We humans have always been inventing stuff to make our lives easier. We created tools so that we could hunt. And now we systematically get all our groceries. We have always been striving to improve in all possible ways so that we save our energy for other valuable tasks. Smart gadgets are the latest such development. They help us automate our chores so that we have more energy and time for ourselves.
Here’s our list of the hi-tech gadgets you need to make your home a smart home:
- Smart Speaker
Get yourself a virtual assistant to help you keep up with your schedule. The Amazon Echo is our favorite smart speaker out there. Have any unanswered questions in your head? No need to browse for the answers because it does an excellent job of answering your questions. You can also play music, ask for a weather forecast, control other compatible smart devices in your house, and do a lot more with this smart speaker.
- Smart Robot Vacuum
Looking at all the robot vacuums available in the market, the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C is the robot vacuum that offers the most value-for-money. Its suction power is on par with that of regular vacuums. It works with both Alexa and Google Assistant. It comes with boundary strips so that you can protect its compact body. So, you won’t waste any more time or effort to reach those unreachable corners of your home.
- Smart Light Bulbs
The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit is your best option if you are only getting started with smart bulbs. It comes with a hub and some bulbs. The kit is easy to set up and is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. You can flash up to 16 million colors with this smart bulb. The hub makes it convenient to get used to smart bulbs. You may opt for a smart light bulb that does not require a hub.
- Smart thermostat
Who has the patience to wait for the home temperature to be ideal? A smart thermostat helps you adjust the air conditioning and to start the heat well before you reach home. The Emerson Sensi Touch WiFi Thermostat is the easiest to install among all the smart thermostats in the market. It is also compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
- Smart Home Door Lock
Who likes to walk around making a clanking sound with the keys in their pockets? Save yourselves the trouble by getting a smart home door lock. It lets you lock or unlock the door from anywhere. You could possibly lose a physical key. That keeps you out of your house for quite some time. That cannot happen when you have a smart door lock. You can even lock the door from afar in case you have forgotten to do so. The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt is a brilliant choice as it is compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant.
- Outdoor Camera
Going away for a distant trip can make you concerned about the security of your home. With the Google Nest Outdoor Cam, you can see what is happening when you are away. If you also buy the Nest Aware subscription, you will also be able to create shareable clips and store videos on the cloud.
- Smart Sprinkler controller
Sprinkling your lawn can take up some time and energy. You also run the risk of overwatering your plants if you set off the sprinklers earlier in the day and it rains later on. With the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, you can set a schedule for watering your lawn. Its Weather Intelligence feature makes sure it does not water your lawn if rain is underway. It is easy to install and is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
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