We compare the new Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar in this post to help you decide which Sonos soundbar it the right fit for your home. The new Sonos Beam is loaded with smart technology with Alexa built in and a direct connect HDMI port that is capable of communicating with your TV to allow you to turn on and off your TV using voice commands.
The Sonos Playbar is the larger of the two soundbars and provides great lower range and extreme sound for those days that you wan’t to blast music or make the house shake. While it does have slightly better sound quality a high volume it comes at a cost in a larger format that might not fit your decor and typically a much higher price point than the Sonos Beam.
In our testing we found that Sonos Beam provided exceptional sound in all but the largest rooms or rooms with vaulted ceilings. Find out why I decided to keep the Sonos Beam in my home over the Sonos Playbar we tested and how you can use your Sonos Beam or Sonos Playbar as part of a Surround Sound System.Read More
Which smart speaker is right for you? We compare the Facebook portal vs echo show to compare the features between the smart speakers and smart displays. The facebook portal just launched in October of 2018 and is competing with the Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Spot and the Google Home Hub. In this match up it’s fair to say that Echo Show gets the thumbs up and the Facebook Portal is about as awkward as getting “poke” from someone you don’t know on facebook.Read More
We review the features of the Nest vs Nest E thermostat to help you decide which smart thermostat is best for you. The Nest Thermostat Generation 3 has more features and a higher end design than the Nest E thermostat. The Nest E still gets the job done but does not have the same high end look as the Nest Gen 3 thermostat in the looks category in Nest vs Nest E, the Nest is the clear winner. The Nest E is a lower cost vs the Nest Generation 3 thermostat and will still save you energy but do the cost savings justify the plastic design vs the smooth polished high end metal design of the Nest Generation 3 Thermostat.Read More
Amazon Echo vs Amazon Echo Plus: Which echo device should you get? We compare the features of the Echo and the Echo Plus to give you a run down of the their similarities and differences. The echo is a lower cost option but the Echo Plus has an integrated smart hub. Both have good sound quality and include the full suite of Amazon Alexa features but is the smart home hub feature worth the extra cost? Which echo device fits better into your design style. The echo is more subtle while the echo plus has a more obvious design. We give you all the information you need in comparing the echo vs echo plus to make the right choice on your amazon echo device selection.Read More