Smart Home Hubs Explained

For those who don't know, a smart home hub is a piece of hardware that enables all the different devices that are automated throughout a home to be connected and communicate with each other. Smart home technology is still constantly changing, but a growing number of consumers are beginning to take advantage of all of the benefits this new tech space has to offer.

You might be wondering if you have enough smart devices to even consider a hub. Starting with a smart home hub is a good choice. Afterward, you can add any desired devices to the smart home hub one at a time. Types of possible devices that can be added to a home automation network include appliances such as refrigerators, motion sensors or wireless cameras, thermostats, and light bulbs.

Connected Security Cameras

We have reviewed several Wi-Fi enabled home security cameras. They were evaluated for frequency, motion, microphone sound quality, image quality, microphone and speaker quality, storage options, placement flexibility and smartphone apps. The results determined the Logitech Logi Circle was the best for wireless security. This camera was the easiest to set up and place, and the most intuitive. After an additional fourteen cameras were tested, the Logitech Circle 2 was the best, followed by the Nest Cam Indoors and the Netgear Arlo Q.

Month-by-Month Guide for the Best Time to Buy Everything

Some of the most common smart shopping advice is to buy products off season to score the lowest prices. For certain products, this is easy enough to figure out. It’s obvious that fall would be a good time to buy a swimsuit, because it’s after summer and most people won’t need to buy one anymore, but retailers will still have inventory to sell that they’ll likely stick on their clearance racks.

It’s not this clear cut with every type of product, but with this month-to-month shopping guide, you’ll know when you can find the best bargains on just about any type of product.

Best Gaming Laptops $1500+

When trying to find the perfect gaming rig to experience the latest that high-end gaming has to offer, it can be difficult to navigate the immense variety of options that are available today. Knowing your budget and needs/wants before starting your search will help ease the struggle and make shopping for a gaming laptop an enjoyable experience! We’ve compiled a list of the best gaming laptops available for $1500+ to make it easy for you to determine which model would best suit your specific needs. Each laptop will be presented based on processing power, graphics capabilities, and screen size.

Gaming Laptops from $1000 - $1,500

Video games are now a mainstream part of culture in today's world and is a favorite pass-time of kids and adults alike. Gaming is one of the best way's to sit back and relax after a long day, and nothing makes the experience better than a good gaming laptop. It can be hard to find the cream of the crop in the hordes of products being pushed by advertisers on a regular basis. While some gamers are comfortable with inexpensive choices that offer a decent gaming experience, some are more interested in the high quality offerings, supporting the latest and greatest video games on the market today. Below are our top gaming laptop picks in the price range between $1,000 and $1,500.

Gaming Laptops From $600 - 1000

When it comes to PC gaming, it can be difficult to buy a pre-built machine with all the specifications and hardware required to support running high-end games for under $1500. This is why gaming laptops exist. Not only are they manufactured and sold usually for under $1000, but most of them are capable of running high-end games with relative ease, not to mention the fact that they are easily portable monsters crammed into a small package that will leave you feeling like you got your money’s worth.