Articles by Adam Zeis

Sonos Controller

The good folks at Sonos have just released a new and improved Sonos controller app for both Android and iOS. The new version makes some beta features official, and just in time to help spread some holiday cheer. The notable inclusions in this version are multi-account support and various Playbar sound enhancements. Here's a breakdown of the goods: Expand your world of music with new...

Simplicam review: This simple connected camera lives up to its name

Standalone Wi-Fi cameras are becoming more and more of a thing in the connected home. While many connected home systems include some type of camera, there are many inexpensive systems that don't offer cameras at all. So rather than drop a load of cash for an all-in-one system that does include cameras, many people are just opting for the cameras themselves — be it for monitoring the kids,...

Thorsten Heins

Former BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, is now CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Founder Ran Poliakine will now take the seat of Vice Chairman but still be heavily involved in evangelism and other strategic partnerships. After about a year hiatus since leaving BlackBerry, Heins is once again ready to take charge in attempts to scale Powermat to a new level of not just...

LittleBits

If the idea of a connected home appeals to you — but the price of multiple high-end devices doesn't — LittleBits may have just the answer. With their new Smart HomeKit, LittleBits gives you a bunch of modules and accessories to connected all over your home, letting you connect just about anything to the internet in some way. The kit includes 14 modules that range from a temperature sensor to...

Blossom smart sprinkler takes the guesswork out of watering your lawn

Blossom

Smart sprinklers are starting become a bigger part of the connected home and the newest one to hit the streets is Blossom. Available now for pre-order via Kickstarter, Blossom looks to take control of your sprinkler system, letting you control and monitor your watering no matter where you are. Blossom keeps tabs on your sprinkler system and controls up to 12 zones, letting you take charge...

You can now track your Domino's delivery from your Pebble

Domino's Tracker

Domino's and Pebble have teamed up, and that means you can now track your pizza right from your smartwatch. Using the Domino's app on Android or iOS, you can track your recent orders using the Domino's Tracker on your Pebble. Just fire up the app (it's tied to your Domino's phone number) and you'll be able to view your recent orders and status as your pizza goes from the oven to your door....

FLUX Modular 3D Printer

It seems that 3D printers are becoming more and more popular now, and with more inexpensive models hitting the market, it's not uncommon to see them put to use at home. While many people have specific uses for a 3D printer in the office, most of us can't really justify it beyond the "novelty" stage — but that's where FLUX changes things. FLUX is a modular 3D printer that not only prints, but...

Fitbit Charge Unboxing

Fitbit Charge

The new Fitbit Charge has hit the streets and is ready for action. It was announced along with the Charge HR and Surge, both of which will be available for purchase in a few more weeks. The Charge is essentially a revamped Fitbit Force, so anyone that had (or still has) one should be very familiar with the Charge. We'll give it a full review soon after we play with it for a bit — but for now —...

LG G Watch R arriving at Sprint November 14th

G Watch R

If you're a Sprint customer and looking to pick up the LG G Watch R, you'll be able to do just that next week. LG's latest wearable will be arriving at Sprint stores and online on November 14th for $299.99. Easy Pay will be an option as well, allowing you to get the Android Wear device for $0 down and 12 monthly payments of $25. The LG G Watch is one of our favorite Android Wear devices so...

Asus Zenwatch landing in the U.S. November 9th for $199

As we continue on the rounds of new Android Wear devices this year, the Asus Zenwatch will be the next in line for a U.S. release. In just two days — on November 9th — the Zenwatch will go on sale at Best Buy for $199 before landing in Google Play at a later date. The Asus Zenwatch is one that has been anticipated by many for its more stylish hardware than other current Android devices. We...

Connectedly App

Just a quick note that we've updated our Android app with some great new features. This version nets a bunch of tweaks and fixes, making things run even smoother than before. You can still check out all the latest news, rumors, and review, access the Connectedly forums, see our podcasts & videos and much, much more. Here's what's new in this version: Integrated ComScore analytics SDK (...

Harmony Remote

If you have a lot of connected devices in your home, chances are you often look for ways to tie them all together. Most devices have their own specific smartphone apps or remote in tow, making it hard to get everything to work together as one big unit. That's where the Harmony Ultimate Home comes in. The system consists of just a remote, hub, and smartphone app, but it's what they can all do...

Android Central reviews the LG G Watch R

G Watch R

If you've been waiting to see how the other round Android Wear watch stacks up against the competition — today is your day. No one knows Android Wear better than our pals at Android Central, and as such, they've dropped a great review of the new LG G Watch R. It's newer, rounder, and looks more like a watch than its predecessor, but just how doe it stack up against the Moto 360, Gear Live, and...

Race into the future with Anki Drive

Anki Drive

It's something you may have seen during your travels on the internet or a trip to the Apple Store. Anki Drive is one of the coolest connected toys on the market today. It takes the classic action of slot cars and brings it into the future with power-ups, weapons, battle mode and more. If you're on the fence about picking up Anki Drive for yourself (or have no clue what it even is) not to...

In addition to being the home Connectedly, the Mobile Nations' family also encompasses all the mobile platforms. We have Android Central for everything Android and Google, CrackBerry — the #1 BlackBerry site on the planet, and iMore, for all your iOS and Mac needs. As of today, our WIndows/Microsoft site (formerly known as WPCentral) will hencforth be known as Windows Central. They're still...

This charging dock wants to be just as stylish as your Apple Watch

With the Apple Watch still months away, there is plenty of time for new accessories to turn up. One of the first concepts to arrive is a charging dock that will let you charge your Apple Watch in style. The HEDock is an upright dock upon which your Apple Watch rests, connected to the charger which will attach to the back of the dock. HEDock has an upright charging dock, whick will hold...

HTC announces the RE handheld camera for $199

HTC Re Camera

Going along with the announcement of the new Desire Eye, HTC has also revealed a new camera dubbed the HTC Re Camera. The handheld device is a 16-megapixel camera with a Sony DSC sensor & 146-degree field of view. The Re camera tethers to an Android or iPhone device or can serve as a standalone shooter. The Re camera is the first venture outside mobile devices for HTC, but it won't be...

Trane Thermostat

I have been using a Nexia Home system in my house for quite some time. It was actually way back in 2011 (Nexia was then Schlage Link) that I first started up my system with a connected door lock, camera and smart thermostat — and I haven't looked back since. To date I've added window sensors, motion sensors, indoor & outdoor cameras, and connected lighting. Now, thanks to some great new...

Pebble Steel

Earlier this week, Pebble dropped the price of the Pebble Steel to just $199 — which is a $50 savings off of the original price tag. Some eagle eyed shoppers have spotted an even better deal though, as it appears that you can pick up a brushed stainless model of the Steel at Amazon for just $169.99 — an additional $30 savings. As if dropping the price $50 wasn't enough, saving a total of $80...

SwannOne combines security, home automation, energy management

SwannOne

Swan Security has today announced that they are entering the connected home space with their new *SwannOne** system. The new home security solution allow customers to control all aspects of their connected home — from locks to lighting to heating — all from their smartphone. Features of SwannOne include: Video monitoring and recording so users know what's happening at all times Sound alerts...

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