IOT InternetOfShits

“Smart” devices are pretty nice, except now that products have matured, business departments keep making them worse. Products I’ve tried:

Z-Wave

Rating: So far, so good.

Zigbee

Rating: So far, so good. It sucks that some devices only come as Zigbee, and some as Z-Wave, so you need to buy into both to get a good mesh network.

Wemo

Rating: Do not buy. I was an early fan of Belkin’s Wemo, but their products just keep getting worse. Constant phantom firmware updates, terrible lag, and now they required accounts that have no value? Get out of my house, Wemo.

Wink

Rating: Do not buy. Charging subscriptions is the last gasp of a dying company

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