I am an award-winning author who writes about smart home 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
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 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 – Need to find a sippy cup? We've tested the top ones to find the best.
This smart plug has made parenting so much easier
November 20, 2018 – After fighting with my kids for years, I've found how to use a smart plug to limit TV time without drama.
The Best Outdoor Smart Plugs of 2019
November 15, 2018 – These are the best outdoor smart plugs available today.
The Best Online Photo Printing Services of 2019
November 09, 2018 – These are the best online photo printing services available today.
I tried a 'smart mirror'—here's what happened to my skin
November 05, 2018 – The HiMirror Mini scanned my face for four months and recommended skincare products. My skin changed.
These are the best parenting products of 2018
November 01, 2018 – New kid? Don't worry. These are the very best baby products we tested.
These are the best smart home products of 2018
November 01, 2018 – Need a new smart home product, or just something to make the house more connected? These are the very best things we tested.
Can this beautiful smart thermostat outsmart the Nest?
September 25, 2018 – The Glas Smart Thermostat by Johnson Controls is the smartest thermostat we've seen. But is it as good as the Nest?
10 accessories that will make your Amazon Echo even better
September 17, 2018 – Amazon Echo devices can do a lot on their own, but adding these accessories will give your Echo, Echo Plus, Dot, Show, Spot, Look or Fire Cube all new skills.
I slept on a smart mattress for a year — and it may have saved my marriage
September 06, 2018 – I slept on Eight's smart mattress for a year, and while some features didn't work for me, others drastically changed how my husband and I sleep. Here's what worked, and what did...
The Best Smart Pet Cameras of 2019
August 31, 2018 – These are the best smart pet cameras available today.