All the top features from our smart home week in association with Ring
A whole week of smart home articles for you to peruse
This lasy week has been Stuff’s smart home week in association with Ring. Feeling overwhelmed by unnecessarily complicated tech and smart apps? Let us simplify things with the best products, platforms and broadband advice for joining the dots of your connected abode.
Whether that’s asking Alexa who’s at the door, turning the lights down with Siri or using Hey Google to play music in all your rooms, there will be something for you.
Whether you’re looking for a garden watchdog, some programmable buttons, or a fix for your home’s infuriating internet blackspots, there’s brilliant smart tech that can help you out.
We’ve got a huge stack of smart home-themed articles to get you inspired and get you thinking about what’s best for your home – and even though the week is over you can still check them out below.
We’ll bring you the latest smart home buying guides plus advice around the latest gear to try – whichever smart ecosystem you’re using currently, whether that’s Apple, Google or Amazon-centric or simply using standalone products.
Our latest smart home week features in association with Ring
Ikea smart lighting guide: the best Ikea lights to buy
Would you like some clever lighting with your flatpack meatballs?
Wiz smart lighting: the complete guide to the Wi-Fi light system
This lighting brand likes to put you in the spotlight with its Wi-Fi light system that doesn’t need a hub
Smart lighting key terms explained: what to look for when buying bulbs, strips and more
Smart lighting can take your home illumination to the next level, but there’s a lot of jargon involved…
Philips Hue lights, accessories, features and compatibility: your complete guide
Light up your life and enhance your entertainment with the superb Philips Hue smart lighting system
The best garden smart tech
Yes, you can get the best garden smart tech to take care of all the chores and make your outdoor events even more legendarily entertaining
Best outdoor security camera 2023: the best wireless cams for monitoring your home
From simple sensors to watchful eyes smart enough for Fort Knox, this guide features our pick of the best outdoor security cameras
Best Echo Show 2023: which Amazon smart display is right for your home?
Want Alexa’s smarts inside a smart display? We’ve tested every Echo Show, to recommend the best Amazon screen for every buyer and budget
The best smart home security tech
No need to hire a Dwayne Johnson lookalike to man your doorstep: smart cameras are more intelligent and more affordable than ever
Best Ring doorbell 2023: which one is best for your home?
Hassle-free home security, for all budgets. Ding dong.
Nanoleaf smart lighting guide: our top picks
If you want to choose Nanoleaf tech for your smart home, then this is a good place to start
Top bedroom smart tech to help you get a great night’s sleep
Sleep on it with our guide to bedroom smart tech so you can snooze away at will
Apple AirPlay 2: everything you need to know about the streaming tech
Blast audio and video around your home, until your Wi-Fi network begs for mercy
Let the right one in with Ring security tech
Presenting the Ring Intercom, Indoor Cam and Alarm: three simple ways to give your peace of mind a serious upgrade
The best living room smart home tech for carefree days lounging about
Looking for some top lounge tech? You’ve just found it – here’s our pick of the best
How to choose a smart lighting system
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to a smart lighting system – allow Stuff to enlighten you
Google Home complete guide: what to think about when creating a Google setup
The most barebones Google Home setup has two parts, the Google Home app and a Nest Mini speaker
The best smart light bulbs 2023: banish the darkness with Alexa, Google and Siri
Let’s shed some light on all the best smart light bulbs worth considering – which one is the top pick for you?
Best mesh Wi-Fi system 2023: eliminate dead spots in your home
Getting blanked by your broadband in the far reaches of the living room? Here’s our guide to the best mesh Wi-Fi system
The best smart plugs 2023: Alexa, Google, and Siri support
From turning your lamp on to upping the ante with energy monitoring, here are the best smart plugs on the market right now
Stuff meets…. Amazon’s Leila Rouhi to talk about everything Ring￼
We spoke about Ring’s early days and the challenge of making the company’s products easy to use
Lifx smart lighting guide: the best Lifx lights to buy today
As well as lighting up your life, some bulbs can sanitise your tech – here’s our guide to Lifx smart lighting
The three key ecosystems
The undisputed queen of the smart home, Alexa shows no sign of relinquishing her throne – especially as she can now be found in a connected toilet. There are plenty of ways Alexa-enabled tech can make your world run more smoothly.
So much more than a voice assistant for your smartphone, Google Assistant powers many of the latest and greatest gadgets, and if that’s not enough its Stuff award-winning smart display and whizzy Wi-Fi mesh network could be the connected cherry on top.
Apple wants to make your home work without opening countless apps. It also claims to place great importance on your privacy and demands devices on its platform adhere to greater levels of encryption. In fact, the only person crashing this house party is Siri.
Also don’t forget to check out our list of the best smart home devices.