Monica Beyer is a writer with two published books -- Baby Talk (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006) and Teach Your Baby to Sign (Fair Winds, 2007). Her work has also appeared at SheKnows, Thrillist, mom.me, Mental Floss, GOOD Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and others.
Articles and Reviews by Monica Beyer
Amazon's Alexa does way more than you expect
August 16, 2019 – Here's what Amazon's Alexa can do for you.
Can smart thermostats really save you thousands of dollars?
July 17, 2019 – Here's how smart thermostats compare to programmable ones.
You can control your window AC unit with Alexa and Google—here's how
June 21, 2019 – Just a few tweaks and you'll have a smart window unit air conditioner.
Which is better: the Google Home Mini or Echo Dot?
June 20, 2019 – We looked at two of the leading smart speakers to find which was best.
The 10 best things Amazon’s Alexa can do
May 29, 2019 – Your Alexa-enabled smart speaker can do much more than you imagine.
10 great smart home gadgets for beginners to make life easier
May 25, 2019 – You don't have to be an expert to jump into the smart home world.
16 reasons why you need smart plugs in your life
May 25, 2019 – There are tons of ways to use smart plugs in your home—here are 16.
16 things that will make the transition to summer easier
May 08, 2019 – Your home—and your lawn—are ready to welcome spring.
10 ways the Amazon Echo Show can make your life easier
May 06, 2019 – Check out these cool features that can only be enjoyed on the Amazon Echo Show.
16 mistakes you're making while cleaning
May 01, 2019 – Your cleaning routine might cause health problems—here's why.
Everything that works with Apple HomeKit
April 09, 2019 – If you live in an Apple household and want to make it smarter, this is your go-to resource for everything available that works with HomeKit.
Smart home gadgets give off radiation—should you worry?
March 29, 2019 – Experts weigh in on radiation from devices like Echo, Nest, and Ring.
The Best Smart Plugs of 2019
December 19, 2018 – These plugs are your first step toward a complete smart home.