It can be hard to know where to start when you’re ready to “smarten” up your home. As new smart-home devices hit the market, the best deals aren’t based just on cost, but on choosing products from trusted brands, with functions you’ll actually use in your home. Compatibility with devices from other brands adds to value, and privacy protection also matters.
The smart-home device market is filled with thermostats, cameras, door locks, lights, appliance interfaces, control hubs, and more. With manufacturers focused on building their brands in the smart-home space, we can expect to see plenty of new devices – and, of course, some great deals – in the coming years.
We’ve rounded up some current deals on smart-home devices or systems from the most trusted brands.
Know what’s happening at your home at all times with the YI Dome Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System. The camera has a 112-degree wide-angle advanced glass lens and 345-degree horizontal and 115-degree vertical rotation range that creates complete 360-degree coverage. It has a responsive and advanced microphone with a built-in anti-noise filter for a clear two-way audio experience. You’ll receive real-time activity alerts while you’re out thanks to a motion-tracking feature that records and centers the moving object. The user-friendly and intuitive YI Home App lets you customize settings such as activity alerts, auto-cruise, bookmarks, camera sharing, customized schedules, and more.
The YI Dome Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System regularly retails for $70 but is currently marked down to $40 on Amazon, saving you $30 (43 percent).
Get the dimmable lights that perfectly fit into your existing smart home setup with these Sengled Element Classic LED Smart Bulb. They work perfectly with Samsung SmartThings, Wink, and Sengled Element hub, and are also compatible with Amazon Alexa. These smart lightbulbs use Zigbee HA 1.2.1 Protocol to ensure better connectivity than traditional smart bulbs with a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. You can turn lights on and off, dim them, and set schedules wirelessly through the Element Home App (available for iOS and Android). These smart home lightbulbs use 80 percent less energy than incandescent 60-watt bulbs and are rated for 25,000 hours of use.
A Sengled Element Classic LED Smart Bulb normally cost $10 but is currently on sale, so you can grab one for $9 on Amazon, which is a $1 discount.
The Eufy RoboVac 11, a handy robot that cleans up your messes with the click of a button, is currently $270 off on Amazon. One of the best vacuums available, it features one rolling brush, two side brushes, and powerful suction. The low-profile design is 0.5-inches thinner than comparable models on the market, which allows it to slide under furniture and eliminate hidden dirt more thoroughly. The vacuum has three distinct cleaning modes, as well as triple filters, including a HEPA-style filter that traps microscopic allergy triggers such as dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander.
The Eufy RoboVac 11 regularly retails for $500 but is currently on sale for $220 on Amazon, saving you $280 (56 percent).
Enjoy the convenience of a voice-controlled smart speaker featuring Amazon’s intelligent Alexa voice assistant with this Eufy Genie Smart Speaker, which is currently 50 percent off on Amazon. The recently launched speaker is the No. 1 best-selling product in the Center Channel Speakers category on Amazon, where it holds a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. The speaker uses an AudioSmart voice processor that detects sound in 360 degrees, isolates and removes noise, and employs echo cancellation to hear your voice during music playback or voice prompts. Enjoy instant daily updates, such as the latest news, weather, and sports, as well as unlimited services like ordering your favorite takeout or a cab. The 2-watt speaker delivers dynamic audio and room-filling sound, so you can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, and iHeartRadio.
The Eufy Genie Smart Speaker normally retails for $60 but is currently on sale for $35 on Amazon, saving you $25 (42 percent).
Tap or speak to get music, updates, access to services such as Uber, and more with an iTUULi Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker. The speaker is Amazon certified and can hear and process your voice requests even in loud environments.
The speaker features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and dual built-in rechargeable batteries which makes it a wireless portable speaker you can take anywhere. Easily put the speaker wherever you want as you simply plug it in, tap the free app, and it connects to your home Wi-Fi. The speaker works with the Omaker app, which is available in both the Google Play and iTunes store and if you have two or more speakers, you can control them all through the same app. Enjoy clear music and sound thanks to dual acoustic drivers and a frequency response of 192khz/24bi.
The iTUULi Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker normally retails for $130 but is currently discounted to $84 on Amazon, saving you $64 (35 percent).
Enjoy ultimate temperature comfort in your home with a Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat. The smart thermostat features seven day programming with four program periods per day that can be configured to meet almost any scheduling scenario giving you plenty of flexibility.
Like many smart thermostats, this model is Wi-Fi enabled, works with Amazon Alexa, and allows for remote access via your smart-phone or computer. To control it on your phone use the convenient Total Connect Comfort app available in the Google Play or iTunes store, which lets you remotely monitor and manage your heating and cooling. The device is also Wink App ready, with no Wink hub required. This thermostat has a big, backlit digital display to which makes programming it an easy and fast process.
The Honeywell Wi-Fi 7 Dat Programmable Thermostat regularly retails for $89 but is currently on sale for $80 on Amazon, providing a $9 (10 percent) discount.
The Nucleus Anywhere Intercom gives you a central hub for communicating with your loved ones both inside and outside of your home. The tablet-like intercom features an 8-inch color touchscreen, along with a microphone and camera for voice and video calls. The intercom lets you call from room to room, as well as to any connected iOS or Android device when someone is out of the house. Its Amazon Alexa connectivity provides voice functionality similar to the Echo Dot.
The Nucleus Anywhere Intercom normally retails for $249 but is currently discounted to $100 on Amazon, saving you $149 (60 percent)
Save money by running your house on your schedule with the TP-Link Smart Plug, which is currently 46 percent off on Amazon. The smart plug lets you turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone using the free Kasa app. It plugs into any standard outlet and allows you to create a schedule for each device for any day of the week. It features a countdown timer setting so you can “set it and forget it,” as well as an away mode to give the appearance that someone is home while you’re out and about. The smart plug works directly with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to manage your devices through Voice Control, and does not require a hub or paid subscription service.
The TP-Link Smart Plug normally retails for $27 but is currently discounted to $25 on Amazon, saving you $2 (8 percent).
Update by Kara Kamenec: Products and prices updated.
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Published at Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:28:36 +0000