4 Great Gadgets for a Smarter Home

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Philips Hue

The best smart light bulbs are the easiest way to start your smart home journey, and there’s no better out there than the Philips Hue. Simple to install – just swap your existing bulbs with smart Hue bulbs – or opt for any of Hue’s array of LED table and floor lamps, wall lights both for inside and outdoors, ceiling pendants, light strips, and even light bars. They’re responsive and have plenty of choice in colors and effects.

On test, we found a range of customizable scheduling options, too – for example, we were able to set outdoor lights to come on at sunset but go off at 2am rather than waiting for sunrise. You will need to get the Philips Bridge, which is kind of like a hub for your lights. If you want to control them when you’re away from home – they have Bluetooth built-in, so you can control them when you’re close by. However, this also adds HomeKit support to Alexa and Google Assistant integration. They’re also the most expensive smart bulb on the market, but we think they’re worth every penny.

Amazon Echo Studio

For years, we gave smart speakers a pass in the audio department because we figured there was just no way for a speaker to both be smart and sound good. That was until we found the Amazon Echo Studio.  In the Echo Studio, Amazon has made its best smart speaker yet. It’s a bombastic speaker, packed full of not just smart home and assistant tech but smart audio considerations too. At its best, its 3D audio effects breathe new life into your favorite songs, and that’s saying nothing of its ability to connect to your Amazon Fire TV devices to offer more immersive sound.

Arlo Pro 4

It’s easy to see why Arlo is popular with those who take home security seriously. Sure, the Arlo Pro 4 doesn’t have a 4K resolution like the more expensive Arlo Ultra and Arlo Ultra 2 – but the quality is still a pretty impressive 2K, which will be detailed enough for most.
You can connect the Arlo Pro camera directly to your Wi-Fi, so it doesn’t come bundled with a base station, making it more affordable. However, while it boasts Alexa and Google Assistant integration, you will need that base station if you want HomeKit support.  On test, it recorded clear, detailed footage in color both during the day and at night thanks to the built-in spotlight, which also helps deter intruders just like the built-in alarm. There’s also automatic zooming and motion tracking, so the source of any activity is not only detected but also followed. Using it to play games at casinos en ligne en France will improve your casino experience.

Eve Energy

Every smart home needs a smart plug – it’s one of the simplest ways to automate your home. However, the Eve Energy smart plug is more than just a way to control devices plugged into it. It’s also a way to monitor your energy usage and estimate how much powering certain devices in your home will cost. This is great if you’re trying to save money and be more energy conscious.
The smart plug uses Bluetooth, although if you have a HomePod Mini or an Apple TV in your home, you’ll be able to use Thread – a wireless technology that’s also built into the plug. More stable than Wi-Fi, Thread helps end smart home devices failing to respond. However, unfortunately, the smart plug only supports HomeKit – it won’t work with Alexa or Google Assistant.

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Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Hi, I am Russell Brand; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor and adventurer passionate about life. At this moment, I am working with Home Improvement and Décor.

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