10 Google Home accessories for a truly intelligent home
Creating your smart home should incorporate what makes you happy, whether that’s 16 million color options or a faucet that dispenses the exact amount of water you verbally request. Google Home is a fantastic speaker that gives you access to millions of songs. But, it also gives you seamless access to incredible smart home gadgets.
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Creating a smart home is no small feat. Once you determine your smart home assistant of choice, you’ll need to consider which smart home gadgets will actually improve your life. Although, practicality isn’t the only option; there are plenty of ways to customize your space with intelligent devices.
Google Home is a speaker and smart home hub combination that grants you access to all your smart home devices in one place. All it takes is a simple command to manage each one. Here are the best Google Home accessories for maximizing your smart home.
Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum
When it comes to a smart home, many people start with an intelligent robot vacuum. It’s the obvious first choice for simplifying your life at home. The Botvac D7 uses LaserSmart mapping and navigation to thoroughly clean every inch of your floors. Because it works with Google Assistant, you can command the vacuum using just your voice. And, it uses Wi-Fi to remember the exact layout of your home for a more efficient clean.
Sensibo Sky Smart Air Conditioner Controller
With summer in full swing, it’s often annoying that your AC unit is all or nothing. But with Sensibo Sky, you can ensure your AC unit is running as and when you want, while also saving energy. The single controller and sync to a number of different AC units. Then, with just a tap, you can manage them all. Or, if you really want it easier, you can use your voice for Google Assistant.
iDevices Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch
Wish your lights had dimming capabilities? Now they can with an added touch of intelligence. The Smart Dimmer Switch offers precise dimming options all with just a touch. And, there’s also an app so you can manage your lights without even getting up from the couch. If moving your finger is too much, you can also activate the lights with a voice command thanks to Google Home integration.
Philips Hue Wellner Dimmable Smart LED Table Lamp
When it comes to lighting, Philips Hue takes the top spot and their Wellner Table Lamps are no exception. These smart LED lights offer a beautiful and soft glow. The orb-like design emits light in all directions, plus they’re fully dimmable. Thanks to voice command technology, you can achieve the exact lighting you need with a simple request. In fact, you can even pair it with Nest so it automatically turns on and off when you need it.
Ikea Smart Window Blinds
Along with artificial light, you can also use the Google Home ecosystem to control natural light, too. Ikea’s smart window blinds, which come in two gorgeous designs, respond to your voice with precision. Simply ask for the blinds to move and watch in amazement as they do with total accuracy. One set allows some light through while the other is a blackout blind. Because they use a built-in battery pack, you also never have to worry about unsightly wiring.
Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet
Possibly one of the biggest didn’t-know-you-needed-it smart home products, the Konnect Sensate from Kohler is truly mind-blowing. Using just your voice, you can request a precise amount of water from the faucet. Ideal for recipes, you don’t even need to convert the measurement; just use what’s written in the recipe book. Plus, your voice can also simply turn the faucet on and off, giving you total hands-free convenience.
HP Tango Smart Home Printer
The home printer is often overlooked, but that’s because it’s typically the worst device in the house. HP changes all of that with their Tango Printer. Designed for the home, Tango works with an app so you can print from any device anywhere. But, it also has Google Home integration, which lets you print what you need with just your voice. Complete with a simple setup, it’s the printer you’ll be happy to use day after day.
D-Link Full HD Wi-Fi Camera
No smart home is complete without a powerful security system. The D-Link Full HD Wi-Fi Camera offers incredible coverage to your home, all with crystal clear footage. This powerful camera is armed with night vision for up to 16 feet away. Plus, it offers full video streaming so you can get a live-view. Working with Google Home, all of this is accessible with simple voice commands.
JBL Link Bar Android-Powered Soundbar
Go big or go home, says JBL when talking about their Link Bar (okay, not really). This Android-powered soundbar combines the audio you’d expect with a set-top box. It comes with Android TV and access to Google Assistant so anything and everything you want to watch is just a voice command away. It’ll blow you away with its rich and clear audio for any type of show or movie.
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
The final touch of a smart home is an intelligent lock. The August Smart Lock Pro + Connect turns your smartphone into a key for your front door. Plus, the lock can detect if you’ve left your door open after you leave the house. If using your smartphone is just too much, you can ask Google Assistant to open the door for you. Open sesame!
Which one of these smart home devices do you need the most? Let us know in the comments!
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