Smart Home Tech I ACTUALLY Use!

Smart Home Tech I ACTUALLY Use!

First video from the in-progress basement studio 👀

Thanks to @BestBuy for sponsoring today’s video! Check out the smart home tech I showed off on my Best Buy storefront at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/XxarBG or the links below.

This is the tech I have set up around my home right now in 2022:

Nest Hub Max Smart Display at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/AoZbQN
Google Nest Smart Thermostat at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/RyQk3a
Google Nest Doorbell Battery at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/GjWvk9
Google Nest Camera at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/KebD3A
Google Nest Camera with Floodlight at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/qnM7Xj
Google Nest x Yale – Smart Lock at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/a1g0zo
Philips Hue Gradient Singe Table Lamp at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/gb0272
NETGEAR Orbi AX4200 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Mesh System at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/15xmkx
TP-Link – Kasa Smart WiFi Plug at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/WD51zZ
Sonos Beam at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/5brVG3
Sonos Sub at https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/kj6mv3

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49 Comments

  1. ittos90 on December 28, 2022 at 1:34 am

    I have the same yale lock. I found it to be unreliable when reporting it’s state. Several times I will walk by and see it is unlocked while the app says it is locked…

  2. Jskins on December 28, 2022 at 1:35 am

    The nest app was amazing? Bruh, not sure how much you use this app but I have been living with it for 4 years and it’s a terrible app! As far as easy use of a thermostat, it does NOT keep accurate temperature.

  3. Fuzzled on December 28, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Bro this and a Tesla and I’m set for life

    Can’t wait for uber air next year and flying cars are on the market now 😀what a crazy time to be alive

  4. Fuzzled on December 28, 2022 at 1:38 am

    This is my motivation to buy a whole smart home

  5. Doug Hope on December 28, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for this!
    I just upgraded to the eero WiFi 6E Pro and I’m pulling 900Mbps as well, iPhone and iPad. Changes the home game, no buffers anywhere 🙂

  6. Freaky Loo on December 28, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Make a video about which platform is the best. Apple, Google, or Amazon? These seem fine to me, but I’m using Apple stuff…

  7. IAMFOOZY on December 28, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Why the fuq did I think a doorbell would increase bandwidth 😂

  8. fck peace on December 28, 2022 at 1:46 am

    No Japanese bath techs, Sadge

  9. Marc Kimmel on December 28, 2022 at 1:48 am

    You mentioned the main systems to setup a smart home with (Google, Apple, Alexa). Isn’t Samsung SmartThings a equivalent option?

  10. Antonín Daněk on December 28, 2022 at 1:48 am

    There’s so little smart gadgets really worth having. So far it’s mostly just something to brag about to friends, nothing really useful. I hope that will change.

  11. HonoredMule on December 28, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Smart home tech will take off when smart home tech companies start selling tech we want and not the proprietary trojan horses they want.

    I mean, people have shown that they _are_ willing to endure obscene levels of privacy invasion and vendor lock-in, but not when that means the products are rendered dysfunctional and unreliable by design, just to leave us having to either liter our spaces with ugly e-waste or practically remodel our homes to replace dead tech every two years. Also, physical home spaces are the last bastion for expectation of privacy. Even the privacy-ignorant are going to start balking at that point.

    The cellphone industry’s rapid cycle of short-lived overpriced e-waste is thankfully a one-hit wonder, and we need to extinguish that dumpster fire, not start more of them.

  12. Medwest Media on December 28, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I work in home automation and control4 and savant are pretty neat systems. You need some pieces of hardware but I feel as though home automation is all about how convenient you want things and what you want simplified

  13. ImRadu on December 28, 2022 at 1:50 am

    How do you know you turnded off the oven if you don’t have a smart oven?

  14. Yellow on December 28, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Simple, proper and pain-free smart home setup, unlike Linus’s 🤣

  15. Isaque Fontinele on December 28, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I’m surprised by how simple your door lock was.
    I mean, there are plenty of models in the market with many authentications, like tags, fingerprint, bluetooth, proximity, voice, face recognition. And yours only use… code number.
    Is there a reason to choose this one?

  16. J Mart on December 28, 2022 at 1:51 am

    I’m trying to understand why this guy doesn’t live in a mega mansion? There’s no way this is his main house

  17. hnybrr on December 28, 2022 at 1:51 am

    Why is the exercise bike blurred out?

