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Meet the new Hubitat Elevation C8 Smart Home Hub (2023)
The latest product from Hubitat, the Hubitat Elevation C-8 Smart Home Hub, was released in March of 2023 with significant improvements over the prior C-7 version (read our review of the Hubitat C-7). The Hubitat Elevation C-8 has a similar form factor as it's C-7...
Netgear Orbi 960 Series Review
The Netgear Orbi 960 Series is a high-performance mesh Wi-Fi system that promises to deliver reliable and fast Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. The system comes with one Orbi router and one Orbi satellite, which work together to create a seamless Wi-Fi network.
Top 5 Wireless Chargers for iPhone & Android
Wireless charging uses magnetic induction to charge devices without requiring any manual insertion of cables or plugs. Energy is transferred via touch-contact from the ‘charging pad’ into the back of your iPhone or Android device.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro – Highlights & Review
The iPhone 12 Pro is one of Apple's latest smartphone offerings, released in October 2020. It features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, A14 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, and iOS 14 operating system. The phone is also equipped with a triple-lens camera system that...
iPhone 13 Pro – Review & Highlights
The iPhone 13 Pro is Apple's latest flagship smartphone and it comes packed with features that make it one of the most advanced smartphones on the market. From its stunning design to its impressive camera system and powerful performance, the iPhone 13 Pro is...
Z-Wave vs. Zigbee: Which is best for home automation?
While Z-Wave offers better interoperability, longer range, and more advanced security, it comes at a higher cost and limited compatibility. On the other hand, Zigbee offers wider compatibility, lower cost, and energy efficiency, but it may have interoperability issues, less security, and shorter range.
Why I Migrated My Smart Home from SmartThings to Hubitat Elevation
HomeKit support is available on Hubitat Elevation smart home hubs (as of January 2023)! Finally a seamless solution to connecting your Z-Wave, Zigbee, and WiFi devices to Apple's HomeKit network and controllable from the Apple Home app. Learn more After many years of satisfied SmartThings...
Top 3 Smart Toilet Seats for 2020
Not as smart as you'd think. But considering the amount of time we spend bonding with them... why not make it better? These toilet seats are not compatible with SmartThings or any other home automation platform. But they call themselves "smart" because...they're cool. Of the current 2020...
Best 4K HDMI Gaming Monitors with UHD & HDR (Updated 2023)
Whether for XBOX or PlayStation, these monitors are capable of displaying the highest quality 4K images via HDMI with UHD and HDR 10. Ports, power, and more.
Optimal Netgear Orbi Router Settings for Signal Strength and Speed
To access these settings, login to orbilogin.com (while connected to the network), click the Advanced tab, then choose Advanced Setup from the left sidebar menu. These settings are only available if your Orbi is in 'Router mode'.