Editor, Smart Home
I am an award-winning author and smart home editor for Reviewed. As a freelancer, I've worked with a multitude of outlets such as Wirecutter, TIME, PCMag, Prevention, The Atlantic, Reviews.com, CNN, GOOD, Upworthy, Mom.me, and Woman's World. I've covered a broad range of topics -- from neuroscience to product reviews to parenting to disability issues.
However, long before I ever wrote my first article, I developed a deep fascination with tech. As a child of the '80s and member of the Oregon Trail Generation, I remember being awestruck when my dad brought home a car phone. I forked out $30 to buy a new battery for my Nokia so it would light up like a Christmas tree when it rang. I could speed text even before the advent of Swype. I even owned a dot matrix printer. I never could shut up about the latest tech, and as obnoxious as it surely was in my youth, I've somehow managed to make a career of it as an adult.
Now, I sleep in a smart bed on a smart pillow; I do my makeup in a smart mirror; and I chat with Siri, Alexa, Google, and Cortana throughout the day. I can't wait to see what new things are on the horizon, and I can't wait to tell you all about it.
Articles and Reviews by Sarah Kovac
I can't use my arms—here's how tech makes life easier
July 31, 2019 – Smart home tech makes it easier for people with disabilities to be independent
I tried a smart oil diffuser—now I can't live without it
July 25, 2019 – The Pura smart essential oil diffuser is my favorite smart home gadget.
Amazon Recast lets you cut the cord but keep the sports
July 18, 2019 – Amazon Recast lets you cut the cord but keep the games
Can Amazon's new Echo Sub compete with Sonos?
July 03, 2019 – How does an Echo Plus and Echo Sub pair compete with the Sonos One?
The Best Smart Bulbs for Apple HomeKit of 2019
June 28, 2019 – The Best Smart Bulbs for Apple HomeKit of 2019
10 smart home gadgets nobody asked for
June 25, 2019 – Here's a list of hilarious smart home gadgets nobody asked for.
This smart candle allows Alexa to light a real flame
June 21, 2019 – The Perfect Pillar can light a real flame in response to voice commands.
The Best Smart Bulbs For Amazon Alexa of 2019
June 20, 2019 – These are the best smart light bulbs that work with Alexa.
The Best Smart Switches and Dimmers for Apple HomeKit of 2019
June 13, 2019 – Here are the top smart switches and dimmers that work with Apple HomeKit.
Nest Cam Indoor vs. Nest Cam IQ—which is best?
May 16, 2019 – The Nest Cam IQ offers features that might make it worth the upgrade.
The Best Video Baby Monitors of 2019
March 25, 2019 – Looking for a smart camera or a traditional baby monitor? We've got you covered.
These headphones promise to be your new running coach—but do they work?
March 22, 2019 – These earphones use built-in sensors and A.I. to help runners improve form.
The Best Smart In-Wall Dimmer Switches of 2019
February 21, 2019 – These dimmers are perfect for Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home.
The Best Smart In-Wall Switches of 2019
February 21, 2019 – These switches will make any light or appliance smart
10 new smart home products we're excited for in 2019
January 16, 2019 – Color night vision from Arlo, a smart lock from Yale that doesn't need deadbolts, a HomeKit-compatible power strip, Google Assistant on Sonos, a Lenovo tablet that can behave li...
The Best Smart Locks of 2019
December 26, 2018 – Secure your home safely and reliably with these top smart locks.
Planning for 2019? These are our favorite planners for next year
December 24, 2018 – Wading through a sea of planner reviews and unboxing videos? I did too, and then I tried the best ones and reviewed them for you. Mark that one off your to-do list!
The Best Smart Bulbs of 2019
December 14, 2018 – These lightbulbs will do so much more than just brighten your home.
The Best Smart Home Devices for Apartments of 2019
December 11, 2018 – Turn your apartment into a smart home with these rental-friendly smart devices.
The Best Sippy Cups and Transition Cups of 2019
December 09, 2018 – Looking for the best sippy cup? We've got you covered.