Nest Protect

The smoke alarm sounds and your mind begins to race.  “Where’s the problem?  Is it smoke?  CO?  Burned popcorn?”  The newest release of Nest Protect is a smart solution.  It is an industrial-grade smoke sensor that lasts up to a decade.  According to Nest’s website, “the all-new Nest Protect is the smoke alarm other alarms […]

Control your smart home and more with Branto

With so many smart home devices and central hubs for these devices, it may be hard to narrow down what works best for you.  Even though it is only in the midst of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, the Branto Orb already seems like a promising option.  So what exactly is Branto and what sets it apart from other […]

EazyHold: Assistive Grip Straps

Completing daily tasks, (e.g. eating, writing, brushing teeth, etc.,) are often challenging for individuals with limited to no grip strength, such as those with arthritis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and more.  Fortunately, there are resources available to help said individuals complete their daily tasks independently!  One resource available is the EazyHold assistive grip straps. According to the […]

Adventures in Camping for All

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s a yearly tradition — summer camp. Pack the kids up and get them ready for a week at basketball camp or martial arts camp. Or let their inner artist emerge at a youth art camp or songwriter’s workshop. Summer camp offers the opportunity for kids to excel at hobbies […]

Oomi: Smart Home. Simplified.

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed several smart home systems, a few examples being: Flic, Wink Hub, Reemo, and Z-Wave.  Now there is an even newer, “smarter” home automation system being introduced called Oomi.  If you’re looking for a home automation system, Oomi is “easy, fun, and there’s nothing else like it” available on the market.  So what […]

To Learn Yourself By Teaching Others

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “I’m grateful for my challenges because they have pushed me in ways that are invaluable, making me more compassionate for others and very aware we all are carrying our own baggage.” Kathy Nimmer couldn’t have said it better — especially since she’s a 10th grade English teacher who also teaches […]