These Smart-Home Products Are Actually Smart to Buy
It’s the year of the smart home—again. For another year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the biggest exhibits promise IoT-this, smart-that, or connected-whatever. The challenge is figuring out which, if any, of these intelligent devices you might actually want in your home. There are a lot of flashy, great-looking options out there, but who really cares if a smoke alarm looks hot?
Building a good smart-home ecosystem is about solving genuine human problems, not filling a house with toys. This can mean saving space and power by combining two separate devices in one unit, or fully automating a cumbersome, recurrent process, freeing your family to worry about something other than whether they remembered to turn off the oven.