C by GE's products are known to work well with Google Assistant — the company even sells a light bulb starter kit with a bundled Google Home Mini. This year at CES, C by GE is expanding its lineup with new switches, dimmers, and motion sensors that don't need a neutral wire nor an additional hub to work with the Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Read More
Sure, you've been reading about smart home stuff. Think maybe it's time to jump in, adopting (well, almost literally) a laissez-faire approach to lighting controls? This could be your chance, at minimal cost and with no fancy electrical wiring required.
This TP-Link kit contains a pair of 3-way wall switches that you can control manually — the relatives will like that — or remotely. TP-Link says they work with any device using Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, or some 3rd-party home platforms (e.g.: IFTTT, Nest).
[We pause, here, to note the absence of Apple's HomeKit.]
TP-Link switches get mostly happy reviews on Amazon, with this kit averaging 4.2 stars. Read More