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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.
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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.
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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...
Apple iPhone 13 Pro

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...
Comparing Z-Wave vs. Zigbee

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.

Hubitat C7 Smart Home Hub – Winner of 2022 IoT Hub Comparison

Habitat Elevation C-7 Smart Home Hub: A Comprehensive and User-Friendly Solution In recent years, the concept of the smart home has become increasingly popular, with a plethora of devices available in the market. While these devices offer convenience and ease of use, it can be...
Z-Wave Safer Smarter Networking

What is Z-Wave? Learn about the most powerful home automation network

As technology continues to advance, the concept of the smart home is becoming more and more popular. Home automation and IoT devices have taken over homes across the world, and with good reason. They offer convenience, security, and energy efficiency, making our lives easier and more comfortable. However, with so many devices available in the market, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your home.
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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...
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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...
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3 Household Materials That Filter Out Viruses (DIY COVID-19 Face masks)

The CDC and White House now recommend wearing a homemade face mask when you venture out of your house. These recommendations specifically refer to homemade masks, to avoid diminishing the already depleted N95 face mask supply - desperately needed by hospital and front-line workers repeatedly exposed to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

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