After two years of testing Nest and Ecobee products, I’ve determined Ecobee SmartThermostat (Ecobee5) is the best smart thermostat because you’ll get the most control,… Read More »Nest Learning vs. Ecobee SmartThermostat: The Conclusive Guide
These are my long-form device comparisons. I purchase each device with my money because I want skin in the game. These posts get updated continuously because the devices get software updates and new features often.
Over the last four years, I’ve had more than 10 different Eero configurations in my house. My conclusion? Most people will be happy with the… Read More »Eero Pro 6 vs. Eero 6: Plus a Look at The WiFi 5 Models
After a couple of months of testing, I’ve determined Ecobee3 Lite is slightly better, especially for iPhone users. Out of the box, both thermostats help… Read More »Ecobee3 Lite vs. Nest Thermostat (2020 Model): Best on Budget
After testing 14 robot vacuums over the past three years, I determined Eufy RoboVac 11S is the best for most people because of its affordability,… Read More »Eufy vs. Roomba: Testing Affordable Robot Vacuums in 2021
Eero 6 and Deco X20 have the same speed and range on paper because each has an AX1800 rating. Eero 6 has a more refined… Read More »Eero 6 vs. Deco X20: Best Entry-Level WiFi 6 System?
Eero Pro 6 and Orbi RBK752 are two rock-solid systems. You can’t go wrong with either. Eero Pro 6 is dead simple to install, and… Read More »Eero Pro 6 vs. Orbi WiFi 6 (RBK752): A Few Months of Testing
Over the last few years, I’ve tested more than 10 different smart locks. After a new month of testing, I determined August is still the… Read More »Nest x Yale vs. August (4th Gen & Yale Assure): Best Smart Lock
After testing the entire Ring lineup in 2018, Ring Pro stood out as the best. Even with the release of three new Ring doorbells in… Read More »Ring 1 vs. Ring 3 vs. Ring 4 vs. Ring Pro: The 2021 Lineup
After months of testing, I determined Chromecast with Google TV is the streaming device most should buy because it’s an incredible value for $49, and… Read More »Chromecast w/ Google TV vs. Apple TV 4K (Gen 2): The best is..?
After a month of testing, I determined the Dyson V15 Detect is the best stick vacuum because it includes a special cleaner head for hard… Read More »Dyson V11 vs. V15: Is the V15 worth the upgrade?
After months of testing, I determined that Oura Ring is a solid companion to Apple Watch for sleep tracking, but it’s not enough to be… Read More »Whoop Strap vs. Oura Ring: What’s best for sleep tracking?
I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch for more than five years, an I’ve had the Whoop Strap 3.0 on my other wrist for the last… Read More »Whoop vs. Apple Watch: Do You Need Motivation or Recovery?
The Peloton Bike and Bike Plus have the same main features, classes, and feel the same while riding. But there’s a $600 price difference: the… Read More »Peloton Bike vs. Bike Plus: After 4 Months With the Bike+
After a month of testing, I determined the battery-powered Eufy is the better video doorbell because it records motion for free and has better video… Read More »Eufy vs. Ring 1 (2nd Gen): Best Battery-Powered Option?
After a couple of months of testing, I determined Eero (non-Pro) is the better mesh system because of its flawless setup and dead simple app.… Read More »Google Wifi vs. Eero (non-Pro): What About Nest Wifi & Eero Pro?
After two weeks of testing, I determined Netgear Orbi RBK50 is the better mesh system because of its superior performance. Nest Wifi shows promise but… Read More »Nest Wifi vs. Orbi RBK50: Is The Older Google Wifi Better?
After a month of side-by-side testing, Eero Pro decisively pulled ahead as the superior mesh system because of its user-friendliness and better performance. Nest Wifi… Read More »Nest Wifi vs. Eero Pro: Nest Wifi Has Serious Stability Issues
After months of testing, I determined Neato Botvac D7 is the better bet for people with mostly hard floors because of its efficiency. However, Roomba… Read More »Neato D7 vs. Roomba i7: How do they stand up in 2021?
After two years with Play:5 and HomePod, I can say that Sonos Five is the best-sounding and most compatible speaker. Apple HomePod has incredible sound… Read More »HomePod vs. Sonos Five: They’re Both Great But At Different Prices
After a new month of testing, I determined Nest Hello is the best video doorbell because it has a better build-quality, a few advanced features,… Read More »Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro: Which is the Best Video Doorbell for 2021?
After a year of testing, I determined that Sonos Move is my favorite speaker of all time because it sounds great, works well with any… Read More »HomePod vs. Sonos Move: What About Sonos One & Five?
After a month of testing, I determined Dyson V8 Absolute is the best cordless stick vacuum for most people, whatever their flooring type, because of… Read More »Dyson V8 vs. V10: Real World Results (Carpet & Wood Testing)
After a month of testing, I determined Dyson V11 Torque Drive is the best cordless stick vacuum for all floor types because it’s quieter, has… Read More »Dyson V10 vs. V11: Is The V8 Still Relevant? The Conclusive Test
After three weeks of double-wristing Apple Watches (Series 3 and SE), and five years of wearing Apple Watch daily, I determined that Apple Watch SE… Read More »Apple Watch Series 3 vs. SE: Is the SE worth an extra $80?
After three weeks of double-wristing Apple Watches (Series 6 and SE), and five years of wearing Apple Watch daily, I determined that Apple Watch SE… Read More »Apple Watch Series 6 vs. SE: Thoughts From a 5-Year Wearer
After a month of testing, I determined the iPad (8th Gen) is the iPad for most people. It’s a great device for consuming content and… Read More »iPad Air vs. iPad (8th Gen): Is the iPad Air $300 better?
After three weeks of testing, I determined Sonos Move is the better-sounding speaker and has superior software. Bose Portable Home is a solid speaker, but… Read More »Sonos Move vs. Bose Portable Home Speaker: Definitive Guide
After over a year of testing, I found Apple TV 4K to be the best overall streaming device because of its smart interface. However, as… Read More »Apple TV vs. Roku: Is Apple TV Worth Twice The Price in 2021?
After a month of testing, I determined Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are the best because they have superior build quality, crisp sound, an amazing… Read More »Sony WH1000XM3 vs. Bose 700: Best Noise Cancelling Option?
After months of testing, I determined Powerbeats Pro has a slight edge over Bose SoundSport Free because they offer better software stability, noise isolation, and… Read More »Powerbeats Pro vs. Bose SoundSport Free: For Workouts or Casual?