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

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

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

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

Roku Ultra VS Apple TV 4K: Is Apple TV $100 Better?

roku ultra vs apple tv 4k

Summary 2021 Apple TV 4K has a cleaner and ad-free interface that curates your content. After being a source of complaints in previous versions, the remote is new and improved on the 2021 version. Roku Ultra is more affordable and has a great remote, but it has an old school app-based interface. Content Content refers to the channels … 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

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K VS Roku Stick Plus: Best Streaming Stick

firestick vs roku

Summary Although the Roku Stick Plus interface is less polished, it concentrates on what’s important — your apps — and has a brilliant remote. Fire TV Stick 4K is great if you love Alexa and already pay for Amazon Channels, but the interface bombards the viewer with advertisements. Content Fire TV Stick 4K and Roku Stick Plus both support … Read more

Bose 700 VS Sony WH1000XM4: Best Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH1000XM3 vs Bose 700

Summary Bose 700 headphones have a superior build quality, fantastic sound, and a great calling experience. Sony WH1000XM4 headphones have a colorful and customizable sound profile, but the design is unspectacular. Sound Things are neck-and-neck, but to my ears, Sony pulls ahead just slightly. Bose doesn’t let you customize the sound in the Bose Music app, but it sounds great … Read more

Fire TV Cube VS Apple TV 4K: Best Premium Streaming Device

fire tv cube vs apple tv 4k

Summary 2021 Apple TV 4K has an iPhone-like interface that’s free from ads, and it puts all your content in a unified list. Fire TV Cube has intriguing features when you pay for your services via Amazon, but it’s too cluttered with ads. Content While Apple 4K and Fire TV Cube have a similar number of apps, I … Read more

SimpliSafe VS Ring: What’s the Best DIY Security System?

simplisafe vs ring

Summary Ring is the more practical choice outside the inferior build quality. You can self monitor for free or pay $10/month. SimpliSafe has nicer build quality, but it doesn’t have a self-monitoring option and costs $25/month. Setup & Support Ring easily takes the win because it’s one of the easiest security systems to install. Download and open the Ring phone app, … Read more