Gadgets can definitely make our lives easier. From live feeds to automation, it is impossible to dislike the convenience those things can bring. Due to the emergence of ‘smart’ technology, more and more devices can be linked wirelessly, making hands-free activation possible.
Here are some of the best home tech gadgets that you can avail of this 2021.
- (Outlet) ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2
This is a smart dual-outlet that can be controlled via mobile apps and digital assistants. It may lack IFTTT support, but it can be remedied with HomeKit Scenes and Automations. Also, it can monitor energy consumption.
- (Outlet) Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug
Another smart plug, this product is more applicable to outdoors. It can handle patio lights and even pool pumps with just a smartphone. Although it won’t record any power usage, it is very easy to install and compatible with other smart gadgets.
- (Doorbell) Ezviz DB1C Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
This is a doorbell with the capability to capture Ultra HD video and can be linked to Wi-Fi. Aside from its local storage, it can also store videos via cloud servers.
- (Lighting) Wyze Bulb Color
As the most affordable smart bulb to date, you can have a variety of colors. With just direct wireless communication from your smartphone, you can customize its features, such as trigger stimulus and operating schedule.
- (Security Camera) Arlo Pro 4
This security camera has it all: high-resolution, motion detection, colored night vision, and weather resistance. You can just stay comfortable on your couch as you observe the videos captured very clearly and without delay.
- (Security Camera) Wyze Cam V3
Another option for a security camera, this product is built to be budget-friendly. It has all the great things about video capturing except that it is not guaranteed to be weather-proof.
- (Baby Monitor) Nanit Pro
Unlike any other baby monitors, this one has more features aside from capturing and recording videos. It can track crying noises very quickly, which is one thing that parents are concerned about. Aside from that, it can measure your child’s growth.
- (Pet Monitor) Furbo Dog Camera
It may be a bit pricey, but this pet monitor is ideal if you have highly active dogs that can wander around inside the house or out in the backyard. Things like 1080p resolution, barking alerts, two-way audio will even look normal with this amazing feature – tossing of treats.
- (Door Lock) August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
This is a smart lock with the capability to connect to Wi-Fi. Talk about remote security!
- (Home Monitor) Vivint Smart Home
If you want to automate the whole house, from lights to alarms, you can have this home system installed. It is not cheap, though, but you can have total control via a touch-screen controller, a PC, or a smartphone. Everything can be taken care of by the Vivint technicians.
- (Home Monitor) SimpliSafe Home Security System
If you want a DIY approach to installing your home monitoring and security, you can do so with this home system. It can be easy to set up, and you have full discretion on how flexible your system can be. The best part is it has an affordable option.
- (Thermostat) Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Voice Control
This has a lot of features for a thermostat aside from voice control. It has a wide range of multimedia support and can communicate upon dual-band Wi-Fi.
- (Thermostat) Nest Thermostat
This thermostat has all that other smart thermostats have, including the setting of operation schedules. The main advantage of this product is its affordability.
- (Air Conditioner) Midea 8,000BTU U-shaped Air Conditioner
A quiet air conditioner is already appealing enough. To add its great appeal, this unit is Wi-Fi enabled and primarily runs with a mobile app.
- (Oven) Brava Oven
As an expensive countertop oven, it does more than baking or heating. It offers at least 10 ways of cooking, with many automated features involving ingredients. Plus, it has a built-in camera that can be accessed via smartphone.
- (General Cooker) Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi
If you want highly precise cooking enabled by wireless controls, then this product is for you. Although it takes a while to get familiar, the great results will speak of themselves.
- (Grill) Traeger Ironwood 650
With this grill, you don’t need experience barbecuing—no need to worry about flare-ups, unevenness, and even constant feeding of firewood.
- (Vacuum Cleaner) iRobot Roomba s9+
This robotic vacuum cleaner has very powerful suction. Aside from that, it can empty its own dustbin.
- (Vacuum Cleaner) iRobot Braava Jet m6
Another robotic cleaner, but this time, the product is more conducive for longer working hours due to its great battery life.
- (Vacuum Cleaner) Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
This robotic cleaner uses artificial intelligence and visual interpretation, or AIVI, technology for fast obstacle recognition. You can even view live footage of its operation as if you are navigating the cleaner.
- (Speakers) Amazon Echo Family
This is an Alexa-powered Bluetooth speaker that can work well with a lot of smart devices. Also, it is compatible with IFTTT.
- (Speakers) Google Nest Hub Family
Although this product has lots of similarities with the previous entry, it is powered by Google Assistant. With that being said, it is capable of syncing with other Google services.
- (Speakers) Sonos One
If you want a generalized speaker, this product supports almost all voice digital assistants. Superior sound quality is already expected, but the compatibility with other smart devices makes it even better.
- (Cardio Exerciser) Peloton Bike+
This is much more than a stationary cycling machine. It provides a more immersive experience, with a screen and a sound system that simulates the outdoors.
- (Strength Exerciser) Tempo Studio
Smart tech and lifting weights? Yes, it is possible with this strength training machine. It has sensors and automated features that aid your weight lifting. Aside from that, there is a large screen included to view tutorials or live classes.
- (Weighing Scale) Wyze Scale
Not only for measuring your mass, but it also tracks a lot of important aspects such as BMI, heart rate, protein level, body fat, water percentage, and muscle mass. Also, data can be recorded in order to serve as future reference.
- (Fitness Bed) Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
This is a bed equipped with sensors that track your health metrics and sleep trends. That alone is already a catch!
- (Sprinkler) Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller
This product makes watering your lawn stress-free. It has automated features, and it can be remotely controlled via smartphone.
- (Lawn Mower) Worx Landroid M 20V
If there is a robotic vacuum cleaner, this product is a robotic lawnmower. On top of the similarities between the 2 automated devices, this product is cordless, which is a great advantage for outdoor devices.
There is no doubt that all of these devices can make your life easier at home. However, do remember to select those that have an option for manual control. Power outages and network problems are still common occurrences today. So, it is better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.