5 Best Smart Home Gadgets

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Using the best smart home equipment, you can automate your home so that you can raise the temperature, turn on or off household appliances, turn on or off the lights, and close the door. Even open your favorite music remotely.

Smart home equipment can be controlled at home and on the go. Therefore, if you forget to turn off the lights or let the heater run at full power, you can easily use your smartphone to fix the issue. The best smart home devices not only make your life easier but also make your home the epitome of your home.

1.  Google Nest Hub Max

Google Nest Hub Max is another amazing addition to Google’s smart home family. You can remotely control your Android and other home devices such as smart lights, thermostats, plugs, and many other devices. This is basically a speaker with a screen, front facing camera, which you can also use as a smart camera. Users report that it’s easy to use, convenient, and that the speakers were awesome.


Pros:

  • Amazing screen
  • Loud, high-quality speaker
  • User-friendly interface
  • Clean and modern design

Cons:

  • As of now, there’s no Netflix support whatsoever

2.  Nest Thermostat E

Nest Thermostat E has become a crowd favorite and a synonym for a good smart home thermostat. As always, it boasts a clean design with a minimalistic approach and smooth appearance. Nest is a pioneer in the smart thermostat industry and they never seize to impress the crowd with their new releases.

Pros:

  • Sleek design
  • Cost-effective
  • User-friendly

Cons:

  • Some users have reported difficulties with reading the display because of the frosted material

3.  August Smart Lock Pro

Security is on everyone’s mind in today’s fragile environment, so using proper tools is a must. August Smart Lock Pro is the answer to all your security worries and concerns. You can attach it onto an existing deadbolt. However, a downside is that it’s not very cheap, starting at $229. It’s compatible with most devices and it boasts cool automatic features.

Pros:

  • Minimalistic design
  • Very easy to install and set up
  • A wide variety of security features

Cons:

  • It requires a subscription if you’d like to use most of the advanced features

4.  Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera

Arlo is another security must-have product that is very advanced compared to most of its competitors. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with 4K resolution like its Arlo Ultra counterpart, but the quality is still overall impressive. It supports HDR and you can zoom it 12x.

Pros:

  • Compatible with most devices
  • Very sturdy and high-quality
  • Cool and useful features

Cons:

  • Some may consider it to be very large

5. Furbo Dog Camera

If you’re a pet owner, then you’ll love this tool. When you leave your pet home, you’re probably sad that you aren’t able to play with them or communicate. With Furbo, you can do all that remotely. It offers a camera and speakers where you can communicate and observe your pet. More impressively, though, you can also shoot dog treats through a special treat dispenser.


Pros:

  • Barking alerts
  • Lets you toss treats remotely
  • Two-way audio

Cons:

  • It’s quite pricey for a security camera with limited capabilities

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