The invisible Level Lock smart lock sees the future of the smart home

Maria J. Danford

There are dozens of intelligent locks out there, and Amount Lock is the most up-to-date just one to catch my attention. We obtained a peek at it through CES in January. Since then, I’ve had the option to test it out on my individual front door. When installed, the $229 Amount Lock is invisible. The design is remarkable. The lock is a superior option if you truly want to hold the look of your current door components, but due to the fact it only is effective with HomeKit, I are unable to recommend it as a superior intelligent lock for

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Ikea brings voice-activated smart shades to the rest of us

Maria J. Danford

The window on my home’s front door has no curtain or blind, which is something I’ve long wanted to fix since it looks straight out onto the street. There are plenty of basic options that will get the job done, but I’ve been holding out for something a little fancier — and preferably something that I can automate, or control with my voice. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t want to live like a Bond villain?

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  • Incredible value compared to competitors like Lutron, Somfy and Tilt.
  • Easy-to-use app covers all of the bases for smart control, grouping and
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Ikea’s voice-activated smart shades are the ones you’ve been waiting for

Maria J. Danford

The window on my home’s front door has no curtain or blind, which is something I’ve long wanted to fix since it looks straight out onto the street. There are plenty of basic options that will get the job done, but I’ve been holding out for something a little fancier — and preferably something that I can automate, or control with my voice. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t want to live like a Bond villain?

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  • Incredible value compared to competitors like Lutron, Somfy and Tilt.
  • Easy-to-use app covers all of the bases for smart control, grouping and
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Galaxy A01 review: Bare-bones smart phone for the budget conscious

Maria J. Danford

The Galaxy A01 is a no-fuss, low-priced Android phone that is the cheapest member of Samsung’s A-series of budget phones. Priced at $150 (though we’ve seen it on sale for as low as $100 unlocked from Samsung), the phone’s bare-bones hardware and features — like its plain design and low-resolution display– aren’t much to get excited about. But the handset covers the basics well enough that, for its low price, it should be a decent device to snap photos, check email, watch videos and, of course, make calls.

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  • Affordable
  • Headphone jack
  • Decent camera

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  • Meager onboard memory
  • Camera’s
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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review: Built-in Wi-Fi and 45% smaller

Maria J. Danford

August sensible locks are popular, and for excellent purpose. The retrofit design can make them simple to set up devoid of changing your present deadbolt. It truly is sensible adequate to perform with sensible house setups for Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. We gave many generations of August locks our Editors’ Selection Award for their simple installation, fantastic application and sensible house integration. Now, you can find a new a single on the scene. Good day, August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. 

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  • Smaller sized design.
  • Wi-Fi developed in.
  • Smoother mechanics.
  • Is effective with Google, Alexa and Siri.
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