Smart Home Devices

Smart home automation starts and stops with the devices in your home.

View More in:

Add Filter

What Is a Table Vacuum and Do You Really Need One?

Maintaining a tidy workspace is essential for productivity, but do you really need another gadget? Let's find out!

What Are Mosquito Repellent LED String Lights and How Do They Work?

These string lights could be great for ambiance and keeping bugs away.


How To Replace a Power Cord Plug

Five dollars and 30 minutes are all it takes to replace a power cord. I fixed my vacuum, but this...


The 10 Best Outdoor Smart Home Devices — From a Tech Expert

From smart pool water monitors to outdoor cameras, these are our favorite outdoor smart home devices that aren't just affordable,...


This Multi-Plug Outlet Has 43,000 Five-Star Amazon Ratings, So We Tried It

The Powrui Multi-Plug Outlet is an easy way to plug in multiple appliances. Our tech expert gave it a spin.

The Kasa Smart Plug Brings Your Smart Home Outside

Control outdoor home devices right from your smartphone with this easy-to-use smart plug. Automate lights and cameras for less than...


The 5 Best Outdoor Smart Lights

Need to illuminate your backyard or deter would-be burglars? Brighten up the night with the best outdoor smart lights.

We Tried the GoalZero Yeti 1500X Power Station and It Did Not Let Us Down

Generators are becoming must-have tools for homeowners, whether for emergency backup or portable electricity. But they’re not all the same,...


14 Tips and Tricks to Vacuum More Efficiently

Keep your home clean, and help out a little in the workshop, with these brilliant vacuum hacks.


Tout icon

7 Best Robot Lawn Mowers for Hands Free Lawn Maintenance

Do you enjoy a freshly mown lawn but hate to do the mowing? A robot lawn mower may be the...


Tout icon

5 Best Smart Smoke Detectors

Even if you're not too into smart-home tech, consider one of these smart smoke detectors for safety. Here's how to...

We Tried This Endoscope and Were Surprised How Useful It Is for DIYers

Have you ever wanted to see behind a wall or into a difficult-to-reach small space? Then you’ll want an endoscope.


Tout icon

We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...


How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.


How to Clean a Keyboard

Computer keyboards collect dirt, dust and grime fast. Here's how to keep them clean.


Tout icon

7 Best Color Changing Light Bulbs to Upgrade Your Home Lighting

The right light color and temperature can help you wake up, fall asleep or set a mood. These light bulbs...

Tout icon

Light Bulb Buyer’s Guide

LEDs are in. Incandescents are out. Here's everything else you need to know about choosing light bulb types for your...


3 Simple Ways to Automate Your Christmas Lights

Get more control over your Christmas lights using one of these three convenient methods.


3 Reasons For The Global Computer Chip Shortage

The current computer chip shortage is complicating manufacturing at a global level. Here's how we got here.


5 Best Smart Showers of 2022

Get more control over your shower and your morning routine with smart shower technology.


These LED Bulbs Could Last Up to 50 Years

See why these lightbulbs could be great for your wallet and the planet.


How to Choose the Right Projector for Your Home Theater

Projectors are a great way to bring the movie theater experience into your home.


Best Buy Labor Day Deals You Won’t Want to Miss: From Samsung to LG

The Best Buy Labor Day Sale marks where summer ends and savings begin. Discover amazing deals on select appliances for...


Tout icon

These Tricks Will Save You When Your Key Fob Dies

Don't panic if your key fob dies and you don't have a replacement battery. These little-known methods will get you...

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

1 Year Subscription for only $10!

Tout icon

We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches

Looking to add smart home functionality to your home without breaking the bank? Kasa smart switches by TP-Link may be...


Tout icon

The Best Laptops for College Students of 2022

The wrong laptop can be detrimental to online quizzes, assignments and classes. These choices are well-suited for a college student’s...


6 Best Car Vacuums For Cleaning Inside Your Vehicle

Our short list of the best car vacuum cleaners will keep your ride cleaner than ever.


Tout icon

8 Best Smart Blinds

Choosing the right smart blinds can be confusing. We break down the options and offer the best choices for every...


Tout icon

What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


Tout icon

7 Red Flags Someone Is Stealing Your WiFi

Having an outside party steal your WiFi can be inconvenient and frustrating at best, harmful to you and your household...