December 2017 | Digitized House

Month: December 2017

ICYMI: 12 Days of Smart Gifts 2017

So Christmas Day 2017 has passed, but that smart-tech product you had your eye on did not materialize under your holiday tree. Hooray for gift cards, those safer-than-a-bitcoin alternate currencies…

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Day 12 of 12 Smart Gifts: Moment Photo Case and Wide Lens for smartphones

The cameras on our smartphones keep gaining in resolution and flexibility, but there is only so much manufacturers can do with optics given the extremely thin confines of the phone’s…

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Day 11 of 12 Smart Gifts: Apple AirPods wireless earbuds

It has been a year since Apple began shipping their AirPods—the Cupertino company’s first wireless earbuds—yet the product is still on a back-order delivery schedule. As we write this just…

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Day 10 of 12 Smart Gifts: Samsung Connect Home mesh Wi-Fi system

The smart home would not be possible without its private wireless network, as nearly every accessory requires a unique IP address and a Wi-Fi connection. But those home-based networks can…

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Day 9 of 12 Smart Gifts: Jasco Cordinate Décor extension cord

A common downside to the hi-tech accessories in our connected homes is their insatiable appetite for plug-in electrical power. And of course, wall outlets are never located where they are…

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Day 8 of 12 Smart Gifts: Amazon Echo Spot smart clock

There was a time when Clocky defined the evolving genre of smart alarm clocks. As the alarm clock on wheels that jumps off your nightstand and runs away beeping if…

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Day 7 of 12 Smart Gifts: Osmo Genius Kit

For parents looking to purchase smart gifts for their children of ages 5 through 12 that are designed to educate as well as entertain, they need look no further than…

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Day 6 of 12 Smart Gifts: Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers

Maybe we have spent far too much time frequenting the pâtisseries of Paris; every time we see an image of the Google Home Mini voice-activated speaker in coral—a color exclusively…

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Day 5 of 12 Smart Gifts: Sonos One voice-activated speaker

We have used the Sonos multi-room audio system for years, and have continuously enjoyed its high audio fidelity and the expansive set of audio and music services available through a…

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Day 4 of 12 Smart Gifts: IKEA Nordmärke Qi wireless charging pads

The Qi wireless charging standard recently got a huge boost as Apple embraced the technology and built it into the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X smartphones.…

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