Although the connected home still faces quite a few challenges. the fact that many products can save consumers money puts a giant check mark in its favor.
Up to 13 percent of U.S. broadband homes had a smart thermostat by the end of last year, according to a Parks Associates study, while smart switches and smart outlets are finding their ways into walls at increasing rates.
Shown here are a few of the newest smart energy-management devices, all of which pledge to decrease wasteful wattage.
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