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Start or expand your Smart Home with Samsung SmartThings, just $50 right now

Start or expand your Smart Home with Samsung SmartThings, just $50 right now

Samsung SmartThings has long been a leader in Smart Home technology, but it’s always been somewhat of a high entry point. SmartThings is a hub for your home that ties into many different platforms, ranging from Ecobee thermostats to smart outdoor plugs. Being that the SmartThings hub has a Zigbee, Z-wave, and Bluetooth radios, it can communicate with many things, even custom devices.

I recently picked up a Google Home to replace my Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, but one thing I was going to miss was integration with TP-Link plugs which I use to control many lights around my room.

One of Ben Schoon’s biggest gripes with Google Home was a lack of TP-Link Kasa integration. Through the custom integration features of SmartThings, people have built out integration with Kasa; meaning that I should be able to integrate my new Home with my existing TP-Link Kasa enabled smart plugs.

Regardless, if you want a good singular hub to control all of the smart devices in your home, the SmartThings at $50 is a must-have. I picked up the $100 bundle that had the SmartThings Hub and Leviton Universal Dimmer, so I could easily control my bedroom light as well, with it still matching the rest of my house switches. Generally, the SmartThings hub on its own is $100, so this is a steal if you’re looking to get started on your smart home.

Buy SmartThings on Amazon Via: Droid-Life

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Patrick Campanale

Long time tech lover. Been playing with things since back during the Palm PDA times! Had my first desktop at 4, and my first smartphone at 14. My first smartphone was the Palm Pixi, and it was love at first sight. Catch me on Twitter @pcamp96.