*Tryazon sent me these Merkury Innovations smart products to try in my home. All thoughts belong to me and have not been influenced. *
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With over 15 years in the business, Merkury Innovations has an unrivaled insight into retailing trends and product demands, as well as an ever-sharpening focus on living out their passion and connecting to their customers. Merkury Innovations specializes in accessorizing your personal electronics.
Merkury Innovations A19 Dimmable White Smart Light Bulb, 60W
About: The Merkury 800 White Dimmable A19 Smart LED Bulb series are as bright as traditional bulbs for use throughout your home. Manage your lighting from across the room or across the country, using the Geeni app or (optionally) by voice using Amazon Alexa, your Google Assistant or Microsoft Cortana.
My Thoughts: I use the Geeni app to control these products. The app was easy to download and set-up connecting with these products. I placed this bulb in my couch side lamp. I do like to read at night, but then I like to just chill and watch some tv. I usually keep the light on, but it can be annoying because it is so bright. I’m enjoying using the dimmer option on this app.
Not only does it create the mood I want, but I feel good about saving money. I can also control the lamp from my work space without having to get up. The app also allows you to set-up a schedule. No more wasting electricity when you are out of town and want to create the appearance of someone at home. You can set your light to turn itself on and off. I plan on picking up a few more of these when I need a bulb replacement. They are priced affordably.
Merkury Innovations Smart Plug
About: Start your humidifier before you even get home. Turn on a fan or a lamp. Just plug anything into the SMART PLUG and turn it on and off from anywhere with the Geeni app. Paired with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Microsoft Cortana, you can control your electronics with just the power of your voice.
My Thoughts: I plan on getting a lot of use out of this device! I also plan on getting a few more of these as well. I would love to get back from vacation and have the AC running for a bit so the house isn’t so stuffy! The app lets you control your devices right from your phone, so you can be any where! Right now I have it plugged into a lamp in my entry way. I have a bad habit of getting home later than planned and it’s pitch black. Now I can turn on the light when we enter, or I can also set this ip on a schedule so it turns itself on every night at the same time. Perfect! It makes any device a smart one!
Merkury Innovations Smart WiFi 720P Camera
About: The Merkury Innovations Smart WiFi 720P Smart Wi-Fi Security Camera allows users to watch over their home with quality recordings plus speak and listen to those on the other end. Motion alerts to your phone let you always know what is happening in your house. It provides security and peace of mind when you need it. Paired with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, you can stream video to compatible screens.
My Thoughts: This is simple and cool! Bend and mount the camera anywhere so you can see what is happening at your home when you are not there. You can listen and talk if you need to through the camera and app. It comes with automatic night vision so you can see both day and night with clarity. It also has a setting to detect motion. You can view a live feed or record to view later on.
The live feed experiences a few seconds delay, and I did have a few glitches with the listen and talk feature, but for the quality and price of the camera it is worth it. If you plan on recording you do need to purchase a MicroSD card as it is not included. Overall, this is a neat little gadget that can offer you peace of mind when you are not home or even when your pet is sick and you want to keep an eye on them.
To purchase these products you can visit: https://merkuryinnovations.com/brand/merkury/