Buyers Guides

The world of smart home gadgetry can be a confusing one. Our buyers guide aims to make navigating those waters a little easier. We’ve compiled how-to guides and informational articles so that you can become a more educated consumer. Our comparison pieces pit industry stalwarts against each other to help you make a decision between 2 or more similar products.

Amazon Echo Spot Clock Faces

In our full review of the Echo Spot, we covered all the features that make it great. Complimenting the device on it's unique design, quality speaker, and everything else you can get out of of Amazon's virtual a...

Best Amazon Echo Spot Accessories

The Amazon Echo Spot is the second Echo device (behind the Echo Show) that offers up video display. We raved about how the Echo Spot makes the perfect alarm clock in our review. And with some third-party access...

Best Echo Dot Accessories

With it's convenient size and low price, the Amazon Echo Dot has become the go-to smart speaker for those who want Alexa in their home (see our Echo Dot review). And with popularity comes the 3rd party accessor...

Guide to Amazon Alexa Flash Briefings

Amazon wants your Echo devices to be more than just a tool to turn on the lights and play some music. They want you to wake up and have Alexa give you all the information you need to start your day. That is whe...

Best Alexa News Skills for Flash Briefings

One of the great uses of our Amazon Echo devices is the ability to get news delivered to us when we want from the sources we want. This is done through "flash briefings" in the Alexa settings. We can have natio...

The Best Alexa Skills for Trivia Buffs

There's just something addictive about trivia games. Generation after generation finds themselves drawn to them. We sit around a table playing Trivial Pursuit. We see if we can keep up with the contestants on J...

Amazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Mini

With the recent release of the Google Home Mini, Amazon now has ample competition in the mini smart speaker space. Both devices offer similar features and functionality. And with both coming in at under $50, th...

What is Google Home?

Released in November of 2016, Google Home is the search giant's first foray into the smart speaker industry. Like it's competitor the Amazon Echo, this hands-free device may be used as a personal assistant, mus...