Samsung has officially launched their SmartThings smart home platform in Canada.
It’s no secret that Amazon wants Alexa everywhere in all shapes and sizes. The newest form that Alexa comes in (at least in Canada) is the Echo Spot. The device is the first (and only) touchscreen Echo devices to makes its way up north and the screen does enhance the overall Alexa experience but the device has few flaws.
Back in February, Amazon announced that they would be acquiring video doorbell maker, Ring for around $1 billion USD. Now that acquisition is complete, they’ve dropped the price of their first-gen video doorbell to just $124.99 CAD ($99 USD).
Last year, ecobee announced a smart light switch called the Switch+, it has Alexa built-in and would allow users to control their smart home including their ecobee thermostat via their voice.
Now their Switch+ is available for pre-order in Canada and the US.
Imagine a device that could thwart off burglars when you’re not home. Well that’s what mitipi is aiming to do with their Kevin device, which they call the “world’s first virtual roommate”.
Samsung made a couple of announcements at their CES 2018 press conference.
Kohler, the company known mostly for kitchen and bath products is now getting into the smart home game with their Kohler Konnect platform.
ecobee has announced that they’ve added integration with the Google Assistant for users in Canada and the US to control all their ecobee smart thermostats.
Amazon has introduced the latest generation in their Echo family of devices, including an all-new Echo, an Echo Plus smart hub and the Echo Spot.
IKEA, the Swedish company that’s known for affordable furniture that frustrates customers while they’re building them, has introduced a new smart lighting system.