SmartThings Hub 2.0 Price

Want to turn your home into a smart home? This $99 box is the first thing you’ll need

By on August 11, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

Want to turn your home into a smart home? This $99 box is the first thing you’ll need

Apple’s HomeKit might be a great foundation for smart homes… some day. Right now, there just aren’t enough compatible products to make Apple’s solution worthwhile. Meanwhile, Apple’s top rival Samsung recently acquired SmartThings, which is easily one of the best and most versatile smart home solutions out there. It works with more smart home devices than you would ever believe, and the SmartThings Hub — the brains of the operation — costs just $99. It’s also the #2 item on Amazon’s list of best-selling home automation controllers.

SmartThings Hub, $99.00 with free shipping More →

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Samsung SmartThings Acquisition

Samsung is about to buy the future

By on July 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Samsung is about to buy the future

Samsung is known to dabble in any and every area it possibly can in an effort to find the next big thing. But the company’s actual “next big thing” may have been born outside of Samsung’s walls. According to a report from Techcrunch, Samsung is currently in talks to acquire smart home startup SmartThings for somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million. That may sound like a lot for a company that began on Kickstarter not long ago, but it’s a bargain for the company SmartThings has become. More →

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SmartThings Home Automation

The Boy Genius Report: Why Home Automation is Being Disrupted

By on January 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The Boy Genius Report: Why Home Automation is Being Disrupted

The entire home automation industry is about to be upended by startups. Companies that are starting out small have a clear and concise vision: one in which your home and the many things in it can all communicate and work seamlessly with each other.

I have been looking for the perfect way to automate a room, a whole floor, and an entire house for the past ten years and have consistently been disappointed. Disappointed with the integration, the cost, the flexibility, and the ease of use. More →

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