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The SmashToast team has arrived: CES 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada!

The SmashToast team has arrived: CES 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada!

The team at SmashToast enjoyed incredible start CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada! New vendors, investors, and curious crowds lined up at our booth to discover one of the most affordable, innovative, and effective smart home innovations on the market – PUCK . Consumers and technology-aficionados are providing incredible feedback on PUCK’s usability and cost-effectiveness; […]

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PUCK is easy! ~ “As long as you know how to work an app, you’re golden”

PUCK is easy! ~ “As long as you know how to work an app, you’re golden”

What’s Puck? SmashToast’s Puck “removes traditional remotes from the equation, which is a pain point for many folks who assume that three or more remotes are a permanent object on their coffee table,” SmashToast Founder, Barnabas Helmy, explains. “You can see this problem amplified when you ask a bartender to change a channel.”  Puck solves […]

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Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast!

Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast!

Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast!  Via Linkedin: In our efforts to educate up-and-coming consumer product teams to the ever-changing retail environment, we looked inward and conducted an interview with a Retailbound client – Smashtoast – getting direct insights from their Founder, Barnabas Helmy. As a hardware startup founded in early 2014 based in Chicago, Smashtoast created a […]

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Smart home devices could save energy and help seniors age in place

Smart home devices could save energy and help seniors age in place

Smart home devices could save energy and help seniors age in place The smart grid-enabled switches can be used to control home energy use and manage a fleet of gadgets, including thermostats and appliances. An Illinois initiative is exploring how the devices could also improve life for seniors and provide more independence to people with […]

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