The Wink Hub 2 is a classic hardware smart home hub that includes Z-Wave and Zigbee radios. It works with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. The Wink Hub is a great choice if you want a wide range of device options and if you don't mind a little tinkering.Read More »
Bluetooth Compatible Smart Home Devices
Products that work with Bluetooth.
SmartThings is Samsung's foray into the smart home — and it is a worthy entry worth full consideration if you are starting a new smart home system. This review covers the 2018 version of the device, often referred to as v3 or 3rd generation. There are plenty of devices that connect to it so you will be able to make a very versatile smart home.Read More »
The Echo Plus, Show, and Studio are Amazon's most recent smart home hubs. They combine the Alexa voice assistant with a Zigbee radio to become a true home automation hub. One of these may be the hub for you if you are already invested in the Alexa ecosystem and want to grow your smart home capability.Read More »
Leviton is a big name in traditional lighting control and their Decora Smart dimmers and switches are good options if you have a neutral wire. They have versions for Wi-Fi, HomeKit, and Z-Wave.Read More »
The Google Home group of devices provides easy access to the Google Assistant, which can also link to and control other home automation devices. While none of the devices include Z-Wave or Zigbee radios, they can connect to a wide range of products via Wi-Fi and software. If you already use Google's network (Gmail, Calendar, Music, etc.) then it might be a good device to help control your home.Read More »
The Apple Home app give you full control over all of your HomeKit compatible home automation accessories. Apple Home is a software hub that can be paired with other Apple hardware devices so that it functions like a hardware hub. It is a good setup for people heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, especially if you already own an Apple TV or HomePod.Read More »