $100. TiVo further sweetens the deal with about … Read more

AirTV Mini Android Streamer Has Arrived

The AirTV Mini has finally arrived (and only a month late)! Is it the affordable NVIDIA Shield TV dongle we had hoped for? Well, The Streamable has gotten it unboxed and taken the Android TV hardware for a test drive. And they come away relatively impressed. The AirTV Mini ($80) is more expensive than the … Read more

TiVo DVR on Android TV First Look

Instead of running with a shaky, grainy cellphone video, Jason Nealis and RCN cable wanted to provide folks with a more polished and authentic first look at the TiVo DVR experience … running natively on Android TV. And, of course, I was more than happy to oblige – thanks team! If you’ve given the above … Read more

TiVo Intends To Re-Enter Canadian Retail Market With OTA DVR

After a many year absence, TiVo had disclosed plans to re-enter the Canadian retail market this year. And, it appears, this bit of news may have been inadvertently announced during their Facebook Live event. However, TiVo VP Ted Malone was willing to elaborate a bit on his below comments and has confirmed with me that … Read more

New Wyze Smart Plug 2-Pack Runs $20

While Wyze’s hyped Prime Day reveal was a total snooze fest, Home Depot has got the goods. Namely, the Wyze Wi-Fi smart plug, as originally disclosed by you-know-who. With the favorable Wyze pricing we’ve come to expect, a two-pack runs a mere $20 – once again undercutting the competition. Be in control from anywhere with … Read more