• Smart Displays
  • Smart Speakers
  • Cameras
  • Doorbells
  • Lights
  • TVs and Video Streaming
  • Smart Appliances
  • Smart Vacuums
  • Smart Home Tech
  • Mark's Picks


I prefer the Google platform over the Amazon one for security and privacy reasons, as well as the more natural speech recognition.  

Front Zoom. Nest Hub Max 10

Nest Hub Max 10" Smart Display with Google Assistant - Chalk

Front Zoom. Google - Nest Audio - Smart Speaker - Charcoal.

Google - Nest Audio - Smart Speaker - Charcoal

For Camera's it's always best to go wired if possible, and there is none better than Reolink for this purpose. For indoor cameras, you really cannot beat the Wyze Cam v3, and if you cannot do wired cameras, the Eufy would be my suggestion for outdoor and wireless. 

REOLINK 4K Poe Security Camera System, Wired 8MP Outdoor PoE IP Cameras 4pcs, H.265 8CH NVR with 2TB HDD for 24x7 Recording, Night Vision, Home and Business Surveillance kit

Wyze Cam v3

Wyze Cam v3

eufy Security, eufyCam 2C 2-Cam Kit, Wireless Home Security System with 180-Day Battery Life, HomeKit Compatibility, 1080p HD, IP67, Night Vision, No Monthly Fee

eufy Security, Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, 2K Resolution, No Monthly Fees, Secure Local Storage, Human Detection, 2-Way Audio, Free Wireless Chime-Requires Existing Doorbell Wires

The new Chromecast is a game changer, and is my pick for a video streaming tool. The TCL is a Roku TV and we've really been happy with ours. 

Front Zoom. Chromecast with Google TV - 4K - Snow.

Chromecast with Google TV - 4K - Snow

Front Zoom. TCL - 50

TCL - 50" Class 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV

We have the Instant Pot Smart WiFi in our home and love this thing!

Instant Pot Smart WiFi 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, and Warmer, 6 Quart, 13 One-Touch Programs

The Shelly Relays are my choice for smart light switches and smart outlets. You can place them behind a regular light switch or outlet and instantly make them smart. They are just as easy to install as a smart switch or outlets, and come with far more safety and security features.

Shelly 1PM - Two Pack

Shelly 2.5 - Two Pack CE + UL

Shelly RGBW2 - Two Pack

Shelly Dimmer 2 - Two Pack