New Home Automation Products and New Smart Home Features – EP 10

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It’s time for another update video all about new home automation products and new smart home features available for you this week. I go through all the latest and greatest smart home technology for 2018 in my 10th episode of this video series.

The first thing I talk about is Yonomi. If you’ve been following the channel for a bit here, you’ll know that Yonomi is capable of integrating Sonos into your smart home. Yonomi has also been capable of integrating Sonos with Google Home and Sonos with Amazon Alexa.

What’s happened recently is Yonomi has updated their integration with Sonos and now you can create/edit groups of Sonos speakers in order to use in Yonomi Routines. Those routines can then be activated with your smart home hubs like Google Home and the Echo series.

Additionally, there is a new Yonomi skill on Alexa’s application. The new skill moves Yonomi routines from “devices” to “scenes” inside the Alexa app. It’s a great move and it clears up lots of issues I was having previously with Yonomi.

Next up, I tell you all about a smart bedside table named Sobro. This table is pretty incredible, even if it’s only at the demo stage on indiegogo. There’s a bluetooth speaker, a Qi wireless charger, a cooler drawer, LED smartphone controlled lighting, and it’ll even help you sleep. Here’s the URL:

I didn’t think I’d ever talk about a smart tent, but here we are. Cinch is a climate-controlled, LED lighted (and smartphone controlled) tent. It’s pretty impressive, and you can find it here:

Leviton Decora plugs and switches are now capable of integrating with Nest thermostats. That’s great news, but keep in mind the older switches and plugs will not connect with Google Home, Alexa, or Nest. You’ll need to look at getting new switches or plugs if you want to take advantage of this.

2Gig has also produced a smart sensor that will tell you whether or not you’ve left your stove or oven on. Your existing dials would be replaced and you’d be notified by push notification or to a smart home panel if you left a burner on. It sounds like a great product, but keep in mind that there isn’t a price available yet. Also, keep in mind that the battery internal to the device will only work for approximately 5 years.

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