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The WellConnectedHome highlights an average family's journey into building a home with today's technology within a budget an average family can afford.

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Hello Thermostat, Make it Cooler!

Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat With Voice Control

Tired of getting out of bed to adjust your thermostat? Say “hello thermostat, make it cooler,” and it’s done with Honeywell’s Thermostat with Voice control. . . . → Read More: Hello Thermostat, Make it Cooler!

DIY Home Automation at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014

DIY home automation

Who are the major players in DIY Home Automation during the Consumer Electronics Show this year in Las Vegas? See our summary. . . . → Read More: DIY Home Automation at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014

Interview with Kwikset – The Future of Electronic Locks

Kevo Electronic Lock by Kwikset

We interviewed Keith Brandon, Director of Residential Access Solutions at Kwikset, to find out the convenience of electronic locks and where they are headed . . . → Read More: Interview with Kwikset – The Future of Electronic Locks

It’s Time for a New Wireless Router in Your Home

Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router AC1750 (10)

The Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 is a wireless router anyone can install giving you more control over your Internet access. . . . → Read More: It’s Time for a New Wireless Router in Your Home

Throw Away the Key to Your Front Door!

Yale real Living Keyless Entry locks allow for a convenient way to unlock your doors without fumbling for your keys. Multiple people can have their own codes to access the door. With a ZigBee or Z-Wave controller, you can even remotely lock and unlock doors, find out when someone has opened a lock, or even program settings so the lights and music turns on once the lock has been opened. . . . → Read More: Throw Away the Key to Your Front Door!

Watch Your TV and Recorded Content From Anywhere

Slingbox Live TV & Verizon Remote Superbowl

The Slingbox 500 has the flexibility to watch and control the family room TV from halfway around the world or just from the bedroom. . . . → Read More: Watch Your TV and Recorded Content From Anywhere

Getting Better Sound from Your TV

Boston-Acoustic-T-Vee-10

The Boston Acoustics T-Vee 10 Home Theater gives your TV sound a boost in volume and bass for a reasonable price. . . . → Read More: Getting Better Sound from Your TV

No Internet Access? How to Connect Your XBOX/PS3/Wii

Actiontec MoCA Network Adapters

Need strong Internet access for your XBOX 360, PS3, or Wii but there’s no Ethernet port? Use MoCa – multimedia over coax to hook up your gaming consoles to the Internet with having to rewire your house. . . . → Read More: No Internet Access? How to Connect Your XBOX/PS3/Wii

Win a Western Digital Home Networking Media Bundle, valued at $400!

 

Along with our sister site, the WellConnectedMom.com, we are excited to give away a Western Digital Home Networking Media Bundle to help secure your home with high bandwidth wireless access, add to disk space or back up your favorite media files and documents, and stream online movie options like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more.

. . . → Read More: Win a Western Digital Home Networking Media Bundle, valued at $400!

Getting More Control in Your Home in 2013

Home Automation - Control 4 (13)

Control4 provides a robust home automation solution where you can start small and grow with your needs with regards to controlling your home theater, lights, locks, and more. . . . → Read More: Getting More Control in Your Home in 2013