Must-have smart home gadgets for a truly smarter home

If you want a home that does more for you, you're reading the right blog post. Today's daily digest highlights our must-have smart home gadgets for a truly smarter home. These gadgets keep your home safer, help out with chores, and create a cozier atmosphere. Have a look at this roundup to see how tech can make your home even more comfortable.

Must-have smart home gadgets for a truly smarter home
Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip in the Living Room

Starting from the door to your bedroom, smart home gadgets are everywhere these days. With smart home assistants like Alexa, Google Home, and HomeKit, it’s even easier to control them from one hub. If you’re just starting out, you need to focus on building a perfect smart home assistant hub before buying different gadgets. 

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With open-source smart home standards being the future, we can’t really avoid all the smart home tech out there. But which ones can truly help you build a smarter home? Check out this roundup for some of the latest examples.

Wyze Video Doorbell

First on our list of must-have smart home gadgets is the Wyze Video Doorbell. This home camera has a 3:4 aspect ratio and 1080p Full HD display that lets you see visitors clearly. Also, the two-way audio lets you communicate with someone even when you’re not at home.


Nature Remo3 Smart Remote Control

Make your home life easier with the Nature 3 Smart Remote Control. This smart remote connects to an app that allows you to control your home appliances wherever you are. It works with Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod.

Yale Smart Delivery Box

Receive anything at home while you’re out, even perishables, with the Yale Smart Delivery Box. This package safe keeps your deliveries out of sight and has an optional cooler bag.


iRobot Roomba i3+ Robot Vacuum

Another of our must-have smart home gadgets is the iRobot Roomba i3+ Robot Vacuum. This cool vacuum empties its own debris and removes pollen, dust mites, mold, and more from your floors. Best of all, you can control it with your voice by linking it to an Amazon or Google Home device.


Arlo Essential Series Home Security Cameras

Get high-definition details at night with the Arlo Essential Series Home Security Cameras. This collection includes three cams: Essential XL Spotlight, Essential Camera, and Essential Spotlight Camera. Each gives you at least six months of battery life and 1080p HD video quality.


Amazon Echo Show 10 Smart Display

Keep your home secure with another of our must-have smart home gadgets, the Amazon Echo Show 10 Smart Display. This clever display detects unknown presences in your home when you’re away as it scans the room for human shapes. It even senses when you’re in a room and swivels to face you.

tado° Smart AC Control V3+ Infrared Remote

Have better control over your home’s temperature with the tado° Smart AC Control V3+ Infrared Remote. This useful device connects to your air conditioner and adjusts your cooling depending on your area’s weather forecast. Using geofencing technology, this infrared remote reminds you to switch off your AC when you leave the house.


First Alert Onelink Smoke and CO Detector

Detect smoke and carbon monoxide in your home with one device when you have the First Alert Onelink Smoke and CO Detector. This way, you won’t need separate appliances for each. Best of all, this smart sensor sends both voice and mobile alerts.


Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip

Add some color to your home theater with the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. This cool item on our list of must-have smart home gadgets creates a lovely surround lighting experience behind your TV screen. It’s great for both freestanding and mounted TVs, and the seven colors blend to form a natural gradient of light.


igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox

Store all kinds of keys and access cards in the igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox. This smart lockbox provides plenty of room for house keys, car keys, car key fobs, and access cards. Best of all, you can give the key to anyone without requiring them to download the app.


Satechi Smart Outlet Wi-Fi Plug

Control your appliances remotely with the Satechi Smart Outlet Wi-Fi Plug. This Wi-Fi plug lets you turn off lights, switch on the coffee maker, and manage the lights from anywhere. Designed to work with Apple HomeKit, you’ll need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 10.3 to operate this gadget.


Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet

Make your time in the kitchen so much easier with the Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet. This is a faucet you turn on and off via voice command. It even dispenses specified amounts of water.


IKEA FYRTUR Smart Window Blinds

You won’t have to fiddle with your window blinds twice a day when you have the IKEA FYRTUR Smart Window Blinds. These blinds are on our must-have smart home gadgets list because they can automatically raise and lower. You can even set them on a timer to truly make the process effortless.


TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb Warm Amber Light

Get a vintage feeling all around your house, the smart way, when you have the TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb Warm Amber Light. This 40-watt warm amber bulb is dimmable and lets you brighten your space—or dim the bulb for a cozier ambiance. Control this bulb via your phone, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.


Helios Touch Evolution Touch-Sensitive Wall Lighting

The last item on our must-have smart home gadgets list is the Helios Touch Evolution Touch-Sensitive Wall Lighting. This modular lighting comes in sets of six LED light panels that turn on and off with just a tap of your hand.

We hope you enjoyed this list of our must-have smart home gadgets. With tech like this, you really can have a home that’s smarter and easier to manage. I don’t know about you, but I think that robot vacuum would make a pretty awesome addition to my cleaning closet. What about you? Let us know in the comments which smart home gadgets you find the most useful.

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Evan Varsamis is an Entrepreneur, Founder / CEO at Gadget Flow Inc, Investor and Marketing Advisor at Qrator Ltd and Contributor at Forbes, Inc, Huffington Post and American Express Essentials.
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