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Samantha is an avid writer, editor, and consumer with a passion for products that solve everyday problems. She's obsessed with smart home technology and finding the best things you never knew you needed.
Articles and Reviews by Samantha Gordon
Amazon's newest smart home device is amazing—and there's a preorder sale
June 08, 2018 – Amazon announced a new Alexa streaming device—and today's the last chance to pre-order at a discount.
Everything that works with Amazon Echo and Alexa
June 03, 2018 – Looking for the best Alexa and Echo-compatible devices of 2018? We've got you covered.
The Best Amazon Echo Smart Speakers of 2018
April 30, 2018 – Every Amazon Echo smart speaker has its strengths. We take a look at what makes each one special and help you decide which is the best for your needs.
Amazon Echo vs Google Home vs Apple HomePod: Which is right for you?
March 20, 2018 – Want a smart speaker but can't decide which to buy? We break down the pros and cons of the big three: Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod.
We tried Amazon’s newest Echo—and it’s their best Alexa device yet
February 16, 2018 – The Echo Spot is the newest member of the Alexa family, but it's quickly becoming the most popular model. After trying it out ourselves, we're confident in saying it's the best ...
4 smart home trends to watch in 2018
January 19, 2018 – The world of smart home is getting bigger and better, with more voice assistants, fun gesture remotes, smart tech in surprising places, and a better approach to home security.
This new water monitoring system could save your home
January 11, 2018 – Phyn takes water leak detection straight to the source with a monitoring device that hooks in to existing plumbing.
7 things in your bathroom you’ll soon be able to control with Alexa
January 10, 2018 – Touchless, voice-activated technology was made to be used in the bathroom, and with the all-new Kohler Konnect technology and lineup of bath and kitchen products, you can finall...
We love these 2 new smart toys for kids and pets
January 08, 2018 – These new tech toys encourage kids to get active and give you a fun way to play with your pets when you're away.
This new video doorbell could be a game-changer for homeowners
January 08, 2018 – The smart video doorbell from Blink is half the price of the competition, and we're excited to see how it performs.
The Best Smart Doorbells of 2018
October 26, 2017 – Never miss another package delivery or visitor with a smart video doorbell.
Add a smart touch to any room with our favorite affordable smart bulb
October 17, 2017 – Light switches are so 2016. Get a bulb you can control with your smartphone.
The best smart bulb kit is at nearly its lowest price ever right now
October 04, 2017 – You'll never need to get out of bed to turn off the lights again.
The new Amazon Echo lineup is finally here—here's everything you need to know
September 28, 2017 – The Echo family just got a whole lot bigger.
This new smart speaker is cheaper than the Amazon Echo Dot—but is it worth it?
September 01, 2017 – Your wish is Alexa's command with the new Eufy Genie, Anker's answer to the Amazon Echo Dot.
This doorbell streams video to your phone—and it's back down to its lowest price of the year
August 31, 2017 – Ding-dong ditchers, solicitors, and criminals alike will leave you alone from now on.
This best-selling Samsung device connects all your smart tech—and it's only $50
August 14, 2017 – Stop switching from app to app. Get a Samsun SmartThings hub and control all your devices from one place.
Our favorite affordable smart plug is at a new low price right now
July 18, 2017 – This handy little device makes virtually any device smart enough to talk to Alexa, Google, and your phone.
Make your smart home smarter with this Samsung hub - 30% off right now
June 19, 2017 – All your smart home devices in one place, for the lowest price we've seen all year.
The Amazon Echo is back down to its lowest price right now
June 14, 2017 – Bring Alexa into your home with these great Amazon Echo deals.