Be Smart, Go Local.

About Us was founded in 2021 as a platform dedicated to smart home and automation enthusiasts, tinkerers and do-it-yourself project lovers.

Mission: We are a team of passionate individuals who teardown, test and review interesting and sometimes obscure smart devices and share in-depth reviews in a written format.

Vision: We believe a modern smart home should be 100% local and completely isolated from the cloud and data collection companies, so we are a strong endorser and advocate for Home Assistant.

Our content is free – and always will be.

Collaboration and Review Guidelines is open to working with any and every Smart Home company or manufacturer willing provide us with a product sample for review. Please note the following guidelines before getting in touch:

  • We do not write sponsored reviews
    • If you do decide to send us a product for testing, note that an unbiased, unfiltered and uninfluenced review will be published on our website
  • We do not accept compensation for reviews
    • If you do decide to send us a product for testing, note that no compensation will be accepted if it is intended to influence the outcome of the review.
    • Voluntary donations are always accepted
  • We do not allow a preview of the review
    • A preview of the review article will not be shared with anyone under any circumstances
    • Filtering a review article is not allowed and strictly against our main goal
    • The sender will read the review once it’s published, together with everyone else
  • We do not return review samples
    • Product samples will not be returned to the sender, unless previously agreed upon
  • We do not guarantee any sales, commissions or similar metrics
    • If you are looking for some kind of sales boost or guarantee, look somewhere else.

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