Samsung SmartThings Hub v3

Samsung SmartThings Hub Review

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.

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Insteon Hub

Insteon Hub Review

Insteon’s home automation ecosystem performs reliably due to its proprietary protocols. With a wide range of compatible devices and unique powerline communication technology, Insteon is a leader in home automation. If you want a system that just works and prefer to stick with a single manufacturer for your devices then Insteon may be for you.

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Google Home

Google Home and Nest Hub Reviews

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.

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Ecobee Switch+

ecobee Switch+ Review

Ecobee’s Switch+ is a Wi-Fi smart switch that includes integrated Amazon Alexa voice control. It may be a good option if you already have an ecobee thermostat. However, it is also missing a few key features that many buyers may want in a smart switch. We think this will become a great device as the firmware gets updated and more features are added.

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