On days when you are too tired to even think about doing household chores that have been piling up, wouldn’t it be just amazing to get all that done with just a press of a button? Think no further as smart gadgets for your home are here to make your life seamless and turn your abode into an elegant and well-equipped place to live.
Additionally, with the help of some of these devices, you can have a modern lifestyle and juggle all your commitments outside your home. Brilliant technological prowess and advanced features of the appliances make them extremely high on performance so that you and your loved ones stay safe and secure in a fully furnished smart home.
Benefits of smart home gadgets
Most smart home gadgets today come with voice control and AI features, making them user-friendly. This means you’ll be able to control these devices using Alexa and Google Assistant via a Wi-Fi connection. Taking things further, you can access these devices through your phone and keep a tab over things at home.
For instance, a smart video doorbell is one of the most important gadgets to have in an age where many of us stay away from our families. Moreover, with the COVID-19 pandemic-induced work-from-home culture, you can easily check if you have an unexpected visitor through the video feature and avoid answering the door while attending a meeting.
Talking about work, a morning coffee fix is a must to get the day started. However, if you are in a rush to get to work, it then becomes a matter of choice whether to make a fresh cup of favourite beverage or not. But with an automated coffee maker, you can set a timer on the machine and have a perfect steaming cup just when you need it.
Besides these, other smart home gadgets can take care of things like feeding pets, maintaining room temperature, purifying the air and even adjusting the background lighting of the mirror while you dress up.
Here are some of the best smart home devices that are modern-day essentials
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- Atomi Smart 12-Cup Coffee Maker
- Eufy Video Doorbell 2K
- WOPET Automatic Pet Feeder
- Google Nest Mesh Wi-Fi
- Nest Learning Thermostat
- Dyson Purifier Cool - TP07
- August Smart Lock Pro
- PHILIPS Hue Play White & Color Ambiance Smart LED Bar Light
- Kohler Metal Malleco Touchless Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet
- Philips Hue Adore Bathroom Smart Lighted Mirror
The Atomi Smart 12-cup coffee maker is the ideal thing to have if you cannot function without your morning cup of coffee but are running late to make yourself one.
With this smart gadget, you’ll be able to create daily and weekly coffee schedules that can be monitored through your smartphone. Simply download the Atomi Smart App, connect your smartphone using Wi-Fi and get notified when a steaming cup of coffee is ready.
You can also control how strong you want your coffee, as well as switch the coffee maker on and off through Alexa and Google Assistant.
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You cannot compromise when it comes to the security of your home. And, Eufy Video Doorbell 2K is one of the best smart home devices that you can instal for guaranteed safety.
A built-in camera in the device shows images with high-definition 2560 x 1920 resolution. This, coupled with advanced HDR and Distortion Correction, ensures the video is recorded in two times better quality. You can also store the videos in the 16 GB memory of the bundled base station.
What makes it even more convenient to operate is that you can speak to your visitor via the two-way audio system. The high-end AI technology easily detects the face and body type and notifies you only when a human is at your doorstep. Additionally, it can be connected to the wiring of your existing doorbell, so you need not get a new one.
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Having furry four-legged friends in your home gives a sense of companionship in the most beautiful way. However, being a working pet parent comes with its own set of difficulties. But don’t worry, as you can control what and how much they eat with this device.
Ideally suited for cats and dogs, this automatic pet feeder enables you to pre-programme meal timings, control portion sizes, record messages and even speak to your pets. With a capacity to hold 20 cups of dry food and weighing nearly 3 kg, it can meet the needs of both the pets and their owners.
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Several Google Nest smart home devices can transform many aspects of your home to make look like an ideal smart home. From the Google Nest Hub, which has a premium display that can double as your home security camera, to Google Nest Audio, which is a powerful speaker with voice control Google Assistant, these products make your everyday life a lot more hassle-free.
The Google Nest Mesh Wi-Fi is the perfect solution to envelope your home with incredibly fast internet. Covering an area of nearly 205 sq m per router, the product is easy to install and allows Tri-band (enhanced 2.4, 5, 6 GHz) connectivity. It comes with three Wi-Fi hubs, with one that fits in the internet modem or gateway. If you have a larger home, you can install more hubs and make a literal mesh with fast internet speed at every corner of your house.
