- Jul 24, 2021
If you are a tech freak you probably already know about all the cool smart home gadgets that have been taking over the market. Smart homes are without a doubt the future. For people who don’t quite understand the concept, smart home is the house that understands you. Technology is getting so advanced that it can track what your body needs. For example, your thermostat will adjust according to your body temperature. Isn’t that cool?
That is very advanced. For the starters, we have our Alexa. Alexa is a voice assistant that lets you manage things around your house. Voice assistants are pretty much the basics to build a do it yourself smart home.
With advancing technology and new gadgets coming out every day how do you figure out which one will be useful for you? How do you know what should you invest in?
We have put together a list of cool smart home gadgets 2020 that are totally worth your money.
1. Amazon Echo family
Amazon Echo is a Bluetooth powered speaker by amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. Alexa can pretty much control all the gadgets in your house just with the sound of your voice but for this, you might have to put in a little bit of work and time. You can also use the if this then that feature of this device to create your controls. The Echo family has different products. Echo show, echo show 5 are touch screen gadgets that allow you to make video calls as well.
2. Connect sense smart outlet
Starting with the smallest things, add smarts to your home appliances like coffee maker, tv lamp, etc. Connect sense smart outlet is a smart plug that can be easily controlled with your android or ios smartphone. This smart plus also works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. It also measures energy usage for the outlets and works with home kit scenes and automation.
3. Wyze cam pan
Wyze Labs is one one of the smart home gadgets which is founded by former Amazon employees. The company has managed to get two editor’s choice awards in less than two years for its first two products. Wyze cam pan is their latest product which costs $29.99. This product offers motion and sound detection, free cloud storage, time-lapse recording and it also supports If this then that (IFTTT) function making it one of the best options for affordable security cameras.
4. T-P link smart bulb
These smart bulbs are voice-controlled, energy savers, and color changing. You can control your lighting from anywhere. You can turn it on and off. You can also adjust the brightness with your smartphone or tablet. It also works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. It is easy to install and you can change the color according to your mood without any trouble. The bulb will also cut down your energy cost up to 80% without any quality loss in the lighting.
5. iRobot Roomba
Roomba robot works at the command of your voice. It can work with voice assistants like Alexa and Google assistants. The robot can clean for 75minutes and will automatically charge itself when. The robot has a 3 step cleaning process and is highly efficient. It captures 99% of pollens, allergens, and dust. The iRobot app can help you schedule your cleaning and you can operate it from anywhere. The app will notify you when the cleaning will be done. It can easily clean carpets and hardwood floors.
6. Nest learning thermostat
This automated thermostat learns your habits with time and adjusts according to you to help you save energy. You can easily control the nest learning thermostat through your phone, laptop, or tablet. The thermostat saves 10-12% on the heating and 15% on the cooling. Nest learning thermostat has 10 temperature sensors, indoor humidity, ambient light, proximity, far-field activity, near-field activity making it worth your money. The design is thinner and sleeker than the previous models.
7. Ring video doorbell
Ring video doorbell lets you answer your door from anywhere. It is easy to install and it works with Alexa. It will send an alert to your echo device and you can hear and speak to the visitor handsfree. Ring doorbells will also send notifications on your smartphone if any motion is detected at your door or someone presses the doorbell. You can operate it from anywhere in the world. This smart doorbell connects to the wiring of your existing doorbell therefore, you don’t have to worry about recharging the battery.
There you go, 7 cool smart home gadgets to step into the world of automated interiors.