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It’s here: Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker launches

By Erin L / January 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Apple announces date & pricing for HomePod smart speaker-digital assistant. While a US & UK release is set we’re awaiting details on Canada. What we know:

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo: which should you pick?

By Erin L / January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you’re in Canada, you’ve really got only two choices when it comes to a personal digital assistant or smart speaker: There’s Google Home and Amazon Echo. But how to choose?
They go head to head in this comparison. Only one is victorious.

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Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi smart scale review

By Erin L / January 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Can this smart connected scale help you manage your health better? Fitbit Aria 2 is Fitbit’s newest Wi-Fi smart scale. We test it in this review

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Amazon Echo & Dot review + How To

By Erin L / December 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

Amazon’s popular Echo and Dot devices are now in Canada. What can they do for your home, and how easy are they to set up and use? Read the review

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LIFX smart light bulbs & Z light strip review

By Erin L / December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Adding colour and ambiance to your home has never been easier. Smart app-controlled light bulbs can give your house a whole new look. One of the original smart light companies, LIFX, has recently released a new generation of smart light bulbs. Here’s my review…

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How to get Google Home to control August smart locks

By Erin L / November 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

Frustrated you can’t add your August smart lock to your Google Home device? There’s a hack for that. We’ll show you step by step how to make it happen!

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August Smart Lock Pro review

By Erin L / November 1, 2017 / 3 Comments

Kids forget their keys again? Mother in law coming and you can’t rush across town to open the door? Smart locks can save you time! I tested the August Smart Lock Pro for several weeks – here’s the review

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Weiser Premis smart lock review

By Erin L / September 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Weiser Premis smart lock review

Does the idea of a smart door lock scare you because, hackers? I took the leap into smart Wi-Fi door lock so you didn’t have to. My review of the Weiser Premis smart connected door lock with Apple HomeKit connectivity.

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Aukey Ultrasonic Diffuser & Air Humidifier Review

By Erin L / September 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Aukey Ultrasonic Diffuser & Air Humidifier Review

Thinking about getting an essential oil diffuser for your home? What can diffusing do and is the Aukey BE-A11 essential oil diffuser a good choice? Review:

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Sage Wellness essential oil diffuser review

By Erin L / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Sage Wellness essential oil diffuser review

We adjust the temperature in our homes with heaters and fans, but how often do we give a thought to the air we breathe? I’ve recently been trying out some essential oil diffusers and it’s made me think about how nice it is to have lightly scented, humidified air in the house. Saje Wellness recently sent me a small oil diffuser-humidifier that I’ve had a chance to try out and I’m becoming a convert.

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