Ideal for smartphones, laptops and smart TVs, the Google product is made with 60 percent recyclable materials and has a stylish minimalist look.
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One of the most essential and best smart home devices to have, with the Nest Learning Thermostat you can control the temperature of your house to your liking.
It takes about a week for the device to assess how long it takes your home to heat and cool down. Then, it does the job on its own. Connect the thermostat to your Wi-Fi to control it from any part of your house using a smartphone, tablet or a laptop. It works on voice control and can be used via Alexa or Google Assistant.
Like most thermostats, this device doesn’t support zonal control, which means you will not be able to change the temperature of each room individually, but it is surely one of the essentials to have in your home to create a comfortable environment all year long. With this, you don’t have to worry, even if you are on the go, as the device shuts down on its own and saves energy when there is no one to control it.
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An air purifier has become an essential smart gadget for your home. With HEPA H13 and activated carbon filtration, the Dyson Purifier Cool intelligently removes 99.95 percent of allergens and pollutants (as minute as 0.1 microns), including dust, pollen, bacteria, pet dander, harmful gases and odour.
The Dyson air purifier filters four pollutants as well as shows the AQI in real-time on the Dyson Link app on your phone. While it keeps the room cool with streams of purified air during summer, it can also divert airflow to prevent cooling.
The device oscillates to 350 degrees and works very silently, making it suitable for very light sleepers. While you can use voice control via Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri to operate it, the gadget comes with a remote, which can be easily mounted with a magnet atop the purifier.
Easy maintenance and filter care also make the Dyson air purifier one of the smartest choices for your modern home.
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Ever left home in a hurry without locking your door or had a hard time balancing groceries and kids while ravaging your bag for the door keys? Well, this premium smart lock from August puts all these nuisances to rest.
With easy installation, the smart lock fits onto your existing deadbolt, and while you can continue using your keys, it enables all the features of a smart lock.
Access your door and share keys with your guests from your phone via the August smart lock app. The lock also recognises your approach and automatically unlocks the door with your biometrics. Upon leaving, it either closes immediately or within a maximum time of 30 minutes.
You can control locking and unlocking the door via voice control by pairing the smart lock pro with Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.
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Enjoy different ambient moods with the perfect lighting and hue with this smart home appliance from Philips.
While you can instal the light bar behind TV sets using the mounts included in the pack, it can be kept upright or laid down as per your preference. Suited for both indoor and outdoor settings, the corded light bar can accommodate up to three lights whose colours can be smartly adjusted via Amazon Alexa, iOS, Android or iPadOS.
Now you can have the perfect lighting for your game and movie nights, get-togethers and sleepovers.
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With a chic deck mount and an elegant stainless steel body, this is one of those smart home devices that can enhance your modern kitchen decor.
This touchless pull-down kitchen faucet has the magnetic DockNetik docking system within the spout that smoothly glides and secures the spray head in place after use. The faucet also has a two-function pull-down spray head with touch control to effortlessly transition between stream and sweep spray. The arch spout also helps in fine cleaning kitchen utensils with precision water flow to remove even the smallest particles.
Powered by six AA batteries, this Kohler faucet responds in less than a second and has a single-lever handle to easily adjust the water temperature.
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Morning rituals require accurate precision, and there is no scope for error when rushing to work. Therefore, whether it is trimming your beard or applying makeup, a well-lit bathroom becomes extremely important. But in case you cannot increase the source of light in your bathroom, installing this smart lighted mirror from Philips can be the perfect solution.
The round mirror light is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant, so you can brighten or dim the light with voice control. The ready-to-use wireless Philips Hue Dimmer switch is another easy alternative to create the perfect ambience while you take a relaxing bath.
It has IP44 protection which resists splashes and humid conditions. Moreover, if you connect the Philips Hue Bridge with this product, you can tap on the endless possibilities such as motion sensor control and access from other smart devices.
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