Start your journey toward the ultimate smart home with the SmartThings Lighting Kit for $99

  • Published on: June 14, 2017

SmartThings has a Lighting Kit on sale for $99. Once you add it to your cart, the site should discount $40 automatically. Shipping is free to anywhere in the U.S. It’s a good deal because the lighting kit includes the Samsung SmartThings Hub, Motion Sensor and two Sylvania Lightify smart light bulbs. The Hub itself is $99 in most places, so you’re essentially getting the $30 Motion Sensor and $20 worth of light bulbs for free.

Hubs like this act as the “brain” of any smart home. As you start adding more smart features, like a thermostat or smart plugs, you want to be able to control all of them at once. The hub lets you connect everything to it and then control them from one single place. With this lighting kit, you can connect the motion sensor and the bulbs to the hub and use it to schedule the lights coming on or off, lighting when the motion sesnor activates, or any other number of things you can think of. The SmartThings Hub works with Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth, and other wireless protocols like ZigBee.

The biggest negative against it is that the companion app is crazy complicated, which means it might be hard to get started with it but once you do you’ll be able to do all sorts of things.

The Samsung SmartThings Hub is one of the best reviewed smart hubs out there. Tom’s Guide called it the Best Smart Home Hub in 2017. PC Mag named it their Editor’s Choice, gave it 4.5 stars out of 5, and called it “one of the most versatile home automation hubs around.”

That being said, there are other really great smart hubs out there at a cheaper price, like the Wink Hub 2 (also an Editor’s Choice at PC Mag), which is only $80 right now.

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  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2415 is on sale for $212, its lowest price ever

Update: We shared this deal on June 20 when the U2415 dropped to $225. That seemed like a great deal at the time, but then it sold out. Well, now Amazon has the monitor back in stock and at an even lower price, $212.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The $60 littleBits Rule Your Room Kit is the perfect introduction to electronic inventions for your little one

Motivated by a desire to see every child find an understanding of electronics and engineering, littleBits’ kits have been designed with young inventors in mind.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Ditch the app, the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch is now $20

The Philips Hue Dimmer Switch can dim up to 50 lights at once from anywhere in the house when paired with the Philips Hue Bridge.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

The Thermapen MK4 is the best instant-read meat thermometer out there, and this price is its lowest ever

Get the best instant-read thermometer you’ll ever use at a price more in keeping with what you’d spend on a thermometer.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

You’ll never need another remote control when you finally get the $86 Logitech Harmony Companion

This is a true universal remote control, unlike other universal remotes which barely control anything at all, and it’s going for its lowest price ever.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Never worry about whether or not you locked the door with the Schlage Camelot Auto-locking Keypad

These keypad entry locks come in a variety of colors, all of which are selling for low prices even if some are slightly more expensive.

  • Published on: June 23, 2017

Protect your electronics from power outages and storm surges with deals on these APC UPS Backups

APC has three different models across three different retailers on sale right now. All of them matching low prices.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

The Yamaha 76-Key Portable Grand Piano for $140 is a sound deal

With a built-in teaching system and some of the most realistic piano sounds on the market today, this price isn’t worth missing out on.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Travel to the Wizarding World with the $200 Lionel Hogwarts Express train set

The Hogwarts Express train set by Lionel inspired by the Harry Potter series features a smoking chimney, lights and a myriad of different sounds to bring it to life.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Keep your home secure with the $158 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Update: This deal has expired.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Amazon has a select number of digital HD movies on sale for 10 cents each

Update: This deal has expired.

  • Published on: June 22, 2017

Get this great looking surround sound system from Harman Kardon at one of its lowest prices ever

This 5.1-channel surround sound system is going for one of its lowest prices ever.

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