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The GearBrain, Easiest Way to Find & Store Your Smart Home Devices

Our pioneering recommendation platform helps you find items for your smart home that work with each other, along with product information for any smart devices you own.

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The GearBrain is a pioneering recommendation engine that helps users research, discover, buy, and learn how to connect and optimize smart devices. It helps consumers find products for their homes that are effective, efficient, and crucially work together — the most comprehensive find engine for smart devices. We can help you find, buy and connect smart devices that not only work in your home but also those devices that you wear and take with you in the car, to the office, or on the road.

Our latest version of The GearBrain will also help you troubleshoot any issues you might run into while connecting these devices together so that you can integrate them into your life easily and quickly.

What is The GearBrain?

The platform includes over 300 different categories of smart devices — everything you could ever want for your smart life — along with all the details you'll need. We've included technical specs, links to customer service support, owner's manuals, setup guides, and warranty information, all digitally stored in one place, simple to find when you need them. Even better, you'll never have to hold onto any of these materials again if you register your devices in your profile on The GearBrain. We will keep it safe and sound for free.

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How Does The GearBrain Work?

a screenshot of The GearBrain Match results pageResults are quick and provide easy access to product information and purchasing options.GearBrain

The GearBrain is simple to use. First, open a free account. Once registered, you can visit the four categories: Products, My Gear, Brands, and Resources. Here is a little information about each type:

  • We'll help you find smart devices based on specific product categories in Products. For example, you can easily find product information on Samsung SmartThings Hub or any smart device based on its UPC or model number. Soon, you will be able to find products based on specific details — such as those that work with Google Assistant — and devices that will work with anything you've stored in the "My Gear" section.
  • In "My Gear," you'll find your profile and a list of your smart devices. You can even group products according to the room where they work in your home. Once you add your devices to your profile, you can check out product pages like a setup guide or owner's manual. These will always be available and readable for any device, from a tablet to a PC, laptop to a smartphone.
  • In Brands, people can find devices specific to a manufacturer or company if they have a brand preference.
  • In Resources, you'll go directly to product information for any product, including the warranty and technical specs. You'll also be able to find reviews, how-to videos, and product FAQs in this section.

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How to find compatible smart devices using The GearBrain

Our new version of The GearBrain, if you can't find a specific product, we want to know. Just email us at, let us know the name of the smart device, and within 48 hours, we will notify you that the product has been added to The GearBrain. It's that simple.

We hope you like the updated version of The GearBrain. We're dedicated to helping you buy and operate any smart device. Plus, as first-time registered users, we include a lifetime membership for free.

Shortly, we will launch premium services designed to enhance your experience with The GearBrain. These services will range from a concierge service that provides buying advice and 24/7 customer service to voice skills for your smart speaker, whether you own an Amazon Echo or a Google Nest Hub. We're also designing one-click warranty registration features and customized notifications about any software updates needed for your devices. If you register now, we will waive the fees for these features in the future.

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How to Ask Questions on The GearBrain, a Compatibility Find Engine for Smart Devices.

Let us help you create the perfect smart home for your life. Start by building your profile, then find and add devices unique to your environment. We also encourage you to post questions and comments in the FAQs and review sections to share what you're learning with others and even us. And remember, if you don't see a product you're curious about or can't find a solution you need, please let us know. We'll gladly find the product or solution for you and your home.

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Photos of key pages in The GearBrain:

Product Pages offer descriptions, specifications, links to owner's manuals, and key product documents. You also can post questions and get answers from our community of experts, including GearBrain editors.

Log on to The GearBrainProduct pages are easy to find and can be added to your MyGear profile for free.GearBrain

Compatibility Find Engine: search for compatible products using The GearBrain filtering system. Below is an example of match results from a search.

Search results in The GearBrainResults are quick and provide easy access to product information and purchasing options.GearBrain

Sign up for free and store your smart devices in the MyGear section of The GearBrain. Below is an example of what the MyGear section looks like in The GearBrain:

Add products to your own personal MyGearStore vital product information for your smart devices for free in MyGearGearBrain

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