Eero 6 vs. Eero Pro 6: Which one do you need?

Eero Pro 6 vs eero 6

If you’re paying for the higher speeds from your ISP (200Mpbs or more), then you need a mesh router that ensures everyone can enjoy those speeds without dips and slow downs. That’s where the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 come in. These two routers are great, but which is best for your home? We’re … Read more

Best Vacuum for Allergies: Five Models to Consider

best vacuum for allergies

If you are allergic to dust, pet dander, or other common allergens, then you need a vacuum built to properly capture and contain these particles. The best vacuum for allergies will have at least one HEPA filter. Conventional vacuums tend to allow dust to escape from the exhaust port, which only ensures that you’re left … Read more

Is Roomba Worth It? For Most? Probably Not.

is roomba worth it

Roomba was the first to introduce robot vacuums to the world and they are recognized as making some of the best models, so it seems almost blasphemous to ask, “is a Roomba worth it?” However, the truth is that some of their vacuums aren’t worth it. Robot vacuums in general are definitely worth it. And … Read more

Dyson V7 vs. V8: Motorhead, Animal & Absolute Comparison

dyson v8 vs v7

After a month of testing, I determined Dyson V8 Absolute is the best stick vacuum because it cleans efficiently on hard floors and carpets and has a longer runtime. Dyson V7 Motorhead is great, but I only recommend it for households with mostly carpets because it only includes one roller. I’ll explain how I reached … Read more

Deebot vs. Roomba: Comparing Two Entry-Level Robot Vacuums

roomba vs deebot

Summary Ecovacs Deebot N79S has a more powerful suction, longer runtime, larger dustbin, and it comes at a better price. Roomba 675 has the recognizable brand name and virtual walls, but budget level Roomba’s aren’t good enough. Navigation This refers to the battery runtime and how well the vacuum navigates your home. Deebot is the winner by a … Read more

JBL Charge 4 vs. Megaboom 3: One Sounds Better at Low Volumes

charge 4 vs megaboom

These are both fantastic portable speakers, but after a month of testing, I’ve determined that UE Megaboom 3 is better with it’s superior design, wireless charging, and significantly better sound at higher volumes. However, JBL Charge 4 sounds better at lower volumes indoors, and it’s more affordable. In my JBL Charge 4 vs UE Megaboom … Read more

UE Megablast vs. Megaboom 3: What Are The Differences?

megablast vs megaboom

After testing these portable speakers for weeks, I’ve determined that the Megaboom 3 is the best portable speaker. Comparing the UE Megablast vs UE Megaboom 3 was tough since they are similar in many respects. However, Megaboom 3 was clearly the best with design and battery life, plus its sound quality was on par with … Read more

Linksys Velop vs. Google WiFi: Does Tri-band Matter?

velop vs google wifi

After a month of testing, I determined Google WiFi (three-set) is the best mesh router for most people because it has excellent app features with similar performance to Velop’s two-pack. Velop is solid but you’d need three nodes to compete while making sacrifices on price and software. I’ll compare and contrast two mesh routers (Linksys … Read more

Blink Outdoor vs. Arlo Pro: Want Real Surveillance or Casual?

blink outdoor vs arlo pro

After weeks of testing, I determined Blink Outdoor is a solid security camera for those looking for casual monitoring, rather than serious security. Arlo Pro is more reliable and has rechargeable batteries, but it’s not ideal for serious surveillance, yet too expensive for the average shopper. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing … Read more

Ecobee3 Lite vs. Ecobee5: What About Ecobee4?

ecobee3 lite vs ecobee smart

After years of testing four different Ecobee models, I determined the latest Ecobee SmartThermostat (Ecobee5) is the best overall because it comes with a SmartSensor and has an Alexa speaker built-in. However, you can save substantially with Ecobee3 Lite if Alexa isn’t important to you. First, I’ll compare and contrast the two models (Ecobee3 Lite … Read more

Arlo Pro 2 vs. Nest Cam: Easy Call if Don’t Want a Subscription

Arlo Pro 2 vs nest cam

After months of testing, I determined Arlo Pro 2 is the best outdoor security camera overall because of its rechargeable batteries and subscription-free motion recording service. However, Nest Cam is better for people who need 24/7 recording that’s guaranteed not to miss a beat. I’ll explain how I reached my conclusion by comparing two outdoor … Read more

Ring 3 Plus VS Nest Hello: Which Video Doorbell is Best for You?

ring vs nest

Summary Ring 3 Plus has a lower subscription charge, better live calling, and the ability to be battery-powered. Nest Hello has a superior build quality and can record 24/7 for $50/month, but it requires doorbell wires. Setup Setup is easy with Ring 3 Plus and gets the win. Nest Hello isn’t hard to set up, but it’s more challenging than … Read more

Nest VS Ecobee: Looking at All The Smart Thermostat Models

nest vs ecobee

Summary Ecobee5 doesn’t win in every category, but it’s more flexible and gives you more smart home control than Nest. Nest has a better build quality and works without the c-wire, but it lack smart home control. Smarts Nest is a little smarter than Ecobee because it learns your patterns and habits without manual input. Ecobee may not learn … Read more