The sheer number ofout there today makes it difficult to know how to get started. We're here to narrow it down. This is Hacks@Home, our handy guide to the smart home. Think of it as "smart home 101" -- a list of the best product categories (and specific products) to consider if you're interested in connected devices but don't know where to start.
We're also posting related videos below, showing you how to set up our favorite devices from each category, as well as providing info about their key features and how those features can add convenience to your daily life.
We're starting out with two simple and affordable product categories: light bulbs. But we'll be updating this article regularly with new categories -- and new videos -- all to help you delve into the smart home armed with the knowledge you need to make the best possible buying decision. Welcome to Hacks@Home.and smart
Smart light bulbs
Turning your lights on and off with a voice command never gets old. Smart light bulbs are an easy way to take advantage of the magic of the smart home and Wi-Fi network so you can control it remotely with an app. They also work with both Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, so if you have a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo Dot ($55 at Walmart), you can turn on your bulb with a voice command.get all of the basics right for an affordable $8 per bulb. Put the bulb in a hard-to-reach lamp and it'll connect directly to your
Remember, this is just the beginning of Hacks@Home. Check back for updates, new product categories -- and new videos.