Philip Palermo - Lead Senior Editor - For the Home at Reviews.com

Philip Palermo leads the For the Home category at Reviews.com, including smart home and home security services. Since November 2015, he’s worn a number of hats at Reviews.com, but these days, Philip helps manage the day-to-day editorial content workflow. He’s worked at Engadget, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Big Think, and several local/regional newspapers. Philip's also been known to use a lot of spreadsheets to gauge how much value he's getting out of his various services and subscriptions.

The Latest from Philip

Amazon’s Holiday Lineup Brings New Echoes, a Smarter Alexa, and a Fancy Oven

Amazon’s Holiday Lineup Brings New Echoes, a Smarter Alexa, and a Fancy Oven

Sep 25, 2019 | News

In what’s quickly becoming a new fall tradition, Amazon’s unveiled a revamped, refreshed lineup of products just in time for consumers to start planning their holiday shopping. With updates and new additions to its Echo, Ring, and Alexa lines, Amazon is clearly trying to extend its reach into new territories. Here’s what’s new. Ring in…

What Does Home Security Really Mean?

What Does Home Security Really Mean?

Jul 16, 2019 | Review

There was a time when adding a home security system meant installing a complex array of cameras, motion detectors, and keypads to your home — and sticking an easy-to-spot sign out front warning would-be burglars. Today, those types of systems are still popular, but modern technology has allowed companies to diversify and offer consumers a...

Apple Focuses on Speed, Simplification for Future Software

Apple Focuses on Speed, Simplification for Future Software

Jun 03, 2019 | News

While it’s typically focused more on software developers, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference serves as a solid preview of how consumers will interact with their various Apple devices in the near-future. The company’s major software platforms — powering everything from Apple Watches to iPhones to Macs — all get major and minor tweaks expected to…

Tesla’s Midsize Model Y Starts at $39,000, but Pricier Versions Will Come First

Tesla’s Midsize Model Y Starts at $39,000, but Pricier Versions Will Come First

Mar 14, 2019 | News

As promised, Tesla has officially entered the midsize crossover segment with its latest EV, the long-rumored Model Y, which starts at $39,000 for the Standard Range (230 miles) model. Higher-spec models will boast ranges of up to 300 miles and 0-60 acceleration times as quick as 3.5 seconds. “It has the functionality of an SUV,…

Renters Insurance Quotes

Mar 04, 2019 | Review

Why do you need my ZIP code? Where you live can impact which providers are available and how much coverage will cost. Requesting quotes with your ZIP code is the best way to compare providers in your area. Comparing Renters Insurance Quotes Just like your rent, the cost of your renters insurance can vary widely depending...

Apple’s FaceTime bug lets callers listen in before recipient picks up

Apple’s FaceTime bug lets callers listen in before recipient picks up

Jan 28, 2019 | News

If you have an Apple device, now might be a good time to temporarily disable FaceTime. Reports from 9to5Mac and others surfaced today describing a bug in the popular video conferencing feature that allows dialers to start listening in before a recipient actually picks up on the other line. The bug stems from an exploit…

CES 2019: Wrapping Up the Week

CES 2019: Wrapping Up the Week

Jan 11, 2019 | News

We’ve been mesmerized by rollable TVs, impressed by real-time translators, and came to a bit of crossroads regarding the increasing pervasiveness of AI and data collection. In other words, we’ve been to CES 2019 and below, you’ll find all our coverage for the past week. Thanks for following along all week and let us know…

Samsung Teases Feb. 20th Unveiling of its Next Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung Teases Feb. 20th Unveiling of its Next Galaxy Smartphone

Jan 10, 2019 | News

CES 2019 hasn’t really been a hotbed for major phone announcements for years, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from dropping a quick tease to announce its next flagship, the Galaxy S10, will be officially unveiled on Feb. 20th. Traditionally, major smartphone lines like the iPhone and Galaxy S series get their own unveiling so they…