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Catching Up with HomeKit and CEDIA on The Smart Home Show

The Smart Home ShowIt seems like I’m always talking about HomeKit on The Smart Home Show. This episode is no exception, particularly since the next wave of HomeKit devices is starting to swell. Will the next devices pique more interest and (perhaps more importantly) work more reliably, or are we starting to see a bunch of “me too” commoditized products?

Mike and I also catch up on some of my observations from CEDIA Expo since he missed the event this year. My most interesting picks? The direct-to-consumer Savant Remote stands out as an offering from a traditionally installer-focused company; Fibaro is soon releasing a swipe controller that can work through countertops; and Webee offers a unique TV-based home hub solution in a sea of otherwise undifferentiated product ecosystems.

You can find the episode at Soundcloud or in iTunes.

HomeTech Podcast #85 – The Two-Part CEDIA Wrap-up Extravaganza!

Screen+Shot+2014-04-13+at+8.09.56+AMThis was my second year at the CEDIA Expo (or whatever they’re calling it now), and I was again happy to run into HomeTech co-host Jason Griffing. Between vendor meetings and exploring the expansive show floor, we managed to record segments for both HomeTech.FM and Home: On.

I always enjoy Jason and Seth’s integrators’ perspective on the industry, and to be sure, CEDIA is their show. Except that we’re starting to see something of a convergence between our two spaces—the custom integrator and direct-to-consumer markets.

It’s always a pleasure to talk with these guys, and I hope people enjoy my perspective on this convergence on their latest episode of HomeTech.FM.

You can find the episode at HomeTech.FM in iTunes, or at Technology.FM.

On the Daily Tech News Show from CEDIA

While in Dallas for CEDIA’s Future Home Experience, I was on Tom Merritt’s Daily Tech News Show to discuss the convergence trend of the custom and direct-to-consumer markets.

This is my first time on Tom’s show, and I was thrilled to be on with author and magician Andrew Mayne and guest artist Len Peralta. As on most Friday episodes of DTNS, Len drew an eerily perfect illustration this week of someone stumbling through the tech in his home at night. I have a funny feeling that’s supposed to be me in that drawing.

Since I joined over my hotel Wi-Fi and didn’t have a proper mic, my audio is pretty terrible. Hopefully next time I’ll be back in my office with my own studio gear.

You can find the episode at Daily Tech News Show or in iTunes.

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