Tom Kolnowski, Author at Digitized House
Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger Review
Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger charging our Ring Stick Up Cam Battery. Image: Digitized House.

Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger Review

We are big fans of the Ring Stick Up Cam Battery and Spotlight Cam Battery, but these wireless outdoor security cameras need to be taken down periodically to have their lithium ion batteries recharged. Enter the Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger. This solar-powered…

0 Comments
Definitive Guide to DIY Security Camera Subscription Plans
Want the capability to review your security camera's video history? You may need to buy a subscription plan. Image: Digitized House.

Definitive Guide to DIY Security Camera Subscription Plans

The latest in DIY security cameras and video doorbells are among the most popular connected home accessories, and for good reasons. These awareness solutions can instantly alert you to the presence of intruders, signal as a package gets delivered, enable you to see and converse…

0 Comments
Pani Smart Water Monitor Review
The Pani Smart Water Monitor is a wheel-shaped device designed for use with showers, toilets, and other fixtures. Image: Digitized House.

Pani Smart Water Monitor Review

How much water did your household consume today? Yesterday? This week? This month? You probably don’t know. Moreover, if you did know, what could you reasonably do about reducing your water footprint, and why would you care? Those are some of the questions connected home…

0 Comments
Review: Controlling Philips Hue Lighting on Apple TV With Hue TV App
The Hue app on Apple TV enables control of Philips Hue smart lighting from the Apple TV screen. Image: Digitized House.

Review: Controlling Philips Hue Lighting on Apple TV With Hue TV App

A cottage industry of app development around the Philips Hue family of smart LED lighting has produced a nice collection of software that runs on the popular Apple TV platform. Certainly, the native Hue smartphone app is always an option for lighting control, and remains…

0 Comments
August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks
All August smart door locks will gain Samsung SmartThings integration when used with the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Image: Digitized House and ASSA ABLOY.

August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks

The August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro have gained new direct, software-based integration with Samsung SmartThings, without the need for Z-Wave. While SmartThings integration has been available previously with the Z-Wave-radio-equipped August Smart Lock Pro, the new integration brings the rest of the August…

0 Comments
Deal: More Big Ass Fans Discounts, Metal Haiku Fans up to 45% Off
Big Ass Fans Haiku fan with brushed copper airfoil blades. Image: Big Ass Fans.

Deal: More Big Ass Fans Discounts, Metal Haiku Fans up to 45% Off

Top-of-the-line Haiku fans from Big Ass Fans are available direct from the company at up to a 45% discount, the highest level of discount we have seen on these high-end fans. This deal applies to specific models of Haiku fans, in both the 52-in. and…

0 Comments
Pani Smart Water Monitor Brings H2O Awareness Home
Pani Smart Water Monitor. Image: Pani Systems.

Pani Smart Water Monitor Brings H2O Awareness Home

Pani Systems, an Austin, Texas-based startup headed by entrepreneur Allen Tsai, has launched its first product into the connected home sphere. The Pani Smart Water Monitor is designed for homeowner self-install, and tracks real-time water usage down to the individual fixture level in a home…

0 Comments
Infographic: Water Hero Smart Leak Detection + Shut-Off
In this infographic, learn about how smart leak detection and automated shuf-off with Water Hero can avert water damage. Image: Digitized House.

Infographic: Water Hero Smart Leak Detection + Shut-Off

Your home's water system called. It wants your respect back. With all of the buzz around connected homes, your water system may still be stuck in the dark ages. Its pipes and valves are tucked behind the walls—out of sight and out of mind—and missing…

0 Comments
Big Data, Small Water: WaterHawk Smart Showerhead Delivers
The WaterHawk smart showerhead, showing water temperature. Image: Digitized House.

Big Data, Small Water: WaterHawk Smart Showerhead Delivers

In the world of business tech, crunching big data on a massive compute system can help propel a company ahead of its competitors. In your smart home, glancing at big data on the WaterHawk showerhead can help propel you to a smaller water bill. Big…

0 Comments
Phyn Smart Water Assistant Debut Flows Intelligent Water to DIY Market
The Phyn Smart Water Assistant brings intelligent water to the home at $299. Image: Phyn.

Phyn Smart Water Assistant Debut Flows Intelligent Water to DIY Market

Phyn has flowed intelligent water management into the DIY connected home with the launch of the $299 Phyn Smart Water Assistant, a smart device conceived for whole-house leak detection and water conservation. Whereas installation of the company’s flagship Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff…

0 Comments
Bose Portable Home Speaker Joins Inside/Outside Smart Speaker Genre
The Bose Portable Home Speaker includes Alexa and Google Assistant, runs up to 12 hours on a charge. Image: Bose.

Bose Portable Home Speaker Joins Inside/Outside Smart Speaker Genre

Adding to its repertoire of wireless smart speakers, Bose has released the Portable Home Speaker, a battery-powered mobile speaker made to be used inside or outside. Designed as a companion to the Bose Home Speaker 300 and 500 as well as the Soundbar 500 and 700 multi-room…

0 Comments
Google Nest Hub Max Makes its Debut, Nest.com Fades Away
The first new product since the Google and Nest brands merged, the Google Nest Hub Max was on display at an Austin Best Buy store. Image: Digitized House.

Google Nest Hub Max Makes its Debut, Nest.com Fades Away

The Google Nest Hub Max, the bigger brother to the Google Nest Hub (the original Google smart display formerly known as the Google Home Hub), finally made its way into stores this week. The first connected home product debuted since birthing of the new Google…

0 Comments
Apple to Stream Launch Event on YouTube for First Time: How to Watch
For the first time, Apple will stream a Special Event via YouTube. Image: Apple.

Apple to Stream Launch Event on YouTube for First Time: How to Watch

Apple September launch events are a mainstay in the tech world, and these annual events typically usher in the latest iterations of the iPhone, Apple Watch, and other technology advancements the Cupertino company wants to make a splash about. The 2019 iteration of this event…

0 Comments
Sonos Takes It Outside With Move Speaker
The Sonos Move speaker resting on its charging base. Image: Sonos.

Sonos Takes It Outside With Move Speaker

Sonos has announced its first speaker designed for the great outdoors, the Sonos Move. In addition to a durable shell and IP56-rated water and dust protection, the $399 Sonos Move is also the first speaker from the company with rechargeable battery power and onboard Bluetooth…

0 Comments
Smart Product Makers Lay Down Markers on Google Nest Account Migration
Lighting maker Lutron is warning its customers to delay migrating their Nest Accounts to Google Accounts to preserve Works with Nest connections. Image: Digitized House.

Smart Product Makers Lay Down Markers on Google Nest Account Migration

The Google Nest connected home domain is undergoing a major shift, as the company is nudging current Nest Account holders to migrate to Google Accounts in light of their plan to fully integrate the Google Home and Nest brands into one cohesive ecosystem. The upshot…

0 Comments
Google Nest Launches Nest Account to Google Account Migration
Are you ready? Google has quietly rolled out the Migrate to Google Account capability for Nest Account users. Image: Digitized House.

Google Nest Launches Nest Account to Google Account Migration

It's happening. Google Nest has quietly rolled out the capability for current Nest Account holders to migrate to Google Accounts, as part of their plan to fully integrate the Nest and Google Home brands under one device ecosystem. However, current Nest users should not be…

0 Comments
Close Menu