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How to save $1000 on the cost of a Tesla

Tesla has launched its latest promotion saving new buyers $1000 off cost. The program is very simple. You have until October 15th, 2016 to finalize your configuration and place your order. Truth is, you can finalize your configuration pretty much up to one week after you place your order, so most important is starting the process with your $2500 downpayment. Use the link here to register … Continue reading How to save $1000 on the cost of a Tesla

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Tesla + SolarCity, a consumer’s perspective

A quick google of Tesla in the news today shows the many popular perspectives of Tesla. It’s popular amongst investors to talk about how much money Tesla needs. It’s popular amongst environmentalists to praise Tesla for moving us off of fossil fuels. It’s popular to talk about how Elon Musk is going to fail, and it’s equally popular to talk about how he’s going to succeed. … Continue reading Tesla + SolarCity, a consumer’s perspective

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Ecobee vs Nest, and why I like both

This is not an A to Z review of the Nest or Ecobee. Other sites have done that, and maybe I’ll even do it in the future too. This is a comparison of what I like and dislike about both products, and why it makes choosing one over the other a tough decision. Over a year ago, I purchased and installed a Nest thermostat in … Continue reading Ecobee vs Nest, and why I like both

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Aren’t Tesla Supercharger Spots Sacred Ground?

ICE cars behaving badly. If you haven’t learned the lingo yet, an ICE car is an “internal combustion engine” vehicle. You know, the ones we used to own. Remember when you started seeing EV (electric vehicle) parking popping up at ideal locations and you weren’t allowed to park there? Did it bother you? Well it looks like some folks have chosen to ignore the whole … Continue reading Aren’t Tesla Supercharger Spots Sacred Ground?

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Kuna – Front Porch Security Camera Review

The Kuna security camera is my favorite solution for security around the perimiter of my homes. I own Dropcams, Nestcams, Ring Doorbells, and have owned and returned a Canary Security System, but of all the cameras I’ve tried, Kuna is by far the best. I’ve never owned a traditional security camera system. The whole category was relatively new to me when I purchased my first Dropcam. … Continue reading Kuna – Front Porch Security Camera Review

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Tesla Mobile App Screenshots

The Tesla mobile app hides behind a login that you only get activated once you receive your car. Not too helpful when you are researching or curious what all functionality Tesla has enabled. Prior to purchase I was thinking I might be able to raise and lower my Tesla Air Suspension using the Air or lower all the windows with the click of a button, … Continue reading Tesla Mobile App Screenshots

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The Free Xfinity Voice Remote

As voice remotes become the new norm, several front runners are leading the pack. Apple Siri Remote, Amazon Fire Remote, and the Roku Voice Remote are all breaking new ground in natural language voice search of their respective media boxes. None of this should surprise any of us. These are the rockstars of the streaming media world. However “the establishment” of Pay TV have taken … Continue reading The Free Xfinity Voice Remote

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Discontinued: Tesla Premium Rear Console

Earlier today the Tesla Premium Rear Console was confirmed discontinued by Tesla Online Sales. Previously several specific finishes were on back order, but now the entire line of rear consoles has been discontinued. Earlier this week I posted a review of the rear console and pointed out a few negative aspects, but overall it’s a good console. Does this mean the $600 rear console is now a … Continue reading Discontinued: Tesla Premium Rear Console

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Tesla Premium Rear Console Pics and Review

The Tesla Premium Rear Console is the current Tesla designed and manufactured console for the rear seat of the Model S. The Tesla Rear Console provides two drink holders for rear passengers along with an ample storage compartment. For those of you with kids this is a necessary addition to your Model S. Given that the Model S doors and seats provide zero storage, your rear … Continue reading Tesla Premium Rear Console Pics and Review

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Wink Relay one year later, Pros & Cons

One year later, I have three relays. Two in my primary home, and one in my secondary home. Here are the pros and cons after living with them for a year. Pros: Very attractive on the wall. One of mine sits next to the Nest thermostat and looks great. Dedicated software and hardware buttons for everything that Wink Supports Easy way to setup a “Hello” and “Goodbye” … Continue reading Wink Relay one year later, Pros & Cons