Best living room gadgets and accessories

These days, we’re all spending more time in our living rooms. Even if COVID-19 has finished its rounds in your city, it's likely that your favorite forms of entertainment aren’t up and running yet. Until then, we'll have to get more comfortable with staying at home. One of the best ways to do this is to create a nice space in the rooms you use the most. That's why you'll want to check out our picks for the best living room gadgets and accessories.

Best living room gadgets and accessories
The Helios Touch-Sensitive Wall Lighting in a Living Room Setup

Your living room is probably one of the most lived-in areas of your house (hence the name). And if you’re like us, you’re probably spending more time there than ever. With all the extra hours at home, you might also have noticed ways you could give this room an update. Maybe you could use a newer TV or soundbar. Perhaps the design could use a freshening up, too. If so, then it might be time to look into some better living room gadgets.

Let’s face it, it’s going to be a while until restaurants, movie theaters, and sporting events reopen. And when they do, COVID-19 might make a resurgence as it has in China and South Korea, according to the Washington Post. So, even after our countries reopens, we may continue to spend a lot more time at home for the rest of 2020. But we can make the best of it by making our homes as comfortable as possible. That’s why we’re rounding up the best gadgets and accessories for your living room. This way, you can turn it into a room you want to be in while your favorite pastimes are on hold.

Sevenhugs Smart Remote X All-in-One Controller 

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your living room to a more minimalist style is to cut down on clutter from too many remotes. And the Sevenhugs Smart Remote X All-in-One Controller can help you do that. It’s a remote that can operate your smart home and enables you to control your TV, smart lights, speakers, and other devices.


Flösku Apple TV Remote Case

Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference. The Flösku Apple TV Remote Case encases your ATV Siri Remote with elegant walnut wood. It’s a detail that’s sure to lend your living room some warmth and style. What’s more, this remote case is magnetized, letting you attach it to metal surfaces so it’s less likely you’ll misplace it.


Lenovo Smart Frame Wall-Mounted Photo Display

Another great living room gadget is the Lenovo Smart Frame Wall-Mounted Photo Display. It gives you a 21.5-inch screen where you can display photos of your last vacation or that special life event you always want to remember. It works horizontally and vertically and even adjusts its brightness to the light conditions in your house. That’s a pretty smart frame.

Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 Streaming Music System

Additionally, every living room needs an excellent way to listen to music. The Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 Streaming Music System features DAB, FM, and internet tuners. It also lets you play music from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect technologies. With this music streaming system, it’s never been easier to play the music you want, wherever it exists.


Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Whole-Home Sound System

The best living room gadgets immerse you in your entertainment. That’s why you’ll want to check out the Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Whole-Home Sound System. It will give you incredible speaker synchronization and audio harmony for a fantastic movie night. Compatible with Wi-Fi, Spotify, Roon, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay, it’s another great way to listen to your favorite music.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Whole-Home Sound System

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Whole-Home Sound System on a Buffet

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Home Theater Device

This living room gadget matches your lighting with what you’re watching on TV. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Home Theater Device connects your TV with your Hue lights to create a coordinated atmosphere between what you’re watching on TV and your lights. So they’ll dim, brighten, flash, and dance according to the action. You’ll never worry about having the proper Sunday night movie lighting again.


Molekule Air Home Air Purifier

Another important aspect of any room is its air quality. With the Molekule Air Home Air Purifier in your living room, you’ll breathe easier all day. This air purifier removes indoor pollutants and allergens. It also disinfects the air, killing viruses and bacteria on contact. This is one gadget that will make your living room a healthier place.


Logitech Harmony 950 Universal Remote

The universal remote is the living room gadget extraordinaire. And the Logitech Harmony 950 Universal Remote lets you operate an Apple TV or Roku, or more than 270,000 devices from 6,000 different brands. Its motion-activated backlit buttons mean you’ll be able to see what you’re pressing even if you’re in a dark room.

Logitech Harmony 950 Universal Remote

Logitech Harmony 950 Universal Remote Closeup

Acoustibox Amplifying Smartphone Speaker

There’s no reason your living room gadgets can’t make a style statement. The Acoustibox Amplifying Smartphone Speaker delivers incredible sound from your smartphone using the classic gramophone design. And true to the design, it uses no electricity to generate unbelievable sound. Your friends will be impressed that something unwired can produce so much range.


Helios Touch Evolution Touch-Sensitive Wall Lighting

Great living rooms have creative lighting. And it doesn’t get any more unique than lighting that you design yourself. The Helios Touch-Sensitive Wall Lighting pieces turns on when you tap them. Also, the panels connect via magnets. This means you can arrange them in any shape that suits your taste.


AIRIA Smart Scent Device

Scent is another important element to how comfortable you feel in a room. Luckily, the AIRIA Smart Scent Device is a living room gadget that can take care of how your whole house smells. Its microdroplets move with the airflow to freshen 2,000 feet of space. Plus, the cartridges are easy to use and interchangeable.

AIRIA Smart Scent Device

AIRIA Smart Scent Device with a Plant

Big Ass Fans Haiku Smart Ceiling Fan

In large spaces like the living room, it’s nice to stay cool from the natural breeze of a ceiling fan. The Big Ass Fans Haiku Smart Ceiling Fan can give this to you. It knows when to shut itself off and on and has a thermostat built right in. Furthermore, it also comes in an outdoor version so that you can have circulating air on your porch on a humid summer afternoon.


Loop Personal Photo Display

A living room gadget that can make the room more personal and help you communicate with friends and family more easily is the Loop Personal Photo Display. It connects to all of your photo sources, organizes your photos, and displays them on a stylish screen. You can also have video chats between two Loops or one Loop and a smartphone.

Big Ass Fans Haiku Smart Ceiling Fan

Loop Personal Photo Display on a Shelf

Your living room is an important room in your home. It’s a space where you congregate with your family, watch TV, and (very likely these days) work. It makes sense for it to be inviting and up to date.

What are your favorite living room gadgets and accessories? Let us know in the comments below.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.

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