Due to the global pandemic, those of us who have been unexpectedly thrust into working from home have had to figure out how to get our work done while sheltering in place. We wanted to share some of the things that have helped us stay productive and more-or-less content since we began physically distancing ourselves from our loved ones and friends who live outside of our homes.
We’re all going through the pandemic together, yet in many ways, many of us have never felt more alone. Money worries, employment woes, health fears, cabin fever, and anger at this situation, in general, can result in irrational arguments with your partner or other quarantine-mates, angst, malaise, a general sense of depression, and anxiety attacks. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Rootd wants to help.
Neato’s robot vacuums seem to be a favorite in a lot of homes, mostly because they’re some of the few that have so many built-in smart integrations including the ability to work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. But starting today, Neato adds a voice function that makes it even easier to command your vac from your iPhone.
More than two years ago, I wrote about the new service called Reelgood that had launched to help you track shows and movies across a wide array of streaming services. Since that time Reelgood has quietly gotten better, providing notifications of new episodes of your tracked shows, adding new services, and just refining the experience in general.
I’ve had a video doorbell for over three years. It’s great, but after three years it is on the way out. Thankfully, the August View Doorbell Cam arrived for review. And while I can’t install it quite yet (we are in the process of replacing our fence and will use it there), I set it up to test and am impressed.
The terrible truth is cleaning your house after working hard all week is dreadful. No one enjoys doing it, but it must be done. But if you want to clean effectively, leaving little to no doubt that you’ve completed the mission, Shark’s UpLight & the Shark IQ Robot vacuums are the way to go.
As a guy whose sister loved jumping rope, I’ve always watched in amazement, but honestly, I never got it. Then I turned thirty, found out my metabolism wasn’t what it was and looked for the best ways of burning calories without running nowhere on a treadmill. Surprisingly I found out 15 minutes of jumping rope could effectively burn 300 calories.
There is nothing like a perfectly cooked cut of meat, but rather than doing guesswork, why not try out a meat thermometer that promises to get the job done for you? I received the MEATER Block a few months ago, but the question that I keep asking myself: Is the product worth it?
If you have attempted to track your sleep, sure, you could use a variety of third-party apps to track how many hours you’ve tossed and turned, but how accurate could those numbers be? Why not use a tried and trusted app that’s sole purpose is to monitor every single detail of what happens when you shut your eyes at night?
Traveling abroad could already be a bit daunting, and if you’re not familiar with your surroundings, and want to find out very important details without looking completely like a tourist, TripIt’s latest update is here to help.
I’ve been pretty irresponsible with my diet the past few months, resulting in fewer selfies, guilt over terrible eating habits, and stress from various things. Constantly telling myself: I’m going to get back in shape, I’ve tried everything, and then I found Freeletics.
August Home and Yale Locks are two companies that need no introduction, and if you live in the US, you probably already know that they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Now Europe can get a taste of that smart home perfection with Yale Access.
The Anker Soundcore Wakey that I’ve been using over the past few weeks has truly impressed me. As someone who hates clutter, especially wires, the Wakey’s easily one of the best alarm clocks I’ve ever had.
As someone who tried and failed at P-98, I’ve always been skeptical about those “all-in-one home gym” solutions that you see on Instagram, advertised to change your body in just a few short weeks. The best way to transform your body, other than keeping good nutritional habits, is a constant workout regimen. And ironically, one app that I’ve been testing for the past month has been helping to transform my dog-dad bod.
It’s never too late to get in shape, and if you enjoy yourself some good old cardio, there’s a new running app called Charge Running out there so that even if you’re running alone, you feel like you always have a partner right there with you.
Dust, dust mites, pet hair, human hair, dirt — they all will accumulate in your living spaces, and they are all gross. You can get rid of all of your sneeze-inducing detritus with the cordless Tineco Pure One S12 Plus Smart Vacuum Cleaner. Using artificial intelligence, it provides a smarter, deeper, quieter, and better cleaning.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, this paper airplane is great, but it could use a motor and an app.”? Of course, you haven’t. But that’s exactly what you get with the PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit. I know, it sounds silly, but bear with me because there’s a lot to this.
You have to hand it to Samsung, they are nothing if not persistent in sticking with their AI assistant named Bixby. They even continue to have dedicated physical buttons on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 devices like the S10e I recently reviewed. Now there’s an easy way to take back the button and use it for an actually useful Assistant – Google’s.
Teplo wants your tea to be reflective of your mood when you’re drinking it so they’ve created Teplo Tea which is an internet-connected tea kettle with a heart rate sensor built-in to help it determine your state of mind.
You don’t have to suffer from a respiratory condition to care about the quality of the air you breathe, and the wearable Atmotube Pro makes it easy to instantly know if the air quality in- or outdoors is unsafe. By tracking volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as well as Particulate Matter (PM) pollutants, the Atmotube Pro can help you breathe easy.
I’ve been a fan of TIDAL since Jay-Z acquired it in March of 2015. As the streaming service grew into a global music and entertaining platform, one thing many people wanted was the ability to capture studio-quality sound for Android. Starting today that is a reality.