5 Smart home hubs to streamline your smart home
Smart home hubs make it easy to view, manage, and control all of your smart home devices. With one, you can get the most out of your smart home and create integrations and scenes unlike ever before.
- What’s a smart home? Contrary to the idea of the Jetsons, a modern smart home is one with a variety of smart home devices, such as a smart doorbell, smart security systems, smart speakers, and more.
- What are the best smart assistants? Most people choose between Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, or Google Assistant. There’s also Samsung’s Bixby and Windows’ Cortana.
- Where can I find the best smart home devices? Our Smart Home Gadgets category is chock full of all the latest devices and appliances.
Smart lights, smart vacuums, smart locks – many of us are taking to the latest technology and upgrading every inch of our homes. There’s a lot to balance and consider; will you use Alexa or rely on Siri? Even more of a concern: how will you organize them all?
Smart home hubs are here to simplify the entire process. These nifty systems connect all of your smart devices so you can see them all in one place. From there, you can manage your settings, create scenes, and take full advantage of what your smart home devices have to offer.
Google Home Hub Smart Display
With the power of Google in your home, the Google Home Hub helps you do anything and everything. Thanks to Google Assistant, you can ask for any information and receive visual results just like you’d expect while browsing the search engine online. Of course, it integrates with all of your smart home appliances and devices for seamless management and control. Plus, there’s no camera which means you can have peace of mind for your family.
Duo Home AI Computer
Sleek, slim, and all-around stylish, Duo uses AI to connect your home. This 27-inch device is disguised as a mirror but a single touch brings it to life. Using your hand or voice, you can control smart devices with impressive ease. Whichever you choose, Duo offers a beautiful 1080p display to show your results, stream media, and more. Powering it all is Albert, the built-in smart assistant which you can personalize to your liking.
GE Appliances Family Hub Kitchen Tablet
Installing above your stove, the Family Hub is a massive 27-inch display that connects you to your smart home appliances and devices. It plays an instant feed from other devices, such as your smart doorbell. When it’s not running security, you can access the news, video calls, and more. It even doubles as an exhaust hood.
Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Smart Home Display
Giving you instant access to Alex is the Echo Show 2nd Gen. Upgrading from the original, this version has a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a whopping eight far-field microphones. This impressive system can hear you from across the room and even over music. From displaying recipes to giving you a live feed of your security cameras, the Echo Show is certainly a showstopper with its stylish fabric exterior.
Brilliant Control Smart Home Hub
For a more futuristic design, the Brilliant Home Hub replaces your light switch to give you convenient access. Integrating with Amazon Display Cards, the display actually looks like that of an Alexa-powered device. It responds to voice commands but also motion to always be a step ahead. The sleek screen also helps you organize all of your smart devices.
How many smart home devices and appliances do you have? Is it time to upgrade to a hub?
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