mDash: IoT Products Weekly News

Issue 8/11/2019: Here is our weekly pick of the most interesting IoT products on the market.

EV675 is a Multi-Surface Robotic Vacuum cleaner from Bissell. It quietly and powerfully cleans dirt and debris off the hard floors and medium-pile carpet, with up to 100 minutes of automatic cleaning. It navigates under furniture and in tight spaces. Fitted with smart features like cliff detection and self-docking your robot is always charged and ready to go. You can set cleaning schedules and control the robot with the included remote. From $219.99.

Ecobee’s smart thermostat with voice control has a built-in Amazon Alexa and a smart sensor to help manage hot or cold spots. They key features include: Feels Like - detects fluctuations in indoor humidity to ensure your home always feels like the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat. This keeps your home energy efficient; Schedule Assistant - monitors your thermostat schedule and keeping you more comfortable when you’re home and reducing wasted energy when you’re away; Smart Home & Away - automatically adjusts the temperature for energy savings when it detects you’ve left, and quickly restoring your comfort settings when you come back. Priced at $249.

Eve Light Strip is optimized to be placed around a mirror, beneath cabinets, along the ceiling or behind the couch. With 1800 Lumens it is bright enough to illuminate an entire room. Using Eve app you can change the color and brightness, set scenes in a flash via Siri or Apple Watch. Easily engage accessories using the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The strip is self-adhesive and can be linked up with three other LED strips to give 32.8 feet worth of light. Available from $79.95.

Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt has a built-in WiFi module and easy to install. You can pair it with Schlage Home app or the Key by Amazon app to grant access to trusted friends and family with customized access codes, and know when your lock has been accessed. The Schlage Home smartphone app lets you to monitor and lock/unlock your door from anywhere. You can specify who has access and when by setting up to 100 permanent, recurring or temporary lock codes that you can change as you see fit and send virtual keys to trusted guests via text or email. From $224.17.

Rachio 3 is smart sprinkler controller designed for the smart watering. With easy installation, dual-band Wi-Fi and a light bar. It is integrated with Nest, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit and comes with a host of IFTTT recipes available to customize your sprinkler even further. With Rachio smartphone app you can monitor and manage watering from anywhere, create tailored schedules, make automatic weather adjustments to maintain the perfect yard. Priced at $228.84.

The Petnet smart feeder can take care of your dog or cat by feeding your pet the right amount every time. You can set up automatic feedings with individual portion sizes, it is also integrated with Alexa and Google Assistant. The Smart Feeder also recommends healthy portions, based on your pets age, weight, and activity. With Petnet App you get notified when your pet is fed and low food warnings. Starting from $130.

Flow - a personal air quality monitor by Plume Labs, is a portable sensor with comprehensive tracking capabilities. With its companion app it helps you understand what's in the air you breathe. Flow tracks three main categories of pollutants with a direct impact on our health: Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10). Always-on measurement gives you the minute-by-minute breakdown of your daily exposure with 24hours battery capacity and 2.5 hours charging time. With the help of your phone’s GPS, Flow builds out the air quality maps of all the places it’s been by your side. Priced at $119.

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