Articles by Adam Zeis

SmartThings is easily the best brain for your connected home

Smarthings Hub

If you're looking to make your home the smartest on the block, look no further than SmartThings. The center of the connected home relies on mainly one big piece of hardware — the smart hub. There is none better, or more open, than SmartThings. The SmartThings hub takes control over all of the smart devices in your home — from door locks, to motion sensors, to device switches, Sonos, Hue,...

simplicam

One of our favorite Wi-Fi cameras, simplicam, has received an update today that brings along some great new features — most notably detection zones for motion. With new detection zones, you can specify hotspots within your camera's view in which motion will be detected. So if you want to cut out portions of the video, you can now do just that. Also added are improved notifications, better...

Pebble Time is now the most funded project on Kickstarter

Pebble Time Steel

Pebble Time is the most funded project in Kickstarter history, and still has plenty of time to go. Just last week, Pebble Time — the follow-up to the popular Pebble and Pebble Steel — took Kickstarter by storm. After blowing past their initial $500,000 goal, the campaign is now well over $13 million and still going strong. An additional boost has come from today's announcement of the Pebble...

Pebble Time Steel

The $299 Pebble Time Steel starts shipping in July and will be available in silver, black, and gold. Early birds can pre-order via Kickstarter today for $250. Just a week ago, Pebble Time launched on Kickstarter and became the fastest growing crowd-funding project in history. Raising well over their $500,000 goal, massive interest has already been shown in the next-generation device from...

Instant smart door lock Sesame hits Kickstarter for $89

Sesame is an smart lock that opens your door instantly, and it hits Kickstarter today for $89 With so many smart locks on the market, it's hard to know which one will be best suited for your connected home. keypads, key fobs, deadbolts, lever locks — there are different locks for all types of doors. One that sets itself apart is the new Sesame smart lock, which bills itself as the world's...

This is Pebble Time: Color e-paper and weeklong battery life

Pebble TIme

Kickstarter darling Pebble is back with a new, color, crowdfunded e-paper smartwatch. Meet Pebble Time, crowdfunding for $159. Today Pebble has announced the latest addition to its line of e-paper smartwatches, Pebble Time. Pebble Time is a newly redesigned smartwatch — both outside and in — launching today on Kickstarter, where early birds can get in on the action for less than two bills....

The ecobee3 Wi-Fi thermostat is as smart as it gets

ecobee3

Smart thermostats are making their way into more and more homes. Gone are the old mercury dials that simply turned your system on or off & adjusted the temperature, here to stay are new devices that you can customize and control from a mobile device when you're miles away from home. In our pursuit to find the best smart thermostat of them all, we spent some time with the ecobee3 — a new...

SpotCam

Another Wi-Fi camera popped up on our radar recently, and it goes by the name of SpotCam. The $149 camera offers many features similar to those of competitors like Dropcam and SImplicam, but also a few more that may make it more appealing to some users. With 24-hours of free recording, night mode, 720p HD video and two-way talk — is SpotCam a valid competitor in the [connected home](/connected-...

Here are Connectedly's picks for the best of CES 2015!

CES 2015

This year CES 2015 was an amazing show. There were more connected things than ever before, including wearables, smartwatches, connected cars, and connected home devices. There were almost too many devices to keep track of, but we did the hard work for you. We grunted it out on the show floor — all of them —to bring you the best of the best from CES 2015. There was lots of great competition...

LG's prototype smartwatch is running Open webOS

LG Audi webOS watch

There are plenty of smartwatches here at CES 2015, but perhaps none as interesting as the LG/Audi prototype. The nameless LG watch isn't running Android Wear though — it's running Open webOS. We know that LG plans to bring webOS to wearables, and this device give us a great look at what could be in the pipeline down the road. For all the juicy details and plenty eye-candy, head over to...

Hands-on with Ford Sync 3 at #CES2015

Ford Sync 3

Ford recently unveiled their connected car entertainment system, Sync 3, and during CES 2015 we got a quick look at it in action. Set to be available in 2016 models, the Sync 3 offers some great improvements over current models. The system has been designed to work along the same lines as your phone or tablet, with plenty of big icons and swipe navigation. Zones — including...

Mercedes F 015

With CES 2015 not officially kicking off until Monday, Mercedes took the stage to show off its latest prototype — the autonomous F 015 Luxury in Motion. The latest concept from the German automaker comes from years of work, but still has a long way to go before it's totally road-worthy. Quality time and private space will be true luxury goods in the futureDr. Dieter Zetsche, Mercedes...

Sharp at CES 2015

Today at CES 2015, Sharp has kicked things off with announcements about upcoming 4K TVs, Android TV-based SmartCentral 4.0 and an 85" 8K LCD display prototype. Starting in 2016, Sharp will offer a handful of new devices including the AQUOS Beyond 4k UHD TV — which will offer 42 million more pixels than standard 4k — and add multiple new models to the AQUOS 4K UHD line and three new models...

CES 2015 is upon us, and it's more connected than ever before

CES 2015

This week is CES 2015, and much like last year, there will be a ton of connected devices — everything from smartwatches to connected cars to fitness trackers to connected home and more. In just a few hours the show floor will be packed with all kinds of new devices looking to make their way into your connected world. Last year was the year of the smartwatch — which was great for us,...

Chevy OnStar

During CES 2015, Chevrolet has announced a handful of new OnStar features, including AtYourService — which incentives for retailers based on your OnStar searches — as well as new driver feedback features. When a driver requests directions to a point of interest that has an applicable deal or connection to one of its partners, the OnStar advisor can send the special offer from that...

2015 Chevy Volt, unveiled first at CES 2015

Today during CES 2015, Chevrolet has announced a new predictive technology for select 2016 vehicles. The new predictive technology alerts drivers when service may be needed and will be focused on the battery, starter, and fuel pump at first, with other components added in future models. The new service will run within OnStar, where diagnostic data will be monitored and reported to the user...

Movo Wave is a budget activity tracker that brings the basics

Movo Wave

The Movo Wave is a new wearable device that aims to make activity tracking more accessible for those on a budget. The $29.99 wrist-worn fitness tracker has many of the same features as similar, more expensive devices, but at a fraction of the price. With the Wave, you'll be able to track steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. That may not seem like a lot, but for those looking...

Myris is a $279 biometric scanner you don't need right now

Myris

At first glance, the Myris from Eyelock is just a big, puck-like accessory with a long USB cable running out the bottom. At the heart, it's a $279 biometric iris scanner that allows you to login to your computer, websites, and apps while providing a 1 in 1.5 million chance of a false ID. Myris aims to replace your passwords with a simple iris scan, giving you a higher level of security and...

These are the best tablets you can buy right now

Tablets

In the market for a new tablet, but not sure where to start? Not to worry — we're here to help! Our friends at iMore have compiled a list of the best tablets on the market across all platforms, so you can be informed before you even head out the door. The guide covers all of the best tablets that are available right now so you can see how the competition stacks up. We'll keep the post up to...

Fitbit Surge Unboxing

Fitbit Surge

The Fitbit Surge is heading out now to select early adopters, bringing the best of what Fitbit has to offer along with a 24/7 heart rate monitor and smartwatch notifications. This isn't your standard Fitbit — the Surge is supercharged and ready to take on whatever activities you can throw at it. Rather than just giving you the standard fare of options like step count, calories burned and floors...

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