Jeremy Laukkonen

Jeremy Laukkonen

Jeremy Laukkonen

Jeremy Laukkonen is a freelance writer for The Spruce, with a special interest in smart home technology. He has over 10 years of experience writing about smart home tech, home entertainment gear, and other consumer electronics. Every room in his house has at least one Echo smart speaker and at least some level of automation, but he also has a number of Google Nest and Apple HomePod speakers.


  • Lead technology writer for Lifewire, with reviews also appearing in other outlets like Digital Trends.
  • Technology ghostwriter serving major trade publications.
  • Creator and author of the automotive blog crankSHIFT.
  • Co-founded a video game startup.


Jeremy Laukkonen owned and operated an automotive repair shop in the north end of Seattle until 2007, when he transitioned to ghost writing for trade publications. Since then he has served as a lead technology writer for Lifewire on a variety of topics, including smart home tech, and his reviews have also appeared in other outlets like Digital Trends.

He has built, upgraded, and maintained his home network for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on smart home tech over the last decade. At this point, his home might be smarter than he is, as his determination to make daily life easier through technology has found him installing smart products like thermostats, garage doors, fans, lights, and even his vacuum cleaner.

Favorite Purchase:

My absolute favorite piece of smart home technology is my smart thermostat. I love being able to turn on the heat or air-conditioning before I get home so that it’s already nice and cozy when I arrive.


Jeremy graduated from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA, and attended Shoreline Community College.

Education: Shoreline Community College

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