  18. TheSkepticSkwerl on December 28, 2022 at 1:51 am

    Anyone who doesn’t have a hardwired camera is just special.

  19. Lanzer on December 28, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Can’t wait till you get Home Assistant installed.

  20. Jim Bob on December 28, 2022 at 1:56 am

    One word: raspberry pie

  21. Ian Cameron Evans on December 28, 2022 at 1:56 am

    That Stealth in the background is pretty high tech.

  22. Chris Liberti on December 28, 2022 at 1:57 am

    The orbits is great. I tried switching to nest Wi-Fi pro and one of my points would not connect where I get 300 mb at the location with orbi

  23. Phani Turlapati on December 28, 2022 at 1:57 am

    @mkbhd what’s the tech you use for smart shades?

  24. MISRYluvsCOMPNY on December 28, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Separate video on your solar set up please. Doing my part to like and comment.

  25. TheSkepticSkwerl on December 28, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Those weren’t the 3 options, unless you don’t actually understand tech. Because those are the options for people who "don’t want to figure it out" you forget there are a ton of DIY options

  26. Peter Coleman on December 28, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Something that you could try is the Google nest minis they are great

  27. bausHuck on December 28, 2022 at 2:02 am

    I am in the process of building a new house. I want to eventually add a bunch of smart stuff to it. I just have no idea where to start. I would also prefer someone to do it so that I can call someone if there are issues.

  28. Dave Flanagan on December 28, 2022 at 2:10 am

    I have switched all my core over to HomeKit. What’s your stance on privacy with Google?

  29. Kyle on December 28, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Smart shade recommendations?

  30. Chuck Norris ( ' ', ) on December 28, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Smart room.

  31. Ryan Little on December 28, 2022 at 2:13 am

    No Samsung SmartThings? It’s definitely not amazing and gets no attention. I have all my lights switches in the house as smart Zwave ones. The most practical ones are for the exterior lights. I have them on a routine, they turn on 30 mins before sunset and off at 11pm. Also all smart door locks so at 11pm all doors lock too, which is great if we forgot to manually lock them.

  32. S M on December 28, 2022 at 2:13 am

    This was kind of underwhelming to watch.

  33. TheSkepticSkwerl on December 28, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Google home is great and awful, it constantly has issues on android. I’m not sure if they’ll ever make it great. Since i develop stuff, it sickens me that they don’t test features they change.

  34. Kevin Sar on December 28, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Ugh I feel you about the nest app, I had to downgrade back to my original nest thermostat bc I couldn’t get the schedule to work on just the home app

  35. Rajarshi Biswas on December 28, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Google or alexa better?

  36. Fuzzled on December 28, 2022 at 2:18 am

    I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that🔴

  37. Isaac R. Castro S. on December 28, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Marki… braunli…

  38. Pdubz21 on December 28, 2022 at 2:19 am

    👍🏼

  39. Noah Dockery on December 28, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Not a huge fan of Orbi personally as I have been part of Best Buy Geek Squad as an in home installer and have consistently replaced them with Amazon’s Eero mesh system. Hands down a much more painless and user friendly mesh network system. I would definitely check them out as I have been installing Eero mesh systems for the past 7 months.

  40. Wayne Kelly on December 28, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Can the nest cameras trigger lights to switch on when detection?

  41. Christopher Dinnall on December 28, 2022 at 2:21 am

    Wiz light bulbs which are also owned by Philips are better for lamps than smart outlets

  42. A B on December 28, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Dammit, I just got bamboozled into watching a 10min best buy ad

  43. Hal on December 28, 2022 at 2:24 am

    I dislike saying "ok Google" to activate assistant. I prefer "Alexa" much smoother

  44. Rohan Dookiesingh on December 28, 2022 at 2:26 am

    at least you love sharing your private info with google but no thanks. A further path to obesity and be f"cking lazy

  45. Gabriel Burchett on December 28, 2022 at 2:28 am

    yeah Hue lights arent worth it unless you have the hub and can voice control them from your Alexa/Google Home IMO. Been using em for a few years now.

  46. Tom Haerinck on December 28, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Can you do one using motion/contact sensors etc. Using zigbee?

  47. Leo K on December 28, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Funny, I have the same setup except for lights I use Lutron switches with normal LEDs and wired Nest Camera. Orbi is pretty awesome!

  48. Josh S on December 28, 2022 at 2:31 am

    🔥

  49. Erick Luna on December 28, 2022 at 2:33 am

    What do you think about the Wyze Products?

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