There are several standards in regards to home automation. Reaching back into the Jurassic age there was X-10 which made it possible to connect several devices to a home security monitored (by someone else) system. However it wasnâ€™t very interactive once set up. Coming into the modern age besides Appleâ€™s Homekit thereâ€™s Belkinâ€™s Wemo (now discontinued), SmartThings, Ankuoo, D-Link, and TP-Link amongst others.
The good old Shure SM7B which is a dynamic microphone that requires OODLES of gain. It sounds great but also costs $400
For Pickâ€™s Sake (none this week)
Guy:- Meross Outdoor Smart Plug which works with HomeKit. Two outlets that can be individually controlled. $26
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