Hubitat @ CES 2019

I’m not a fan of unnecessary Cloud dependencies in home automation tech. So when I started chatting with Hubitat about their home automation controller (HAC), and we started getting into the details I was thrilled to find out that their model is almost entirely Cloud free. Naturally there is a bit to handle connection brokering from locations outside the LAN […]

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WiSA @ CES 2019

WiSA is neat tech. So I always make a point to put them on the list of groups to meet with at CES. There wasn’t much new this year; the chips still top out at a Dolby Atmos unfriendly channel count. Although as a “better” alternative to a soundbar (i.e good in a good/better/best) for the vast majority of consumers […]

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Onelink @ CES 2019

Last year, I was really impressed with First Alert Onelink‘s Alexa/Google Home enabled smoke/CO detectors. This year, even more so with their plans to release a Wi-Fi mesh model. Details were a bit sparse on the floor, but I was promised more information in “early 2019”. Such an amazing idea, that should solve wireless connectivity in most any modern home. […]

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