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Author Archives: Bac Huang

Mixtile now works with Google Assistant

Google Assistant You can now use Google’s voice assistant to control your Mixtile Hub’s devices. Any of your Google Assistant devices such as Google Mini, Home Hub, Home app, etc, can be used. This does NOT mean that we’ve eliminated Mixtile’s built-in voice assistant. Mixtile’s built-in voice assistant still works as normal. Why use this […]

Alexa skill for Mixtile is now available!

Mixtile Hub now works with Alexa

Alexa skill for Mixtile In the past few months, we’ve been developing and testing the Alexa skill for Mixtile Hub. Today we are happy to announce that Mixtile Hub now works with any Alexa-compatible devices. Using this skill, you can use Alexa to control the devices you have connected to the Mixtile Hub. For example, […]

5 case studies of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the everyday physical devices that are collecting data and sharing them over the internet without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. When it comes to IoT, people usually think of a “smart home”, where typical household items such as lights, thermostats, locks, etc., are connected to the Internet […]

Zigbee vs Z-wave devices

Zigbee vs Z-Wave smart home choice

When it comes to building a fully connected smart home system, Zigbee and Z-Wave are the two most popular wireless protocols. Compare to smart Wi-Fi devices, Zigbee and Z-wave devices offers mesh networking and only use a fraction of the power. If you are only interested in controlling a few devices, stick with Wi-Fi devices. […]

20+ routines ideas you can try with Mixtile Hub

Mixtile Hub and iphone on table

The biggest reason why you would need a smart hub is to create advanced smart home automation/routines. Routines make your life much more convenient. Today we’re going to give you 20+ interesting automation/routines you can try with Mixtile Hub. Routines can be created two ways: through the Mixtile app or through PaperUI. Some of the […]

How can smart home help you reduce your utility bill

Pie chart for Energy Usage

Smart home technology is designed to make your life easier and more convenient, but they can also be used to help you reduce your utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly utility bill in a typical American household in 2013 was $111.67, which equates to […]

Types of Smart Home Devices

From smart lights to smart toilets, the types of smart home devices are countless. At CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show), we have seen a smart toilet that plays music and changes the back-light color based on different “situations”, a smart pet dryer that dries your cat or dog in less than 30 minutes, a smart […]

Are Wi-Fi devices good for building a smart home?

Wi-Fi vs Zigbee Z-Wave?

Where do I begin? If you’re getting started with building a smart home, it is important to understand the different type of protocols available. The 3 most popular ones are Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Z-Wave. Smart Wi-Fi devices are very convenient. All you need to do is connect them to your Wi-Fi network and you are […]

Smarthome vs Power Outage

During a power outage, what will happen to your smart home system? Any devices that do not have a (backup) battery will stop working. All features and devices that require an internet connection will also stop working (assuming your router does not have a backup battery). Smart Devices Devices without batteries: What are some devices […]

Mixtile 2019

A simple thank you cannot express how grateful we are for everyone that backed us up on Indiegogo and for providing us your valuable feedback to improve our products. Our Indiegogo campaign has raised over 110% of our goal. With your feedback, we’ve updated the Mixtile Hub’s firmware all the way to 1.12 with increased […]