Upgrade Your Home with These Awesome Smart Home Devices

There are many smart home gadgets out there that can help you control devices –  anything from the lights in your home to your security devices – with just a voice command or a simple tap of a button. These devices also make great gifts if you are shopping for the holidays. Given this, we’ve put together a list of the best smart home devices that are available right now. 

  • Amazon Echo: The Amazon Echo is a Bluetooth speaker that is powered by Alexa. Alexa, which is Amazon’s voice assistant, can work in conjunction with many smart home devices directly and with If This Then That (IFTTT) so you can control devices via pairings that you create yourself. 
  • Google Nest Hub: If you prefer using Google Assistant over Amazon Alexa, you’ll want to buy Google’s Next Hub line of smart displays and speakers. The Google Nest Hub Max offers a bright and attractive smart display, while the Google Home Max gives you room-filling sound. The Nest Hub and Nest Mini are also smaller and more affordable options that you could consider. 
  • Sonos One: If you can’t choose between Google Assistant and Alexa, you don’t have to – as long as you get Sonos One which supports both voice assistants. In addition, it also connects with Sonos speakers like the Beam, Arc, and Move to deliver excellent sound quality and access to voice assistants throughout your home. 
  • ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2: If you’re looking to buy a smart plug, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 makes a great choice. It can be controlled with both iOS and Android mobile apps and works with Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa voice commands. The only downside is that it doesn’t offer IFTTT support. 
  • Arlo Ultra: Looking to invest in a smart security camera? The Arlo Ultra truly does raise the bar in its category. This model records and streams video in 4K or UHD. It’s also loaded with some really cool features like automatic zoom, color night vision, one-click 911 connectivity, motion tracking, integrated siren and spotlight, and a lot more. The icing on the cake – it’s completely wireless and extremely easy to install. 

In addition to these smart home devices, you can also invest in smart locks, smart home security systems, and smart heating and cooling devices.