Episode 239 - Projects Project with Cody Crossland

On this episode of HomeTech: Seth and guest co-host Cody Crossland chat about the week’s sparse headlines and chat about the technology in Cody’s new home. Cody also needs help figuring out where to install a TV in his Family Room. Submit your ideas through our feedback form or by emailing feedback at hometech.fm. There’s a picture at the bottom of the show notes.

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Episode 238 - To Inifi-K and Beyond!

Episode 237 - The 4th Annual Fireside Chat Special

On this very special episode of HomeTech: Join us as we look back on the biggest smart home stories of 2018 on our fourth annual Fireside Chat! As in year’s past, we are joined by Mike Wolf, founder of the Smart Kitchen Summit and publisher of The Spoon, and Richard Gunther, host of the Digital Media Zone’s Home:On Podcast. This year, we are also joined for the first time by Rose Thibodeaux, founder of the excellent smart-home product review YouTube channel, “It’s Rose”, and author at the Home Alarm Report.

This jam-packed episode will provide you with a comprehensive look back at all the trends that defined the connected home this year, including predictions about what 2019 will bring. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 236 - Projects Project with James Ratcliffe of Homeplay

On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by James Ratcliffe, owner of Homeplay, for a special edition of our “Projects Project”. A custom integration company based in the UK, Homeplay just wrapped up construction on a stunning new showroom. James join us to discuss their beautiful new facility which features the latest in high-end home technology solutions. Tune in to hear about this unique and challenging project!

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Show Notes

Episode 235 - HomeTech's 2018 Black Friday Special

On this week’s episode of HomeTech: the latest home tech headlines plus our annual Black Friday roundup! There are great some really great deals on home tech this year. Don’t waste your time scouring the internet. We’ve done the hard work for you!

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  • Google Black Friday deals

    • Nest Cam Indoor $129 ($70 off)

    • Google Home Hub $99 ($50 off)

    • Google home mini $25 ($24 off, half price)

      • 3-Pack at Costco for $70 ($23/mini)

    • Google Home $79 ($50 off)

    • Chromecast $25 ($10 off)

    • Good package deals too

      • Google Home Hub + Google Home + Wifi 3-pack (save $129)



  • HomePod

    • Best Buy will be dropping the price to $249.99 (~$100 off)

      • The second best price that we’ve seen all-time.

  • Best Buy - up to $250 off MacBook Pros

  • iPad

    • Target, Walmart, and others will be marking the 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi 32GB to $250 (Reg. $329), one of the best prices that we’ve ever seen.

  • Apple Holiday gift guide



Best Buy

  • Best Buy offers a slew of Black Friday deals for smart home, security, and Wi-Fi

    • Amazon – Echo Show (1st Generation) $100 ($130 off)

    • Ring – Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro Bundle: $180 ($120 off)

    • Lenovo – 8-inch Smart Display with Google Assistant $100 ($100 off)

    • Arlo – Pro 4-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Camera System $445 ($150 off)

      • Arlo Pro 3-camera Kit at costco for $300 ($170 off)

    • Also a bunch of Philips Hue discounts. Check them out if you’re in the market

TV Specials

  • LG's OLED TVs get modest discounts for Black Friday

    • Discounts available now through December 1st.

    • OLED C8

      • LG is discounting the 55-inch and 65-inch models by $800, bringing them to $1,700 and $2,700, respectively.

    • Super UHD SK9000 series of LEDs.

      • You can save $600 on the 55-inch model, which now costs $900,

      • You can also save $900 on the 65-inch model, the price of which is knocked down to $1,300.

    • Additionally, you can save up to $2,000 on LG's UHD 4K LED TVs.

      • 70-inch - $900 ($600 off)

      • 75-inch - $1,400 ($800 off)

      • 86-inch model - $2,500 ($2,000 off!)

    • NOTE: All these discounts are off LG’s suggested price and some may not be priced much lower than you could have otherwise found by shopping around

  • TCL 55R617 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2018 Model)

    • $629 on Amazon

  • VIZIO - You can get a top-tier Vizio P Series TV for a song this Black Friday

    • The 70-inch D-Series models

      • Recently priced at $800, can be had at Walmart, Costco, and Target for just $470 - SCREAMING DEAL

      • P-Series models.

        • $300 off the 65-inch and 75-inch P-Series models, bringing them down to $899 and $1,699, respectively.

      • 65-inch P-Series Quantum (flagship model)

        • $600 off of its usual $2,100 list price, bringing the TV down to just $1,500.

        • That’s an astonishing deal for a TV with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and 2,000 nits of brightness.

  • Sharp - 55-inch 4K Roku TV: $250 (save $200)

  • Sceptre 55-Inch 4K UHD TV for $250 ($150 off).

    • Never even heard of this company but $250 is crazy cheap


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